Year: 2020

Lecture DGNB

On the 18th of November Prof. Dahy gave a lecture at a prestige workshop on “Timber Construction/Bioeconomy” organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen: DGNB eV.


“Interlock” proposes a modular biocomposite structure with a simple interlocking joint as the main assembly aspect, emphasizing the reusability of such modules, and the ease of erecting the structure with minimal means.
This project is meant as an investigative method towards alternative building methods and materials, being part of the ongoing BIOMAT research into natural, recyclable, low-cost, CO2-neutral materials. It is supposed to devise a design and building strategy that encompasses the principles of “cradle to cradle” life cycles in the built environment, proposing a holistic approach to bio-inspired design, accentuating the main advantages of these alternative methods in contrast to traditional building processes.

ZKM lecture

The ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe), which is a renowned well-known culture and arts center in Germany had held the Karlsruher Forum 2020 on Wednesday the 14th of October 2020 with the topic of “New materials for a new world for our future” (Bioal¬che¬mie – unsere Zukunft? Neue Materia¬lien für eine neue Welt) . Prof. Hanaa Dahy has held an introductory lecture in this event with the title: Gold Straw replaces Plastic!

Radio interview (Horads 88,6)

This radio interview discussed opportunities towards future sustainable architecture both in Germany and globally and how BioMat Department at ITKE is supporting that along with all partners and colleagues of the University of Stuttgart and in Stuttgart region.
The interview was moderated by Mr. Robin Christoph Knapp who interviewed Prof. Hanaa Dahy and the discussion covered many interesting developments and ideas linked with sustainability in the building sector and the adaptation of similar developments from other industrial fields including electronics, automotive, textile & material engineering, aircraft design engineering, and others.

Interreg EU Project (Smart Circular Bridge)

Role: PI (Principal Investigator) and Director of the German team involved in the project. Task: Design and construction principle of three bridges.
Coordinator: TU/e Eindhoven, University of Technology, Netherlands,
Partners: TU/e Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, KU Leuven, FiberCore Europe BV, 24SEA BVBA, VolkerInfra BV, Lineo – groupe NatUp fibres (Before Ecotechnilin), Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (Stichting Avans), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Gemeente Bergen Op Zoom, Gemeente Almere, Gemeinde Ilsfeld, Proesler Kommunikation, Concrefy
Period: 2019-2023

LeichtPRO Project: Pultruded load-bearing lightweight profiles made of natural fibre composites (LeichtPRO)

Role: Application and management
Sponsored by: BMEL- Agency for Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR), German Federal Government
Field of research: Development of light profiles processed through poltrusion of long natural fibres
Cooperation partners: German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) Denkendorf, Zenvision GmbH, CG TEC CmbH Carbon- und Glasfasertechnik, B.A.M. GmbH, Steinhuder Werkzeugbau