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The International Center honors StudentsAalen University gave out prizes for exceptional engagement

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Michelle Loicka Kounga, Bachelor student in Electrical Engineering, received the DAAD-Prize.

Tu, 22. Dezember 2020 International success even in Corona times: at Aalen University, three students received honors for their exceptional engagement. Around 60 students, faculty members as well as professors participated in the International Center’s online event and made the prize ceremony something special, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Online Guest Lecture at Osaka University of Economics and Law (OUEL) with a View of the COVID-19 PandemicAalen University’s international exchange with partner universities in the pandemic situation

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Prof. Dr. Härting holds a guest lecture for students of OUEL in Japan.

Tu, 24. November 2020 An international exchange between students and teachers cannot currently take place under the difficult conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. But cooperation between partner universities still requires continuous care. Online lectures at Aalen University are a current proven opportunity for communications, which are offered especially for international students at partner universities. In the framework of the cooperation with the OUEL in Japan, Prof. Dr. Ralf-Christian Härting held one of these guest lectures for Japanese students.

The Green Light for Aalen UniversityCutting edge laser source for electromobility and 3D-printing

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The first tests with the new laser system done by doctoral candidate Markus Hofele

Tu, 20. October 2020 At the Laser Application Centre of Aalen University, further construction of the equipment fleet and the associated opportunities push forward. Already in this year, research equipment valuing nearly 2 million Euros have been put to work. The newest addition is a high-powered laser system with green wavelengths. With these wavelengths, reflective metals like copper can also be processed, compared to conventional infrared lasers. This opens opportunities to investigate new research questions in the area of electromobility and additive manufacturing, together with regional companies.

A Wearable RobotExoskelett at Aalen University should ease physical work

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The development of the shoulder piece must ensure that mobility is not restricted while working.

Fr, 18. September 2020 A wearable robot, attached to the body? It may sound like science fiction, but has already been enthusiastically applied in production. Because the so-called Exoskelett helps ease heavy loads and prevents posture problems that can occur with heavy physical labour. A research team at the robotics laboratory at Aalen University is working on the Exoskelett LeviAktor, which helps relieve physical strain with the help of motorized arms and shoulders.

What does the Mobility of Tomorrow look like?Aalen University students develop ideas for transportation of the future

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How would E-Bike stations be accepted, for example at the roundabout on Rombacher Street? How could its usability be improved?

Tu, 15. September 2020 w do people best get from point A to point B in the Ostalb region? Students of Aalen University investigated this question and surveyed the transportation habits of the townspeople. The results came back: more charging stations for E-Bikes, car-sharing offers at Aalen’s hubs, an app to simplify the public transportation system and new park-and-ride options could improve local transportation in the future.

Aalen University looks back on its first Online SemesterAround 80 percent of students managed to navigate the digital lectures, but still personal contact is missing

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In the times of Corona, the examinations demand large spaces: Aalen University students at an in-person examination in the Ulrich-Pfeifle Hall. Photo: Volker Knoblauch

Mo, 07. September 2020 The publication of the examination results marked the end of a very special summer semester 2020 for the students and teachers at Aalen University. Due to the Corona pandemic, all student functions were transferred to online platforms in record time. “Thanks to many creative ideas and fantastic engagement, we successfully mastered the first completely digital semester in the history of Aalen University”, summarizes Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider.

Photonics Research on the RiseThe German Research Foundation is funding 3D-printing at Aalen University

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinrich from the Centre for Optical Technologies is excited about receiving funding from the DFG.

We, 02. September 2020 Two new projects in the fields of additive manufacturing and form fitting of optical components at the Centre for Optical Technologies of Aalen University. Paramount to the project is the development of new, potentially groundbreaking technologies. The results of the fundamental research should subsequently be used in various applications, and when possible, further developed into marketable commodities with companies in the region.

A Doctorate successfully Completed in ScotlandJulian Schlosser pushes research in the fields of AI and lightweight engineering forward at Aalen University

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The newly made Doctor Julian Schlosser (pictured right) together with his doctoral supervisor Dr. Wolfgang Rimkus

Fr, 28. August 2020 Research assistant Julian Schlosser from Aalen University’s Technology Center Lightweight Construction successfully completed his doctorate program at Glasgow Caledonian University. The title of his dissertation: „An Analysis of the Hotforming Process for High Strength Aluminium Sheet Metal Alloys”. Such building components made of high-strength aluminum alloys are applied in car body parts by means of heat reshaping. In a similar way, the next steps for the new doctor are already solidified: Schlosser will bring his new experiences from his research activity to the fields of artificial intelligence and lightweight engineering.

Prof. Dr. Miranda Fateri develops a new Transport System for the IndustryThe funding programme EXPLOR from the Kessler + Co. Foundation for Education and Culture supports the specialist for 3D-printing when putting together a research group.

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Prof. Dr. Miranda Fateri has devoted herself to 3D-printing. Currently, she is researching the perfect tubular form for a propulsion system, among other things.

We, 26. August 2020 Miranda Fateri has been a professor in the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Aalen University since October 2019. She has devoted herself to 3D-printing and, among other things, is currently developing a new type of cost-efficient propulsion system based on pressurised air, which can be used for transporting construction parts, for example. The project is now being supported with 40,000 Euros by the funding programme EXPLOR of the Kessler + Co. Foundation for Education and Culture.

Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Production of the FutureThe SmartPro-Partnership meeting at Aalen with great encouragement

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Andreas Jansche and Dr. Timo Bernthaler applying methods of machine learning to the microscopic analysis of the battery quality at Aalen University: a relevant topic during our meeting.

Th, 16. July 2020 In the middle of July, Aalen University hosted the 4th annual meeting of the SmartPro-Partnership with over 100 participants from the regional economic and scientific fields. The focus of the event, which met virtually for the first time, was artificial intelligence in industrial production and quality assurance. The highlights were two speeches from renowned scientists from the Fraunhofer IPA Institute of Stuttgart and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in California.

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