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Richard Goossens new chair of TU Delft Health Initiative

27 March 2017

As of 1 April, Professor Richard Goossens has been appointed chair of the TU Delft Health Initiative. Richard Goossens succeeds Professor Lucas van Vliet, who has held the role since the TU Delft Health Initiative was launched in 2009 and has been dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences since 2016.Continue


KNAW appoints Marileen Dogterom to its board

21 March 2017

On the 1st of June, Marileen Dogterom, professor of bionanoscience at TU Delft and professor of atomic and molecular physics at Leiden University, will join the board of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for one day a week. The appointment term is four years. Dogterom will succeed Ben Feringa, who has completed his term.Continue


European grant brings smart industrial robots within reach of companies

23 March 2017

TU Delft researchers are set to receive an EU grant of €7.6 million to develop open-source robotics software. The move will bring smart industrial robots within the reach of companies, since half of the budget will be available for partners in industry willing to work on the development of applications.Continue


Delft University of Technology organises first anti-drone race

17 March 2017

To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 4 December the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone competition DroneClash. During this competition participants use their own drone(s) to take down as many other drones as possible. They also need to avoid a whole series of anti-drone interventions. Teams...Continue


Leap frogging with sustainable innovations in Myanmar

16 March 2017

The Myanmar Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Transport have expressed the need for more smart data measurements and analyses to be able to adequately choose the most sustainable solutions for their water and resource management. The ministries are working together with TU Delft and the partners of VPdelta to jointly develop smart ways to collect these data. Dr. Zam Lwin Tun, Director of...Continue


KLM and TU Delft test and optimise new products and processes in live situation

15 March 2017

KLM and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) today signed a cooperation agreement entitled Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. The aim of the partnership is to develop new products and optimise existing KLM processes in a real-life operational KLM environment, in other words with real passengers at a real airport and with real aircraft. By doing so, KLM is heavily investing in the...Continue


Lotte Leufkens is Dutch student entrepreneur of the year 2017

14 March 2017

On Friday March 10th Lotte Leufkens TU student and founder of CloudCuddle, was named entrepreneur of the year 2017 in the Dutch finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Award. Along with eight other Dutch student entrepreneurs they pitched to a jury of student entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs and scale-up entrepreneurs. In May, Lotte will represent the Netherlands in the worldwide finals...Continue


Improved monitoring and prevention of aging of Picasso and Mondrian paintings

10 March 2017

A consortium of researchers from the worlds of museum, science and industry have developed a method to establish the extent to which titanium white – an important white pigment – is causing modern paintings to age. The method can detect aging early in the process, meaning that timely action can be taken to protect major paintings. The results of the research have been accepted by the journal ACS...Continue


Eight subjects in Top 50 of QS World University Rankings by Subject

08 March 2017

In the World University Rankings by Subjects published today, TU Delft has two subjects in the top ten: ‘Architecture / Built Environment’ and ‘Engineering – Civil & Structural’. Eight subjects at TU Delft are in the world top 50.Continue


‘Access to information after a disaster should be a human right’

09 March 2017
Documents of devastated university in coordination centre after typhoon in Philippines.

When we hear ‘emergency aid’, most of us initially think of medical assistance, food and shelter. However, the large amount of information that is available nowadays is having an increasingly greater impact on the effectiveness of relief efforts. You could indeed go as far as to say that the provision of information should be a human right, as Bartel Van de Walle will argue in his inaugural...Continue


Infrasonic sounds in the earth

06 March 2017

The rumbling of Mount Etna on Sicily can be measured as far afield as De Bilt. Infrasound from the volcano is very low frequency sound travelling through the atmosphere. It is inaudible to the human ear yet still measurable. So says seismologist Läslo Evers of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), who is researching infrasound and conducts measurements using special equipment. On...Continue


Online programming course provides new insights into learning behaviour of children

06 March 2017

It is better if parents do not get too involved when their children are learning to programme. This is one of the results of the research into the TU Delft online course (MOOC) which teaches programming to children. The research on the MOOC will be presented at the prestigious ICSE Conference in Buenos Aires at the end of May. Continue


Researchers demonstrate new type of laser

03 March 2017

Lasers are everywhere nowadays: doctors use them to correct eyesight, cashiers to scan your groceries, and quantum scientist to control qubits in the future quantum computer. For most applications, the current bulky, energy inefficient lasers are fine, but quantum scientist work at extremely low temperatures and on very small scales. For over 40 years, they have been searching for efficient and...Continue


Serious game research: fleeing an earthquake

08 December 2016

During natural disasters, such as an earthquake, people make choices: should I stay or leave? Should I walk or take the car? These choices have an impact on the number of people injured or killed. To explore the factors that influence these choices, doctoral candidate Mignon van den Berg worked with Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo on the development of the...Continue

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