Two CEG researchers receive Veni grant

News - 06 November 2020 - Webredactie

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to two highly promising young scientists of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences. The grant provides them with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years. A total of fourteen Veni's have been awarded to TU Delft researchers.

CrowdIT Space: design and impact assessment of IT-based crowd management solutions for pedestrian spaces

Dr. ir. D.C. Duives
(Semi-)automated IT-based crowd management systems can improve the safety of crowded pedestrian spaces provided that one can quantify and model the impact of crowd management measures on the movement and choice behaviour of pedestrians. This study researches and models the impact of several IT-based crowd management systems using field studies.

A multiscale approach towards future road infrastructure: How to design sustainable paving materials?

Dr. A. (Aikaterini) Varveri
Sustainable infrastructure calls for high-durability circular materials. But how can we design resilient materials for multiple reuse and recycling cycles without compromising performance? This research will investigate the influence of changing compositional characteristics on macroscopic pavement performance to develop durable, high-performance and circular paving materials.

See also all veni awards for TU Delft.

NWO Talent Programme
Together with Vidi and Vici, Veni is part of the NWO Talent Programme. Veni is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. Researchers in the Talent Programme are free to submit their own subject for funding. NWO thus encourages curiosity-driven and innovative research. NWO selects researchers based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge use.