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23 November 2023
ERC Consolidator Grant for ultra-sensitive 2D material membranes in frequency-based metrology and bacteria sensing
Last year, scientists at TU Delft achieved a remarkable feat by using graphene to capture the sound of an individual bacterium. In order to improve these kind of 2D ultra-sensitive sensors, the nanomechanics of this material have to be studied in more detail. Farbod Alijani, associate professor at the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Material Engineering, received an ERC Consolidator Grant for this project.
02 November 2023
TU Delft researchers discover new ultra strong material for microchip sensors
A material that doesn't just rival the strength of diamonds and graphene, but boasts a yield strength 10 times greater than Kevlar, renowned for its use in bulletproof vests.
03 July 2023
2023 Professor of Excellence Award goes to Just Herder
The 2023 Professor of Excellence Award has been awarded to Just Herder, professor of Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics, for his exceptional ability to demystify complex concepts and for his special role as a mentor and an example to students and PhD students at home and abroad.
29 June 2023
Three Vidi's for 3mE: Wouter Westerveld, Remco Hartkamp and Carlas Smith
Eight researchers from TU Delft, including two from the 3mE Faculty, namely Wouter Westerveld, Remco Hartkamp and Carlas Smith, received a Vidi grant in June for their research proposals.
17 April 2023
Richard Norte in various media
22 March 2023
New microchip links two Nobel Prize-winning techniques
Physicists at Delft University of Technology have built a new technology on a microchip by combining two Nobel Prize-winning techniques for the first time. This microchip could measure distances in materials at high precision, for example underwater or for medical imaging. The instrument could lead to new techniques to monitor the Earth’s climate and human health. The work is now published in Nature Communications.
13 March 2023
Volkert van der Wijk in various media
14 February 2023
Vijayendra Umesh Shastri has been awarded an NWO-XS grant
Vijayendra Umesh Shastri from the Precions and Microsystems Engineering Department has been awarded a NOW-XS grant for his quantitative de-cellurarization with single-cell resolution project.
16 January 2023
New methods to investigate the interface between biomaterials and cells to help regenerate body tissues
Lidy Fratila-Apachitei and Murali Ghatkesar received a Cohesion grant to investigate how 3-D printed pillars with features in the sub-micrometre range can affect adhesion and mechanics of living progenitor cells at single cell level. Together with postdoc researcher Livia Angeloni and the other collaborators, they developed and applied a novel method based on fluid force microscopy.
15 December 2022