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08 February 2023

Working in this field is a life of puzzles

Working in this field is a life of puzzles

Looking at aircraft sound. A title that takes a while to land. How can you look at sound? And, what information does it provide? Mirjam Snellen, Full Professor ‘Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects (ANCE), knows all about it. On Friday, Feb. 3, she held her inaugural address in the TU Delft Auditorium. An impressive speech about the need for new computational models for sustainable aviation.

07 February 2023

COMP-ECO: TU Delft teams up with Polish composites ecosystem

COMP-ECO: TU Delft teams up with Polish composites ecosystem

TU Delft is partnering with Technology Partners Warsaw, TU Dresden, the Polish Air Force Institute of Technology and Warsaw University of Technology to strengthen the Polish Mazovia region’s position as a competence hub for multifunctional composites and smart structures.

31 January 2023

ERC Consolidator Grant for Kunal Masania's living composites

ERC Consolidator Grant for Kunal Masania's living composites

The European Research Council has awarded Associate Professor of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Dr Kunal Masania an ERC Consolidator Grant of €2 million for his research proposal AM-IMATE. This research on living composites can lead to ground breaking technology for making aviation more sustainable.

17 January 2023

Emeritus Professor Prof.Dr. Jaap Schijve passed away

Emeritus Professor Prof.Dr. Jaap Schijve passed away

On Friday 13 January 2023, Emeritus Professor Jaap Schijve passed away at the age of 95. Professor Schijve graduated from TH Delft in 1953.

15 December 2022

Flight altitude determines climate impact of hypersonic aircraft

Flight altitude determines climate impact of hypersonic aircraft

Researchers at the German Aerospace Centre DLR, TU Delft and the Université Paris-Saclay have found that the climate impact of hypersonic aircraft flying on liquid hydrogen at 25 and 35 km altitude is at least 10 to 20 times worse than that of a regular subsonic aircraft at around 10 km altitude serving the same routes and number of passengers. This is due to the accumulation of water vapour in the stratosphere.

06 December 2022

TU Delft students successful in Vertical Flight Society Student Competition

TU Delft students successful in Vertical Flight Society Student Competition

A team of six students from The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering led by Dr. Marilena Pavel have designed an electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi that is fully accessible for passengers with transportation difficulties. In these types of small aircraft designs this is still often overlooked. With this design, the team won the 2nd place in The Vertical Flight Society Annual Student Design Competition, Undergraduate category.

01 December 2022

Most nitrogen deposition from aviation comes from high altitude

Most nitrogen deposition from aviation comes from high altitude

Aircraft emit nitrogen oxides and other emissions during both the LTO-phase (taxiing, take-off and landing) and when flying at high altitudes. These emissions return to the ground, resulting in nitrogen deposited over land and water bodies. Using an atmospheric model, researchers at TU Delft have quantified - for the first time - that in 2019 aviation was responsible for just under 1.2% of total global nitrogen deposition from all sources.

30 November 2022

ERC Advanced Grant for Chiara Bisagni

ERC Advanced Grant for Chiara Bisagni

The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Chiara Bisagni, Full Professor of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft.

24 November 2022

Senior Researcher Award Airborne for Bruno Santos

Senior Researcher Award Airborne for Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos received the TRA VISIONS 2022 Senior Researcher Award Airborne earlier this month at the TRA Conference in Lisbon. Bruno’s work as the coordinator of the EC Horizon 2020 ReMap project was perhaps the major contribution to his award.

22 November 2022

Working in high winds

Working in high winds

On Friday, 25 November, he holds his farewell speech at the end of the symposium "The Future of Wind. His last official words as professor at TU Delft. Professor Dr. Gerard van Bussel is one of the founding fathers of scientific education and research in the field of wind energy. Strongly connected to the world's challenges and co-responsible for today's solutions. A livable climate in the future has always been dear to him.

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