Author Archives: Silke Ludewigs

6-month trainee position available at Centre for Materials Forming (CEMEF) of MINES ParisTech

CEMEF is looking for a trainee to work “Cellulose aerogel beads” in the frame of European project “Nanohybrids”. During this internship, the student will prepare aerogels from cellulose solutions using “green solvents”, NaOH-water and ionic liquids, and make beads of different sizes. The preparation of hybrid organic-inorganic aerogels will also be considered. Various methods of […]

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Aerogels – the world’s lightest solids: International project meeting of NanoHybrids at TUHH

The EU research project NanoHybrids, uniting well-known partners from European research and industry, can report its first successes: New methods have been developed for manufacturing organic and hybrid aerogels and they have already been used to produce initial small quantities of organic aerogels. Industry and research partners have cooperated closely to achieve this. Thus significant […]

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“Why girls should dare to become nanoscientists”

On 27th of April 2017 the annual Girl’s day will take place and many German technical enterprises and universities will open their labs and workshops for girls. Girl’s day – Future Prospects for Girls has been started in 2001 and aims at offering insights into jobs which girls often don’t take into account. About 50% […]

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MUCTR team visited Koç University team to discuss experiments and modeling of supercritical drying process

Koç University March 23 – 24 Prof. Can Erkey, Zeynep İnönü, Ibrahim Şahin from Koç University and Artem Lebedev from Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia participated in the meeting. The topic of the meeting was an experimental investigation of supercritical drying kinetics. Some aspects of supercritical drying, alcohol detector operation and drying modeling […]

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“EU funded MARINA project evaluated nanomaterial risk assessment frameworks and tools”

A recent study, conducted under the EU-funded MARINA project, has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard testing. Among its conclusions, however, it notes […]

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