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15 February 2018

Small droplets for better crystals

Sometimes it’s not just the chemical composition of a substance that matters but also the way in which the ingredients are ordered at the atomic level: the crystal structure. For example, the wrong crystal structure of one and the same material could mean the difference between an effective and a failed drug.

01 February 2018

Collaboration grant awarded to Department of Process & Energy and MIT

A new initiative focussing on intensifying collaborations between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Process & Energy division of 3ME has just been granted . Massachusetts International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) awarded Global Seed Funds Award, worth 30,000$ to the Intensified Reaction System (IRS) group of the Department of Process & Energy.

31 January 2018

Professor Christian Poelma’s inaugural speech: ‘Opaque Flows Clarified’

On Friday 16 April 2018, Christian Poelma, professor of multiphase systems at the Department of Process & Energy, will deliver his inaugural speech ‘Opaque Flows Clarified’’. The speech will begin at 3 PM in TU Delft’s Aula

17 January 2018

Paulien Herder joins 3mE for e-Refinery initiative

Paulien Herder, professor of energy systems at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and chair of the Delft Energy Initiative, joined the Department of Process and Energy part time on 1 January 2018 in order to run the e-Refinery initiative. E-Refinery is a university-wide initiative of TU Delft that sees three faculties (AS, 3mE and TPM) joining forces in the field of the electrification of the chemical and energy sectors.

21 December 2017

The scooter as mini Power Plant

Ad van Wijk, endowed professor of future energy system, and his postdoc Carla Robledo from the Department of Process & Energy have succeeded for the first time in Europe in using an electric scooter, which runs on hydrogen, as a Power Plant. In the context of the upcoming holiday period, they had a hydrogen-powered scooter in the ‘Vehicle-to-load’ stand turn on the lights of a mini Christmas tree during the inauguration event of their Mini Car as Power Plant (miniCaPP) programme. They work together with Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technologies (APFCT) in this programme.

07 December 2017

Burak Eral and Luigi Sasso join forces to fight kidney stones

When the opportunity arose to set up a cohesion project, Burak Eral did not hesitate for a second. Burak Eral is a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Process & Energy in the area of crystallisation & solids processing. He knew right away who he wanted to work with: Luigi Sasso, a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering and an expert in the area of micro-manufacturing and sensors. A good match, as it turns out. Burak and Luigi have come up with a method to fight kidney stones.

26 October 2017

Converting electricity and storing it in chemical compounds is necessary for energy transition

Efficient energy storage is necessary for a reasonable transition to sustainable energy sources. This means that we will, in part, have to convert and store sustainably generated electricity in chemical compounds. This says Wiebren de Jong in his inaugural speech as professor at TU Delft on Friday 27 October.

25 October 2017

Burak Eral develops barcode to test the authenticity of medicines and food

In a world where international trade is the order of the day there are, despite strict regulations, an increasing number of counterfeit medicines and deteriorated edible products in circulation. The unregulated online sale of products is a particularly sensitive issue and poses a serious threat to public health. Burak Eral, a researcher at the Department of Process & Energy, has developed biodegradable microparticles capable of distinguishing counterfeit medicines from authentic medicines while acting as product quality sensors .

26 September 2017

Inaugural speech: ‘Large-scale energy storage: the gap between now and (n)ever’.

On Friday 27 October, Wiebren de Jong, professor of large-scale energy storage at the Department of Process & Energy, will deliver his inaugural speech about ‘Large-scale energy storage: the gap between now and (n)ever.’ Prior to his speech, a symposium will take place entitled ‘Energy and Chemistry Beyond Fossil Carbon’, featuring various speakers who are experts in this area. The full programme is below. You are more than welcome to join us.

18 May 2017

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.