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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.

08 May 2018

Test developed which predicts degradation 20th century paintings

Titanium white is a pigment used in the 20th century by painters like Picasso and Mondriaan. The ‘bad’ version of this pigment can lead to early aging of paintings when expowed to UV light. TU Delft researcher Birgit van Driel has - in close cooperation with AkzoNobel, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, and within the context of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation+Art+Science+ (NICAS) - developed a straightforward method to estimate the potential risk to painting. This will enable museums to take timely action to prevent damage to paintings. On Wednesday 9 May, Birgit will be defending her PhD at TU Delft.

01 February 2018

Going deeper into the next generation of implants, with three disciplines at once

It has been the undisputed gold standard for implants for dozens of years: titanium. This strong, light and corrosion-resistant metal can be safely incorporated into the body. And yet there is a great deal of discussion about how titanium implants are made. The rise of 3D-printing technology has opened the door to new manufacturing possibilities.

01 February 2018

Going deeper into the next generation of implants, with three disciplines at once

It has been the undisputed gold standard for implants for dozens of years: titanium. This strong, light and corrosion-resistant metal can be safely incorporated into the body. And yet there is a great deal of discussion about how titanium implants are made. The rise of 3D-printing technology has opened the door to new manufacturing possibilities.

23 January 2018

In Memoriam: Prof.dr. Hans de Wit

The Department Materials Science and Engineering has received the sad news that our highly appreciated professor-emeritus Prof. dr. Hans de Wit, passed away in the night of the 21st / 22nd January 2018 in Broek op Langedijk at the age of 71 years. His funeral will take place in Schagen on Saturday January 27.

In the Media

From: Fluids Processing
Kosten van corrosie beperken.

Fritz Körmann publication in Nature Computational Material

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Materials Technology Day 2018

TU Delft Materials Technology Day - June 7th. Get informed about the three large research programmes in the field of production, modeling and analysis of materials. From the latest forms of additive manufacturing to the construction of a table model synchrotron for material research. All these plans will be kicked off shortly.  Please register via:  Infomse-3me@tudelft.nl, before June 4th. First come, first served.