Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Welcome at 3mE, one of the eight faculties of the TU Delft.
The faculty of 3mE trains socially engaged, responsible engineers. The faculty offers three bachelor courses:
And you can choose from seven challenging master courses.
Research covers a wide range of fields. Researchers are conducting innovative fundamental and applied research at a high international level. In this way the faculty aims to find solutions to the major challenges facing society.
Linda van der Spaa voted best graduate 3mE
On the 9th of november the Delft University Fund announced the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft. Each faculty has named their Best Graduate 2017, totalling a number of eight recently graduated cum laude students. On November 22nd, during the 2017 Best of TU Delft Award Ceremony, these Best Graduates will compete for the 2017 Best of TU Delft award. Faculty 3mE Linda Van der SPaa has been voted as best graduate student. The Faculty congratulates Linda with her nomination and wishes her the best of luck!
Scanner for paintings turns out to be promising new CSI tool
In a special collaboration the TU Delft, the Rijksmuseum, the UvA en the NFI have introduced a new method for detecting ‘hard to find’ and concealed forensic traces. This work was officially published today in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports and is based on MA-XRF (i.e. scanning macro x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy) a technique originally developed for the elemental imaging of paintings and other works of art.
Thinking and talking like a doctor and a technologist
First graduating class of bachelor students in clinical technology. New technologies, such as 3D printing and sensor chips are changing medicine. But we can do better when it comes to surgical lights and stethoscopes, for example, as the theses of the first graduating class of bachelors students in clinical technology demonstrate. They want to make the lives of surgeons, doctors and patients easier with new technology.
A thrilling nail clipper
Engineering for forensics A good nail clipper can mean the difference between a murderer behind bars and one on the loose. ‘You can have the best high-tech machinery in your forensic laboratory, but if you’re not able to enter the right evidence into it, you’ll ever find the perpetrator.’
Predicting waves at sea
Thanks to this technical gadget, developed by Peter Naaijen, assistant professor of shipand offshore hydromechanics at the Delft University of Technology, everyone at sea cansee whether there are waves in the vicinity in the coming five minutes and how the shipwill respond to them. The neat thing about this new technique is that essentially allships already have radar navigation. Naaijen analyses this radar data, which containsinformation about the location and height of waves. Thanks to his innovation, it hasbecome considerably safer to perfor
Using chemistry to close the CO2 cycle
Create fuels out of it, with the aid of green electricity. If we want to make the world more sustainable, then we need to find a solution for CO2. Professor Wiebren de Jong (TU Delft) from the Department of Process & Energy (Large-Scale Energy Storage section, LSE) is working hard on this problem.
Mechatronics 2.0: sustainable form of all-in-one
The Netherlands is good at mechatronics, the multidisciplinary field centred on integrated mechanical systems that carry out their work by means of a clever combination of sensors, actuators and control engineering. Just Herder, professor of interactive mechanisms and mechatronics and new chairman of TU Delft’s Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, likes to look into the future, at what is unofficially called ‘mechatronics 2.0’. Whereas the elements of mechatronics have traditionally been separate entities, Herder is trying to i