ERC Starting Grant for Manuel Mazo Jr.
Manuel Mazo Jr., researcher and assistant professor at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Manuel’s main area of research is control systems. The focus of his research is on the interactions between physical systems and the communication and computation platforms and algorithms employed to control them.
Vahid Arbabi won runner-up prize Best Doctoral Thesis Award
Vahid Arbabi, postdoctoral researcher at the department of BioMechanical Engineering, was awarded the runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). It is the first time that this prestigious international prize is awarded to the department of BioMechanical Engineering of 3mE. Vahid performed his research under supervision of professor Harrie Weinans and associate professor Amir Zadpoor.
3mE congratulates Veni laureate Javier Alonso Mora
Javier Alonso Mora, assistant professor at the department Cognitive Robotics of 3mE, has been awarded a 250,000 euros Veni grant for his research ‘Robots among humans: safe and socially intuitive navigation.’ In the near future millions of robots, autonomous cars and boats, will coexist with humans. This research will provide algorithms that allow a mobile robot to safely navigate and coordinate with other robots and humans. The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) is a partner in this project.
Publication for Fritz Körmann
Recently Fritz Körmann, researcher at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering received a Vidi for his research: ‘How to mix the perfect high entropy alloy cocktail?’ This week his research 'Phonon broadening in high entropy alloys’ has been published in Nature Computional Materials.
Intelligent robot assistance helps rehabilitating patients to walk
Heike Vallery, researcher at the BioMechanical Engineering Department, has been working with Dutch and Swiss scientists and doctors on an experimental robot training environment to help patients rehabilitating from spinal injuries or a cerebral haemorrhage. This summer they published their findings in Science Translational Medicine.
Fabulous replica of ‘Tower of Babel’ is hanging in our faculty
Ever heard of the Tower of Babel? It is one of Pieter Bruegel’s most iconic works and one of the most famous works in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. You can now see a fabulous 3D printed replica of it in our faculty. This internationally renowned artwork is extremely popular in Japan. Museum Boijmans loaned the painting to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April.
3mE participating in exhibition of 3D reconstruction of lost Assyrian palace hall
A unique scientific partnership was created for the new winter exhibition ‘Nineveh’ at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands. Various international scientific teams worked on the reconstruction of one of the most beautiful structures in the Near East: the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib.
KNWU, KOGA and TU Delft to develop optimal track bike for the Tokyo Olympics
The Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielrenunie, KNWU), bike manufacturer KOGA and TU Delft are joining forces to develop a revolutionary track bike. The new lightweight, aerodynamic bike will take account of differences between individual cyclists.
First student graduated in Vehicle Engineering
On June 30, the first student Vehicle Engineering graduated on side-slips in autonomous cars.
From DELTA: The science of screeching tires
Fast curves and burning rubber. Master vehicle engineering student (Faculty of 3mE), Conno Kuyt, has developed the first step towards a computer controlled slip system inside cars.