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"I think it’s high time we start making solutions for replacing the classic materials such as silicon and germanium in electrical components with new biodegradable materials," says Assistant Professor Shweta Agarwala, Aarhus University. Photo: Private.

2021.01.27 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New research project on sustainable electronics promises to reduce e-waste problem

Assistant Professor Shweta Agarwala from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University will use materials science and printed electronics to deal with the ever-increasing problem of electronic waste.

With a multi-million investment from the EU, Aarhus University is to spearhead development of the next generation of batteries for electric cars that can be recharged in just six minutes. Assistant Professor Corneliu Barbu will be leading the project. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.01.26 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electric car of the future to be developed in Denmark

Aarhus University is to head development of the next generation of electric car batteries with a recharging time of just six minutes. The EU is investing a total EUR 11.5 million in the project.

"Autonomous drone technology is an area in rapid development. There are many positive aspects of using this technology in offshore industries where the cost of manual labour is very high,” says Associate Professor Erdal Kayacan, Aarhus University, who is one of those working to develop new intelligent technologies for the maritime sector. Photo: Istock

2021.01.12 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Drone technology gaining ground in the maritime sector

The potential of autonomous solutions for offshore operations in the maritime sector is huge. The Danish drone company Upteko is collaborating with researchers from Aarhus University to develop next-generation drone technologies and artificial intelligence for everything from rescue operations to 3D scans and inspections of entire ships.

Aarhus University is opening four new engineering departments as part of an ambitious plan to create one of the world's leading educational and research environments within the technical sciences. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.01.04 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Four new engineering departments for Denmark

At the turn of the year, Aarhus University has implemented an organisational change to open four new departments. This is part of work to enhance research and educational activities within engineering science.