ERS Project Support

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Vera Eckers

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Filiz Yurdusever

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ERS funded projects are initiated through two approaches. In the open calls, researchers can submit proposals for funding for projects from all RWTH research areas. These projects should aim at identifying and developing new interdisciplinary fields of research.

The topic-oriented calls are for funding projects in fields of research which serve to further develop strategically important research focuses at RWTH. As a result, profiile areas of the university that have already been established are further defined and expanded.

Calls are published at least eight weeks before the submission deadline in an email to all RWTH professors and on the ERS website.

 

Seed Fund

The seed funding helps researchers pursue new ideas in an interdisciplinary team. The objective is to enable initial publications on the topic and the acquisition of external funding. Projects run for an average of six to twelve months.

Calls are generally published every year. Proposals are submitted via the ERS portal. All proposals that fulfill the formal requirements go through a defined selection process. At the end of the process the ERS selection committee composes a list of nominees to be confirmed by the Rector's Office.

237 projects have been funded thus far with a total volume of 9.1 million euros.

 
 

ERS Prep Fund Call 2019

 

ERS Prep Fund Call: Simulation and data Science

PFSDS004 – Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz zur Knorpelforschung

Applicants

  • Gözde Dursun
    Chair and Institute of General Mechanics
  • Professor Marcus Stoffel
    Chair and Institute of General Mechanics
  • Hannah Lena Siebers
    Orthopaedic Clinic, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
  • Dr. Jörg Eschweiler
    Orthopaedic Clinic, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Marcus Stoffel
    Chair and Institute of General Mechanics
  • Professor Dr. med. Björn Rath
    Orthopaedic Clinic, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

Abstract

PFSDS005 – Identifying Interpretable Subgroups with Exceptional Structural Relations in Big Datasets

Applicants

  • Junior Professor Axel Mayer
    Institute of Psychology (IfP)
  • Dr. Florian Lemmerich
    Chair for Computational Social Sciences and Humanities (HumTec)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Markus Strohmaier
    Chair for Computational Social Sciences and Humanities (HumTec)

Abstract

PFSDS006 – Intelligent Finite Elements for Structural Dynamics

Applicant

  • Professor Marcus Stoffel
    Institute of General Mechanics

Abstract

PFSDS015 – iStrainML: Improving Strain Engineering by Machine Learning

Applicant

  • Dr. Ulf Liebal
    Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Lars Blank
    Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB)

Abstract

PFSDS022 – Adjoint-Based Adaptive Sampling for Optimized Data Synthesis in Flow Control Applications

Applicants

  • Professor Wolfgang Schröder
    Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of Aerodynamics
  • Professor Uwe Naumann
    Chair of Computer Science 12 (Software and Tools for Computational Engineering)

Abstract

PFSDS023 – MINERALS: Machine learning training set for virtual microscopy

Applicants

  • Dr. Joyce Schmatz
    Department of Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics (GED)
  • Professor Janos Urai
    Department of Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics (GED)
  • Dr. Christoph von Hagke
    Department of Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics (GED)
  • Professor Florian Wellmann
    Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering (CGRE)
  • Dr. Simon Virgo
    Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering (CGRE)
  • Professor Bastian Leibe
    Computer Vision Group (CVG)

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Janos Urai
    Department of Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics (GED)
  • Professor Florian Wellmann
    Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering (CGRE)
  • Professor Dr. sc. techn. Bastian Leibe
    Computer Vision Group (CVG)

Abstract

PFSDS025 – From Big Data to Process Insight - Remote Sensing Based Model Selection for Natural Hazards Modeling

Applicant

  • PD Dr. Julia Kowalski
    Aachen Institute for Advanced Studies in Computational Engineering Science

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Marek Behr
    Aachen Institute for Advanced Studies in Computational Engineering Science

Abstract

PFSDS026 – Data science based wear prediction

Applicants

  • Dr. Torsten Trimborn
    Institute of Geometry and Applied Mathematics (IGPM) 
  • Dr. Olaf Dambon
    Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT)
  • Professor Georg Jacobs
    Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering (MSE)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Dr. Michael Herty
    Institute of Geometry and Applied Mathematics (IGPM)

Abstract

 

ERS Prep Fund Call: Life Science

PFLS003 – Etablierung einer CLARITY-Plattform für die Aachener Lebenswissenschaften

Applicant

  • Professor Marc Spehr
    Chemosensation Laboratory (sensorik)

Abstract (de)

PFLS004 – Long non-coding RNAs in gene-environmental interactions

Applicants

  • Professor Geraldine Zimmer-Bensch
    Institute of Biology II, FET
  • Professor Ivan Costa
    Institute for Computational Genomics

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Geraldine Zimmer-Bensch
    Institute of Biology II, FET

Abstract

PFLS008 – Development of mucus-degrading enzyme coatings for airway stents

Applicants

  • Dr. Anja Lena Thiebes
    Department of Biohybrid & Medical Textiles, BioTex, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering
  • Dr. Felix Jakob
    Institute of Biotechnology, BioVI

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Stefan Jockenhövel
    Department of Biohybrid & Medical Textiles, BioTex, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering
  • Professor Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg
    Institute of Biotechnology, BioVI

Abstract

PFLS011 – Ultrathin nanofiber as basement membrane mimic for maintenance of a non-inflammatory endothelial phenotype

Applicants

  • Professor Andreas Ludwig
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dr. Aaron Babendreyer
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dr. Smriti Singh
    Chair of Textile Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Andreas Ludwig
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Professor Martin Möller
    Chair of Textile Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry

Abstract

PFLS012 – Automatisierung des stimulierten Geneditings durch Elektroporation am Beispiel von Pseudomonas putida

Applicants

  • Dr. Werner Herfs
    Chair of Machine Tools, WZL_WM
  • Professor Lars Blank
    Chair of Applied Microbiology, Blank Lab

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Christian Brecher
    Chair of Machine Tools, WZL_WM

Abstract (de)

PFLS015 – MEPA - Microbial Evolution of Protein Allocation

Applicants

  • Dr. Birgitta Ebert
    Institute of Applied Microbiology, iAMB
  • Tobias Alter
    Institute of Applied Microbiology, iAMB
  • Professor Lars Blank
    Institute of Applied Microbiology, iAMB
  • Professor Jochen Büchs
    AVT - Biochemical Engineering, BioVT
  • Robin Lamm
    AVT - Biochemical Engineering, BioVT

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Lars Blank
    Institute of Applied Microbiology, iAMB
  • Professor Jochen Büchs
    AVT - Biochemical Engineering, BioVT

Abstract

PFLS010 – Magnetic field-assisted bioprinting for the fabrication of three-dimensional in vitro tissue models

Applicants

  • Professor Matthias Wessling
    Chair of Chemical Process Engineering, AVT.CVT
  • Professor Laura De Laporte
    Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, DWI

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Matthias Wessling
    Chair of Chemical Process Engineering, AVT.CVT

Abstract

 

Approved Seed Fund Projects 2019

 

Seed Fund – Neuro-Inspired Computing

neuroIC001 – NeuroModelingTalk (NMT) – Approaching the complexity barrier in neuroscientific modeling

  • Professor Markus Diesmann
    Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Computational and Systems Neuroscience (INM-6)
  • Professor Gabriele  Gramelsberger
    Theory of Science and Technology (TST)

Abstract

neuroIC002 – Recurrence and stochasticity for neuro-inspired computation

  • Juniorprofessor Moritz Helias
    Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine 6 (INM-6)
  • Profissor Abigail Morrison
    Institute of Advanced Simulation & Simlab Neuroscience (IAS-6)
  • Universitätsprofessor Holger Rauhut
    Lehrstuhl für Mathematik C

Abstract

neuroIC003 – Variability of Neural Graph Embeddings

  • Professor Martin Grohe
    Lehrstuhl Informatik 7 (i7)
  • Professor Markus Strohmaier
    Computational Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)

Abstract

neuroIC005 – From Data to Treasure Maps in Materials Science: A Case Study for Data Driven Hypothesis Generation and Evaluation

  • Professor Martin Grohe
    Lehrstuhl Informatik 7 (i7)
  • Professor Leif Kobbelt
    Lehrstuhl für Informatik 8 (Computergraphik und Multimedia)
  • Professor Matthias Wuttig
    I. Institue of Physics (IA)

Abstract

neuroIC006 – Silicon Synapse

  • Dr. Dirk Wouters
    Institute of Materials 2 (IWE2)
  • PhD Leticia Maria Bolzani Poehls
    Chair of Integrated Digital Systems (IDS)
  • Professor Tobias Gemmeke
    Chair of Integrated Digital Systems (IDS)

Abstract

neuroIC007 – Towards Increasing the Connetivity in Artificial Neuronal Networks

  • Professor Joachim Knoch
    Institut of Semiconductor Electronics
  • Dr. Dirk Wouters
    Institute of Materials 2 (IWE2)
  • Dr. Ilia Valov
    Peter Grünberg Institute, FZ Jülich (PGI-7)
  • Professor Rainer Waser
    Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik II

Abstract

 

Open Seed Fund

OPSF496 – Translational Tumor Medicine: From chemical hits to new potential clinical candidates and their bioactivities

Applicants

  • Prof. Steffen Koschmieder
    Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, RWTH University Hospital (UKA)
  • Juniorprof.Giulia Rossetti
    Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Dr. Nicolas  Chatain
    Klinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie, Hämostaseologie und Stammzelltransplantation (Med. Klinik IV)
  • Prof. Carsten Bolm
    Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Steffen Koschmieder
    Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, RWTH University Hospital (UKA)
  • Prof. Giulia Rossetti
    Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Tim Henrik Brümmendorf
    Klinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie, Hämostaseologie und Stammzelltransplantation (Med. Klinik IV)
  • Prof. Carsten Bolm
    Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II

Abstract

OPSF497 – Groundwater treatment through nitrate reduction in two-chamber microbial fuel cells

Applicants

  • Prof. Lars Blank
    Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mikrobiologie
  • Dr. David Montag
    Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft (ISA)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Pinnekamp
    Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft (ISA)

Abstract

OPSF500 – Peeking inside the black box of day-to-day challenges in Interdisciplinary Collaborations (PIC)

Applicants

  • Prof. Bettina Wiese
    Institut für Psychologie
  • Dr. David Antons
    Lehrstuhl für Innovation, Strategie und Organisation

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
    Lehrstuhl für Innovation, Strategie und Organisation

Abstract

OPSF503 – Mapping intergroup violence: Behavioral motivations and brain activation in intergroup conflict

Applicants

  • PhD Sina Radke
    Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik
  • Juniorprof. Robert Böhm
    Juniorprofessur für Decision Analysis

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Frank Schneider
    Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik

Abstract

OPSF505 – Actuating hydrogel to mechanically direct stem cell fate

Applicants

  • Prof. Laura De Laporte
    DWI
  • apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Neuß-Stein
    Institut für Biomedizinische Technologien, Zell- und Molekularbiologie an Grenzflächen; Institut für Pathologie

Abstract

OPSF506 – Multiskalen-Modellierung der Fluid-Struktur-Interaktion in umformenden Fertigungsverfahren

Applicants

  • Prof. Stefanie Elgeti
    Lehrstuhl für computergestützte Analyse technischer Systeme (CATS)
  • Prof. Gerhard Hirt
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Bildsame Formgebung

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Marek Behr
    Lehrstuhl für computergestützte Analyse technischer Systeme (CATS)

Abstract

OPSF507 – Psychoakustik und subjektive Beurteilung drehzahlvariabler, hydraulischer Antriebe

Applicants

  • Prof. Katharina Schmitz
    Institut für fluidtechnische Antriebe und Systeme (ifas)
  • Prof. Sabine Schlittmeier
    Institut für Psychologie (IfP)

Abstract

OPSF510 – Characterization of short-range ordering in high entropy alloys

Applicants

  • Dr. Wenwen Song
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde (IEHK)
  • Prof.  Wolfgang Bleck
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde (IEHK)
  • Dr. Aurel Radulescu
    Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Wolfgang Bleck
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde (IEHK)

Abstract

Applicants

  • Dr. Leif Johannsen
    Institut für Kognitions- und Expermentalpsychologie, Institut für Psychologie
  • Dr. Denise N. Stephan
    Institut für Kognitions- und Expermentalpsychologie, Institut für Psychologie
  • Prof. Iring Koch
    Institut für Kognitions- und Expermentalpsychologie, Institut für Psychologie
  • Prof. Cornelius  Bollheimer
    Lehrstuhl für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin
  • Dr. João Pedro Batista
    Lehrstuhl für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Iring Koch
    Institut für Kognitions- und Expermentalpsychologie, Institut für Psychologie
  • Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius Bollheimer
    Lehrstuhl für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin

Abstract

OPSF516 – Genome in a day

Applicants

  • Prof. Ingo Kurth
    Humangenetik
  • Prof. Tobias Gemmeke
    Lehrstuhl für Integrierte Digitale Systeme und Schaltungsentwurf (IDS)
  • Prof. Regina Dittmann
    Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Technologie der Oxidelektronik (FZ Jülich

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Gemmeke
    Lehrstuhl für Integrierte Digitale Systeme und Schaltungsentwurf (IDS)

Abstract

OPSF519 – Untersuchung und Optimierung der Randzoneneigenschaften bei der elektrochemischen Metallbearbeitung von Eisen-Aluminiden zur Verbesserung der Oxidationsbeständigkeit OREGANO

Applicants

  • Prof. Daniela Zander
    Lehrstuhl für Korrosion und Korrosionsschutz / Gießerei Institut
  • Dr. Andreas Klink
    Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen  (WZL)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bergs MBA
    Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen  (WZL)

Abstract

OPSF524 – Manufacturing of In-Volume Modifications in GaAs for Guidance of Photons Emitted by GaAs-Qubits

Applicants

  • Dr. Arnold Gillner
    Chair of Laser Technology / Fraunhofer ILT
  • Prof. Beata Kardynal
    Peter Grünberg Institut – Halbleiter-Nanoelektronik (PGI-9)

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Reinhart Poprawe
    Chair of Laser Technology / Fraunhofer ILT

Abstract

OPSF525 – Robust Energy Transition

Applicants

  • Juniorprof. Christina Büsing
    Lehrstuhl II für Mathematik
  • Prof. Arie Koster
    Mathematics II, Discrete Optimization
  • Dr. Martin Robinius
    Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3)
  • Dr. Heidi Heinrichs
    Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3)

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Arie Koster
    Mathematics II, Discrete Optimization
  • Detlef Stolten
    Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3)

Abstract

OPSF527 – Intelligent Data Acquisition for Predictive Simulations of Natural Hazards due to Rapid Landslides

Applicants

  • Dr. Julia Kowalski
    Aachen Institute for Advanced Studies in Computational Engineering Sciences  (AICES)
  • Prof. Florian Amann
    Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH)
  • Dr. Anja Dufresne
    Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH)
  • Prof. Holger Schüttrumpf
    Department and Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Florian Amann
    Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rafig Azzam
    Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH)

Abstract

OPSF537 – UHPAM - Ultra High Performance Additive Manufacturing in Construction

Applicants

  • Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan
    Individualized Building Production
  • Prof. Michael Raupach
    Institut für Baustoffforschung

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan
    Individualized Building Production

Abstract

OPSF544 – Photoredox: New light source for initiating photoredox catalytic polymerization reactions

Applicants

  • Dr. Arnold Gillner
    Chair of Laser Technology / Fraunhofer ILT
  • Prof. Marcel Liauw
    Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie und Petrolchemie

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. Reinhart Poprawe
    Chair of Laser Technology / Fraunhofer ILT

Abstract