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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.

06 December 2017

Sergio Grammatico has been awarded an NWO TOP-Grant

Sergio Grammatico, assistant professor in the department DCSC, has been awarded a TOP-Grant for curiosity-driven research in Mathematics, module 2, for his research project “Complex Network Games: The Scenario Approach”. With this TOP-Grant, Sergio Grammatico is able to appoint a PhD candidate.

06 December 2017

Volkert van der Wijk is 2017 Constructor of Merit

Volkert van der Wijk, university lecturer in ‘Fast-moving dynamically balanced robotics’ at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, has been voted the 2017 Constructor of Merit. Volkert van der Wijk knows how to brilliantly combine art, mechanics and robotics.

06 December 2017

Important breakthrough in tests innovative composite screw propeller

PhD candidate Pieter Maljaars and Mirek Kaminski, professor of ship and offshore structures at the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, have made an important breakthrough in their Greenpop research project.

06 December 2017

International universities celebrate signing the agreement for virtual exchange

Following a pilot introduced earlier this year, nine high-ranking universities from across the globe are this month signing an international agreement for a virtual exchange whereby they offer their students the option of taking online elective courses and gain credits for their bachelor or master degrees.

29 November 2017

‘Origami’ lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers at TU Delft are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible with 3D printing. Those additional functionalities could, for instance, be used in medical implants or devices incorporating flexible electronics. In their publication in Science Advances on Wednesday November 29th, the scientists have successfully applied their technique to lattice structures.

23 November 2017

New interactive technology makes rare cell types visible

Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have presented an interactive technique in the scientific journal, Nature Communications. The technique enables them to identify rare cell types among hundreds of other kinds.

23 November 2017

Cohesion project ‘Haptic feedback for maritime operations’ achieves excellent results

Haptic feedback for maritime operations by Arthur Vrijdag (MTT) and David Abbink (CoR) As soon as Arthur Vrijdag, researcher and university lecturer in nautical mechanical engineering, hydromechanics and control technology, walked into the Haptics Lab run by David Abbink, associate professor of human-robot interaction at the Department of Cognitive Robotics, his creative juices started to flow.

21 November 2017

Maria Santofimia Navarro appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy

At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE dr. Maria Santofimia is appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy per 14 November 2017.

21 November 2017

3mE Faculty well represented in NWO’s Perspective programme

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has given six new research programmes the green light within the ‘Perspective for the top sectors’ programme. Professor Ian Richardson (MSE Department) is coordinating the ‘3D printing of large metal components’ programme and professor Frans van der Helm (BME Department) is coordinating the Injury-free exercise’ programme. Researcher Herman van der Kooij is coordinator of the ‘Wearable robotics for people with weak muscles’ programme. He works at the University of Twente and at 3mE’s BME Department.

17 November 2017

Announcement from the Supervisory Board Nicoly Vermeulen new Vice President Operations

Nicoly Vermeulen is to become the new Vice President Operations (VPO) of the Executive Board TU Delft. The university's Supervisory Board has announced her appointment from 1 January 2018.

16 November 2017

New grab unloads vessels faster and smarter

There was plenty of reason to celebrate for transport technologist Dingena Schott and her team at TU Delft. Not only did they develop a design method for a new grab, but the grab, built by Nemag, complied with all of the predictions generated by the models, tests and stimulations that they validated. ‘There is no precedent for this in the scientific literature. It’s definitely the crowning glory of our work,’ says Schott. This Dutch grab could potentially unload vessels in ports all over the world more efficiently and sustainably.

14 November 2017

Linda van der Spaa voted best graduate 3mE

On the 9th of november the Delft University Fund announced the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft. Each faculty has named their Best Graduate 2017, totalling a number of eight recently graduated cum laude students. On November 22nd, during the 2017 Best of TU Delft Award Ceremony, these Best Graduates will compete for the 2017 Best of TU Delft award. Faculty 3mE Linda Van der SPaa has been voted as best graduate student. The Faculty congratulates Linda with her nomination and wishes her the best of luck!

14 November 2017

Student team from TU Delft wins international Synthetic Biology competition

Students from TU Delft have won the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. Earlier this week, the team presented their idea for a quick, on-site method to demonstrate antibiotic resistance in bacteria in dairy cattle. The test would allow a farmer to adjust the treatment if resistant bacteria is detected, and reduce the unnecessary usage of antibiotics.

13 November 2017

Scanner for paintings turns out to be promising new CSI tool

In a special collaboration the TU Delft, the Rijksmuseum, the UvA en the NFI have introduced a new method for detecting ‘hard to find’ and concealed forensic traces. This work was officially published today in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports and is based on MA-XRF (i.e. scanning macro x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy) a technique originally developed for the elemental imaging of paintings and other works of art.