New research centres DTU promotes promising fields of research within the technical and the natural sciences, especially based on usefulness to society, relevance to business, and sustainability. In 2015/2016, a number of new research centres were established at the University; among these were: Sustainable fuels and chemicals Made possible by a grant of EUR 20 million to DTU, the Villum Center for Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals will bring together a team of researchers from Stanford University, DTU, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Southern Denmark, among others. In the next eight years, the centre will conduct research in catalysts and develop pioneering technologies that can ensure a fossil-free energy, fuel, and chemical production. Advanced structural and material testing Construction work has commenced on establishing the new Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing, which will bring together research from the departments DTU Civil Engineering, DTU Mechanical Engineering, and DTU Wind Energy, focusing on fundamental mechanical research and the development of sustainable materials, which—in time—will make constructions cheaper and more eco-friendly. New facilities, such as an experimental facility for full-scale testing and a wind tunnel, are being established on Lyngby Campus and on Risø Campus. Big Data The new centre for Big Data has been established to boost the University’s research and education within this field. The centre will enable e.g. students to develop big data tools such as sensors, analysis models, and visualizations that can benefit a number of industries and sectors such as the food industry, transportation, and energy sectors. The new centre is a collaboration between DTU Compute, DTU Food, DTU Vet, and DTU Management Engineering. 08 > Work at the new Villum Center for Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals is based on DTU's research in catalysis.
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