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Aktuelle PhD-Projekte

Seit 2014 unterstützt die Hector Fellow Academy die drei Doktorandinnen Margaret Clouse (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), Cornelia Hintze (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) und Margaret Sefton (Universität Konstanz) durch die Finanzierung ihrer Stellen sowie zusätzlicher Forschungsmittel. Im Jahr 2015 kamen Zalikha Murni Abdul Hamid (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) und Daniela Conrad (Universität Konstanz) hinzu; 2016 Joannis Koepsell (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) und Phoebe Pauline Onjira (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie). Seit 2017 werden außerdem Daniel Eppel, Zdenek Prudil (beide Universität Heidelberg) und Sandra Wagner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) von der Hector Fellow Academy gefördert.

Continuum Damage Models for Reliability Assessment of Structural Composites

Zalikha Murni Abdul Hamid – Hector Fellow Peter Gumbsch

The market’s demand for carbon fiber/epoxy composite has dramatically increased due to its significant applications and advantages in the industry. Typical loading on the structures that are made up by this material often involves tensile and lateral bending of the composite laminates. Mehr...


Applications of Non-Invasive Ocular Signal Measurements

Margaret Clouse – Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner

An inevitable effect of the aging process is the development of presbyopia*, by which the eye is no longer able to adequately accommodate. As can be imagined, this phenomenon poses many challenges for the elderly portion of the population, making it difficult to perform tasks such as reading. Mehr ...

Epigenetics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and its Treatment

Daniela Conrad – Hector Fellow Thomas Elbert

Numerous candidate gene association studies and genome-wide association studies have been performed to identify causal genetic variants underlying the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mehr...

Photocatalysis and Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions of Furane-Derivatives

Daniel Eppel  – Hector Fellow A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Fossil resources are increasingly depleted. They have to be replaced as quickly as possible by renewable raw materials, so that a slow transition to a new and modern production of "platform chemicals" can take place. Mehr ...

Magnetism in Perovskite Manganites and Cobaltites at the Nano Scale

Cornelia E. Hintze – Hector Fellow Hilbert von Löhneysen

The exact position of atoms in the crystal structure of lanthanum manganites and cobaltites (both anorganic ionic compounds) significantly influences the electronic structure and thus the magnetic transition temperature and the type of magnetic ordering. Mehr ...

Continuum Fermionic Quantum Gas Microscope

Joannis Koepsell – Hector Fellow Immanuel Bloch

A rich variety of phenomena in solid state systems such as quantum magnetism or high temperature superconductivity still pose open questions on parts of their microscopic explanation.  Mehr ...

Influence of and Climate Change Landuse Changes on Hydrological Variations of Meso-scale Semi-Arid River Basin

Phoebe Pauline Onjira - Hector Fellow Franz Nestmann

Freshwater resource is under constant stresses resulting from continued landuse changes, climatic changes and overexploitation. Mehr...

RR Lyrae stars as tracers of substructure and Galactic archaeology

Zdenek Prudil - Hector Fellow Eva Grebel

Galactic archaeology uses stars as fossils to study the evolutionary history of galaxies like our own Milky Way. Cosmological simulations suggest that larger galaxies were partially formed by accreting smaller dwarf galaxies. Mehr ...

Genetic & Developmental Basis of Color in Cichlid Fish

Margaret Sefton – Hector Fellow Axel Meyer

Cichlid fish are well-known for their beautiful colors and multitude of body shapes. They are found in the East African Rift lakes where they have formed so-called adaptive radiations, in which hundreds of new species originated extremely quickly - sometimes within less than 100,000 years. Mehr ...

Accommodation Behavior and Ciliary Muscle Activity in Myopia

Sandra Wagner – Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner

Prevalence of myopia (shortsightedness) increases considerably in industrialized countries. The mechanisms behind this development need to be fully understood in order to arrive at
prevention. A well-founded hypothesis for myopia development is based on the underaccommodation during near-vision activities (lag of accommodation) which could trigger axial eye elongation (see Figure). Mehr ...