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Students Nuon Solar team world champion again
The Nuon Solar Team has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3.000-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.
Progress Nuna9 during World Solar Challenge
The Nuon Solar Team is leading the challenger class at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team increased its lead to 56 minutes compared to the runner-up Michigan. The team benefits from their aerodynamic and compact design, especially on this windy day. The strategy team has, moreover, enabled them to maximize their energy income by avoiding the clouded areas.
First students to complete the Clinical Technology Bachelor’s degree think and talk like doctors and technologists
New technologies such as 3D printing and sensor chips are changing the face of medicine. But the first group of Clinical Technology Bachelor’s students have proven that even simpler, familiar technologies such as operating lamps and stethoscopes can be improved, as shown in their graduation projects.
Amir Zadpoor appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor
On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of biomaterials & tissue biomechanics at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering.
300,000 euro investment for VIBES, a start-up by mechanical engineering alumni
VIBES, a young company founded by four mechanical engineering alumni from TU Delft are going to receive a major investment from UNIIQ, the proof-of-concept fund of InnovationQuarter. This was announced by Theun Baller, dean of the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering on 6 October at a festive gathering at YES!Delft.
Accidents with self-driving cars are considered more serious
Self-driving cars will have to be ultra safe before they can become socially acceptable. A fatal accident caused by a technical fault in a self-driving car is considered at least 4.5 times worse than a fatal accident due to human error. These are among the findings from research carried out by Bart Overakker, who graduates from the Faculty of TPM at TU Delft on Thursday 12 October.
Most important enemy on first race day Australia: heat
A successful first race day for the students of the Nuon Solar Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. They were the fourth team to start, but after a nerve-racking day they managed to pass their competitors. Ultimately, they overtook Tokai University: the Nuon Solar Team’s strongest competitor for many years. Western University Sydney finished fourth, followed by Twente and the Belgian team Punch. The team’s largest enemy, however, was the unbearable Australian heat: with a maximum measured temperature of fifty degrees Celsius in Nuna9.
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.
Milestone: first Nanobiology Master's degree certificates awarded
17/10 start TU Delft MOOC ‘Forensic Engineering – Learning from Failures’
On 17 October 2017 a new MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) starts on Forensic Engineering. This free online course runs for 6 weeks. You can already enroll.
Completely new watch regulator by joint effort of LVMH Watch Division, TU Delft and TU Delft spin off Flexous
Modern mechanical watches are still operating on the so-called ‘balance and hairspring’ principle, a time keeping device that was invented by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1675. The LVMH Watch Division and its R&D Science Institute, Delft University of Technology and TU Delft spin-off Flexous joined forces to develop a completely new regulator technology. The technique is now brought to the market with the ZENITH Defy Lab watch.
‘Geheim van de Meester’ now in theatres in the Netherlands
Last year you got to know the AVRO/TROS programme ‘Het Geheim van de Meester’ (The Secret of the Master), which dealt with the glorious history of Dutch painting.
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.
Kick-off Medical Delta Living Lab Research Operating Theatre (ResearchOT)
The official kick-off of the Medical Delta Living Lab ResearchOT took place on 14 September in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital. Professor Jenny Dankelman, associate professor John van den Dobbelsteen and PhD candidate Frederique Meeuwsen (BME) are conducting research in this Living Lab ResearchOT.
TU Delft opens teaching innovation lab
The TU Delft Teaching Lab opens on 27 September: a place specially designed for new developments in teaching. Lecturers can come here to experiment with their teaching, to share experiences and work together with colleagues. The flexible furniture makes it easy to experiment with different room configurations. Lecturers can also consult with colleagues who have more experience in teaching-innovation support. The Teaching Lab also serves as the headquarters of the newly established Delft Teaching Academy, the community for all TU Delft teaching staff.