The research team led by Prof. Jundt (University Hospital Würzburg) and Prof. Willie (Shriners Hospital for Children, Montréal) is working on a therapy for multiple myelomas. To this end, the Bavarian doctoral student Fani Ziouti is studying how mechanical stimuli affect the bone structure in a laboratory experiment in Montréal. The Bayern Québec partnership promotes student mobility through various programs.
Research into the effects and consequences of climate change is a shared concern of Prof. Ralf Ludwig (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich) and Alain Bourque as well as Diane Chaumont (OURANOS climate consortium in Montréal) in the project KlimEx, the effects of climate change on extreme meteorological and hydrological events researched in Bavaria and Québec. Ms. Magdalena Mittermeier, who is studying the master’s degree in “Environmental Systems and Sustainability” at LMU Munich, was able to spend a research stay in Montréal from March to May 2017 as part of this project. Under the supervision of Dr. Marco Braun succeeded in using a special algorithm to identify precipitation-relevant weather conditions in the KlimEx data set. The results of Ms. Mittermeier’s research at OURANOS should flow into her master’s thesis. The Bayern Québec partnership promotes student mobility through various programs.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Karl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Prof. Jean-Michel Lavoie (Université de Sherbrooke) are jointly researching the production of synthetic fuels from biomass (CFD analysis of thermochemical processes and investigation of catalysts for the production of synthetic fuels). The project is part of the multilateral research initiative of the RLS Energy Network. Mr. Thomas Plankenbühler, PhD student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, spent a six-week research stay in Prof. Lavoie’s team in July and August 2016, where he mainly focused on the optimization of the reforming reactor and the simulation of the coke conversion.
The 5th ABBY-Net Summer School took place from August 12th to 19th, 2017 in Kananaskis, Alberta, on the subject of “Resource Management and Energy Systems under Changed Environmental Conditions”. Within the framework of working groups, presentations and excursions, students of energy and environmental sciences from Bavaria (LMU, TUM, FAU) and Alberta (UofA, UofC and UofL) were able to exchange ideas on an interdisciplinary basis.
The second round of the tender for joint research and development projects between small and medium-sized companies between Germany and Canada has started. Companies can submit their proposals for the development of new products, processes or technical services until November 24th.
As part of the scientific cooperation between Bavaria and Alberta met from 15.