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17 January 2023

Visualising internal stresses in solid polymers using colour-changing Spiropyrans

Visualising internal stresses in solid polymers using colour-changing Spiropyrans

Spiropyrans are chemicals that change colour when you shine light on them – a useful property in many areas of medicine and technology. Now Georgy Filonenko and his colleague, Richard Janissen at the Faculty of Applied Science have discovered a new use for these so-called photochromic molecules - visualising stresses in solid polymers. Their research is published in the ‘Journal of the American Chemical Society.’

14 November 2022

Can robots invent tools like our ancient ancestors did?

Can robots invent tools like our ancient ancestors did?

How did ancient humans learn to make tools? And can we apply that knowledge to help AI-based robots learn creative skills? Carlos Hernandez Corbato and Geeske Langejans are heading up the TU Delft part of the multi-national METATOOL project, which is a unique combination of archaeology, neuroscience and robotics.

18 July 2022

Liselore Tissen in various media

31 May 2022

European Corrosion Medal 2022 awarded to Arjan Mol

European Corrosion Medal 2022 awarded to Arjan Mol

Arjan Mol, Professor of Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at Delft University of Technology’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Director of the 4TU.Centre High-Tech Materials, has been awarded the prestigious European Corrosion Medal 2022 for his work on corrosion.

07 October 2021

Joris Dik in various media

28 June 2021

Yongxiang Yang in various media

14 June 2021

Geeske Langejans in various media

03 June 2021

Materials scientists join forces to fight corrosion

Materials scientists join forces to fight corrosion

Finding new ways of protecting metal surfaces against corrosion: that is the aim of corrosion researchers Peyman Taheri, Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia and professor Arjan Mol from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. They are joining forces with 11 partners from 7 different countries to accelerate the sustainable development and production of corrosion protection technologies.

18 May 2021

‘Cohesion researchers’ unravel the mystery of hydrogen effects on materials

‘Cohesion researchers’ unravel the mystery of hydrogen effects on materials

Steel pipelines can become brittle due to hydrogen and can therefore break. Fascinated by this urgent problem, Carey Walters (MTT), Othon Moultos (P&E) and Poulumi Dey (MSE) joined forces and turned to the cohesion programme to work on this together.

09 March 2021

Liselore Tissen: new ‘Face of Science’

Liselore Tissen: new ‘Face of Science’

Today, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) announced the twelve new ‘Faces of Science’. Liselore Tissen, PhD student at the department of Materials Science and Engineering and part-time at Leiden University, is one of the 12 new faces.