News and agenda

25 February 2019

Innovative stainless steel game changer for car industry

A car that is light, safe and will not rust, that is the goal of the project recently awarded to professor Maria Santofimia Navarro and assist. prof. Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

12 February 2019

PhD defence: Electrochemical recycling of rare earth elements from NdFeB magnet waste

Rare earth elements (REEs) are indispensable in the transition towards a low-carbon economy as they are used in many high-tech and clean energy applications such as wind turbines, hybrid electric vehicles and lamp phosphors.

30 January 2019

The (im)practibility of materials in a circular economy

Our growing world population and increasing prosperity is putting more and more pressure on global energy consumption and the demand for materials. The challenges in the area of energy consumption, materials consumption and climate change are closely interlinked, but the use of materials is often something we take for granted.

28 January 2019

Nanoscale Failure in Steel

In our future energy system, electricity derived from solar panels and wind turbines, and heat derived from geothermal wells, heat pumps, solar collectors and urban surfaces will constitute cheap and abundant sources of carbon-free energy for our built environment and for our industries.

16 January 2019

Research to improve welding process for manufacturing industries

10 January 2019

Advanced electron microscope at MSE

Since the of December 2018, the faculty 3mE is the proud owner of a new advanced research instrument. In the MSE department a new electron microscope, equipped with a Xe+ ion-beam, is located to facilitate materials research in 3D.

17 December 2018

Peter Visser receives the Scientist of the Year Award from AkzoNobel

26 November 2018

Corrosion expert Arjan Mol does not expect a new rust ghost

Since the of December 2018, the faculty 3mE is the proud owner of a new advanced research instrument. In the MSE department a new electron microscope, equipped with a Xe+ ion-beam, is located to facilitate materials research in 3D.

16 November 2018

Chrome-6 is still the best protector against rust

Chromium-6 is praised in aviation because it protects aircraft against corrosion. The rusting and mold formation can have devastating consequences. Yet there is a downside to the chrome-6 medal, because this form of chromium is polluting and carcinogenic.

29 May 2018

Not all yellow in The Sunflowers will last forever

Researchers from the Universities of Antwerp, Perugia and Delft together with museum staff have painstakingly examined Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam). He painted this iconic work, a composition dominated by yellow tints with some orange and blue accents, in 1889 in Arles, France.