Research facilities

The laboratories at TU Delft are state of the art and include the following:

High-Voltage Laboratory

TU Delft can boast of the second-largest High-Voltage Laboratory in Europe. The test facilities include a 4 MV impulse generator and AC production capacity as high as 1.5 MV. Tests are regularly conducted for clients from industry. Recently, a contract was signed with a Dutch energy supplier for research into improved diagnostic procedures and other applications.

Interfaculty Reactor Institute

The Interfaculty Reactor Institute has a research reactor which is mainly used for scientific research. Much of the research involves using the neutron radiation generated by the reactor to study advanced materials. The reactor also generates the most powerful positron beam in the world, which is also used for materials research.

Microlab for concrete studies

The Microlab for concrete studies is a laboratory for fundamental research. Cement-based systems – in other words concrete – are the main field of research, but combinations with other materials are also studied. The aim is to further refine our ability to predict how materials behave by developing a more thorough understanding of the formation of microstructures. Fibre-reinforced concrete is but one example of the achievements of the Microlab for concrete studies.

Dietz laboratory

Research at the Dietz laboratory focuses on flows through porous media and measurements in porous media. Studies into acoustic measurements are but one example of the research conducted at the Dietz laboratory. Mineral extraction forms an important area of real-world application.
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Kramers Laboratorium voor Fysische Technologie

The mission of the Kramers Laboratorium voor Fysische Technologie (KLFT) is to improve the fundamental understanding of the physics of transport phenomena. The laboratory is engaged in modelling, measuring and simulating the impact of hydrodynamics on widely varying processes, from nuclear reactions to crystallisation.
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International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar

The IRCTR is a project-driven institute that conducts “proof of principle” demonstrations in a number of fields, including ground radar and remote sensing. The Centre regularly participates in humanitarian demining projects.

Kluyver Lab

The focus of research at the Kluyver Lab is the practical uses of living organisms or parts of those organisms in industrial production processes. Fermentation processes are an important area of study. The Kluyver Lab aims for increased production efficiency through the genetic modification of micro-organisms. Systems biology is the keyword.

Laboratory for Fluid Mechanics

Most of the work conducted by the researchers at the Laboratory for Fluid Mechanics involves water movements in natural and artificial water systems. The research focuses mainly on processes. Examples include surface waves, interactions with constructions and sludge transport. The laboratory has extensive computer facilities to support the research being conducted.

Laboratory of Acoustic Imaging and Sound Control

The research conducted at the Laboratory of Acoustic Imaging and Sound Control focuses primarily on acoustic imaging. Applications include seismics, medical ultrasound diagnostics and the ultrasonic inspection of processes and materials. The second field of research is sound control, with applications in the acoustics of auditoriums, noise suppression and other areas. The laboratory’s facilities include a “dead room”. Scientific milestones have been achieved in the fields of wave field synthesis, noise holograms and deaf aid spectacles.

Delft Kavli Institute of Nanoscience

The Delft Kavli Institute of Nanoscience has an advanced clean room for nanoresearch. Examples of research conducted at the Institute include quantum transport, carbon nanotubes and nanotransistors. The Institute and the research it does are of world-class standing.


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