research and transfer

  • Prof. Dr. Claus Breuer presents the THM Racing Team's motorcycles and test stands to the participants of the AutoM laboratory tour.

    Impulse for transformation in the automotive industry

    The automotive industry and its suppliers are in the midst of a historic upheaval that is driven by new technologies. Regional actors received an insight into the research activities of the interdisciplinary competence center for automotive, mobility and materials research (AutoM) at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) on the Friedberg campus.

    Read more: Impulse for transformation in the automotive industry


  • Application examples from the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and data processing: The THM presented itself with the universities of Darmstadt and RheinMain at the Optatec trade fair in Frankfurt. Photo: THM

    Three universities are presenting themselves at Optatec

    Laser engravings, components from the 3D printer and a reflective THM logo on glass: There were a number of practical applications for students who visited the stand of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) in the Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Data Processing , you should choose a course of study in the field of optics and photonics.

    Read more: Three universities are presenting at Optatec


  • Daniel Krahe (l.) and Florian Lapp were honored for their master's theses at the THM . Photo: THM

    Double award at the ZEuUS competence center

    Two employees of the Competence Center for Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Systems (ZEuUS) at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) received awards for their master's theses: Daniel Krahe and Florian Lapp.

    Read more: Double award at the ZEuUS competence center


  • District President Dr. Christoph Ullrich (l.) handed over the permission certificate to Prof. Dr. Olaf Berger. Photo: RP Gießen

    “Huge development from the idea to the present day”

    Hydrogen is considered the technology of the future when it comes to energy supply and alternatives to gas and oil. “Everyone is talking about it, but implementing it economically is difficult,” says Gießen District President Dr. Christoph Ullrich. This makes research and development in this area all the more important. How can hydrogen be stored long-term and converted into electricity? Answers to these and other questions can be found at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ), more precisely in the technical hall of the FlexQuartier on Georg-Elser-Straße in Gießen .

    Read more: “Huge development from the idea to the present day”


  • The guests from India thank you for a fruitful Indo-German Week in Gießen with handmade scarves from Allahabad. Photo: THM

    AI cooperation with Allahabad in India

    Projects based on artificial intelligence (AI) are being promoted all over the world. The Indian Institute for Information Technology Allahabad (IIIT-A) and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) are exploring potential for joint research in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

    Read more: AI cooperation with Allahabad in India


  • Joy about the commitment to the StartMiUp Factory Sustainable Life in Berlin: (from left) Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr. Robert Habeck, Prof. Dr. Michael Stephan (UMR), Dr. Iris Stallkamp ( THM ), Franziska Deutscher (JLU) and Dr. Anna Christmann, BMWK representative for digital economy and Start-ups . Photo: Jan Welchring

    Funding commitment for the StartMiUp Factory Sustainable Life

    On the way to the StartMiUp Factory Sustainable Life, the universities in Central Hesse have reached a first milestone: Federal Minister of Economics Dr. Robert Habeck announced the participants in the concept phase of the EXIST lighthouse competition “Startup Factories” in Berlin on June 6th. As one of a total of 15 associations, the StartMiUp Innovation and Startup Campus Central Hesse now has a nine-month funding phase to further develop the project and qualify as one of up to 10 projects for the implementation phase from June 2025.

    Read more: Funding commitment for the StartMiUp Factory Sustainable Life


  • Starting signal for a joint center for health, healing and nursing professions: JLU President Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz and THM President Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems signed the cooperation agreement on May 21st. (Photo: JLU / Katrina Friese)

    Joint center for health, healing and nursing professions

    Deep specialist knowledge, a broad horizon of knowledge, diverse research activities: scientifically sound academic training in the field of health, healing and nursing professions offers numerous advantages. Against this background, the Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU) with its Department of Medicine and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) with its Department of Health are establishing a joint center for health, healing and nursing professions in Gießen . JLU President Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz and THM President Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems signed a cooperation agreement at JLU on May 21, 2024.

    Read more: Joint center for health, healing and nursing professions


  • Max Schmidt, Tim Horst, Henrik Klag, Markus Möglich, Julian Scheld and Jacqueline Hartmann (from left) are working on their own market-ready robot systems on the THM Friedberg campus. Photo: THM

    Flexible robot control with AI

    Ideas from students' minds rarely reach the market in this country. This expert finding is often heard in Germany. A current example from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen shows how such a path can lead to the goal: the founding project “Klag Robotics”.

    This name initially stands for the THM graduate Henrik Klag, who was already very interested in innovative production automation as a student of mechanical engineering and mechatronics on the Friedberg campus. In addition, Klag Robotics describes a project for the “development of optimized robot controls for the tested component provision in the high-speed area,” which is funded by the state of Hesse with around one million euros through the “Distr@l” programme to strengthen digitalization.

    Read more: Flexible robot control with AI


  • Niklas Dormagen, Max Klein and Sarah Pappert (from left) are researching possible uses of artificial intelligence for plasma research in space at the THM .

    Artificial intelligence in space

    Artificial intelligence in space: Sounds like a science fiction novel, but it is the focus of a working group at the Competence Center for Nanotechnology and Photonics at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ). An experiment for the ISS is currently being planned with partners from the Justus Liebig University (JLU).

    Read more: Artificial intelligence in space


  • Departure into the future

    The Startup Network Central Hesse cordially invites you to the large networking event “StartMiUp – Departure into the Future”, which will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Justus Liebig University Gießen . StartMiUp has been funded by the EXIST-Potentials programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection for four years and has undergone impressive development during this time.

    Read more: Heading into the future


  • Prof. Dr. Michael Guckert explains the work underlying AI. (Photo: THM )

    Artificial intelligence in medicine

    Digitalization in healthcare means Further steps. However, corresponding health innovations often meet with reservations due to their supposedly high complexity. In order to reduce this, comprehensive and structured information is required, to which the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) would like to contribute.

    Read more: Artificial intelligence in medicine


  • Paul Miesen, Emily Schmidt, Vincent Dern and Schlemun Danho (from left) want to give dementia sufferers more freedom and security with Clever Sole.

    More freedom for people with dementia thanks to crossing the Alps

    How many kilometers does a person cover when crossing the Alps? That's what Vincent Dern wanted to know. The enthusiastic athlete is a student at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) in Friedberg and, thanks to this question, has been co-founder of a start-up since the summer. But instead of measuring sporting performance, it is intended to give people with dementia more freedom: Clever Sole.

    Read more: More freedom for people with dementia thanks to crossing the Alps


  • Award ceremony with the teams, the jury and the organizers. Photo: Katrina Friese

    StartMiUp Capital Contest: Five founding teams receive investors' interests

    Teams from the three universities in central Hesse competed for the jury's favor with their business ideas. StartMiUp Capital Contest: Five founding teams receive investors' interests.

    Five founding teams from the three universities in Central Hesse were successful in the fourth capital contest of the StartMiUp joint project on January 25, 2024: They received expressions of interest from the jury in the form of investors' interests for their innovative ideas.

    Read more: StartMiUp Capital Contest: Five founding teams receive investors' interests


  • Fabiola Neitzel during her pitch for Prombyx at the Captial Contest 2022. Photo: picturebear (Stephan Sieber)

    “Invest in Mi”: StartMiUp Capital Contest starts its fourth round

    With the pitch competition, StartMiUp, the Mittelhessen startup network, gives founding teams from the Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU), the Philipps University of Marburg (UMR) and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) access to primarily regional capital - as competition prizes it Investors' Interests.

    Read more: “Invest in Mi”: StartMiUp Capital Contest starts its fourth round


  • Introduction of the groundbreaking research infrastructure database Central Hesse (FinD Mi) as part of the Research Campus of Central Hessen (FCMH).

    FinD Mi - Central Hesse research infrastructure database

    Research Campus of Central Hessen presents an innovative platform for the shared use of large-scale and special research equipment

    The Justus Liebig University Gießen , the Philipps University of Marburg and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen proudly present the introduction of their groundbreaking research infrastructure database Central Hesse (FinD Mi) as part of the Research Campus of Central Hessen (FCMH). For the first time, this innovative platform offers a comprehensive overview of all large-scale and special research equipment from the three universities in Central Hesse and marks a groundbreaking milestone in the promotion of research collaborations and use of resources.

    Read more: FinD Mi - Research Infrastructure Database Central Hesse


  • Project participants present RisKa with Digital Minister Prof. Kristina Sinemus.

    AI detects cardiovascular diseases at an early stage

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, the most common cause of death in Germany is cardiovascular disease, far ahead of cancer. THM 's Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus at the University Hospital Gießen (UKGM) informed.

    Read more: AI detects cardiovascular diseases at an early stage


  • The “transfer evening” offered workshop flair and direct personal communication, where interested parties from companies met with research participants at the THM .

    Transfer between research and practice

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen organized an exchange meeting together with Hessenmetall Mittelhessen, where interested industry representatives were able to find out about the practical application of ongoing research projects.

    The participants were welcomed by THM President Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems, who emphasized the importance of THM as an “application-oriented university”. Wolfram Kuhn, deputy chairman of Hessenmetall Mittelhessen, referred to the challenges posed by transformation processes such as digitalization and decarbonization and called for “courage to drive forward innovations with enthusiasm.”

    Read more: Transfer between research and practice


  • THM Vice President Prof. Dr. Jochen Frey (from left) and organizer Dr. Sina Weidenweber (from) left the stage at the doctoral colloquium to doctoral students Natalie Hoyer, Lena Stillger, Patrick Fischer and Nils Reeh. The moderator of the event was Prof. Dr. Benjamin Bernschütz. Photo: THM

    Insight into doctoral projects

    Scientific exchange is valuable for doctoral students and the THM Interdisciplinary Doctoral Colloquium is intended to promote this exchange. It serves for professional discussion and public presentation of the research topic. For the eleventh time, doctoral candidates presented the topic of their dissertation to around 70 interested people from the staff, administration and student body.

    Read more: Insight into doctoral projects


  • Lecture series winter semester 2023-2024

    Establish an innovative and sustainable business

    Spin-offs from the university are the focus of the THM once a year in Friedberg - when the ideaco is awarded to the best, most sustainable, most social business ideas from the student body. But sustainable innovations and start-ups are important sources of inspiration for a changing economy beyond the university context. That is why they will be the focus of the “Responsibility for the Future” lecture series on November 29th.

    Read more: Start an innovative and sustainable business


  • Federal Construction Minister Klara Geywitz found out about the technical options for using municipal wastewater for local heat supply from Vice President Prof. Dirk Metzger at the THM . (Photo: THM )

    Contribution to the heat transition

    Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Building, learned about the potential of municipal wastewater for heating and cooling at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ). As part of her summer trip "On the road for the home - together social & innovative" she visited the recently commissioned waste water heat utilization plant of the university. This supplies the central "Campus Wiesenstraße" in Gießen with heat and cold.

    Read more: Contribution to the heat transition


  • Prof. Uwe Meyer, THM Vice President Prof. Jochen Frey and Prof. Martin Kutrib (from left) before the start of the international conference "Reversible Computation", which met for the first time in Gießen .

    Calculator with reverse gear

    Researchers from three continents met at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) in Gießen for the 15th "International Conference on Reversible Computation". The programme was jointly organized by the THM and the Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU).

    Read more: Calculator with reverse gear


  • Winner Max Bindemann got the hang of it with his spinning top.

    With the right twist it runs smoothly

    As part of the "3D - Print for Everyone" project, the 3D printing center at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) organized the so-called spinner contest in June. Any member of the university could take part in this. With excitement and a lot of good humor, the aim was to let the self-constructed and printed spinning top spin longer than that of the competition. Before the actual competition, the spinning tops were weighed and checked.

    Read more: With the right twist it runs smoothly


  • The victorious "Clever Sole" team in the THM Ideeco 2023 will receive their certificate of victory from Annekathrin Walter of the main sponsor MK test systems, in addition to those for the audience award and for social sustainability.

    More freedom for people with dementia

    With an idea that is as technical as it is social, Emily Schmidt, Vincent Dern, Schlemun Danho and Paul Miesen won the THM start-up competition Ideaco three times over. As the "Clever Sole" team, they want to give people with dementia more freedom with a high-tech insole and received both the audience award and the jury's award for social sustainability and finally first place in the overall competition. The four students on the Friedberg campus thus receive a total of 4000 euros to further develop their idea and create a business plan.

    Read more: More freedom for people with dementia


  • Those involved in the ADMIT project are pleased to be a recognized LOEWE focus under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Boris Keil (2nd from right) to be able to research new imaging methods for cancer diagnostics.

    New ways to fight cancer

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) receives a grant of 4.8 million euros to create the LOEWE focus ADMIT. Together with the partners Philipps University Marburg and Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU) as well as other research institutions and companies from Germany and the USA, new imaging methods for the diagnosis and therapy of tumor diseases are to be developed and applied.

    Read more: New ways to fight cancer


  • Jan Granzow, Prof. Thomas Vinson, Moritz Hoffart, Prof. Christine Döbert and Philip Traine (from left to right) took part in the first test runs with the scanner as part of the research project. Image: Thomas Reinold

    A step towards sustainable architecture

    The aim of a research project at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is to develop innovative and resource-saving building constructions. The building materials used are waste products from the wood processing industry and parts that are produced when concrete structures are demolished.

    The research project entitled “Sustainable visibility as a supporting and aesthetic element in architecture” is funded by the Hessian State Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE) with a total of around 285,000 euros. The management is Prof. Dr. Christine Döbert from the THM Construction Department. In addition, professors Achim Vogelsberg and Bartosz Czempiel are involved in this interdisciplinary research project between the fields of architecture and civil engineering. The research team receives support in questions of design from the internationally renowned artist Thomas Vinson.    

    Read more: A step towards sustainable architecture


  • Prof. Dr. Boris Keil will receive funding of around one million euros for a state-of-the-art, modular “workbench” for constructing excitation coils for magnetic resonance tomographs. (Photo: THM )

    Big promotion for big devices

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) was successful twice in a row in the new “large equipment campaign” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) - as the only university of applied sciences in Germany. With the two grants from the 2021 and 2022 calls THM will receive more than two million euros for complex research tasks at the Centres of Competence AutoM and BioTec Med.

    Read more: Big promotion for big devices


  • The “Smart Factory Central Hesse” is opened by (from left) THM President Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems, Stephan Pittner (Cloos Welding Technology), SFM head Prof. Dr. Christian Überall and Dr. Anne-Kathrin Roth (Roth Industries).

    Laboratory for concepts of Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is a buzzword that is often used – but what that means for small and medium-sized companies and where there is potential for them has been difficult to convey up to now. That changed the "Smart Factory Mittelhessen", which was set up at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) through their own commitment, public funding and foundations from local companies.

    Read more: Laboratory for concepts of Industry 4.0


  • The exposimeter is set up in a draft-free place and left for one year. (Photo: HeRaZ)

    Measure radon concentration at home

    With a large-scale study, the Hessian Radon Center (HeRaZ) wants to provide information about the radioactive noble gas and at the same time investigate the concentration of the gas in private houses in Hesse. The participants will be sent measuring devices free of charge so that they can measure radon at home for a year. The data from 3000 households in Hesse are to be determined and then evaluated. The Hessian Ministry of the Environment is fully financing the campaign.

    Read more: Measure radon concentration at home


  • Prof. Markus Sause (University of Augsburg), Dr. Lars Schubert (Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden), Dr. Dirk Treppmann (Board of the DGZfP), VP Prof. Peter Hohmann , Prof. Gerd Manthei (ZHM), Steffi Dehlau (DGZfP office), Prof. Jörg Subke and Prof. Hans Joachim Schwalbe ( THM ) are pleased about the well-attended conference .(from left) (Photo: THM )

    More than just smoke and mirrors

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) hosted the SCHALL23 conference. Experts from the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) met in Wetzlar. The specialist committees for noise emission testing procedures and condition monitoring were invited. Vice President Prof. Peter Hohmann welcomed the 71 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on behalf of THM .

    Read more: More than just smoke and mirrors


  • Prof. Klaus Behler (standing, 3rd from left) supports the Erbil Polytechnic University in the development of courses on renewable energies.

    Friedberger know-how for Erbil

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen works in various areas with universities from the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq. A project with the Erbil Polytechnic University (EPU), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), covers the creation of structures and academic training in the field of renewable energies.

    As part of the cooperation, two scientists from THM 's Friedberg campus visited the partner university in Erbil again in April to - after being welcomed by the Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki - to give multi-day courses for academic and administrative staff. Prof. Dr. Klaus Behler, physicist at the Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Data Processing (MND), dedicated his event to the topics of project management and the development of systematic problem solutions.     

    Read more: Friedberger know-how for Erbil


  • Prof. Dr. Radu Sporea (r., University of Surrey) during the discussion of his presentation and Prof. Dr. Alexander Klös (l.) during the moderation. (Photo: THM )

    How the transistor has changed the world for 75 years

    The transistor is one of the most important scientific and technical discoveries of the modern age. This year is already celebrating its 75th anniversary. Researchers, including those at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ), acknowledge this with lectures and conferences, at which they also look back on the history of the transistor.

    The electronic component was developed in 1947/48 by the physicists Walter Brattain, John Bardeen and William Shockley, who received the Nobel Prize for it. It is a semiconductor component used to control or amplify low electrical voltages and currents. It represents the most important "active" component in electronic circuits and is used, for example, in computer systems or communications technology.

    Read more: How the transistor has changed the world for 75 years


  • Minister Tarek Al-Wazir was interested in the innovative energy concept of the FlexQuartier project at the "Philosophenhöhe" in Gießen . Photos: Till Schürmann

    Minister visits Gießen he "flagship project"

    The new Gießen city district, the “Philosophenhöhe”, will have innovative energy management. A team from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is working on this in cooperation with the city and the Gießen public utilities. Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechner from the Center for Energy Technology and Energy Management (etem.THM) leads the “FlexQuartier” project, which the federal government is funding with 4.6 million euros.

    Read more: Minister visits Gießen he "flagship project"


  • New ways for production processes

    Digitization has become an integral part of everyday life, and it is also playing an increasingly important role in production. For this reason, the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) and Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) invite you to the third event in the "DIGI-Impulse - On to digital change" series on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 11:30 a.m Gießen in

    Read more: New ways for production processes


  • THM at the Wetzlar optics fair

    The leading German trade fair for optics, photonics, electronics and mechanics takes place every year in the optics city of Wetzlar: again a good 1500 trade visitors are expected at the W3+ Fair in the Buderus Arena on March 29th and 30th. Three teams from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) are also represented, two of them at the THM own stand with the number S1, one at the IHK at D7.

    Read more: THM at the Wetzlar optics fair


  • Prof. Dr. Keywan Sohrabi explains Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus explains the functions of the Parkinson's app developed by THM . (Photo: THM )

    Digital Minister Sinemus finds out about Parkinson's app

    Idiopathic Parkinson's disease is one of the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases that particularly affects people over the age of 65. The syndrome has a significant impact on everyday life. In order to recognize a deterioration in the cognitive, motor and visual areas due to a flare-up at an early stage, an app is to be developed as part of a project cooperation between the Health Department of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) and the Clinic for Neurology at the University Hospital Gießen and Marburg (UKGM) in Marburg which, thanks to artificial intelligence, enables long-term monitoring in the home environment.

    Read more: Digital Minister Sinemus finds out about Parkinson's app


  • THM professor Klaus Herzog (middle) tests the diesel alternative developed by Ulrich Grote's (left) company Recenso in a test engine. The plan is to use the fuel in a combined heat and power plant from Robert Völkl's company. (Photo: THM )

    Diesel alternative from waste

    The high accuracy of the measurement technology in the laboratories and workshops of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) has brought two companies together in the Gießen laboratory for vehicle technology and piston engines for a special test: the use of a waste-based diesel substitute in a test engine. The experiment led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Herzog from the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department was successful and showed that thermal power plants do not have to be the only place to burn waste.

    Read more: Diesel alternative from waste


  • After his re-election, Vice President Prof. Jochen Frey (center) was able to accept congratulations from THM President Prof. Matthias Willems (right) and Prof. Gerd Manthei (electoral officer).

    Confirmed in office

    Prof. Dr. Jochen Frey has been elected as Vice President of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen for another term of office. 30 of 31 participating Senate members voted for the engineer. His term of office begins on April 1 and lasts three years.

    THM President Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems congratulated Prof. Frey on his election and was pleased to be able to continue the good cooperation in the university management.

    Read more: Confirmed in office


  • Opening of the 3D printing center by Prof. Dr. Jochen Frey (second from right), Fisego and the center team. Photo: THM

    With pressure into the future

    The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) has opened its 3D printing center. “We firmly assume that it will be well received by all departments and students, as well as by the founders,” said Dr. Iris Stallkamp, ​​deputy head of the transfer department. This was also emphasized by the president of the university, Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems. He noted how important it is that this potential is available now. “The THM is at the forefront of Hessian universities when it comes to 3D printing. We have one of the largest ranges of printers.”

    Read more: With pressure into the future


  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Bernschütz (left) from the THM Department of Management and Communication leads the research team, which also includes master's graduate Lukas Roskosch (center) and Thilo Meffert, who studies event management and technology.

    Music is often not found beautiful ...

    “Thumping basses”: This is a brief summary of what disturbs the peace of many people who live within earshot of venues and open-air events. A team from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is interested in how such deep-sounding sound reinforcement can be measured in a practical manner and evaluated meaningfully. A research project entitled "Low-frequency emissions in leisure time noise" has started at the THM , which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a total of around 655,000 euros. Of this, 525,000 euros will go to the THM . Industry is contributing a further 40,000 euros.  

    Read more: Music is often not found beautiful ...


  • After a successful disputation, Detlef Behrens is the first graduate of the doctoral subject in Life Science Engineering at the FCMH to accept the congratulations of his supervisor Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck and his supervisor Prof. Dr. Frank Runkel. Photo: private

    First doctorate under the leadership of the THM

    Since 2019, the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) has held the right to award doctorates for Life Science Engineering (LSE), which it exercises through the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences (PZI) at the Research Campus of Central Hessen . Now Detlef Behrens is the first to hold a doctorate in this subject. The 56-year-old's path to his doctorate was anything but ordinary.

    Read more: First doctorate under the leadership of the THM


  •   Prof. Peter Klar (r.) explains the function of an ion engine to the state parliament member Ines Claus (from left), the Prime Minister Boris Rhein, the Hessian space coordinator Johann-Dietrich Wörner and the astronaut Alexander Gerst. (Photo: Reeh/JLU)

    Central Hesse in Space

    When Hesse's Prime Minister Boris Rhein invited people to Frankfurt at the beginning of the month to bring together around 200 players from the Hessian space industry and research at the one-day specialist conference "Hessen in Space", among others, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido Bartsch from the MNI ( THM ) department, Prof. Dr. Chris Volkmar from the EI department ( THM ) and Prof. Dr. Peter Klar from the I. Physical Institute of the Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU) also represented strong research voices Gießen . The state government wants the participants to get to know each other and find starting points for future collaborations.

    Read more: Mittelhessen in Space


  • THM Vice President Prof. Dr. Jochen Frey (from left) and organizer Dr. At the doctoral colloquium, Sina Weidenweber left the stage of the Roxy Cinema to the doctoral students Rahul Yavas, Lisa Kaufmann, Martin Baumgärtner and Carolin Lappöhn. (Photo: THM )

    Wide spectrum on the big stage

    Finally back in attendance - this applies to many events at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) this winter semester. When it comes to “networking”, the two Corona years, which were characterized by video conferences, had their downsides. Face-to-face scientific exchange is particularly valuable for doctoral students, as the 10th Interdisciplinary Doctoral Colloquium at the THM showed.

    Read more: A wide spectrum on the big stage


  • The founders Felix Wollenhaupt (left) and Joel Eichmann are in the final of the Hessian Founder's Prize with their start-up "Green Elephant Biotech".

    Biotech innovation in the Founder's Prize final

    The small revolution that Dr. Joel Eichmann and Felix Wollenhaupt into the final of the Hessian Founder's Prize. With their now six-strong team from the start-up Green Elephant Biotech, the two want to turn the field of cell cultivation in biotechnology, which is characterized by single-use plastic, upside down - make it more efficient, cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

    Read more: Biotech innovation in the Gründerpreis final


  • THM start-ups are fighting for a place in the finals of the Hessen Ideas contest.

    Three ideas for Hesse

    The Hessen Ideas competition has been a good place for start-up teams from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) in recent years. Usually at least one team made it to the final, in 2020 and 2021 FISEGO and CardioIQ THM ideas each came second. For the fire protection technicians from FISEGO, the Hessian Founder's Prize followed later, CardioIQ is one of the flagship projects of the Distr@l programme of the State of Hesse, which aims to promote AI innovations. Now three other teams are about to enter the final: Feschd, Green Bottle and Minin.

    Read more: Three ideas for Hesse


  •  The Carbon ASH project was presented at the THM 's "Day of Centres of Competence ". It is researching how to bind CO2 from the air, the treatment of old concrete or ash from waste incineration plants. Photo: Photo: HA Hessen Agency GmbH - Jan Michael Hosan

    competence in research

    The THM demonstrated its skills in interdisciplinary research at the first "Day of the Centres of Competence " in the Roxy cinema. Eight current research projects, one from each center, framed a networking event. This should multiply the already interdisciplinary approach of the institutions: in the eight centers, researchers from different THM departments work on joint projects, now those involved should also get to know the active and focal points of the other centers.

    Read more: Competence in research


  • The team around Dr. Joel Eichmann and Felix Wollenhaupt develop and produce sustainable disposable items for the life science industry. Photo: Green Elephant Biotech, from left to right Ruzica Sedic, Felix Wollenhaupt, Lea Ramming, Joel Eichmann, Lukas Käßer, Björn Boshof

    THM Start-Up at the Founder's Prize

    For the second time in a row, a start-up from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) has qualified for the final of the Hessian Founder's Prize. Green Elephant Biotech follows the FISEGO team in the "University start-up" category, which brought the award to Central Hesse last year.

    Read more: THM -Start-Up at the Gründerpreis


  • New energies for Cuba and Costa Rica

    The potential for renewable energies in Central American countries – compared to Germany – is huge: the sun shines more often, the wind blows more regularly. In Costa Rica in particular, the potential for hydropower alone is enormous: Currently, around 70 percent of the electricity generated there comes from hydropower. However, the unpredictability of regenerative energies already poses challenges for the power grids of highly industrialized countries. Partners from the University of Costa Rica and the Cuban University of Camagüey and University of Oriente Santiago de Cuba therefore visited the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) to explore opportunities for establishing a research collaboration in the field of "New planning approaches for electrical distribution networks “ to fathom.

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  • Simon Josenhans (l.) accepts the first prize in the Ideeco 2022 at the THM for his fixed bicycle mobile phone holder from Markus Mietchen (Sparkasse Oberhessen).

    Simon Josenhans keeps the Ideaco in place

    The fact that guests and the jury of the Ideaco start-up competition of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) were able to buy Simon Josenhans' idea on the spot and take it with them may have helped him to win. His product "Feschd" convinced "through conciseness, expandability and sustainability beyond Germany", said Markus Mietchen, member of the jury and representative of the main sponsor Sparkasse Oberhessen. He presented Josenhans with a check for 4,000 euros, which the tinkerer wants to put into the marketing of his mobile phone holder for the bicycle.

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  • Employees at the Hessian Radon Center stand provide information about the dangers of the noble gas.

    Tour through Hessen to the underestimated risk: radon

    Radon - the name of the noble gas is familiar to many, but very few are aware of the risk that it can pose, especially in everyday life. The Hessian Radon Center (HeRaZ) would like to remedy this on its tour through Hesse. From September 2nd to 16th, the center, which is based at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ), will visit a total of ten cities. At the HeRaZ stand in central squares or in pedestrian zones, interested parties can clarify questions and get detailed advice.

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  • One of the three THM projects funded by the "Freiraum 2022" programme deals with teaching modules relating to 3D printing. Symbol photo: THM

    Three projects for even better teaching

    Whenever innovative teaching formats were mentioned in the past two years, almost exclusively digital ideas were meant. The pandemic forced in video conferencing. Courses that actively involve students were in demand. The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) has taken a lot with it from this time into the return to normal teaching and yet has not neglected the fact that its teaching - as a rule - takes place in attendance. Even the "classical teaching" must be constantly developed, needs innovation. Three good ideas from the THM are now being funded for one year.

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