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Professor Anja-Verena Mudring joins the Department of Chemistry iNANO at Aarhus University. (Photo: Jørgen Weber, AU Photo)

2021.05.31 | iNano

The endless possibilities of impossible salt

This summer, Aarhus University will welcome Professor Anja-Verena Mudring when she joins the Department of Chemistry (and becomes iNANO associated). Professor Mudring is one of the world's top researchers in the field of materials research. She is one of the leaders in materials development for energy conversion, and she has made a particularly…

Troels Skrydstrup and his research team find a way to recycle polyurethane, a much-used plastic material which usually is very difficult to break down. (Illustration: JACS Au 1, 4, 517-524 (2021))

2021.05.28 | iNano

Newly found way to recycle polyurethane, a ubiquitous though complicated plastic material

Polyurethane (PU) is a plastic material used in an infinite number of products. Unfortunately, it is difficult to break down and recycle, which leads to increasing PU waste accumulating every year. However, researchers from Aarhus University have found a way to deconstruct PU, which shows the potential for a circular plastic economy for PU.

Steen Uttrup Pedersen and Kim Daasbjerg are cofounders of RadiSurf, a spin-out from Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) which has been acquired for triple-digit million amount. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2021.05.19 | iNano

Spin-out tech-company from Aarhus University acquired for triple-digit million amount

An investment fund have acquired and invested over DKK 100 million in the tech-company, RadiSurf, a spin-out from Department of Chemistry and iNANO. This will make it possible to scale the production to supply world’s largest industries.

Skrydstrup Group at iNANO & Dept. of Chemistry (AU) participate in new partnership with industry in creating fully recyclable wind turbines. Illustration: Colourbox

2021.05.17 | iNano

New coalition of industry and academia to commercialise solution for full recyclability of wind turbine blades

A new partnership between Skrydstrup Group (iNANO & Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University), Vestas, Olin, and the Danish Technological Institute collides industry and research to support circularity of wind turbine blades. The CETEC project paves the way for manufacturing new blades using materials from old turbine blades, thereby creating fully…

PhD Alexander Sandahl, together with Professor Kurt Gothelf, Professor Troels Skrydstrup and a number of students in the groups, has developed a method for efficient and automated production of ingredients for DNA synthesis. (Illustration: Colourbox)
Schematic overview of strategy for synthesis of phosphoramidites in a flow-based setup. (Illustration: Nature Commun 12, Artikel nr. 2760 (2021))

2021.05.10 | iNano

New method for producing synthetic DNA

Chemically synthesized short DNA sequences are extremely important ingredients with countless uses in research laboratories, hospitals, and in industry, like in the method for identifying COVID-19. Phosphoramidites are necessary building blocks in the production of DNA sequences, but they are unstable, and break quickly. PhD Alexander Sandahl…

2021.05.10 | iNano

65.5 million DKK from DFF for research at Natural Sciences

The Independent Research Fund Denmark grants DKK 65.5 million for 20 research projects at Natural Sciences. Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, Duncan Sutherland, Jan Skov Pedersen, Mogens Christensen, and Martin Bremholm receive DKK 17 million in total.

Manish Debnath receives DKK 2.4m from the Lundbeck Foundation and will start as a post doc at iNANO, AU. Illustration: Colourbox

2021.05.07 | iNano

DKK 2.4m for developing a method to testing for disease-specific biomarkers

The Lundbeck Foundation has granted Manish Debnath DKK 2.4m, who will come to iNANO in order to work on developing chemically modified aptamers for rapid detection of disease-specific biomarkers. This could help SARS COV-2 testing.

In addition to the honor, Andreas Sommerfeldt received a prize of DKK 50,000. with him home. Press photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

2021.05.03 | iNano

PhD in Nanoscience wins Ph.D.-Cup 2021

Ph.D. in Nanoscience from the Department of Chemistry and iNANO at Aarhus University, Andreas Sommerfeldt, won the Ph.D.-Cup final, which was broadcasted on DR 2 on Friday 30 April.

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