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11 February 2020

Clean oceans thanks to robots and AI

A team of researchers at TU Delft, in cooperation with eight European partners from Croatia, France, Germany, and Romania are working on the development of autonomous robots for underwater littler collection.

10 February 2020

Data-driven approach to facilitate safe mobility

The research programme ‘Towards Safe Mobility for All: A Data-Driven Approach’ has been awarded a grant by NWO to conduct interdisciplinary research on human behaviour during transitions. The coordinator is Joost de Winter, researcher at the Department of Cognitive Robotics and expert in the area of human-machine interaction and car driving.

31 January 2020

‘Professor, will you please come again some time?’

What if a robot shuts down during an operation? How long do you sleep every night? What kind of a suit is that you’re wearing? And what’s your biggest dream? A group of ten to twelve-year-old students from different primary schools in Delft listened with rapt attention to ‘their guest lecturer’, which was followed by a barrage of questions. 3mE-professors Jenny Dankelman, Paul Breedveld, Just Herder and Maarten van der Elst each visited a primary school class in the context of the unique ‘Meet the professor’ event and introduced mechanical engineering in a special way to the students.

30 January 2020

Discussion with fracture and damage specialist Carey Walters

In a candid article, Carey Walters, our 'fracture and damage’ specialist, tells us how his career has developed until now and about the difference between working as a scientist here in the Netherlands and in the United States.

30 January 2020

Angelo Accardo wins TU Delft Health Initiative Pilot Award

Angelo Accardo, expert in the area of Soft Micro- and Nano-system Technology for Life Sciences and Biology, received the TU Delft Health Initiative Pilot award. His pilot project will be about his research on the creation of standardized, reproducible and physiologically relevant 3D engineered cell microenvironments (3D Onco-Scaffolds) to be used as a benchmark tool for proton Radiobiology.

16 January 2020

Digital engine room in the towing tank

As a result of stricter environment regulation, ships will have to use renewable fuels more frequently in the future instead of diesel. This means that the familiar ship diesel engines will be gradually replaced by new technologies, such as gas engines and fuel cells. Often these systems have already been tested on land, but are they also safe for use in the open sea? To find answers to these questions, research Arthur Vrijdag and PhD candidate Lode Huijgens, who work at the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology (MTT), developed a globally unique Propeller Open Water (POW) setup.

16 December 2019

TU Delft works to create a natural gas-free built environment

The consortium WarmingUp, a new collective endeavouring to accelerate the creation of cost-effective and sustainable heating networks, has been awarded a grant worth €9.3 million by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) as part of its Long-Term Mission-Driven Innovation Programme (MMIP). Under the leadership of TNO, TU Delft has joined forces with other key players in the field of affordable and sustainable heat to form WarmingUp. The partners themselves are investing €9.5 million in its research programme.

12 December 2019

Millions for large-scale energy storage research

12 December 2019

Heike Vallery professor of innovative rehabilitation technology at EMC

Heike Vallery, professor of human motor augmentation, has been named honorary professor of innovative rehabilitation technology at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Erasmus MC. This appointment underscores the importance of innovative rehabilitation technology in health care and is an important milestone in connecting technology and medicine.

12 December 2019

TU Delft selected as ELLIS unit for AI and machine learning

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent systems (ELLIS) have selected TU Delft for establishing one of its units for European research excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

10 December 2019

ERC Consolidator Grant for better energy conversion

TU Delft researcher Dr. Rene Pecnik has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his research into energy conversion

10 December 2019

Combination of microscopy techniques makes images twice as sharp

Researchers at Delft University of Technology have combined two existing super-resolution microscopy techniques to create a new method. Many experts thought that combining these techniques was not technically possible. The new, combined method enables researchers to visualize the tiny components of living cells better than ever before. Among other things, this can lead to new insights for healthcare.

05 December 2019

Towards single-cell biopsy with 3D printing

Murali Ghatkesar, assistant professor in the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, has developed a new method through 3D printing that makes it easier, quicker and more efficient to perform single-cell biopsies. It is the first time that 3D printing is being used for the production of micro- and nanofluidic equipment. The results of his research were published in the scientific journal Lab on a Chip this month.

04 December 2019

Microchip for room temperature quantum internet

A key requirement for a future quantum internet is that it will be widely accessible and affordable. This requires the ability to prepare mechanical systems in their lowest possible energy state (the quantum ground state) without expensive cryogenics.

21 November 2019

‘Ruler-less measuring’ at crime scenes

Researchers at TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new ‘ruler-less prototype’ that may make the use of a physical ruler at the crime scene redundant.

18 November 2019

Predicting people’s driving personality

A team of researchers from MIT and TU Delft has developed a new system that sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless.

15 November 2019

How to Expand and Contract Curved Surfaces of all Shapes

Researchers at TU Delft have designed a dilation method that can be applied to any curved surface. The range of applications include medical braces for children, expandable furniture, or aortic stents.

06 November 2019

Research programmes Soft Robotics and Botanic Sensor networks at 4TU event

01 November 2019

Materials experts join the corrosion community in China

Arjan Mol, professor of Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry, and Herman Terryn, part-time lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, were the first international corrosion scientists to receive a Fellowship Award from the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) this month. The fellowship serves to highlight the potential of exchanging fundamental knowledge across continents and further reinforce collaboration with China.

29 October 2019

Dariu Gavrila receives IEEE ITS Outstanding Research Award 2019

29 October 2019

Cybernetics team wins award for best SMC journal paper

Max Mulder and his team received the Andrew P. Sage award at the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

21 October 2019

Neanderthal glue from the North Sea

Scientific research has revealed that a flint tool cased in a tar-like substance is actually one of the few examples of the use of glue by Neanderthals.

16 October 2019

Perfect match between student and supervisor leads to prize-winning design

Winner of the Inspiration Award 2019, IJsbrand de Lange, has much to thank his thesis supervisor for. “It’s because of him that my company got off the ground.”

14 October 2019

TU Delft researchers design new material by using Artificial Intelligence only

Researchers at TU Delft have developed a new material without doing any experimental tests at all.

10 October 2019

The Delft approach to Forensic Engineering

Karel Terwel (CEG), Michiel Schuurman (AE) and Arjo Loeve (3ME) won a prestigious ICE Publishing Award for their joint work on ‘Improving reliability in forensic engineering: the Delft approach’.

26 September 2019

Johan Padding’s inaugural lecture: From chaos to order

On Wednesday 9 October, professor Johan Padding from the Complex Fluid Processing chair at the Department of Process & Energy will hold his inaugural lecture entitled ‘From chaos to order’.

26 September 2019

Paulien Herder to give Van Leeuwenhoek Lecture

Paulien Herder, professor of Engineering Systems Design in Energy & Industry and programme manager of the Delft consortium e-Refinery will be giving the Van Leeuwenhoek Lecture on Sunday 29 September, entitled ‘A world without fossils fuels’.

26 September 2019

Nomination 2019 Maritime Designer Award

Agnieta Habben Jansen, PhD student at the Department of Maritime and Transportation Technology, has been nominated for the 2019 Maritime Designer Award for her research ‘Vulnerability reduction of distributed systems’.

16 September 2019

The Maritime Business Game

Jeroen Pruyn, Assistant Professor at the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, uses in his teaching a ‘Maritime Business Game’ (MBG) that he developed himself.

12 September 2019

Vote for bicycle with steering assistance as best tech idea of 2019

This year the ‘steer-assisted bicycle’, a prototype bike with smart steering assistance, was nominated by KIJK magazine as the ‘Best tech idea of 2019’.

12 September 2019

Surgeons use octopus-based mechanism for the first time in OR

The ‘mechanical octopus’, a steerable laparoscopic instrument used for minimally invasive surgery in the abdominal cavity, has been used for the first time in an operating room.

02 September 2019

Jenny Dankelman receives Professor of Excellence Award 2019

On Monday 2 September, Jenny Dankelman, Professor of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Intervention Techniques at the Faculty of 3mE, received this prestigious award.

22 August 2019

TU Delft’s hydrogen racing car wins second place

The Forze VIII, developed by TU Delft students, was the first ever hydrogen racing car to secure a podium place in an official race this weekend.

22 July 2019

Rubicon Grant for Davood Farhadi Machekposhti

16 researchers who have recently gained their PhDs have been awarded a Rubicon grant from NWO. At faculty 3mE, Davood Farhadi Machekposhti, researcher at the department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, has been awarded.

19 July 2019

TU Delft accelerating the electrification of the chemical industry

Scientists from the e-Refinery initiative, launched last year by Delft University of Technology, are working on a radical adjustment of the chemical industry, currently still based on fossil raw materials, towards electricity-based sustainable production of chemicals and fuels.

16 July 2019

Twelve Veni awards for TU Delft researchers

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to twelve highly promising young scientists from TU Delft.

15 July 2019

Michaël Wiertlewski awarded best paper IEEE Transactions on Haptics 2019

15 July 2019

Faculty receives 2.7 million euros a year from science/engineering sector plan

08 July 2019

Programmable soft actuators show the great potential of soft robotics

Researchers at TU Delft have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements.

04 July 2019

Jenny Dankelman is Professor of Excellence 2019

On Thursday 4 July, Jenny Dankelman, Professor of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Intervention Techniques at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), was informed by Delft University Fund that she will receive the prestigious Professor of Excellence Award 2019.