Go-ahead for TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering
On Tuesday 5 July 2016, the TU Delft Executive Board gave its approval for the establishment of the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE). The Institute is scheduled to open in 2017. Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is an up-and-coming field that focuses on mathematical modelling and simulation. Its areas of application cover the whole spectrum of TU Delft disciplines, ranging from calculating the aerodynamics for a new aircraft design to modelling the human immune system.
DCSE will focus on research, education, strategic collaboration and communication, both within TU Delft itself and with the business community, government bodies and knowledge institutions worldwide. Prof. Kees Vuik, director of research at DCSE, had this to say: “We are delighted that the Executive Board has given us the green light. With DCSE, we intend to become an authority in the field of computational science and engineering. To achieve this, we have several aims in mind. These include enhancing cooperation between the different disciplines and providing support to young academics in developing their research in the field of CSE. As far as education is concerned, we plan to offer more scientific programming courses and develop a multidisciplinary minor. We also aim to promote the process of transition from scientific research to manufacturing. There is a lot of work to be done and we are full of enthusiasm about it.”
DCSE will be launched in 2017. The Institute is a collaboration involving six TU Delft faculties: EEMCS, CEG, Applied Sciences, 3ME, AE and TPM. Its supervisory board is made up of the deans of these faculties. Prof. Kees Vuik is the Institute's director of research.
In early 2017, the Institute will organise a kick-off event for all internal and external partners.
Photo: from Elwin van het Wout's PhD research.