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.
Herman Terryn receives American award for preventing corrosion of materials
Herman Terryn, part-time professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive the ‘H.H. Uhlig corrosion award’ on 3 October for his pioneering research on the corrosion of metals. Preventing corrosion is extremely important because corrosion causes huge economic damage. The award will be presented during a conference of the Electrochemical Society in National Harbor (Washington , DC).
ERC Starting Grant for Manuel Mazo Jr.
Manuel Mazo Jr., researcher and assistant professor at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Manuel’s main area of research is control systems. The focus of his research is on the interactions between physical systems and the communication and computation platforms and algorithms employed to control them.
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.
Reading tissues with light
It’s important during cancer operations that the tumour is completely removed. Surgeons have to largely rely on their senses during the operation. According to Benno Hendriks, part-time professor of optics for minimally invasive instruments at TU Delft and research fellow at Philips Research in Eindhoven, we can do better.
In 2030 the captain will be sitting somewhere onshore instead of on his ship. From his sophisticated wheelhouse, which will look like the inside of an air traffic control tower, he will survey all ships that want to enter the port of Rotterdam.
A diet for steel
If it were up to Erik Offerman, steel would go on a diet. He believes that half of the alloying elements in steel are superfluous. A diet would be more sustainable, better for the environment and make it easier to recycle steel.
Photonics for faster Internet
A major challenge in photonics is the accurate alignment of photonic chips, lenses and mirrors that are used in miniscule devices. Researcher Marcel Tichem works on a method to let this part of the assembly take place inside the device itself, known as on-chip assembly.
Making precise structures at the smallest scale
Imagine a tiny sensor setting off an alarm when a healing wound gets infected, or the effects of an experimental drug being tested not on a human or animal, but using a tiny chip packed with biological cells and sensors. The biomedical field is more and more turning to technology at the smallest scales.