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15 June 2017

“Self-driving vehicles to revolutionize our mobility by 2030”

15 June 2017

Students to release jumping robots on Markt square in Delft

14 June 2017

Review Research Exhibition for alumni

For three days, 175 special and innovative research projects were exhibited in the TU Delft Library. On June 8th more than 300 alumni enjoyed this special lustrum edition of the Research Exhibition.

13 June 2017

400 Delft Engineers at Alumni Lustrum Event 'Technology for Life'

During the International Festival of Technology, more than 400 Delft engineers took place in a festive auditorium. 175 Years TU Delft was celebrated with presentations of inspirational speakers, the publication of 17 historical alumni on the Alumni Walk of Fame and the Alumnus of the Year 2017.

12 June 2017


The worldwide online community for Delft engineers.

12 June 2017

Bart Reijnen - Alumnus of the year 2017

TU Delft has awarded Bart Reijnen, alumnus Aerospace Engineering, the Alumnus of the Year 2017 prize. The prize is intended to put alumni in the spotlight who have earned their traces in the world of innovation and research and inspire students in their studies - and career choices.

08 June 2017

Superhero Science and Technology gets its own online open access journal

Delft researcher and editor-in-chief Barry Fitzgerald this week announced the start of the “Superhero Science and Technology” journal at the first international Secrets of Superhero Science symposium held at TU Delft. Fitzgerald is calling for papers that describe new and innovative research in science, technology, engineering and ethics while using superheroes, supervillains, superpowers, comic books or superhero/supervillain films as a link to the research.

06 June 2017

Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest

The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.

01 June 2017

One step closer to the quantum internet by distillation

Scientists all over the world are working towards new methods to realize an unhackable internet, an internet based on quantum entanglement – an invisible quantum mechanical connection – as networking links. The greatest challenge is scaling to large networks that share entangled links with many particles and network nodes. Researchers in Delft and Oxford have now managed to distil a strong entangled link by combining multiple weaker quantum links into one. This method is essential to realize a trustworthy quantum network between several quantum nodes. This innovative new work has now been published in Science magazine.

30 May 2017

Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft

NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.

26 May 2017

Newly discovered ‘Siberian’ soda lake micro-organisms convert organic material directly into methane

Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes. These organisms grow in sodium carbonate brines with a pH 10 and convert methyl group of organic material into methane gas. On xxday May yyth they, together with colleagues from the US, UK, Germany and Spain, report on their findings in Nature Microbiology.

23 May 2017

TU Delft spin-off Atmos UAV presents mapping drone

On 23 May 2017, the TU Delft spin-off Atmos UAV presented Marlyn, a hybrid drone that combines the flexibility of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. This device can rapidly map large areas of ground for companies working in such fields as fields construction, mining, agriculture and forestry.

23 May 2017

Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought

Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

17 May 2017

Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event

The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.

11 May 2017

June 7th Secrets of Superhero Science - 1st conference on superhero science and technology

Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of superheroes such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the 1st conference in the world on the subject of superhero science and technology. It will take place on June 7th, as part of the International Festival of Technology, celebrating the 175th anniversary of TU Delft.

11 May 2017

Isabel Arends and Wiro Niessen elected as members of KNAW

10 May 2017

Naturalis After Dark x TU Delft

The Naturalis After Dark Show is a unique live talk show, presented by Maarten Keulemans of De Volkskrant, with a mix of science, nature, film clips, philosophy and art. It usually takes place in Leiden, but as part of our Anniversary, we have invited the show for a Road Trip to Delft on 1 June.

09 May 2017

TU Delft launches international PhotoVoltaic Systems Summer School

25 April 2017

Be inspired at the TU Delft Research Exhibition

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19 April 2017

Coincidence and Twitter lead to discovery new crack in Greenland’s largest glacier

Something caught the eye of Stef Lhermitte last week, while he was looking through satellite images of the Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. Almost by coincidence he saw a new thin line, as he was going through ESA Sentinel-1 images for research on melt. He checked other satellite images, and saw the line, apparently unnoticed until then, first appear on July 2016. In a series of five tweets, Lhermitte shared his discovery, hoping someone might be able to shed some light.

29 March 2017

Henri Werij appointed dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE)

The Executive Board has appointed Dr Henri Werij as dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE), starting from 1 June 2017. Dr Werij is currently Director of Space and Scientific Instrumentation at TNO. Werij studied experimental physics at Leiden University, where he obtained his doctorate with honours in 1988. He then worked as a researcher at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) in Boulder, Colorado (US) and at the University of Amsterdam. He has been connected to TNO since 1993, first as a scientist and subsequently in a variety of (management) roles.

27 March 2017

Dutch ‘cameras’ on NASA Science Mission

‘First complete study of all phases of the stellar life cycle’

24 May 2016

‘Matrix signs, rush-hour lanes and regulated slip roads more effective than anticipated’

09 May 2016

Firefighters better positioned with mathematical model

05 May 2016

Researchers demonstrate error-corrected building block of a quantum computer

04 May 2016

TU Delft best Dutch university in THE Reputation Rankings

02 May 2016

Tiny batteries for superconductivity

04 April 2016

Guest lecture on Energy Minister Kamp 4 April 2016

22 March 2016

Three subjects at TU Delft in Top 6 of QS World University Rankings

21 March 2016

TU Delft researches desert dust with drones on Cyprus