NWA Idea Generator (NWA-IDG)(Young) Researchers from the entire public knowledge chain are called upon to submit research proposals for small projects with a high-risk-high-gain focus and with a potential for societal impact. The NWA intends to connect research and society. The Idea Generator call intends to foster curiosity by supporting new ideas into high risk, high gain science projects. The Idea Generator intends to advance research with potential for high societal gain which also comes with a high risk of failure. The Idea Generator supports creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to submit exciting and innovative ideas which are relevant for the NWA-program. In the Idea Generator small projects can be funded to further develop a new idea by doing research. Applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome. Proposals that focus on practice-oriented research, applied research or fundamental research are welcome. (Young) researchers can individually apply, but they can also work together with co-applicants. More information on the website of NWO
Clean Sky AwardThe Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the award to distinguish young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in scientific fields related to aeronautics. The award aims to highlight outstanding achievements of scientists and researchers at the start of their careers. To apply, candidates are required to fill out and email the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org . More information on the rules and procedures is available here
Can ancient algae help replace chromium-6 in coatings?
In a few years’ time, using the external skeletons of algae may provide a safe and environmentally-friendly replacement for the use of chromium-6.
Gas turbines: essential for the transition to renewable energy sources
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Teacher of the Year 2018: Calvin Rans
‘I encourage my students to dig deeper into topics themselves’
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In a breakthrough experiment Marios Kotsonis used plasma to actively interfere with the airflow on the wings of jet airliners.
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Aerospace student Nadine Duursma chosen to receive IAWA Scholarship
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) has chosen bachelor’s student Nadine Duursma as its 2018 TU Delft scholarship recipient.