Delft Designers win €10,000 science communications grant

News - 22 April 2021 - Communication

What makes good scientific output? The conventional answer might be results, papers and publications. But there’s growing recognition for other forms of output too – not least science communication. This year the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has introduced a pilot scheme to recognise and reward scientists active in science communication – including those from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE).

The faculty’s proposal on the theme of AI and Digitisation is one of a number of successful TU Delft submissions. Congratulations to Professor Alessandro Bozzon, Assistant Professor Achilleas Psyllidis and Assistant Professor Willemijn Elkhuizen -  the three lead scientists connected with this grant. Together they receive €10,000 which can be used to expand or enrich their science communications activities between now and June 2022.

Want to get a glimpse of their science communication work to date? Find out about Alessandro’s work on human-centred AI in this film about the Future Libraries Lab. Read up on Achilleas’ Social Distancing Dashboard and watch the film he created for the University’s 179th anniversary earlier this year. Finally get a feel for Willemijn’s work on digitalising our cultural heritage with this article on her work on Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s  The Night Watch.