ERC Starting Grant for Manuel Mazo Jr.
Manuel Mazo Jr., researcher and assistant professor at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Manuel’s main area of research is control systems. The focus of his research is on the interactions between physical systems and the communication and computation platforms and algorithms employed to control them.
Vahid Arbabi won runner-up prize Best Doctoral Thesis Award
Vahid Arbabi, postdoctoral researcher at the department of BioMechanical Engineering, was awarded the runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). It is the first time that this prestigious international prize is awarded to the department of BioMechanical Engineering of 3mE. Vahid performed his research under supervision of professor Harrie Weinans and associate professor Amir Zadpoor.
Publication for Fritz Körmann
Recently Fritz Körmann, researcher at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering received a Vidi for his research: ‘How to mix the perfect high entropy alloy cocktail?’ This week his research 'Phonon broadening in high entropy alloys’ has been published in Nature Computional Materials.
Spectacular drone images thanks to algorithm
Drones can be used to achieve captivating camera angles, but shots of this kind are expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. ETH Zurich and TU Delft have developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently. Earlier this week, the researchers presented their findings at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles.
5 Veni awards for research at the TU Delft
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded the Veni grants this week. The Veni grant provides highly promising young scientists with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
Graphene as a material for solar sails
A team of researchers, the GrapheneX-team, is preparing an experiment to test graphene in space-like zero-gravity, for potential future use as a light sail in space-craft propulsion.
Cheap, efficient and stable photoelectrode could improve water splitting with solar energy
Water splitting with solar energy could provide an efficient route for large scale renewable energy conversion and storage.
From DELTA: The science of screeching tires
Fast curves and burning rubber. Master vehicle engineering student (Faculty of 3mE), Conno Kuyt, has developed the first step towards a computer controlled slip system inside cars.
Master students of TU Delft design objects from a fictional future “a la Black Mirror”.
Reflecting on various, sometimes dark, future scenarios through technology. That was the assignment for students of the master course Interactive Technology Design (ITD) at the TU Delft faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. On Wednesday afternoon, 5 July, the results will be shown during the Interactive Technology Design (ITD) exhibition at the faculty.
KNWU, KOGA and TU Delft to develop optimal track bike for the Tokyo Olympics
The Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU), bike manufacturer KOGA and TU Delft are joining forces to develop a revolutionary track bike.
Experiments with automated driving in real-life situations
On Tuesday 27 June, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen will open the Researchlab Automated Driving Delft (RADD) in The Green Village on the TU Delft campus.
“Self-driving vehicles to revolutionize our mobility by 2030”
The expectations concerning automated driving are running high. Some 95 percent of the technology is ready but the last percentages are the hardest, says Professor Dariu Gavrila.
Students to release jumping robots on Markt square in Delft
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.
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.
Bart Reijnen - Alumnus of the year 2017
TU Delft has awarded Aerospace Engineering alumnus Bart Reijnen the title of Alumnus of the Year 2017. The purpose of this prize is to honour TU Delft alumni who have achieved recognition in the world of innovation and research and inspire students in their study and career choices.
The worldwide online community for Delft engineers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Isabel Arends and Wiro Niessen elected as members of KNAW
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.
TU Delft launches international PhotoVoltaic Systems Summer School
Be inspired at the TU Delft Research Exhibition
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