23 September 2021
Smart optical and portable diagnostic system for schistosomiasis saves lives
Temitope Agbana, PostDoc researcher at the Delft Center for Systems and Control department, together with a team of researchers, designed the Schistoscope; a smart method for early and easy detection of Bilharzia, a deadly tropical disease.
22 September 2021
Understanding human-robot interaction critical in design of rehabilitation systems
Robotic body-weight support (BWS) devices can play a key role in helping people with neurological disorders to improve their walking. The team that developed the advanced body-weight support device RYSEN in 2018 has since gained more fundamental insight in BWS but also concludes that improvement in this field is necessary.
16 September 2021
Position paper: AI as an accelerator of the energy transition
Making a significant contribution to creating opportunities for a CO2-free energy system, this is what 150 representatives from the business community, knowledge institutions and government are working on within the Dutch AI Coalition. The Energy and Sustainability working group collaborated on the position paper 'AI as an accelerator of the energy transition', which sets out the opportunities for a CO2-free energy system. Researchers from TU Delft have made an active contribution to this agenda.
16 September 2021
Delft researchers unmask millions of unsafe face masks
10 September 2021
TU Delft, NFI and police develop smart technique for forensic photography
Every trace or other piece of evidence at a crime scene has to be thoroughly examined. Traces that cannot be taken away or stored, such as blood spatters, is visualised with a ruler to indicate its size. TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method for the police that will soon make the ruler obsolete and make it easier to measure all kinds of forensic evidence.
07 September 2021
Angelo Accardo has been awarded two NWO Open Competition Grants
Angelo Accardo, assistant professor at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME), has been awarded two NWO Open Competition Grants to address this need by developing 3D engineered cell micro-environments using light-assisted fabrication techniques.
02 September 2021
Peter Wellens best lecturer of the year 2020-2021
‘I don’t give instruction, I give feedback,’ says Peter Wellens. He has been elected best lecturer for the academic year 2020-2021 at the 3mE Faculty.
02 September 2021
Results election of the best lecturer 2020-2021
All students from the 3mE Faculty had the opportunity to vote for the best lecturer of the academic year 2020-2021. This award allows them show their appreciation for these lecturers’ unique and creative teaching styles.
14 July 2021
Laura Marchal Crespo receives Vidi
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two TU Delft researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. From the 3mE faculty Laura Marchal Crespo, researcher at the department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR), was honoured with an award. Marchal Crespo’s research focuses on robotic systems to maximize post-stroke recovery.
13 July 2021
Clinical Technology students showcase care innovations and complete bachelor’s degree
During the KTO closing symposium, 109 bachelor students presented impressive examples of technological innovations for healthcare that they developed with medical centres. It was a win-win situation: the students completed their bachelor’s degree and the healthcare institutions can further develop and apply these exciting ideas.
13 July 2021
Prospective Clinical Technologist presents Theun Baller with ‘self-portrait’
An interview in the science section of the NRC with Boy Koot, Clinical Technologist at Erasmus MC, entrepreneur and professor. Date: 6 October 2036. This is device Clinical Technology bachelor student Boy Koot used for his ‘self-portrait’ for the academic skills section.
05 July 2021
Technology built into baseball jersey prevents injuries
Bart van Trigt, researcher at TU Delft’s Department of BioMechanical Engineering, worked with a team of scientists and scientific entrepreneur Erik van der Graaff to develop an injury model to reduce injuries: Pitch Perfect. Van Trigt received an ‘Implementeren met impact’ grant from ZonMw, which he can now use to test the injury model on Dutch players.
01 July 2021
Mechanical Engineering students design solution for high-altitude assembly
Almost 600 first-year mechanical engineering students at TU Delft spent six months working on the best possible design for a ‘Climbing Stacker’, which could help to assemble increasingly large wind turbines in a more efficient way, for example. The design that performed best technically received an award during the design competition on 16 June 2021.
01 July 2021
Horizon 2020 funding for MAGPIE project
Researchers of the 3mE and EEMCS of the TU Delft and two organisations within Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) are part of a project that has been awarded nearly € 25 million in EU funding for a project that will improve the sustainability of ports in the European Union .
17 June 2021
Women are consciously opting for mechanical engineering
In June 1921, exactly a century ago, Stanny Koopman was the first woman to graduate from the mechanical engineering programme in Delft. It would take another 40 years before Diny Lammens would replicate that feat, becoming the second woman to graduate in 1959. Nowadays, dozens of women graduate every year from the Mechanical Engineering master’s programme, and that number is rising steadily.
10 June 2021
Heading for AI: a joint agenda for maritime ambitions in the field of AI
The Port & Maritime working group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) has presented a position paper ‘Koersen op AI‘ (Heading for AI) on 10 June 2021, detailing the maritime ambitions in the field of AI. As part of the core group of this working group, TU Delft researchers have actively contributed to this joint agenda.
07 June 2021
World Ocean Day: Autonomous robot system picks up litter from ocean floor
TU Delft is working with seven other partners on an autonomous system for cleaning the ocean floor. This system consists of a surface vehicle with two underwater robots, which are going to identify and collect litter from the ocean floor. Now that the crucial gripper component of the system has been completed, the SeaClear system is almost ready for field testing.
03 June 2021
Materials scientists join forces to fight corrosion
Finding new ways of protecting metal surfaces against corrosion: that is the aim of corrosion researchers Peyman Taheri, Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia and professor Arjan Mol from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. They are joining forces with 11 partners from 7 different countries to accelerate the sustainable development and production of corrosion protection technologies.
01 June 2021
A look at an accessible and inclusive 3mE bachelor environment
All students should feel at home in the programme and feel challenged and free to develop their talents. To learn more about the potentially unconscious yet undesirable dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, 3mE is conducting a survey asking bachelor students about their perception of inclusion and diversity and their sense of belonging to the faculty.
31 May 2021
Underwater robot does not need help on the ocean floor
Robots can perform jobs underwater that are too complex or dangerous for humans. That is, if they can manage on their own, because no one can help them down there. The REMARO project works on its control systems and trains PhD students in programming work.
18 May 2021
TU Delft and Volvo collaborating on Prognostics for new generation of trucks
Now it is time for trucks to join the transition to zero emission, and uptime is key to make this a success. In a new research project with the Volvo Group, Riccardo Ferrari of the Delft Centre for Systems and Control is looking to improve service life through predictive analytics.
18 May 2021
‘Cohesion researchers’ unravel the mystery of hydrogen effects on materials
Steel pipelines can become brittle due to hydrogen and can therefore break. Fascinated by this urgent problem, Carey Walters (MTT), Othon Moultos (P&E) and Poulumi Dey (MSE) joined forces and turned to the cohesion programme to work on this together.
10 May 2021
A little walk can make ridesharing a lot more efficient
Ridesharing can benefit from using pick-up and drop-off points and asking users to walk a small distance. Researchers at TU Delft have analyzed this by using a real dataset of 10.000 Manhattan taxi trips. They have published their results online in Transportation Research Part C.
30 April 2021
TU Delft starts ‘Wind Farm Flow Control Project’
Together with CrossWindHKN Siemens Gamesa Eneco GROW offshore wind a group of researchers led by professor Jan-Willem Van Wingerden TU Delft have started the work on the "Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control" project. This project focuses on reducing the wake effect by using real-time data that will contribute to a more constant electricity production.
22 April 2021
ERC Advanced Grant for smarter control of energy and transportation networks
In the future, we will see an increasing number of smart transportation and energy networks. However, online control of these large and complex networks is still far from optimal. Researcher Bart De Schutter has received a EUR 2.5 million ERC Advanced Grant from the European Union to tackle this problem over the next five years.
22 April 2021
Girls’ Day 2021: primary school introduced to BioMechanical Engineering
An operating robot inspired by the strength and movements of an animal. And an extremely strong human bone, the largest part of which resembles a sponge. During Girls’ Day 2021, Aimée Sakes and Eline Kolken (assistant professor and PhD student in BioMechanical Engineering) introduced pupils from the ages of 10 to 12 to the world of BioMechanical Engineering.
22 April 2021
Biomechanics researchers ‘appreciated’ for science communication
Researchers from the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, have been committed to science communication for years, on their own initiative. That’s why the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is rewarding these enthusiastic biomechanical engineers with the Pilot Fund Science Communication ‘Appreciated’ of 10.000 euros.
19 April 2021
TU Delft develops ‘stumble tracker’ for trauma surgeon
We’re all familiar with the step tracker these days. Now there’s something new: the stumble tracker. This invention by TU Delft is helping a trauma surgeon at Erasmus MC to measure whether people using a new kind of prosthetic leg stumble less frequently. ‘This partnership has a bright future.’
14 April 2021
TU Delft research partner at solar parking lot in Dronten
A parking lot with solar panels where renewable energy generation, electric charging and energy storage are cleverly integrated. In the Municipality of Dronten, the official opening of a parking lot with 1,100 solar panels is taking place today, which, in combination with a large battery, will make the town hall energy-neutral.
25 March 2021
TU Delft participates in development of energy label for yachts
How enviromentally friendly is yacht building actually? Can you compare one yacht to another? And how can we ensure that all yacht builders take the same approach, so that we can ultimately reduce the footprint of yachts?
11 March 2021
Tech for Health: building a unique Erasmus MC lab to combat arthritis
This month, the University Fund and TU Delft launched a campaign called Tech for Health | Better healthcare thanks to Delft technology. The campaign comprises seven pioneering and illustrative studies, each symbolising the many unique innovations and collaborations taking place at TU Delft and the medical centres.
11 March 2021
Gerjo van Osch receives Suffrage Science Award on International Women’s Day
Gerjo van Osch, part-time professor of Integrative Cartilage Regeneration at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering and principal investigator at the Department of Orthopaedics & Otorhinolaryngology at Erasmus MC, received the Engineering and Physical Sciences Suffrage Science award on International Women’s Day.
09 March 2021
Liselore Tissen: new ‘Face of Science’
Today, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) announced the twelve new ‘Faces of Science’. Liselore Tissen, PhD student at the department of Materials Science and Engineering and part-time at Leiden University, is one of the 12 new faces.
01 March 2021
Simulations to make insight into electrokinetic transport more reliable
Researcher Remco Hartkamp and PhD student Max Döpke of the Process & Energy Department have taken an important step in making simulation results for electrokinetic transport more reliable by using molecular simulations.
24 February 2021
TU Delft develops 'brains' for buildings
A large consortium led by TU Delft is going to provide ‘brains’ to buildings. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 6.9 million euro to the Brains 4 Buildings project.
17 February 2021
Researchers clarify the microscopic origin of dissipation with graphene
Associate professor Farbod Alijani and PhD student Ata Keşkekler have provided supporting evidence for the existence of a nonlinear dissipation mechanism in mechanical systems.
01 February 2021
TU Delft and ASML map non-visible materials at nanoscale with ultrasound
The increasing miniaturisation of electrical components in industry requires a new imaging technique at the nanometre scale. Delft researcher Gerard Verbiest and ASML have developed a first proof-of-concept method that they now plan to further develop.
28 January 2021
Deep-sea mining less harmful to environment thanks to new ‘minerals collector’
. Rudy Helmons, onderzoeker Offshore and Dredging engineering, ontwierp in samenwerking met IHC Mining de collector 2.0. Een op waterdruk gestuurde ‘stofzuiger’ die grondstoffen op de zeebodem verzamelt waarbij minder sediment opgepakt wordt en minder water verloren gaat.
07 January 2021
ERC Proof of Concept grant for Farbod Alijani
Farbod Alijani, Associate Professor at the department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council. He is one of 55 ERC grant holders that are set to receive top-up funding in this round to explore the commercial or innovation potential of the results of their EU-funded research.
17 December 2020
Award for paper on world’s first catheter able to make S-shaped curves in all directions
A team of researchers from the Department of BioMechanical Engineering and the Bio-Inspired Technology Group (BITE) has developed the ‘4 DoF Steerable Sigma Catheter’, the world’s first catheter with a tip able to make S-shaped curves. This catheter is controlled by two joysticks and was developed for complex interventions in the heart.