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17 January 2023

‘Do you also make money as a professor?"

‘Do you also make money as a professor?"

During ‘Meet the Professor’, four 3mE professors visited several Delft primary schools. They gave fifth and sixth grade pupils guest lessons dressed in togas.

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.’

16 January 2023

New methods to investigate the interface between biomaterials and cells to help regenerate body tissues

New methods to investigate the interface between biomaterials and cells to help regenerate body tissues

Lidy Fratila-Apachitei and Murali Ghatkesar received a Cohesion grant to investigate how 3-D printed pillars with features in the sub-micrometre range can affect adhesion and mechanics of living progenitor cells at single cell level. Together with postdoc researcher Livia Angeloni and the other collaborators, they developed and applied a novel method based on fluid force microscopy.

12 January 2023

In Memoriam Anton Paardekooper (1967-2022)

In Memoriam Anton Paardekooper (1967-2022)

Anton Paardekooper passed away completely unexpectedly on 27 December 2022. Anton was a project lecturer at our faculty for six years. While studying mechanical engineering, he was a board member of Leeghwater.

20 December 2022

Joost de Winter appointed Professor of Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction

Joost de Winter appointed Professor of Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction

De Winter’s research focuses on touchless interaction between robots and humans so that in the future, robots can read and understand the intentions and instructions of humans in their vicinity by means of eye-tracking and other sensors. And robots, in turn, will be able to adapt their functioning to communicate their own intentions both to nearby humans and other robots. The vision is to contribute to a future in which humans and robots share cognitive processes and adapt to each other.

19 December 2022

EU Funds SeaClear2.0 for more underwater robots to collect heavier seafloor litter

EU Funds SeaClear2.0 for more underwater robots to collect heavier seafloor litter

Following the success of SeaClear1, which showed that a system of autonomous robots can detect and remove litter from the seafloor, the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme has awarded a second project, SeaClear2.0, nearly 8 million euros to extend the use of multiple robots working together to identify and collect even heavier objects from deeper seas.

15 December 2022

3mE wins both second and fourth place in Best Tech-idea 2022

3mE wins both second and fourth place in Best Tech-idea 2022

08 December 2022

Nastaran Barin has developed a promising tool for studying brain cancer mechanobiology

Nastaran Barin has developed a promising tool for studying brain cancer mechanobiology

Understanding the mechanobiology of glioma cells is of paramount importance for prospective treatment screening of this brain tumour. Nastaran Barin and Angelo Accard developed, in a joint effort with Erasmus MC, biomimetic 3D structures via two-photon polymerization and cultured therein patient derived glioma cells.

22 November 2022

Saskia van Heumen TU Delft Best Graduate 2022

Saskia van Heumen TU Delft Best Graduate 2022

Saskia van Heumen has been voted TU Delft’s Best Graduate 2022 for her outstanding research on the use of LED photoacoustics in treating Lymphoedema.

22 November 2022

ERC Starting Grant for Ali Akyildiz

ERC Starting Grant for Ali Akyildiz

The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Ali Akyildiz. Akyildiz’s research focusses on cardiovascular biomechanics, specifically individual people’s susceptibility to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, due to biomechanical failure in their blood vessels. This 1.5 million euros grant is to cover the costs of a five-year research programme, and is awarded to researchers who are at the start of their career, but have already excelled in a promising line of research.