University of the Bundeswehr Munich Showcases Cutting-edge Research in Open Day Event
The University of the Bundeswehr Munich (UniBW-M), a key partner in the ULTRHAS project, continued its proud tradition of engaging with the public through its renowned "Open Day" event.
The latest edition of this annual event, held on June 24, 2023, attracted an impressive turnout of around 10,000 attendees. Enthusiastic participants were treated to a captivating exploration of the university's campus, gaining insights into diverse facilities, groundbreaking research initiatives, and engaging discussions with esteemed scientists and engineers.
A highlight of the occasion was the participation of the Institute for Chemistry & Environmental Engineering, housed within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and led by the esteemed Prof. Thomas Adam. The institute utilized this platform to spotlight their pioneering research endeavours in sustainable mobility and the monitoring of air quality. A focal point of their presentation was the ULTRHAS project, a comprehensive undertaking aimed at characterizing and comparing chemically and physically distinct sources of ultrafine particles (UFPs) generated by various modes of transportation, including aviation, shipping, railway operations, road traffic, and braking systems. The project's paramount concern lies in understanding the implications of these particles on both human health and atmospheric processes.
In an exciting development, the event showcased the unveiling of a state-of-the-art brake and tire test bench, an outcome of the collaborative research project known as dtec MORE. Notably, the synergy between ULTRHAS and dtec MORE was highlighted, indicating a shared commitment to advancing scientific insights. This new test bench promises to play a pivotal role in the upcoming second ULTRHAS measurement campaign, scheduled for November 2023. This campaign represents a significant stride forward, seeking to comprehensively investigate the emission of UFPs from vehicle braking systems.
The dynamic interaction between ULTRHAS and the dtec MORE project demonstrates a harmonious convergence of scientific pursuits. As these efforts continue to align, the forthcoming ULTRHAS measurement campaign stands poised to furnish invaluable data and contribute to a deeper comprehension of the intricate interplay between transportation emissions, air quality, and human well-being.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 955390.