News and Agenda
15 October 2021
TU Delft on board the world largest crane vessel for exploring future Offshore Wind Turbines
How do you install a wind turbine far out at sea when high waves and strong winds make its installation virtually impossible? With this question in mind, a team of researchers from TU Delft, in collaboration with Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and DOT B.V., boarded the world's largest crane vessel this week: Heerema's Sleipnir. As part of a major pioneering project, the FOX project, they are exploring floating wind turbine installation. TU Delft researchers David Fidalgo Domingos, Peter Meijers and Panagiota Atzampou are on board.
23 September 2021
Smart optical and portable diagnostic system for schistosomiasis saves lives
Temitope Agbana, PostDoc researcher at the Delft Center for Systems and Control department, together with a team of researchers, designed the Schistoscope; a smart method for early and easy detection of Bilharzia, a deadly tropical disease.
13 July 2021
Bart de Schutter in various media
07 June 2021
World Ocean Day: Autonomous robot system picks up litter from ocean floor
TU Delft is working with seven other partners on an autonomous system for cleaning the ocean floor. This system consists of a surface vehicle with two underwater robots, which are going to identify and collect litter from the ocean floor. Now that the crucial gripper component of the system has been completed, the SeaClear system is almost ready for field testing.
01 June 2021
Jan-Willem van Wingerden in KIJK Magazine
18 May 2021
TU Delft and Volvo collaborating on Prognostics for new generation of trucks
Now it is time for trucks to join the transition to zero emission, and uptime is key to make this a success. In a new research project with the Volvo Group, Riccardo Ferrari of the Delft Centre for Systems and Control is looking to improve service life through predictive analytics.
30 April 2021
TU Delft starts ‘Wind Farm Flow Control Project’
Together with CrossWindHKN Siemens Gamesa Eneco GROW offshore wind a group of researchers led by professor Jan-Willem Van Wingerden TU Delft have started the work on the "Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control" project. This project focuses on reducing the wake effect by using real-time data that will contribute to a more constant electricity production.
22 April 2021
ERC Advanced grants for TU Delft researchers
Two TU Delft researchers have been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.
22 April 2021
ERC Advanced Grant for smarter control of energy and transportation networks
In the future, we will see an increasing number of smart transportation and energy networks. However, online control of these large and complex networks is still far from optimal. Researcher Bart De Schutter has received a EUR 2.5 million ERC Advanced Grant from the European Union to tackle this problem over the next five years.
23 March 2021
SeaClear project develops the first autonomous robots for underwater litter collection
Today's oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always using human divers. No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first. Check this animation to explore how are we planning to achieve this ambitious goal!