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Cooperative Junior Research Groups

Cooperative junior research groups are to strengthen both the young academics and the cooperation between the University of Bremen and non-university research institutions. They were established with the concept of the University of Bremen as part of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal Government and the Länder at the interface between the university and non-university research institutes.

Of the eleven junior research groups created within the scope of the measure, seven were formed between the partners of the U Bremen Research Alliance.

 

The group's research topic is the wet-chemical synthesis and investigation of the structure-property relationship of functionalized colloidal nanoparticles and composites for use in electrochemical energy storage and thermoelectric energy harvesting. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Applied Material Research (IFAM). To the website

The group's research topic is satellite measurements for the determination of sea ice sizes such as sea ice surface, thickness and snow cover. For this purpose, methods such as radiometry and altimetry are used within the microwave range up to the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The aim is to create new sea ice records, which lead to a better understanding of the polar climate system, through improved error assessments and the combination of different observations. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

The group's research interests are algae polysaccharides. They are one of the largest carbon resources in marine systems. Bacteria use specific carbohydrate-active enzymes, so-called CAZymes, to cleave algae polysaccharides. In the group, marine metagenomes are studied to identify, extract and characterize CAZymes. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI). To the website

The Group's research topics are coastal changes related to sea level changes. For this purpose, past intervening periods, ie times when the earth was still warmer than today, are investigated. This is done by working with geologists, ecologists, geophysics and glaciologists. In addition, the frequency and causes of coastal changes are also recorded and analyzed in various time frames. Geologists and sedimentologists, using unmanned aerial vehicles, work with GIS experts and hydrodynamic model builders. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Center for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT). To the website

The Group's research topic is the development of methods for the verification and synthesis of embedded systems such as robot controllers. Of particular interest are techniques that automate parts of the design flow of technical systems and auxiliary system engineers with the optimization of system quality. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). To the website

Swarm systems such as satellites flying in the formation flight are increasingly used in aviation and aerospace due to their lower development costs, faster development times and generally higher reliability. The group's research topic is to develop robust parallel algorithms for navigation and interoperability for such systems. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). To the website

The Group's research topic is the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and measures to protect and improve the general health of the population or vulnerable subgroups within the population. The group was established between the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS). To the website