TU Delft maritime hydrogen drone flies longer and greenerResearchers at TU Delft together with the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Dutch Coastguard service developed a hydrogen-powered drone that is capable of vertical take-off and landing whilst also being able to fly horizontally efficiently for several hours, much like regular aircraft.
Two Veni grants for Aerospace Engineering researchersThe Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two Veni grants worth up to 250,000 euros to researchers from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. The grant provides the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
NWO VIDI for research to give robots awareness of their physical limitationsThis week, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a VIDI grant worth € 800,000 to Dr. Coen de Visser of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. This will enable him to develop his own innovative line of research and set up a research group over the next five years.
Eight Best Graduates nominated for TU Delft Best Graduates 2020Today, 3 November 2020, Delft University Fund announced the eight TU Delft Best Graduates 2020. Each year, TU Delft’s eight faculties nominate their Best Graduate. On 17 November, during the TU Delft Best Graduate Award Ceremony 2020, one of these eight nominees will receive the prestigious title TU Delft Best Graduate 2020.
Aviation degrades air quality. How much depends on where you live and who your neighbours are.By far the largest share of aircraft emissions is made up of CO2. But a small percentage of aviation emissions consisting of combustion by-products, such as NOx and fine particulate matter, can greatly degrade air quality.
The LUMIO mission: a cube sat watches meteoroid impacts on the far side of the MoonThis week, space engineering researcher Angelo Cervone gave a keynote presentation at this year’s (online) International Astronomical Congress. His topic: the LUMIO Mission. This mission, one of the two winning concepts of the ESA SysNova Lunar CubeSats for Exploration challenge, aims to send a cube sat mission to the far side of the Moon to watch the impacts of meteoroids.
An energy mix combined with a novel engine concept to make aviation much more sustainableResearchers at TU Delft – together with partners SAFRAN group, Airbus and Rotterdam the
Hague Innovation Airport (RHIA) – will work on an Advanced Propulsion and Power Unit (APPU) to be applied on aircraft of the calibre Airbus A320.