Tomislav Dragičević (Photo: Morten Larsen/Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF))

Funding for excellent and innovative research

tirsdag 30 nov 21


Tomislav Dragicevic
DTU Wind
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Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) funds specific research activities within all scientific areas that are based on the researchers' own initiatives and that improve the quality and internationalisation of Danish research.

Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants are targeted at excellent, younger researchers who intend to gather a group of researchers in order to carry out a research project at a high international level.

42 of the most skilled researchers in Denmark receive funding from the Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant. Five of them are from DTU.

Five scientists from DTU receive 31 Mio. DKK from Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

They are among 42 of the most skilled researchers in Denmark who have received starting grants from the DFF Sapere Aude research programme.

“With this grant, the individual researchers get a fantastic opportunity to pursue their best idea and at the same time establish their own research group. By supporting the best ideas, we contribute to creating optimal conditions for research that benefits us all,” says Chairman of the Board, DFF, Maja Horst.

Congratulations to researchers:

Professor Tomislav Dragičević from DTU Electrical Engineering will develop methods for calculating electricity data to promote a green energy system in the project titled MAGIC: SMart AGgregation of flexible actIve-front-end grid-Connected power electronic converters. Read more (in Danish)

Researcher Sanni-Leea Aalto from DTU Aqua who will find solutions to control the toxic gas hydrogen sulfide in aquaculture environments. Read more (in Danish)

Senior researcher Tommy Norin from DTU Aqua who will answer how the metabolism scales with body size. Read more (in Danish)

Associate professor Sophie Beeren from DTU Chemistry who will explore new methods of making carbohydrates. Read more (in Danish)

Senior researcher Christoph Köhn from DTU Space who will examine how high-energy gamma radiation affect the atmosphere. Read more (in Danish)

Read the press release from DFF (in Danish)

Photo: Morten Larsen/DFF