21 June 2022
New TU Delft cavitation tunnel should enhance vessel efficiency and reduce disturbance
This week the new cavitation tunnel will be opened at TU Delft. The research in this facility, officially called the Multi Phase Flow Tunnel (MPFT), largely focuses on two topics: the problem of cavitation in vessel propellers, on the one hand, and the potential of air lubrication in vessels, on the other.
21 June 2022
Track-and-trace method predicts best possible resolution in microscopy
TU Delft scientists provide insight into the limitations of super-resolution microscopy and offer a new calculation method to determine maximum resolution. The technology is important for studying processes in the living cell, discovering the origin of diseases and developing new medicines. In addition, their publication nuances major precision improvements previously claimed by fellow researchers. Their findings were published in Biophysical Journal.
16 June 2022
3mE student wins prize for best master thesis at the Energy Challenge Event
On June 9, the TU Delft campus was buzzing with students' ideas about the future of energy transition. All faculties nominated their most appealing course from the faculty to the Energy Challenge Event to present their solution for the energy transition. Of all master students, Bart Boons won the prize with his master thesis about system integration of a high pressure alkaline electrolyser.
16 June 2022
Mechanical Engineering students create design for energy extraction and storage from waves
By 2050, the energy supply in the Netherlands will have to be almost entirely sustainable. In addition to energy extraction from natural sources, energy storage is still a major challenge. Is there a technical solution for simultaneous extraction and storage? More than 500 first-year students from TU Delft’s Mechanical Engineering programme worked for six months on a wave energy accumulator, which converts the energy from the movement of waves into the rotational energy of a flywheel. The design that performed best technically was given an award during the Design Competition on 9 June 2022.
16 June 2022
Heike Vallery has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Award
Heike Vallery, professor Human Motor Augmentation at the department of BioMechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Award.
31 May 2022
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.
30 May 2022
NWO Perspectief Award for Project using Ammonia as Fuel for Heavy Transport
The world badly needs alternatives to fossil fuels that produce large amounts of carbon dioxide, which drive global climate change. One promising alternative is ammonia, which by combining Fuel Cell and Internal Combustion Engine technologies could be used to fuel large ships and heavy road transport.
24 May 2022
NWO XS Grants awarded to P&E research on Smart Membranes and Lithium Batteries
Two NWO-XS grants of up to € 50,000 have been awarded by the Dutch Research Council to Professor Thijs Vlugt and to Dr Hanieh Bazyar: Vlugt for his research on safe and efficient recycling Lithium-ion batteries, and Bazyar for her work on developing smart membranes used in waste-water treatment.
19 May 2022
Echo, the sustainable education building, is almost ready
Vanaf 30 mei wordt het duurzame, interfacultair onderwijsgebouw Echo in gebruik genomen door docenten en studenten. Vanaf het nieuwe collegejaar zullen alle zalen ingeroosterd worden en is de horeca volledig in bedrijf.
12 May 2022
Designing the perfect piece of chocolate
Is it possible to design edible materials that optimize an eating experience and enjoyment? Physicists and food researchers show that indeed it is.