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Courses in winter semester 2022/23

Courses focusing on sustainability

Exploring Sustainability - Focus on Artificial Photosynthesis
Artificial Photosynthesis is a new technology that uses sunlight to produce fuels that can replace fossil fuels. Project groups of 3-5 students will be formed and will then implement practical research or communication projects during the summer semester. The seminar exercises and project work are supplemented by a lecture series that teaches broad concepts of sustainable development.
InstructorHolger Dau
Student Profile Interdisciplinary ABV module, open for bachelor students of all faculties, in German
Environmental Chemistry I - Atmospheric Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry II - Soil and Water
There will be no prerequisites of specific chemical knowledge, so people from different study programs can participate without any problems. Environmental Chemistry 1 (atmosphere) and 2 (water and soil) are one module offered in the winter semester. A second module consisting of Environmental Chemistry 3 (Energy) and Environmental Chemistry 4 (Special Atmospheric Chemistry) is offered in the ...
InstructorEckart Rühl
Student Profile For students of natural sciences, in German
Artificial Photosynthesis – Science for the Energy Transition (Seminar)
In artificial photosynthesis (AP), sunlight is used to produce energy-rich compounds that (i) allow for long-term, large-scale storage of solar energy and (ii) are well suited to replace fossil fuels. Motivation (CO2-neutrality, fluctuating availability of sun and solar electricity), basic scientific and technological concepts as well as steps towards realization are presented in a series of ...
InstructorHolger Dau
Student Profile Master's
Analytics for Photovoltaics
The course includes an introduction on climate change, resources and energy supply in general. Then the following topics are addressed: solar energy conversion, used materials and their electronic properties as well as the relevant technologies, relevant characterization techniques for the analysis of specific material and device properties.
InstructorKlaus Lips
Student Profile Master's

Courses with sustainability relevance

Computergestützte Methoden der exakten Naturwissenschaften (Lecture, in German)
The following topics will be discussed: Heat transport described by the diffusion equation (2 SWS approximately week 8). Calculation of thermal conductance through walls // Network theory for the calculation of infection dynamics (2 SWS approx. 12th week) Basic concepts of network theory and percolation theory and application to infection and communication networks are introduced.
InstructorRoland Netz
Student Profile Bachelor's, in German
Semiconductor Physics (Lecture plus tutorials, in English)
This course provides a general overview about the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors and semiconductor devices. Applications to be discussed in the lecture will include * Solar cells as renewable-energy sources * Light-emitting diodes for energy-efficient lighting applications
InstructorJan Behrends
Student Profile Master's
Signal Analysis in Physics (Lecture + tutorials)
This lecture course will provide an introduction into the tools and principles of signal and system analysis. The following areas will be covered: 1) Analysis of linear systems, e.g. sensors and photodiodes 2) Control loops (P, PI, PID), e.g. for setting (controlling) a room temperature 3) Feedback loops, as they are of high relevance also in climate systems
InstructorTobias Kampfrath
Student Profile Master's