20 January 2022
Matin Jafarian and Ajay Seth have been awarded a NWO Open Competition Grant
Matin Jafarian, researcher of Delft Center for Systems and Control and Ajay Seth, researcher at BioMechanical Engineering, have been awarded the NWO Open Competition Grant for their unique research. Jafarian is developing a novel working memory-based model for early diagnosis of attentional disorders. Seth is working on his research project ‘From fossils to function’, he wants to bring early hominid fossils to life through biomechanical simulation.
11 January 2022
ERC Starting Grants for two 3mE projects
Sabina Caneva and Richard Norte, researchers of the department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council.
13 December 2021
TU Delft collaborates on development of Amsterdam data heat network
TU Delft is launching – in collaboration with infrastructure specialist Firan, the City of Amsterdam and the AMS Institute – the ‘Digital Heat’ project in the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam (MRA). The goal is to develop a future-proof low temperature heat network in Amstel III Zuid using residual heat from a nearby data centre.
09 December 2021
TU Delft to help green the maritime sector with SH2IPDRIVE
Twenty-five companies and knowledge institutes in the maritime industry have joined forces in SH2IPDRIVE: Sustainable Hydrogen Integrated Propulsion Drives. In this innovation programme, they will work together to make hydrogen shipping a reality.
03 December 2021
Grip or slip; robots need a human sense of touch
How can humans instantly estimate the slipperiness of a surface and adjust their gripping, for instance when picking up a wet glass? Researchers have demonstrated that a (radial) strain of the skin of the fingertip is involved in the perception of slipperiness during initial contact. Robotics could use this information, for instance to improve prosthetics and grippers. The results will be published in PNAS.
30 November 2021
Mud research requires multidisciplinary approach
Mudnet, the Delft-based multidisciplinary team consisting of marine and civil engineers researching the properties of mud, won the NWO ‘Team Science Award’ this week. The team was praised for using a great diversity of expertise in subject.
30 November 2021
The formation of kidney stones on a microscale
Researchers from TU Delft developed a method to watch the formation of kidney stones on a microscale, in a so called microfluidic platform. By slightly adjusting the pH and the concentration of specific minerals, the formation could be slowed down or inhibited completely. The research is now published in Biomicrofluidics.
24 November 2021
TU Delft creates one of the world’s most precise microchip sensors – thanks to a spiderweb
A team of researchers from TU Delft managed to design one of the world’s most precise microchip sensors; the device can function at room temperature – a ‘holy grail’ for quantum technologies and sensing.
15 November 2021
NWO Open Competition Grant for Sabina Caneva
In her research project ‘MechanoPore’ Sabina Caneva works on the development of programmable, shape-shifting DNA origami nanovalves for size-selective delivery of biomolecules across cell membranes. The NWO Domain Board Science has awarded Caneva for her research in the Open Competition Domain Science-XS.
28 October 2021