Wednesday, May 31st, the new Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory for Advanced Imaging Research (VLLAIR) has been officially opened in wing D of the TN building. Due to the refurbishment, the different microscopy labs of the faculty can now be found in one place. Previously, the labs were located apart at different locations within the TN building. The new VLLAIR has been designed according to a transparent laboratory concept of Professor Pieter Kruit, who performed the opening. Among the nearly 100 guests were TU Delft colleagues, deputies of the cooperated industries and a number of members of the Executive Board, including the chairman Prof. Tim van der Hagen, who, as previous Dean of TNW, has given the green light for the renovation.
Part of the opening was the unveiling of a spectacular art work of Delft's artist Mark van Huystee at the entrance of the new lab. The drawing captures the history of microscopy, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to contemporary electron microscopes.
Want to know more about the new VLLAIR? Then read this this background article (in Dutch) by Jos Wassink of Delta.
Photos: Robert Moerland