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    Die Hector Fellow Academy stößt innovative Forschungsprojekte in neuen wissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen an.

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...


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 ...

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 ...

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 attain prevention. Research has previously provided indications supporting a possible link between myopia onset and near-vision behavior. Mehr ...