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Lions Sponsorship 2017 awarded to Mr. Daniel Schachinger

Within the scope of a closer collaboration in the area of energy and environment, the Lions Club Wien St. Stephan supports young academics and gives away this year for the third time a sponsorship for PhD students of the Technische Universität Wien.
The support covers necessary expenses within doctoral thesis focussing on energy and environment – in particular for study trips abroad, for the participation at scientific congresses, for scientific publications, etc.

The „Lions Sponsorsip 2017“ was awarded to Mr. Daniel Schachinger, Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, for his work „Energy Management Optimization based on a Semantic Abstraction Layer “.

Ms. Therese Schwarzböck from the Institute of Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management, received a special price for her work on „Determination of biogenic and fossil organic matter in heterogeneous wastes and plastic-containing mixtures – potentials & limitations“.

A presentation of the works and the award ceremony took place within the scope of the Vienna young Scientist Symposium on Fr, 2nd of June 2017.

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Friday, 2017-10-06

IBPSA Distinguished Achievement Award for Prof. Dr. Ardeshir Mahdavi

Prof. Dr. Ardeshir Mahdavi

With this Award, Prof. Dr. Mahdavi has been recognized as a member of a select group of scholars in the field of building science, whose contributions have significantly advanced the state of pertinent knowledge. More


Friday, 2017-08-11

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

Hochwasser im August 2005 in Kappl-Nederle im Paznauntal [1]

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data. More


Thursday, 2017-07-13

Marine microplastics: many past studies contaminated

Mikroplastik aus dem Meer

Wherever you look, you are almost guaranteed to find tiny plastic particles. However, a study conducted by TU Wien has revealed that, in many cases, what is thought to be plastic found in samples of seawater may actually be natural fibres from lab... More


Tuesday, 2017-06-27

Satellite view of the drought in Kenya

Ein Satellit, der Mikrowellen-Daten liefert.

The situation in Kenya is serious – there has been too little rain for more than a year. With the aid of satellite data, TU Wien is measuring moisture content in the soil in order to better assess the risk of drought. More


Wednesday, 2017-06-21

CO2-neutral hydrogen from biomass

Die voestalpine forscht gemeinsam mit der TU Wien [1]

How to produce hydrogen from biomass is the subject of a joint research project by TU Wien and voestalpine. More


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