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Technology for People

Our mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence",
through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Das Epoxidharz - in TU-Form gebracht und ausgehärtet

New synthetic resin – curing at the touch of a button


A novel method for curing of epoxy resins has been developed at TU Wien. Local UV flashes initiate a chemical cascade and cure the entire material.

Karl Unterrainer, Sebastian Schönhuber, Michael Krall und Stefan Rotter (v.l.n.r.)

Focused Beams of Randomness


It was considered a practically unreachable goal: focused light in the Terahertz regime consisting of a broad spectrum of wavelengths. At TU Wien (Vienna) this feat has now been accomplished – using a surprising trick.

Ganz unterschiedliche Strukturen können die Teilchen ausbilden, die sich zwischen zwei geladenen Platten befinden.

Artificial 2D crystals modified at the touch of a button


Charged particles can form via self-organization processes an unexpectedly large range of crystal structures entirely by themselves. A research team with participants from TU Wien has demonstrated how easily the formation of these structures can be...

Optische Bank am Institut für Photonik (TU Wien)

With Great Power Comes Great Laser Science


Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) found a way to compress ultrashort laser pulses, increasing its peak power to half a terawatt – which is equivalent to the output of hundreds of nuclear reactors.

Nanostrukturen nach dem Ionenbeschuss: Der Pfeil zeigt die Richtung der Ionen an: Zunächst ensteht ein Graben mit Nanohillocks an beiden Seiten, ein besonders großer Hügel zeigt den Impakt-Punkt an, danach ist noch eine Erhebung entlang des Pfades zu sehen

Meteorite Impact on a Nano Scale


Intricate nanostructures can be created on crystal surfaces by hitting them with high energy ions. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) can now explain these remarkable phenomena.