Geoscience & Engineering

The key distinguishing characteristic of our Department is the combination of geoscience and engineering. Our mission is to “Reveal and explain the Earth’s underground resources and support their use in an environmentally responsible manner”
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Breaking rocks in our laboratory starting with drilling samples from large blocks, breaking the rocks in our machines, and finalizing with 3D imaging of the broken samples.

 Why fieldwork is important. 

Water: Do we have to live on the first floor in the near future to keep our feet dry? The film is in Dutch.

What lies in the bowels of the earth? And how do you investigate that? Excavators, drills and drumsticks, anything can be used to investigate the soil. The film is in Dutch. (Het Klokhuis)

22 augustus 2017

EIT RawMaterials quality seal

On 27 June 2017 the European Mining Course (EMC) was awarded the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) quality label. The panel of independent reviewers decided to grant the quality seal for entrepreneurship & innovation in educational programs.

11 juli 2017

Scanning for Syria

The clay tablets with cuneiform writing from the museum in Raqqa in northern Syria have been destroyed or plundered. Fortunately there exist silicon moulds of the clay tablets in the Netherlands made before the war. Dr D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard, geo-engineer at TU Delft, uses micro CT scans to create images of the insides of objects. Now she tries to do the same with the Syrian clay tablets together with two other scientists. So a lot of valuable information can be saved by making 3D scans and prints of moulds.

28 juni 2017

Volg onderzoekers op veldwerk op Instagram #theweekof

Volg onderzoekers op veldwerk op Instagram #theweekof

18 mei 2017

5th Delft Summer School

We are pleased to announce our 5th Delft Summer School on “Wettability and Low-Salinity Water Flooding”, which be held from 3-7 July 2017 at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The deadline for registration is 15 April 2017.

13 april 2017

ERC Advanced Grant voor ontwikkeling virtuele seismologie

Prof. Kees Wapenaar van de TU Delft ontvangt een ERC Advanced Grant van 2,5 miljoen euro voor zijn programma VirtualSeis. De Europese subsidie is bedoeld om in de komende vijf jaar virtuele seismologie-technieken te ontwikkelen, bijvoorbeeld om aardbevingsgevoelige gebieden beter te kunnen monitoren.

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