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.

 
 

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

 

Approved Seed Fund Projects 2017

 

Seed Fund – Computational Life Sciences + 4-Dimensional Manufacturing

CLS001 – Phase transitions in network models for chronic myeloid leukemia

  • Professor Andreas Schuppert
    JRC for Computational Biomedicine
  • Professor Carsten Honerkamp
    Theoretical Solid State Physics C
  • Professor Tim Brümmendorf
    Clinic for Oncology, Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine

Abstract

CLS002 – Dynamic phase transitions in cortical networks

  • Junior Professor Moritz Helias
    Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine 6 (INM-6)
  • Professor Carsten Honerkamp
    Theoretical Solid State Physics C

Abstract

CLS003 – Schaltbare Spin-Übergänge in biomimetischen Eisen-Komplexen

  • Professor Sonja Herres-Pawlis
    Institute of Anorganic Chemistry (IAC)
  • Junior Professor Kai Leonhard
    Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
  • Professor Arne Lüchow
    Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC)

Abstract

CLS005 – Toward TROP-CLS - Tropical Geometry for Simulation of Phase Transitions in Computational Life Sciences

  • Dr. Satya Swarup Samal
    Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine (JRC-COMBINE)
  • Professor Andreas Schuppert
    Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine (JRC-COMBINE)
  • Dr. Ralf Hannemann-Tamas
    Aachen Process Engineering – Process Systems Engineering (AVT.SVT)

Abstract

4DM006 – Biohybrid membrane systems for long-term stable artificial lung | 4D Lung

  • Professor Matthias Wessling
    Chair of Chemical Process Engineering
  • Professor Jochen M. Schneider
    Department of Materials of Chemistry (MCh)
  • Dr. Christian Cornelissen
    Institute for Internal Medicine I - Section for Pneumology (Med1)

Abstract

 

Seed Fund – OPEN (All Disciplines)

OPSF399 – Comparative mapping of the DNA-methylation status in the blood and transmission stages of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum using nanopore sequencing

  • Dr. Che Julius Ngwa
    Biology II (Zoology), section: Cellular and Applied Infection Biology
  • Dr. Ivan Costa
    Chair of Cell Biology, Aachen Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research

Abstract

OPSF402 – Das Cuprizonmodell der Multiplen Sklerose? Chemische Grundlagen und biochemische Mechanismen

  • Professor Markus Albrecht
    Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC)
  • Dr. Tim Clarner
    Institute of Neuroanatomy (ION)

Abstract

OPSF403 – Individualisiertes 3D Audio: Automatisierte Flächenrekonstruktion und Messung von anthropometrischen Daten der Ohrmuschel

  • Professor Janina Fels
    Institute of Technical Acoustics
  • Professor Leif Kobbelt
    Chair of Computer Science 8, Computer Graphics Group

Abstract

OPSF404 – Selektive auditive Aufmerksamkeit bei Kindern im Vor- und Grundschulalter ? Entwicklung eines kindgerechten Aufmerksamkeitsparadigmas

  • Dr. Sophie A. Nolden
    Institute of Psychology I - Cognitive and Experimental Psychology (IFP)
  • Professor Janina Fels
    Institute of Technical Acoustics

Abstract

OPSF405 – Die apokalyptischen Dimensionen des Weltklimawandels in zeitgenössischen Modellen und Diskursen

  • Professor Jan Alber
    Department of Literary and Cultural Studies with a Focus on Cognition
  • Professor Simone Paganini
    Department of Biblical Theology
  • Professor Andres Schmidt
    Physical Geography and Climatology Group

Abstract

OPSF406 – Development of new high-performance materials for Laser Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

  • Professor Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum
    Digitale Additive Produktion, DAP
  • Dr. Christian Haase
    Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy

Abstract

OPSF408 – Funktionalisierung von Hochleistungskeramikoberflächen mit CaP-Beschichtung durch in situ Nukleation in Simulated Body Fluid

  • Dr. Karolina Schickle
    Institute of Mineral Engineering (GHI)
  • PD Dr. Sabine Neuß-Stein
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology of Interfaces; Pathology Institute

Abstract

OPSF409 – SSALT-Batt: Step-stress accelerated life testing experiments for batteries

  • Professor Maria Kateri
    Institute of Statistics and Business Mathematics
  • Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer
    Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Professor Udo Kamps
    Chair of Statistics and Institute of Statistics and Business Mathematics
  • Dr. Madeleine Ecker
    ISEA – Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives

Abstract

OPSF410 – Augmented reality in der robotergestützten Beckenkammosteotomie

  • Dr. Nassim Ayoub
    Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MKG)
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Ali Modabber
    Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MKG)
  • Jonas Gesenhues, M. Sc.
    Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MKG)
  • Professor Dirk Abel
    Institute of Automatic Control (IRT)

Abstract

OPSF412 – Design of hybrid fibrin hydrogels for analysis of neuronal cell interactions

  • Dr. Purva Kodlekere
    Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry and DWI (ITMC)
  • PhD Corinna Meeßen
    Institute of Complex Systems, Bioelectronics (ICS - 8)

Abstract

OPSF413 – Social VR: How Personal Space is Affected by a Virtual Agent’s Emotional Expressions

  • Sina Radke, PhD
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • Dr. Thomas Vierjahn
    Virtual Reality & Immersive Visualization Group
  • Andrea Bönsch
    Virtual Reality & Immersive Visualization Group
  • Prof. Ute Habel
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • Prof. Torsten W. Kuhlen
    Virtual Reality & Immersive Visualization Group

Abstract

OPSF415 – Intelligentes Structural Health Monitoring von Klebungen im Fassadenbau

  • Professor Gerd Ascheid     
    Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE)
  • Professor Markus Feldmann     
    Chair for Steel and Lightweight Metal Constructionand Institute of Steel Construction
  • Professor Thomas Gries     
    Lehrstuhl für Textilmaschinenbau und Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA)
  • Professor Uwe Reisgen     
    ISF – Welding and Joining Institute
  • Professor Kai-Uwe Schröder     
    Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design

Abstract

OPSF418 – Tailoring domain structure through controlled second phase precipitation in a soft magnetic FeMnCoCrAl high entropy alloy for energy conversion applications

  • Dr. Konda Gokuldoss Pradeep     
    Materials Chemistry (MCh)
  • Dr. Andras Kovacs     
    Ernst Ruska-Centre-1 (ER-C-1)

Abstract

OPSF421 – Adaptive Statistical Language Learning (AISLE): Tracking and Accelerating the Development of Academic Language Skills Through An Adaptive eLearning System

  • PD Dr. Elma Kerz    
    Department of English, American and Romance Studies
  • Junior Professor Tobias Meisen     
    Interoperability of Simulations

Abstract

OPSF424 – Screening for EEG abnormalities in schizophrenic patients on clozapine treatment with a mobile EEG device

  • PhD Ekaterina Kutafina  
    Institute of Medical Informatics (IMI)
  • Professor Maria Kateri   
    Institute of Statistics and Business Mathematics
  • Professor Klaus Mathiak   
    Department of Experimental Behavioral Psychobiology

Abstract

OPSF427 – RNA-DNA triple helix formation by long non-coding RNAs: A novel mechanism of gene regulation in immune cells

  • Professor Elmar Weinhold
    Weinhold Group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry
  • Dr. Ivan Costa
    IBMT – Chair of Cell Biology, Aachen Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research
  • Dr. Kristin Sere
    Institute for Biomedical Technology – Cell Biology, IBMT

Abstract

OPSF429 – Optimal Control in Solar Thermal Power Plants

  • Dr. Pascal Richter  
    Chair of Mathematics (CCES) (MathCCES)
  • Prof. Michael Herty
    Mathematics Teaching and Research Department
  • Prof. Dirk Abel
    Institute of Automatic Control

Abstract

OPSF430 – Integrierte Modellierung und Optimierung des Kraftwerkseinsatzes über Marktgrenzen hinweg

  • Professor Albert Moser   
    Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics, IAEW
  • Professor Marco Lübbecke     
    Operations Research

Abstract

OPSF432 – Pain relief by green light and comforting smell

  • Dr. Markus Rothermel    
    Institute for Biology II – Chemosensation Unit
  • Professor Angelika Lampert    
    Institute of Physiology: Lückhoff Lab – Physiology, with a focus on Neurophysiology
  • Olga Wudarczyk, PhD    
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • Professor Ute Habel
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

Abstract

OPSF433 – Hollow Fiber Membrane Reactor for Cultivation of 3D Stem Cell Tissues

  • Professor Matthias Wessling    
    Chair of Chemical Process Engineering
  • Professor Wolfgang Wagner     
    IBMT Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Engineering

Abstract

OPSF434 – Erprobung von Brennstoffzellen zur Stromversorgung eines PET-MRT-Detektor Prototyps

  • Dr. Martin Müller     
    Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Electrochemical Process Engineering, IEK-3
  • Dr. Thomas Dey     
    III. Institute of Physics B

Abstract

OPSF438 – Numerische Strukturanalyse für das in silico Design moderner Hybridmaterialien

  • Professor Oliver Weichold    
    Chair of Building Materials and Institute of Building Materials Research
  • Professor Dominik Wöll    
    Junior Professorship Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter
  • Professor David Bommes
    Junior Professorship Mesh Generation and Optimization
  • Professor Sven Klinkel     
    Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics, LBB

Abstract

OPSF442 – Microfluidic isolation of bacteria from the human gut microbiome

  • Professor Thomas Clavel    
    Medical Microbiology
  • Junior Professor Dietrich Kohlheyer     
    Microscale Bioengineering Research Group, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Abstract

OPSF443 – Hypothermic Oxygenated machine PErFUsion of kidney aLlografts from brain death donors ? The HOPEFUL Project

  • PD Dr. Georg Lurje   
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation
  • Dr. Wilko Rohlfs   
    Chair of Heat and Mass Transfer (WSA)

Abstract

OPSF445 – Reaktionsmikroskopie an biogenen und fossilen Brennstoffpartikeln

  • Professor Reinhold Kneer
    Chair of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Professor Joachim Mayer     
    Central Facility for Electron Microscopy

Abstract

OPSF448 – Optimal Robust Aiming Strategies in Solar Tower Power Plants

  • Professor Christina Büsing    
    Chair II of Mathematics
  • Jeff Cumpston, PhD    
    Aachen Process Engineering
  • Professor Alexander Mitsos    
    Process Systems Engineering
  • Dr. Pascal Richter     
    Chair of Mathematics (CCES), MathCCES

Abstract

OPSF449 – Machine Learning in Social Neuroscience: A New Methodological Approach

  • Professor Kerstin Konrad     
    Clinical Neuroscience of Childhood and Adolescence Teaching and Research Group
  • Professor Christina Büsing     
    Chair II of Mathematics
  • Junior Professor Danilo Bzdok     
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

Abstract

OPSF452 – Multifaktorielles Modell zur Ursachen-Analyse von Hüft-TEP Lockerungen

  • Professor Markus Tingart    
    Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Professor Georg Jacobs     
    Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering

Abstract

OPSF453 – Heart valve tissue model by cell-coating and assembly

  • Dr. Smriti Singh     
    Chair of Textile and Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Petra Mela, PhD     
    NRW Professorship Biohybrid and Medical Textiles

Abstract