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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Beckerle has been the women’s representative at the Faculty of Engineering since 12.07.2023. Initially together with Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kappes, he has been holding the voluntary role alone since Oct. 1. Prof. Beckerle heads the Chair of Autonomous Systems and Mechatronics and...

Almost a third of the population in Germany needs to take medication on a daily basis. One in four of these people regularly takes three or more different types of medication at the same time. Various pills pile up in these patients’ pill dispensers for various days of the week. The correct dosage a...

When people think of airships, they usually think of Zeppelins that were used between 1900 and 1940 for military purposes and for transporting people. At FAU, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on developing solar-powered airships. An international conference was held on the topic a...

Welcome to the winter semester 2023/24 We would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Engineering and wish you every success in your studies! At the beginning of your studies, many questions arise that we will be happy to answer. For this purpose, various welcome and first semester introductions...

Several insects use a trick to dive into water without getting wet: tiny structures on their surface trap a thin film of air that protects the animals.Together with an international team of researchers, Dr. Alexander B. Tesler from the Chair of Corrosion and Surface Technology and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang...

Björn Eskofier, Chair of Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab at FAU, has been honored as a “role model and inspiration for entrepreneurs” by the Unipreneurs initiative, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate ...

Pouring flecks of rust into water usually makes it dirtier. But researchers of FAU have developed special iron oxide nanoparticles they call “smart rust” that actually makes it cleaner. Smart rust can attract many substances, including oil, nano- and microplastics, as well as the herbicide glyphosat...