“40.3 Million people worldwide are in slavery”: With this sentence, Dr Alexander Trautrims began the opening lecture of the newly launched Campus Colloquium. Dr Alexander Trautrims is an Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management and leads the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab Business & Economies programme.
A team of scientists from across Europe have been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Dalton Division Horizon Prize, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today. Among them is the the team of Prof. Rubén Costa, head of the Chair for Biogenic Funcitonal Materials at TUM Campus Straubing.
On 01.06.22, a group of 50 students from the Sustainable Production and Circular Economy courses traveled to the Circular Science Slam in Munich, organized by Vanessa Heinrich (PhD student at the Circular Economy Chair).
The sustainable circulation of materials and products, powered by regenerative energy sources, in order to bring about a healthy future: that is the underlying vision of the circular economy. A new book on the circular economy compiled by the TUM Senior Excellence Faculty highlights suggestions and potential sources of inspiration for a sustainable and rationally managed economy.
Science meets industry – at our Circular Science Slam in the Audimax of the TUM (Arcisstraße 21) on 01 June 2022!
A low-cost and easy-to-manufacture lighting technology can be made with light-emitting electrochemical cells. Such cells are thin-film electronic and ionic devices that generate light after a low voltage is applied. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Turin have now used extensive data analysis to create first-class electrochemical cells from copper complexes that emit blue and white light.
At the end of March 2022 Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling and Vanessa Heinrich from the Professorship of Circular Economy at the TUM Campus Straubing travelled to Ghana.
A multidisciplinary study combining computer simulations and laboratory experiments on a key-enzyme for biofuel production has been recognized as the cover article by ChemBioChem. Within the authors are members of the TUM Campus Straubing.
Producing fuel from renewable sources such as waste wood and straw or renewable electricity would be one way to reduce carbon emissions from the area of transportation. This is an area which is being addressed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Succinic acid is an important precursor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and also serves as a component in biodegradable plastics. It is currently derived mainly from petroleum-based processes. Researchers at the Straubing campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using the marine bacterium Vibrio natriegens as a biocatalyst. This could permit the production of succinic acid in sustainable processes using renewable raw materials.