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TU Graz SciPix

Spotlight on TU Graz Research

TU Graz SciPix is a photo and video competition held at TU Graz, which focuses the spotlight on the diverse research being carried out at the Styrian research institution. TU Graz employees send in photos and videos to show how colourful and exciting the scientific work at TU Graz is and to provide authentic insights into their daily research life.

In 2022 we enter the second round. The twelve most beautiful photos and videos will be placed on display in a touring exhibition starting in the fall of 2022. The photos will first be displayed on the Campus Alte Technik, then moved on to the Campus Neue Technik and finally displayed at the Campus Inffeldgasse. The exhibition is open to the public…come on by and enter the world of science at TU Graz!

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Voting 2022

How beautiful is research at TU Graz? We proudly display this beauty in the TU Graz SciPix photo and film competition. The competition focuses the spotlight on scientific work being carried out at TU Graz. TU Graz employees are inspired by the beauty of the scientific work and display it through an impressive photo or video.

In 2022, all photos and videos were again examined by an expert jury for aesthetics and scientific content. And the online audience also voted for their favourite entries in a public vote. The most impressive entries win the jury and audience prizes.

The Exhibition

Visit us from autumn 2022 and enjoy viewing the winning photos in the TU Graz SciPix exhibition!

The twelve first-ranked photos and videos are on display at the Campus Alte Technik in the basement of Rechbauerstraße 12 until mid-January 2023. After that, the pictures will move on to the Campus Neue Technik and finally to the Campus Inffeldgasse. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!


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The tiny helpers of agriculture

Daria Rybakova, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology

Bacteria of the genus Serratia save rape plants from fungal attack. A confocal laser scanning microscope image shows how bacteria (green dots) colonise the plant root (red) to protect it against invaders (www.biocomes.eu).


The Geodesic Heart

Thomas Grandits, Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision

The origins of a heartbeat (green) are one of the main drivers of cardiac function. In our latest work, we investigated how shortest paths (geodesics, orange) can be used to trace these origins directly from the ECG (red).



Dangkhar landslide, Himalayas, Northern India

Markus Kaspar, Institute of Applied Geosciences

With a volume of 20 km³, the Dangkhar landslide represents one of the largest mass movements worldwide. Its geology, geomorphology and history of development were scientifically described and studied for the first time in the course of the dissertation.

Off into the future

Verena Reiter, HyCentA

With the fuel cell bicycle, which can be filled with green hydrogen at the HyCentA research refuelling facility, you are off to a climate-friendly, clean future!

Fail Operational Environmental Perception Platform

Philipp Stelzer, Institute of Technical Informatics

This is a platform equipped with various sensors for environment perception. With the help of the flash LiDAR sensors, safety concepts were tested and analysed in the event of malfunctions or system failures.

The Metamorphic Spinning Wheel draws a picture

Embedded Automotive Systems Group, Institute of Technical Informatics

The Spinning Wheel is based on a rotating row of LEDs. The EAS Group developed both the processor and the operating system. The research focus is on reconfigurable hardware and modular software, which can both be updated during operation.

Liquid Yin&Yang on laser induced graphene

Francesco Greco and Matthias Gritzner, Institute of Solid State Physics

A Yin&Yang symbol is formed by self-guidance and mixing of fluorescent dyes in water on top of a pattern of Laser Induced Graphene with tunable wettability (superhydrophilic/superhydrophobic). More info and video at https://lampselab.com/.

Chemistry for the eye

Manfred Drusgala, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

When irradiated with UV light, photoinitiators harden contact lenses, for example. The spectacularly coloured reaction of an acylgerman as a precursor to a high-performance photoinitiator can be seen.