Marine Technology’s floating hoist construction
On Friday 23 June, freshman students studying marine technology ended their year with the annual design day. After a few classes and a tour for parents, the students lowered their floating hoist constructions into a swimming pool.
KNWU, KOGA and TU Delft to develop optimal track bike for the Tokyo Olympics
The Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU), bike manufacturer KOGA and TU Delft are joining forces to develop a revolutionary track bike.
Maritime students’ ‘Wave Parasite’ idea wins Our Oceans Challenge
The ‘Wave Parasite’ concept created by our two maritime students Roeland Schillings and Ruben de Jong was chosen by Our Oceans Challenge, a Dutch consortium of maritime companies, as the best idea to make our oceans cleaner.
“Self-driving vehicles to revolutionize our mobility by 2030”
The expectations concerning automated driving are running high. Some 95 percent of the technology is ready but the last percentages are the hardest, says Professor Dariu Gavrila.
Students to release jumping robots on Markt square in Delft
Self-driving vehicles to revolutionize our mobility by 2030
Dariu Gavrila, professor in Intelligent Vehicles, will discuss the future of automated driving in his inaugural speech on Friday 23. Expectations are running high – current technology already covers 95 percent, according to Dariu, but ‘the last percentages are the hardest’.
3mE Girls Challenge huge success
Last Friday during the 3mE Girls Challenge, eighty tech girls in their fourth or fifth year of pre-university education tackled the mechanical engineering challenge of how to make a walking robot that is fast, inventive and sustainable. As inspiration, they were given a short class by Paul Breedveld, Paul Henselmans and Aimee Sakes experts in the field of bio-inspired technology.
3mE-alumnus Leah Sosa wins the Marina van Damme Grand
The Marina van Damme ceremony was very special this time. Because of the extra ordinary high level of nominees Marina van Damme decided to not give one Marina van Damme grant but two. Leah Sosa (alumnus 3mE/ Maritime Technology) and Jetty van Ginkel are the winners of the Marina van Damme grant 2017. Marina van Damme herself received the Kivi membership of honor.
23 June: design day Marine Technology
The integration project for freshmen Marine Technology students will close with the design day on Friday 23 June. These students have been working on a floating hoist construction that can lift the heaviest possible load. All the knowledge learned in the first year comes together in this project, from hydrostatics to the strength of materials.
Superhero Science and Technology gets its own online open access journal
Delft researcher and editor-in-chief Barry Fitzgerald this week announced the start of the “Superhero Science and Technology” journal at the first international Secrets of Superhero Science symposium held at TU Delft. Fitzgerald is calling for papers that describe new and innovative research in science, technology, engineering and ethics while using superheroes, supervillains, superpowers, comic books or superhero/supervillain films as a link to the research.
New Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR)
On 1 July the new Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR) will open at 3mE. This department will bring together important lines of research in the area of robotics from different 3mE departments in a single department. The department will be chaired by Robert Babuska.
Forum on “3D Image-Based Model Reconstruction"
Using chemistry to close the CO2 cycle
Create fuels out of it, with the aid of green electricity - If we want to make the world more sustainable, then we need to find a solution for CO2. Professor Wiebren de Jong (TU Delft) from the Department of Process & Energy (Large-Scale Energy Storage section, LSE) is working hard on this problem.
Inaugural Speech prof. dr. D. M. Gavrila (3mE): The Intelligent Vehicles (R)evolution
On Friday June 23rd, professor Dariu Gavrila chairing the “Intelligent Vehicles” area will hold his Inaugural Speech on self-driving vehicles.
Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft
NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.
Two Vidis for 3mE: Joost de Winter and Fritz Körmann
Eight researchers from TU Delft, including two from the 3mE Faculty, namely Joost de Winter and Fritz Körmann, received a Vidi grant on 30 May for their research proposals.
Obituary notice professor Edward Valstar
Yesterday, the 3mE Faculty received the sad news that after losing an unfair battle our highly appreciated colleague professor Edward Valstar passed away on 17 May 2017 in Den Hoorn.
Process and Energy contributes to scaling up sustainable production of formic acid
Delft, 9 May 2017 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) is best known for its contribution to global warming. Less known is that it can also function as a resource for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals.
€ 2.5 million funding for flexible storage of large amount of renewable power
TU Delft is now a partner in a € 2.5 million EU Project (Horizon 2020) titled ‘Increasing penetration of renewable power, alternative fuels and grid flexibility by cross-vector electrochemical processes’ (BALANCE).
175 years of TUD: 3mE is joining the festivities!
All kinds of activities are being organised for TU Delft’s 175th anniversary for and by staff, students, alumni and businesses. Needless to say, the 3mE Faculty is joining in on the fun!
June 7th Secrets of Superhero Science - 1st conference on superhero science and technology
Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of superheroes such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the 1st conference in the world on the subject of superhero science and technology. It will take place on June 7th, as part of the International Festival of Technology, celebrating the 175th anniversary of TU Delft.
Be inspired at the TU Delft Research Exhibition
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New master Technical Medicine
Listen and read more (in Dutch) about the new master.
RoboBusiness Europe 2017 19–21 April
If you’re interested in learning all there is to know about the last developments, innovations & applications in the area of robotics, then make sure you don’t miss RoboBusiness Europe . It’s one of the largest robotics events in the world and is being held from 19 to 21 April in The Hague and Delft. Of course, the 3mE Faculty will be well represented, for example by speakers Martijn Wisse and Reinder Happee. TU Delft employees and students will receive a discount.
Technical Medicine Master’s programme to start in September 2017
It is impossible to imagine the healthcare sector without medical technology. Innovative diagnosis and treatment methods call for a new type of medical professional; someone with both medical and technical knowledge, who can form a link between patients and technology.
Technical Medicine Master’s programme to start in September 2017
It is impossible to imagine the healthcare sector without medical technology. Innovative diagnosis and treatment methods call for a new type of...
Christian Poelma appointed full professor Multiphase Systems
Prof. dr.ir. Christian Poelma (1975) has been appointed full professor Multiphase Systems at the department of Process & Energy (P&E) of the Faculty of 3mE since March 7, 2017. Poelma obtained his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1999. At the same university (Faculty 3ME) he obtained his PhD degree (2004) with research on particle-laden turbulence. After postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology, where he investigated insect flight, he returned to Delft as assistant professor to focus on cardiovascular flows. During a sabbatical in 2012 at the University of Oxford he worked on computational hemodynamics. In 2014, he became associate professor.
Dining with 3mE
To celebrate TU Delft’s 175th anniversary, the 3mE faculty’s study associations are organising so-called ‘Dining with 3mE’ evenings. Variscopic kicked things off last week and invited Jaap Harlaar, the new clinical technology programme director.
Joris Dik wins Japanese innovation award
This week Joris Dik won the World Omosiroi Award, an innovation award for projects at the crossroads between technology and art. The concept of ‘Omosiroi’ stands for ‘interesting and fun knowledge’ and is awarded to people all over the world who conduct pioneering activities in the areas of technology and art.
Newly created chair & appointment of Professor ‘ Intelligent Vehicles’ at the faculty of 3mE of TU Delft
As of April 1st, the newly created chair ‘Intelligent Vehicles’ will start at the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) of the TU Delft.
European subsidy brings intelligent industrial robots within reach of Dutch companies
Researchers at TU Delft have been awarded a grant of 7.6 million euros to develop open-source robot software, otherwise known as ROSIN. ROSIN stands for ROS-Industrial quality-assured robot software components and is being funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme. The aim is to bring intelligent industrial robots onto the factory floor in Dutch companies. Half of the budget is available for (industrial) parties who want to co-develop applications. Researchers Gijs van der Hoorn and Carlos Hernandez Corbato, affiliated with the Department of BioMechanical Engineering and project managers at ROSIN, are coordinating the ROSIN project at 3mE.
Peter Steeneken appointed full professor Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems (DMN) at 3mE
Prof. dr. Peter Steeneken is per 1 April 2017 appointed full professor Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems (DMN) at the department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) of the Faculty of 3mE. Steeneken has a broad expertise in the fields of mechanics, electronics, optics, semiconductors and solid state physics. His research at the faculty of 3mE will focus on high-frequency phenomena in structures of atomic-scale dimensions like graphene. Within mechanical engineering, DMN is concerned with the dynamics of these systems and their interaction with molecules and electromagnetic fields, in order to realize new and improved devices and sensors.
Another taste of success for 3mE’s Haptics Lab
The Haptics Lab of the Department of BioMechanical Engineering (BME) has achieved renewed success in partnership with graduate student Lotte Leufkens. The Haptics Lab, which is run by associate professor David Abbink, works closely with national and international companies and the Robotics Institute to optimise human-machine cooperation in the context of pervasive computerisation throughout the world.
Just Herder and Harrie Weinans’ theatre debut about the bionic man
On 28 March 3mE professors Just Herder and Harrie Weinans will take to the stage in a much-anticipated evening about ‘the bionic man, from prostheses to upgrades’. They will be introduced by cabaret artist, columnist and TU instructor Jasper van Kuijk in the café of De Veste theatre.
Improved monitoring and prevention of aging of Picasso and Mondrian paintings
PhD candidate Birgit van Driel of 3mE has, in cooperation with a consortium of researchers from museums, scientists and industry, developed a method to establish the extent to which titanium white – an important white pigment – is causing modern paintings to age. The method can detect aging early in the process, meaning that timely action can be taken to protect major paintings. The results of the research have been accepted by the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
16 March BioDayDelft
BioDayDelft will be held on 16 March, an afternoon full of biology-related research for students, researchers and professors from all faculties.
Watch 3mE’er Amir Zadpoor on Thursday 2 March in ‘De Kennis van Nu’!
The Dutch television program ‘De Kennis van Nu’ will broadcast the research of Amir Zadpoor about the latest bone prosthetics by using 3D-printing and origami of biomaterials on Thursday 2 March 19.20 h (NPO 2).
The best Body-Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses of the future
Today’s Body-Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses could and should be much better, according to Mona Hichert, who will receive her PhD on Friday 24 February at 3mE’s Department of BioMechanical Engineering. In her dissertation, 'User Capacities and Operational Forces, Requirements for Body-Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses', Mona tells you everything about these body-powered upper-limb prostheses and the design requirements for optimal and satisfactory utilisation.
Riaan van ‘t Veer appointed as full professor Ship Hydromechanics
At the department of Maritime and Transport technology of the Faculty of 3mE of Delft University of Technology dr.ir. Riaan van ‘t Veer is per March 2017 appointed as full professor Ship Hydromechanics. Riaan van ‘t Veer (1969) studied Maritime Technology at the TU Delft. He graduated cum laude on the development of a numerical prediction tool for the hydrodynamic behaviour of catamarans, large ocean-going dubblehull ships. He obtained his PhD in 1998 with the dissertation Behaviour of Catamarans in Waves for which a new threedimensional theoretical theory was further developed to predict the complex interaction between waves and the catamaran.
TU Delft monitors wheelchair movements of tennis players during ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
If you wish to improve the performance of a wheelchair tennis player, you need accurate information on everything that happens during a match. Researchers from TU Delft are therefore going to measure sports wheelchairs movements of the top players in international wheelchair tennis. TU Delft will do this during the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held from Tuesday 14 February to Saturday 18 February in Rotterdam Ahoy.