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New funding for engineering research

Four researchers from AU Engineering have received major grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for new technological research. In total, the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University has received DKK 26 million shared between eight projects.

Communication technology, building materials, AI-controlled drones and oil-degrading microorganisms. Four researchers working on very different aspects of engineering at AU Engineering have received funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD).

The prestigious grants are part of a total investment of DKK 746 million for innovative research in everything from the effects of cold plasma for the preservation of food products, to how big data can be used to improve public transport services.

The four engineering researchers at AU Engineering have received a total of approx. DKK 11.4 million.

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A total of 210 researchers from Danish universities have received grants.

"Danish research environments foster researchers of very high quality. This is clear from the level of the research projects that have applied for funding this year. Their research also spans many fields of study and has the potential to create scientific breakthroughs that can benefit all of society,” says Maja Horst, chair of the Independent Research Fund Denmark, in a press release.

The Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University, has received a total of DKK 26 million in grants from the IRFD. The grants will run over the next 3-6 years. See a complete list of the grants for TECH here.