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24 September 2020

Ajay Seth receives Chan Zuckerberg grant for Open Source Software

Ajay Seth, assistant professor at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, has received a grant of US$190,000 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF for his research on the development of Essential Open Source Software for Science. Ajay Seth is receiving the grant specifically for his ‘OpenSIM’ project, an open source biomechanics simulator to study movement to improve the usability, computational performance, maintenance and outreach of the OpenSim open source software and to support the education and training of its users around the world.

24 September 2020

Beach robot on the move during World Cleanup Day

During World Cleanup Day on September 19, citizens were encouraged to clean up waste in their street and surroundings. In The Hague, participants on the beach received help from BeachBot, a robot that can recognize and clean up small waste.

08 September 2020

TU Delft starts programme for robot engineer of the future

How can robots function within various processes in a factory? What is a good robot engineer according to the industry? These two questions were central in setting up the new Master's degree programme in Robotics at TU Delft.

03 September 2020

ERC Starting Grant for TU Delft researchers

ERC has awarded its 2020 Starting Grants to early-career researchers. Two of them are scientists from TU Delft. This European funding will help individual scientists and scholars to build their own teams and conduct pioneering research.

03 September 2020

ERC Starting Grant for Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani

The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, researcher at Delft Centre for Systems and Control. The grants (1,5 million euros for a five-year programme) are intended to support scientists who are in the early stages of their career and have already produced excellent supervised work.

03 September 2020

First Clinical Technology Master's students graduate in the LDE context

To bridge the ever-widening gap between technological innovation and medicine, the new Clinical Technology programme within the LDE alliance was launched six years ago.

03 September 2020

A protocol for flexible social distancing strategies

Full and prolonged levels of lockdown are unsustainable in the long run. More flexible social distancing approaches are already being applied in many countries and regions, while the tools for decision-making are still ‘work in progress’. TU Delft researchers are using applied mathematics to propose a tool for local authorities that enables them to apply a faster and more flexible approach to social distancing.

25 August 2020

Joost Lötters appointed part-time professor at PME

We are pleased to announce that Joost Lötters has been appointed as a part-time professor within the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE).

25 August 2020

TU Delft researchers separate microparticles on the basis of their shape

Scientists in Delft have developed a technique for selectively separating microparticles in a liquid on the basis of their shape. The technique calculates precisely the path that a specifically shaped microparticle will follow in a flow through a narrow tube. This makes it possible to set up a sorting channel, in which the differently shaped particles each find their own way. The new technique, which was published today in the journal PNAS, can be used in a range of sectors, for example in the manufacture of medicines or removing microplastics from water.

31 July 2020

TU Delft research partner in innovative wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord

As the research partner in the so-called Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) project, TU Delft is playing a significant role. Once the wind farm has been built, researchers, led by Professor Jan-Willem van Wingerden, will be able to test their findings regarding wind energy in practice, and the amount of energy generated by the wind farm will be maximised.

29 July 2020

TU Delft students reveal hidden inscriptions from NSB leader

Led by Professor Joris Dik, a group of TU Delft bachelor's students was able to discover the secrets of this part of the wall without damaging it. The students’ graduation thesis was published this week in academic journal Heritage Science.

14 July 2020

Recycling ammonia from animal manure is a good idea

Mahinder Ramdin has been granted 50,000 euros from NWO’s ‘Idea Generator’ programme for his out-of-the-box research idea ‘Recycling of ammonia from animal manure’.

13 July 2020

Never fall again thanks to backpack-like wearable robot

Balance aids currently used in daily life and rehabilitation clinics are helpful but far from perfect. Canes, walkers, crutches, and handrails modify posture and prevent the hands from being used during activities like opening doors, carrying shopping, or answering the telephone. Also more sophisticated tools like mobile bodyweight support systems or robotic gait trainers are bulky or can only be used in specific environments. Andrew Berry, Daniel Lemus and Saher Jabeen, researchers BioMechanical Engineering at TU Delft, led by Professor Heike Vallery, developed a backpack-like wearable robot to provide balance support during rehabilitation; the GyBAR. Fully contained within the backpack is a gyroscopic actuator – a spinning disc repositionable with electric motors – to provide hands-free balance support in multiple activities and environments. The results of the first experiments with human subjects and potential end-users have been published in Nature Scientific Reports.

13 July 2020

Open Science Awards for Joost de Winter and Pavlo Bazilinskyy

The Open Science Awards recognize researchers or research students who have used Open Science to make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.

08 July 2020

Year of the Lecturer 2020: A unique way of saying 'Thank you!'

Changing 'the Lecturer of the Year elections' to 'The year of the Lecturer' and sending a nice thank you gift. What could it be?

02 July 2020

Mechanical engineering students design inventive pack dog

The WB62 student group has won the Mechanical Engineering Design Contest with its pack dog ‘The Scarab’. The prize was awarded during a live online event with almost 500 participating students.

01 July 2020

Delft Technology Fellowship for Eline van der Kruk and Sabina Caneva

More outstanding female academics with a tenure track position – that is one of TU Delft’s most important pillars. The Delft Technology Fellowship (DTF) was introduced to help achieve this aim. Eline van der Kruk and Sabina Caneva are two top-level scientists who have been given positions at the 3mE faculty. This year, eleven fellowships were granted.

25 June 2020

Clinical technologists officially registered healthcare professionals

Good news for the technical physicians who will be first to graduate from the joint programme at TU Delft, Erasmus MC and LUMC. They can use the legally protected title of clinical technologist and register in the BIG register. This makes them officially registered healthcare professionals allowed to carry out reserved procedures independently. Clinical technologists will be given first-line status and therefore have the authorisation to register and declare healthcare activities. This is a milestone in the positioning of this still recent professional field, according to programme directors Jaap Harlaar and Pleun Hermsen.

18 June 2020

Jaap Harlaar and Gerjo van Osch appointed Medical Delta professors

Today, Medical Delta, the interdisciplinary consortium for technological solutions in healthcare, is announcing nine new Medical Delta professors. Two members of the 3mE faculty have been appointed, namely Jaap Harlaar, professor of biomechatronics & Human Machine Control, and Professor Gerjo van Osch, parttime professor Integrative Cartilage Regeneration at the department of BioMechanical Engineering and Principal Investigator Orthopaedics & Otorhinolaryngology at Erasmus MC.

18 June 2020

Impulse health & technology research with nine new Medical Delta professors

Nine professors are now allowed to call themselves ‘Medical Delta professors’. They received a dual appointment at two or more academic institutions (LUMC, Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University) that are affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology research once again.

17 June 2020

Tamas Keviczky and team win the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

Tamas Keviczky, hoogleraar Networked Cyber-Physical Systems and a team of researchers and students from TU Delft in cooperation with the companies Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, Keygene and Hoogendoorn Growth Management has won the 2nd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. Five teams participated, the Automatoes team, with the help of advanced data-driven control algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI), not only achieved the best tomato harvest after six months, but also scored best on sustainability in a fully automated greenhouse.

16 June 2020

Researchers create a new class of rate-sensitive mechanical metamaterials

Researchers at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering of Delft University of Technology have created a new class of metamaterials that can dynamically switch their mechanical behaviour. It may form the basis for practical applications such as fall-protective clothing for the elderly. The results are to appear in the journal Science Advances on 17 June.

04 June 2020

Micro-pipette probe for tuning the volume and particle concentration of liquids

At the PME department, a micro-sized pipette probe has been developed for handling multiple liquids. It is the first time that such a small probe can dose fluid volume, and simultaneously control the concentration of particles inside the fluid.

02 June 2020

Mexico receives prototype of mechanical ventilator developed by TU Delft

The Embassy of Mexico in the Netherlands received the prototype of a mechanical ventilator developed by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) within the framework of its Project Inspiration. The prototype will be lent to the government of Mexico to support its efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

02 June 2020

3mE well represented in TU Delft AI labs

Today TU Delft launched eight new 'TU Delft AI Labs'. The goal is to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate scientific progress. The labs bring together scientists doing research in AI and with AI.

02 June 2020

Tamás Keviczky appointed full professor Networked Cyber-Physical Systems

Tamás Keviczky appointed full professor Networked Cyber-Physical Systems. Tamás Keviczky joined the Delft Center for Systems and Control in 2007 and has worked there as an associate professor since 2015.

19 May 2020

How to convert the mechanical engineering competition into an online event

Due to the restrictive corona measures, the design project of the first-year Mechanical Engineering looks very different this year. What if you are no longer allowed to get together and work, and if you can’t build and test a design in the workshop?

13 May 2020

Two mechanical engineering students victim of Scheveningen surfing accident

We deeply regret to inform you that two students from our faculty were involved in the tragic surfing accident on Monday 11 May in Scheveningen.

07 May 2020

Smart optics against smart parasites

This Wednesday May 6th, Tepitome ‘Tope’ Agbana successfully defended his PhD on ‘Smart Optics Against Smart Parasites’, at Delft University of Technology (3ME faculty). The defence took place at the Senate room of the Aula while four other committee members joined via Skype . Agbana’s research concerns the early detection of malaria, which is the leading cause of death among pregnant women and young children: 11% of maternal and 20% of under–five deaths are attributed to malaria every year.

06 May 2020

TU Delft students share ventilator design for international use

04 May 2020

Frans van der Helm appointed as KNAW member

28 April 2020

Smart shielding wall for care providers

The shortages of personal protective equipment are increasing the pressure on the healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19. In collaboration with Pieter van der Staay, FLEX/design, Delmic, Star-shl diagnostic centres and Scala Scientific, a team of TU Delft students have developed a smart shielding wall that relieves care providers of time-consuming and complicated cleaning protocols.

28 April 2020

Mechanical ventilator to Guatemala

The researchers of Project Inspiration have made all of the designs for their mechanical ventilator available worldwide. In this way, the team hope to reduce the shortage of ventilators in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, a test model has been prepared, and it will soon be sent to Guatemala.

27 April 2020

TU Delft researchers gain new insights into Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring

Scientific research into the world-famous painting by Johannes Vermeer, known as the 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', has yielded new insights. TU Delft researchers played an important role in making discoveries about the brushwork, the use of pigments and how Vermeer built up his painting with various layers of paint.

23 April 2020

In Memoriam Barend Thijsse (1950-2020)

In the early morning of 22 April 2020, our dear former colleague professor Barend Thijsse passed away after a short illness as a result of lung cancer. Barend was 69 years old.

14 April 2020

Mechanical ventilator from the 1960s inspires Delft engineers

Today, a team of Delft researchers and students from the BioMechanical Engineering department is launching a new type of ventilator that is purely mechanical and which you could easily construct and repair yourself. The team borrowed a 1960s ventilator from Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and used it as inspiration. As it works mechanically, no electronics are required. This is particularly advantageous since its production is not dependent on the – now uncertain – supply of parts from China.

14 April 2020

Scientists design ventilator made of standard parts

Amir Zadpoor and a team of scientists from the BioMechanical Engineering department are testing the first prototypes of a ventilator that consists entirely of standard parts. These parts are available locally almost all over the world and can be produced by hundreds of manufacturers. This means that, in many cases, the ventilator can be assembled locally. It is hoped that the design will be able to respond to the demand for ventilators and offer a solution to the logistical problems resulting from a shortage of specific components.

14 April 2020

TU Delft is working on a simple tool to measure oxygen saturation in COVID patients

Arjo Loeve and his research colleagues at TU Delft’s Department of BioMechanical Engineering are working with the Jeroen Bosch Hospital and the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences on a new pulse oximeter that is easy and inexpensive to produce. The pulse oximeter is a crucial measurement tool that monitors the heartbeat and amount of oxygen in the blood while COVID-19 patients are being treated. The aim of the research is to counteract the impending shortage of this tool.

07 April 2020

NWO LIFT grant for Remco Hartkamp and Burak Eral

NWO has awarded researchers Remco Hartkamp and Burak Eral from the Department of Process & Energy a LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Technology) grant for their research on selectively extracting ionic contaminants from water with the aid of porous electrodes via a process called capacitive deionization. The aim of the research is to develop a solution for selectively removing ionic contaminants in water.

03 April 2020

OperationAIR student team creates working prototype for emergency ventilator