Innovation Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo


DTU plans new research center

DTU Wind Energy, DTU Civil Engineering and DTU Mechanical Engineering are the driving forces behind a new international research center at the Technical University of Denmark.

The Villum Foundation has donated EUR 10 million to the new center, which will be called ‘Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing’. The center will support fundamental mechanical research and the development of new, innovative and sustainable structures and materials.

“The challenges involved in innovating, establishing and maintaining a sustainable society can only be tackled if we acquire more knowledge about and a better understanding of the relationship between materials and structures, which we can then share in a world-class research environment,” said Professor Henrik Stang, Deputy Head of Department at DTU Civil Engineering and the principal applicant.

The three departments, DTU Wind Energy, DTU Civil Engingeering and DTU Mechanical Engineering, will jointly run and maintain the center, which will link new and existing test facilities at DTU’s Lyngby Campus and the DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde.  At least six major research projects will benefit from the research center within the next 2-3 years. Also, the center will also boost opportunities for attracting PhD and postdoc projects.


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