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Lili Zhang is a new assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University. She conducts research into mechanics-inspired medicines for cancer treatment. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Why does immunotherapy work well on some cancer patients, but not on others? Lili Zhang wants to understand the intrinsic coupling between mechanical and biochemical mechanisms in health and disease and use this knowledge to develop new medicines. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Lili Zhang has been researching brain injuries and the mechanics of neuron for most of her career. She has come to Aarhus to start research into the mechanics of cancer treatment within a multidisciplinary framework of engineering and biomedicine. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

New researcher wants to develop cancer medicine in Denmark. She has a unique idea

2021.06.23 | Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Lili Zhang wants to use her knowledge about mechanical engineering to develop new types of cancer medicine. The idea is new, the approach is innovative and highly interdisciplinary, and just thinking about the potential clinical impact is enough to make you dizzy.

Due to Corona, a second TECH tent will be opening at Bryggen in the middle of Copenhagen this year, where, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and Engineer the Future, AU Engineering will be debating technology. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

Denmark’s Political Festival (Folkemødet) 2021: TECH tents to open in both Allinge and Copenhagen

2021.06.15 | AU Engineering

What will be the role of universities in the green transition? Is 'Denmark as a test country' an opportunity or a constraint? And can we increase the supply of highly qualified labour by allowing older people to remain active on the labour market for longer? These are some of the questions on the agenda in the TECH tents at this year's Political…

When there is a surplus of electricity from wind or solar, the energy storage is charged. This is done by a system of compressors and turbines pumping heat energy from one or more storage tanks filled with cool stones to a corresponding number of storage tanks filled with hot stones. This makes the stones in the cold tanks very cold, while it gets very hot in the hot tanks, up to 600 degrees. Illustration: Claus Rye, Stiesdal Storage Technologies.

Denmark's largest battery - one step closer to storing green power in stones

2021.05.03 | AU Engineering

The concept of storing renewable energy in stones has come one step closer to realisation with the construction of the GridScale demonstration plant. The plant will be the largest electricity storage facility in Denmark, with a capacity of 10 MWh. The project is being funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP)…


Wed 28 Jul
14:00-17:00 | Online
Numerical soil mechanics – a study in agricultural machine-soil interaction
PhD defence, Wednesday 28 July 2021. Frederik Forchhammer Foldager.