News from the Faculty of Engineering:
Digital Science Day on June 10, 2021!
Our "Digital Science Day 2021" under the title "workING - evolvING - generatING", was opened by the President of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Professor Eva Waller, and the Vice-Dean of the faculty, Professor Ulrike Stadtmüller, who hosted the event with charm and enthusiasm, offering a wide range of insights into the various research fields and possible areas of application available at the Rüsselsheim campus.
Once the participants had taken up the President's invitation to immerse themselves in the world of engineering, they were able to explore current research topics at the Faculty of Engineering (“ING”) by means of entertaining video clips, moderated and accompanied by Ulrike Stadtmüller who guided them through the virtual rooms. Following each video session, various chat rooms were opened on the topic in question, in which the lecturers gave more detailed presentations on their fields of research and answered questions from the audience.
The interplay between video clips and chat rooms proved to be very entertaining and was consistently accompanied by the Vice-Dean who had plenty to say – and above all many new things to report – about the faculty, both in between the sessions and in the closing plenary session.
For those who were not able to attend the entire “Digital Science Day” or would simply like to watch the Science Day research films again at their leisure, brief descriptions and links are provided below to our university channel, where the clips can be downloaded in high-resolution quality at any time.
Any questions regarding the film content or research topics are welcome to be directed to the Dean's Office at the Faculty of Engineering by email (dekanat-ing(at)hs-rm.de), if possible with “Science Day” as the subject line.
Under the motto “streamING”, our media engineers explain how artificial intelligence can be used to improve video quality for viewers.
"empowerING" is a hot topic from the world of thermal engineering, where our colleagues use thermal storage systems to enable low-emission operation of electric buses even in winter.
"robotING" is of course a part of mechanical engineering's “Laboratory for Welding Technology and Robotics”, always in close cooperation with industry.
Our medical engineers are developing better methods for the treatment of liver tumors and for the early detection of strokes; here the keyword is "microwavING".
The physicists in our faculty are working on complex topics such as “lasermicrostructurING” (where a novel silicon-based infrared sensor is currently being developed) or “vacuum-engineerING”, where they are researching nanostructures and surfaces for vacuum applications.
The faculty's electrical engineers are heading for the deep sea under the keyword “electrifyING”, where it is not possible for pressure-neutral high-voltage systems to have mechanical switch contacts and therefore require entirely new switches, converters, couplings, etc.
The colleagues carrying out research on the topic of information technology deal with lossless “archivING” of data carriers that need to be saved and under the motto “plantING”, our environmental engineers research the effect of pollutants on the living environment with the help of algae.