ERS Project Support

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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
  • Professor Marcus Stoffel
  • Hannah Lena Siebers
  • Dr. Jörg Eschweiler

Professors in Charge of the Research Group

  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Marcus Stoffel
    Chair and Institute of General Mechanics
  • Professor Dr. med. Björn Rath
    Department of Orthopaedics (OR)

Abstract

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

Applicants

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

Professor in Charge of the Research Group

  • Prof. 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

 

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

 

Approved Seed Fund Projects 2018

 

Seed Fund – Engineering challenges of scalable quantum information processing (QIP)

QIP001 – Charakterisierung und Modellierung des Tieftemperaturverhaltens von CMOS Komponenten als Kontrollschaltungen für zukünftige Quantencomputer

  • Professor Stefan Heinen
    Lehrstuhl für Integrierte Analogschaltungen und Institut für Halbleitertechnik (IAS)
  • Dr. Carsten Degenhardt
    Head of Nano- and Microelectronic Systems  Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics ZEA-2 ? Electronic Systems

Abstract

QIP002 – Multi-qubit Optical Interconnect

  • Professor Jeremy Witzens
    Lehrstuhl für Integrierte Photonik
  • Professor Hendrik Bluhm
    II. Physikalisches Institut, Quantum Technology Group

Abstract

QIP003 – Development of high-yield multi-layer gate fabrication for SiGe qubit devices

  • Dr. Satender Kataria
    Chair of Electronic Devices (ELD)
  • Dr. Thorsten Wahlbrink, Gesellschaft für Angewante Mikro- und Optoelektronik mbH (AMO)
  • Dr. Lars Schreiber, Institute for Quantum Information

Abstract

QIP004 – Entwicklung und Validierung integrierter Quantenfrequenzkonverter zur optischen Kopplung von Festkörper-Qubits über große Distanzen

  • Professor Reinhart Poprawe
    Lehrstuhl für Lasertechnik
  • Professor Lemme Max
    Lehrstuhl für Elektronische Bauelemente

Abstract

 

Seed Fund – OPEN (All Disciplines)

OPSF456 – BioGraph - Antimikrobiell, osteoinduktiv, hämokompatibel - Anwendungsorientierte Gestaltung von hochleistungskeramischen Oberflächen durch Immobilisierung von Graphenoxid-Nanoflocken

  • Dr. Karolina  Schickle
    Institut für Gesteinshüttenkunde (GHI)
  • apl. Professorin Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Neuß-Stein
    Institut für Biomedizinische Technologien, Zell- und Molekularbiologie an Grenzflächen
    Institut für Pathologie

Abstract

OPSF458 – Insights into the Molecular and Cellular Architecture of Testicular Sperm Transport

  • Dr. Martin Strauch
    Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung
  • Professorin Dorit Merhof
    Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung
  • Dr. David Fleck
    Lehrstuhl für Chemosensorik
  • Professor Marc Spehr
    Lehrstuhl für Chemosensorik

Abstract

OPSF459 – Phonem-dependent directional speech sound radiation of embodied conversational agents in immersive virtual environments

  • Professor Michael Vorländer
    Institut für Technische Akustik
  • Dr. Benjamin Weyers
    Virtual Reality Group
  • Professorin Irene Mittelberg
    Natural Media Lab
    HumTec

Abstract

OPSF465 – Basic Life Support: Eine empirisch-experimentelle Untersuchung zur Qualität von Wiederbelebungsmaßnahmen

  • Dr. Saša Sopka
    AIXTRA Aachener Interdisziplinäres Trainingszentrum für medizinische Ausbildung
  • Patricia Hirsch
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Psychologie
  • Professor Iring Koch
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Psychologie

Abstract

OPSF466 – Pilotstudie zur Entwicklung einer funktionell- und morphologisch angepassten Individualprothese des Handgelenks und deren Herstellung mittels 3D Druck

  • Dr. Jörg Eschweiler
    Klinik für Orthopädie
  • Professor Klaus Radermacher
    Lehrstuhl für Medizintechnik
  • Dr. Michael  Gadermayr
    Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung

Abstract

OPSF467 – Biomimetic protein fiber spinning „bio spin“

  • Dr. Anna-Christin Joel
    Institut für Biologie II (Zoologie) - Molecular and Systemic Neurophysiology (Bio II)
  • Professor Matthias Wessling
    Chair of Chemical Process Engineering
  • Professorin Angelika Lampert
    Institute of Physiology - LuF Physiologie, insbesondere Neurophysiologie

Abstract

OPSF470 – A 3D-Bioprinted Model of the Renal Tubulointerstitium

  • Dr. Andreas Blaeser
    Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA)
  • Dr. Sonja Djudjaj
    Institute of Pathology and Department of Nephrology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen
  • PD Dr. Peter Boor

Abstract

OPSF473 – Tailor-made bioadhesives for epiretinal visual prostheses

  • Dr. Tibor Lohmann
    Klinik für Augenheilkunde
  • Dr. Sandra Johnen
    Klinik für Augenheilkunde
  • Professor Peter Walter
    Lehrstuhl für Augenheilkunde
  • Professor Uwe Schwaneberg
    Lehrstuhl für Biotechnologie
  • Dr. Felix Jakob
    Lerhstuhl für Biotechnologie

Abstract

OPSF475 – Auto-AAT

  • Dr. Cornelius Werner
    Neurologische Klinik (NE)
  • Juniorprofessor Tobias Meisen
    Interoperability of Simulations

Abstract

OPSF478 – Understanding the molecular mechanism of the coagulation process of casein micelles for future production of tailored protein gels in the sub-micrometer range

  • Professor Ronald Gebhardt
    Soft Matter Process Engineering (AVT.SMP)
  • Professor Dominik Wöll
    Juniorprofessur für Spektroskopie kondensierter Materie

Abstract

OPSF479 – Predicting the texture in fast models for plate rolling using model order reduction

  • Professor Gerhard Hirt
    Lehrstuhl und Institut für Bildsame Formgebung
  • Professorin Karen Veroy-Grepl
    Aachen Institute for Computational Engineering Science (AICES)

Abstract

OPSF480 – Modellbasierte Systementwicklung im Maschinenwesen

  • Professor Bernhard Rumpe
    Lehrstuhl für Software Engineering (SE)
  • Dr. Joerg Berroth
    Institut für Maschinenelemente und Systementwicklung (MSE)

Abstract

OPSF480 – Isotropic resolution imaging with two-photon microscopy (IsoRes)

  • Dr. Dimitrios Kapsokalyvas
    Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR)
  • Professor Marc van Zandvoort
    Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR)
  • Dr. Martin Strauch
    Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung
  • Professorin Dorit Merhof
    Lehrstuhl für Bildverarbeitung

Abstract

OPSF485 – COMTEX: Context in Anonymous Short Texts

  • Dr. Oliver Hohlfeld
    Communication and Distributed Systems (COMSYS)
  • Dr. Marco Schmitt
    Chair of Sociology of Technology and Organizations, Institute of Sociology (STO)
  • Professorin Stella Neumann
    Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft (IfAAR)

Abstract

OPSF486 – Model-based identification of molecular signatures for cholangiocellular carcinoma in human patient data

  • PD Dr. Christoph Roderburg
    Department of Medicine III, University Clinic RWTH Aachen
  • PD Dr. Georg Lurje
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation
  • Dr. Lars Kuepfer
    Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB)
  • Professor Andreas Schuppert
    JRC for Computational Biomedicine

Abstract

OPSF488 – The biomechanics of cognitive multitasking mechanisms: An approach to develop event-related measures of postural control

  • Dr. Denise N. Stephan
    Institute of Psychology - Lehrstuhl für Psychologie I  (IfP)
  • Dr. João Pedro Batista
    Lehrstuhl für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin

Abstract

OPSF494 – Wasserstoffpermeabilität von Oberflächenausprägungen und deren Einfluss auf die Bildung von Gefügeveränderungen in Wälzlagern

  • Professor Georg Jacobs
    Institut für Maschinenelemente und Systementwicklung (MSE)
  • Professorin Daniela Zander
    Lehrstuhl für Korrosion und Korrosionsschutz/Gießerei-Institut

Abstract