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German-Greek Cooperation Extended

Technical University of Hamburg is a partner in the "German-Greek Research and Development Programme" launched in 2013

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) partakes in the “German-Greek Research and Development Programme”. Its results were presented as part of the Greek-German research and innovation day on 9 December 2015 in Athens. The two-day event attended by 150 participants was opened by the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Thomas Rachel, and the Greek Deputy Minister of Research, Professor Costas Fotakis.

Two Out Of 23 Projects At TUHH

From more than 400 submission, 23 projects from all fields of science were selected for the research and development programme funded by the BMBF. TUHH was successful with two proposals. One of them is “Grace”, a project by the Institute Plastics and composites of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bodo Fiedler with Airbus, the University of Patras and INASCO as partners.

“Grace” is concerned with the improvement of the mechanical and electrical properties of high-performance fiber composite materials, used in aircraft after modification with graphene and other carbon nanoparticles. In the same project, also new adhesives for aircraft structures are being developed and tested. The second winning project is conducted by Prof. Dr. An-Ping Zeng at the Institute for “Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering”.

Promotion To Be Continued and Expanded

The “German-Greek Research and Development Programme” was launched in 2013. The 23 excellent German-Greek research networks were able to implement their projects in the last two years due to funding. More than ten million euro have been allocated by Germany and Greece to this end. Now, the funding and promotion will be continued and expanded significantly by three years. Thus, also an enhanced exchange of young scientists will be made possible.

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