Drei Wissenschaftler*innen im Labor © Felix Noak

Research at Technische Universität Berlin

Five reasons to choose Technische Universität Berlin: In the video, researchers discuss the opportunities the University offers them and what they value most here.

[Translate to English:] Fünf Gründe für die Technische Universität Berlin: Im Video verraten Forschende, welche Möglichkeiten ihnen die Universität bietet und was sie an ihr schätzen. © Philipp Arnoldt

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Current research projects at TU Berlin

Exhibition view of a module of the Ethnological Museum in the Berlin Humboldt Forum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss/Alexander Schippel

Museums as Social Places

The joint project "Museums and Society – Mapping the Social" examines the role museums play in current political and social debates.

Women in research

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Researching in Paradise

Visiting professor Lisa Graichen shares about her experience in TU Berlin’s Joint Programmes for Female Scientists & Professionals

Dr. Rocío Morales am Mikrofluidizer © Felix Noak

Pea Shells - Valuable Fiber

Dr. Rocío Morales from the Department of Food Technology and Food Material conducts research on how pea shells can contribute to a healthy plant-based diet.

© Christian Kielmann

Keep Calm and Drink Tea in the Catalysis Lab

Long-term catalytic stability is of key importance in industrial processes. Professor Dr. Franziska Hess researches the predictability of catalyst degradation at the Institute of Chemistry’s Chemical Catalysis Group in Faculty II Mathematics and Natural Sciences at TU Berlin, where she was appointed to a junior professorship at the end of April 2020.

© Felix Noak

What Can Routine Insurance Data Tell Us About Patient Care in Germany?

It is a matter of asking the right questions. If you know the right questions and how to ask them, you can learn a lot about the quality of patient care in Germany just by studying invoices. Professor Dr. Verena Vogt conducts research to identify the right methods and criteria to find out about the quality of patient care using invoice data. Vogt is junior professor for health care services research and quality management in the ambulatory care sector at the Institute of Technology and Management at Faculty VI Economics and Management.

Researching with Society

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Integrated professional practice: digital academy for the nursing professions

In 2020, the German Nursing Professions Act introduced changes to replace specific nursing training. As of now, the focus is on training generalist nursing staff rather than nursing staff specifically for eldercare, nursing, or pediatrics. Following the general drive towards digitization, training is now increasingly offered as a mixture of classroom and digital teaching. In a Citizen Science project, teachers and students are developing a digital academy for the nursing professions that meets both professional requirements and the need for digital teaching.

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Showing how safe I feel

Feeling safe in public spaces is essential to quality of life. However, as a subjective feeling, safety it is difficult to measure. The free Sensafety app enables members of the public to show how safe or threatened they feel when out and about. Assessments of safety are displayed on an interactive map.

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Work and family: walking a tightrope during lockdown

A survey conducted by the German Physical Society’s Working Group on Equal Opportunities examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work-life balance. The main problems reported were the absence of a clear division between work and family life, a feeling of isolation, and the lack of communication with managers and colleagues.

A closer look at TU Berlin’s labs

The Fine Art of Packaging

What links the probiotic microorganisms in yogurt and the flavors used in chewing gum? The answer is that they all require a certain type of “packaging”, known as a micro-capsule, which protects the ingredients and releases them precisely where their effects are required. Professor Dr. Stephan Drusch and his team focus on the “packaging materials” required.

[Translate to English:] Tageslichtmesskopf © Felix Noak

Measuring the Sky

Perched commandingly on the roof of the engineering building at TU Berlin is a unique piece of equipment in the form of a six-meter by four-meter aluminum construction. It houses a sky scanner, pyrheliometer, and a daylight measurement head. Professor Dr.-Ing. Stephan Volker and his team designed this “open air lab” to research the exact characteristics of daylight.

[Translate to English:] Flüssigchromatographie-Massenspektrometer © Dominic Simon

Who Interacts With Whom and Why?

“They are the most diverse and variable building blocks of life. Nothing happens without proteins – they are key molecules in all living cells,” says Professor Dr. Juri Rappsilber. He and his team aim to understand how proteins fold in their natural environment, what they interact with, and how they arrange themselves into larger structures.

Open-air lab or UFO landing site?

One of the most remarkable labs TU Berlin researchers can use is the LakeLab at Lake Stechlin. Just getting there is an experience in itself: The directions provided by Professor Dr. Mark Gessner, head of the Chair of Applied Aquatic Ecology at Technische Universität Berlin and the Department of Experimental Limnology at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) go something like this: “Whatever you do, don’t turn on your GPS, otherwise you’ll never find us.”