First students to complete the Clinical Technology Bachelor’s degree think and talk like doctors and technologists
New technologies such as 3D printing and sensor chips are changing the face of medicine. But the first group of Clinical Technology Bachelor’s students have proven that even simpler, familiar technologies such as operating lamps and stethoscopes can be improved, as shown in their graduation projects.
Amir Zadpoor appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor
On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of biomaterials & tissue biomechanics at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering.
Climbing stairs, getting up from a low sofa and walking across an uneven surface, that was not a problem for paraplegic Ruben de Sain during the Cybathlon Experience on October 7, thanks to an exoskeleton, a supportive robotic suit, built by TU Delft students. The competition in Germany for bionic paraplegic athletes saw the students demonstrate the potential of an exoskeleton as an aid in daily life for people with paralysed legs.
300,000 euro investment for VIBES, a start-up by mechanical engineering alumni
VIBES, a young company founded by four mechanical engineering alumni from TU Delft are going to receive a major investment from UNIIQ, the proof-of-concept fund of InnovationQuarter. This was announced by Theun Baller, dean of the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering on 6 October at a festive gathering at YES!Delft.
New wave radar predicts exactly when it is dangerous at sea
Thanks to the ‘wave radar’ developed by TU Delft researcher Peter Naaijen, everyone at sea can see whether they will be hit by dangerous waves in the next five minutes and how their vessel will respond to this. This will greatly benefit the safety and efficiency of offshore operations. His PhD defense will take place on Friday 6 October.
Completely new watch regulator by joint effort of LVMH Watch Division, TU Delft and TU Delft spin off Flexous
Modern mechanical watches are still operating on the so-called ‘balance and hairspring’ principle, a time keeping device that was invented by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1675. The LVMH Watch Division and its R&D Science Institute, Delft University of Technology and TU Delft spin-off Flexous joined forces to develop a completely new regulator technology. The technique is now brought to the market with the ZENITH Defy Lab watch.
‘Geheim van de Meester’ now in theatres in the Netherlands
Last year you got to know the AVRO/TROS programme ‘Het Geheim van de Meester’ (The Secret of the Master), which dealt with the glorious history of Dutch painting.
Inaugural speech: ‘Large-scale energy storage: the gap between now and (n)ever’.
On Friday 27 October, Wiebren de Jong, professor of large-scale energy storage at the Department of Process & Energy, will deliver his inaugural speech about ‘Large-scale energy storage: the gap between now and (n)ever.’ Prior to his speech, a symposium will take place entitled ‘Energy and Chemistry Beyond Fossil Carbon’, featuring various speakers who are experts in this area. The full programme is below. You are more than welcome to join us.
Kick-off Medical Delta Living Lab Research Operating Theatre (ResearchOT)
The official kick-off of the Medical Delta Living Lab ResearchOT took place on 14 September in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital. Professor Jenny Dankelman, associate professor John van den Dobbelsteen and PhD candidate Frederique Meeuwsen (BME) are conducting research in this Living Lab ResearchOT.
Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.