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This was the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017

Over 400 participants and a hundred more tuning in remotely from over 50 countries discussed how the sustainable use of environmental resources can be more successful by using linked approaches at the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017). From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU‐FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban...[more]


Synthesis of Molecular Hydrogen: Novel Method Sets Benchmark for Platinum-free Electrocatalysts

A paper from cfaed’s Chair for Molecular Functional Materials co-authored by researchers at universities and institutes in Germany (such like Fraunhofer IKTS), France and Japan has been published in Nature Communications on 17th May 2017. The paper titled “Efficient hydrogen production on MoNi4 electrocatalysts with fast water dissociation kinetics” describes a new approach to revolutionize the...[more]


Dresden Nexus Conference 2017

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU‐FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. The approximately 400 participants from all over the world will discuss how environmental resources such as water, soil, or waste...[more]


Dresden’s cutting-edge research enthrals London

On 3 May, the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition was inaugurated at Guy’s Campus of the renowned King’s College London. “Right in the heart of London, exhibits from Dresden are on display that present leading research in a way which is accessible and comprehensible to everyone.


Saxon State Minister Dr. Stange visited the DRESDEN-Board

The DRESDEN-concept board meetings are held monthly, where the representatives of the four Scientific Area Committees and representatives of the research institutions meet to address trans-institutional topics. Once a year, the board has the honour of welcoming State Minister Dr. Stange to discuss the co-operation between the DDc institutions and the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts...


Scientific Area Network - Future of Urban and Rural Areas

The opening event on 27 March, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD, Fetscherstraße 105) focuses on future developments of life in cities and communities as well as in rural areas. The extensive range of issues addressed is deliberately chosen and covers the societal and cultural change as well as the technological and medical innovations of our time. [more]


Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction

A team of scientists from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NaMLab gGmbH) and the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at Technische Universität Dresden have demonstrated the world-wide first transistor based on germanium that can be programmed between electron- (n) and hole- (p) conduction.[more]

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