Delft innovation wins Dutch Design award
Wind turbines as inspiration for ships
Innovations from the wind energy sector seldom find their way to shipbuilding, despite undeniable similarities. Researchers in the areas of marine engineering and control engineering seize the opportunity offered by the cohesion programme to change this.
Important breakthrough in tests innovative composite screw propeller
PhD candidate Pieter Maljaars and Mirek Kaminski, professor of ship and offshore structures at the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, have made an important breakthrough in their Greenpop research project.
Cohesion project ‘Haptic feedback for maritime operations’ achieves excellent results
Haptic feedback for maritime operations by Arthur Vrijdag (MTT) and David Abbink (CoR) As soon as Arthur Vrijdag, researcher and university lecturer in nautical mechanical engineering, hydromechanics and control technology, walked into the Haptics Lab run by David Abbink, associate professor of human-robot interaction at the Department of Cognitive Robotics, his creative juices started to flow.
New grab unloads vessels faster and smarter
There was plenty of reason to celebrate for transport technologist Dingena Schott and her team at TU Delft. Not only did they develop a design method for a new grab, but the grab, built by Nemag, complied with all of the predictions generated by the models, tests and stimulations that they validated. ‘There is no precedent for this in the scientific literature. It’s definitely the crowning glory of our work,’ says Schott. This Dutch grab could potentially unload vessels in ports all over the world more efficiently and sustainably.
Rudy Negenborn appointed full professor of Multi-machine Operations & Logistics
Professor dr. Rudy Negenborn has been appointed full professor of Multi-machine Operations & Logistics at the Department of Maritime & Transport Technology starting 24 October 2017. The focus of Negenborn’s research will be on innovative real-time strategies for coordinating the diverse range of components involved in large-scale, networked transport systems.
Save the date!
February 8, 2018: Symposium Maritime Mega Structures
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.
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.