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Electricity from Waste Water Electricity from Waste Water

Joana Danzer has received first prize in the category "science" at this year's F-Cell Awards for a new fuel-cell technology that harnesses energy from bacteria filtered out of waste water.

How a computer determines movements in videos How a computer determines movements in videos

As a PhD student 10 years back in time, the computer scientist Thomas Brox developed a seminal computer vision technique, for which he has now been awarded the renowned Koenderink Prize.

Making synthetic diamond crystals in a plasma reactor Making synthetic diamond crystals in a plasma reactor

Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors. Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high-energy laser optics, X-ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels. Fraunhofer scientists produce artificial diamonds in all shapes and sizes ranging from discs to three-dimensional shapes and even hollow spheres.

LED lamps: less energy, more light LED lamps: less energy, more light

LEDs are durable and save energy. Now researchers of Fraunhofer IAF have found a way to make LED lamps even more compact while supplying more light than commercially available models. The key to success: transistors made of the semiconductor material gallium nitride.

Well done! Well done!

The Faculty of Engineering congratulates the football team for the worldcup 2014!

Alumni Award 2014 Alumni Award 2014

The students Matthias Breitwieser (MSc Mikrosystemtechnik) and Daniel Leinfelder (MSc Computer Science) receive the Alumni Award 2014.

International Student Conference on Microtechnology 2014 International Student Conference on Microtechnology 2014

From October 6 - 10, 2014 the " International Student Conference on Micro Technology 2014” will take place at IMTEK - Department of Microsystems Engineering ( University of Freiburg ). The conference is tailored for students of engineering and natural sciences in their final years of study and for young PhD students. The international student conference provides a rich program with high-profile speakers and attractive prizes.

Fabian Stumpf wins Best Poster Award at the Biosensors Conference 2014 Fabian Stumpf wins Best Poster Award at the Biosensors Conference 2014

For his Poster on “Non-contact single cell printing for single cell real-time PCR", Fabian Stumpf (HSG-IMIT) and his colleagues from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), the research cluster BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies and BioFluidix were awarded the best poster award at the Biosensors conference.

Implantable Cuff with Electrodes Implantable Cuff with Electrodes

High blood pressure is the greatest health risk worldwide behind smoking and alcohol consumption. In Germany, around 25 percent of the population suffers from arterial hypertension, as the condition is referred to in medical circles. The microsystems engineers Dr. Dennis Plachta and Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz from the Laboratory of Biomedical Microtechnology at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg teamed up with the neurosurgeons Dr. Mortimer Gierthmühlen and Prof. Dr. Josef Zentner from the Medical Center – University of Freiburg to develop a new cuff equipped with electrodes that can lower blood pressure without causing side effects.

Cover picture Plasma Processes and Polymers Cover picture Plasma Processes and Polymers

Low pressure plasma polymerization is one domain of expertise of Prof. Dr. Urban’s Laboratory for Sensors. During his PhD thesis Michael Bergmann developed a process to coat contact lens systems for an industrial cooperation partner.

Welcome to the new Computer Science websites Welcome to the new Computer Science websites

News, events, people: This and much more can be found within our re-launched websites. We have chosen a new structure, kicked out some information here, added new content there...

Senate Elects Two New Vice Rectors Senate Elects Two New Vice Rectors

The Senate of the University of Freiburg has elected two new part-time vice rectors: Gisela Riescher (Faculty of Humanities) will be responsable for academic integrity, equal opprtunity and diversity, Margit Zacharias (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Microsystems Engineering) for technolgy transfer and innovation.

Optofluidic router featured in Nature Photonics Optofluidic router featured in Nature Photonics

A recent article in "Lab on a Chip" describing an optofluidic optical router developed by the Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair of Micro-optics in collaboration with CSIC in Barcelona, Spain, was featured as a "Research Highlight" by Nature Photonics (On-chip router,” Nature Photonics, vol. 8, p. 85, 2014). The fully integrated router relies solely on electrically-movable liquid-liquid interfaces for switching optical signals and is based on micromachined glass and polymer materials.

The power of cracks The power of cracks

Thomas van Oordt et al. from the Lab-on-a-Chip division describe the effect of ultrasonic welding parameters on the peel strength of polyethylene films and provide a practical guideline for a systematic adjustment of welding parameters.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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We design the future We design the future

Computer science is a dynamic field of study. It continues to develop at a rapid speed, and new visions are always on the horizon. At the Department of Computer Science, our goal is to transform our visions into tomorrow’s solutions.

The brightest minds on campus The brightest minds on campus

The Faculty of Engineering wishes to congratulate the students chosen for the Christoph-Rüchardt scholarship 2013: Jan Burchard (Informatik), Christoph Gissler (Informatik), Abinaya Krishnaraja (Microsystems Engineering), Tina Preisinger (Mikrosystemtechnik) und Annelie Schiller (Mikrosystemtechnik).

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