European Research Council awards nearly two million euros for enginneering perovskite materials for (opto)electronics
Physicist and Electrical Engineer Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof has received a highly endowed ERC Consolidator Grant for excellent young researchers from the European Research Council (ERC). The funds will be used to support a research project in the field of metal halide perovskite materials. The overall aim of the project is the development of novel engineering approaches to control the properties of these materials and their application in electronic and optoelectronic devices. The ERC will provide approximately two million euros in funding for a five-year period. Yana Vaynzof is the Chair for Emerging Electronic Technologies at the TU Dresden and the Director of the Institute for Emerging Electronic Technologies at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW). She was already awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2017.
The group of Prof. Yana Vaynzof at the Integrated Center for Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at Technische Universität Dresden has demonstrated a novel concept for solar cells, that exploits the ability of materials to exist in different crystalline phases. The related study has now been published in the renowned journal ‘Nature Energy’.
Congratulations to cfaed Associated Member Dr. Larysa Baraban!
Press release from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), 19 Oct 2022
Approximately thirty thousand people die every day from cancer worldwide. What is known as “immunotherapy” is increasingly becoming the scientific focus in the fight against the disease. Together with her team, Dr. Larysa Baraban, physicist at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is researching a chip that should ultimately make it possible to develop customized cancer immunotherapies. Her efforts are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for five years through an ERC Consolidator Grant totaling nearly two million euros.
Turning it downside up: Novel, network-dynamic planning approach for urban bike path infrastructure enables demand-driven design of cycling networks by reversing the usual approach. The new concept could improve the bike-friendliness of cities - and thus their sustainability and climate footprint. In surveys, a large majority of respondents usually agree that cycling can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gases and to sustainable transport, especially in densely populated areas. In contrast, for many countries in reality there is a large gap between desired and actual numbers. In Germany, for example, only 20% of the short-distance of everyday trips in residential environments are covered by bicycle.
[Pressemitteilung der TU Dresden. SECAI wird von Prof. Markus Krötzsch geleitet, cfaed-Professur für Wissensbasierte Systeme]
Die zum 1. Juli startende „School of Embedded Composite Artificial Intelligence“ (SECAI) ist eine von deutschlandweit drei durch den DAAD geförderten Zuse Schools zur Stärkung von Ausbildung und Forschung im Bereich der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI). Bereits zum Wintersemester werden die ersten Studierenden auf Master- und Promotionsebene hier und an der Partneruniversität Leipzig eine gezielte KI-Förderung erhalten, die bereits vorhandene Lehrangebote und Forschungsaktivitäten in Dresden und Leipzig einbezieht. Bereits eingeschriebene Studierende in KI‑Studiengängen wie „Computational Modeling and Simulation“ (Dresden) oder „Data Science“ (Leipzig) profitieren dabei ebenso von den Angeboten der Zuse School wie jene, die sich erst neu für das Studium an diesen Universitäten entscheiden.