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19 October 2022

How flying insects and drones can discern up from down

How flying insects and drones can discern up from down

Scientists have developed a theory that can explain how flying insects determine the gravity direction without using accelerometers. It also forms a substantial step in the creation of tiny, autonomous drones.

12 October 2022

TU Delft on the 70th place in THE World Rankings

TU Delft on the 70th place in THE World Rankings

TU Delft takes 70st position on the 2021 Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking published today. As far as Dutch universities are concerned, TU Delft has ended in 4th position.

11 October 2022

OVERLEAF: safe and economical hydrogen storage in aircraft

OVERLEAF: safe and economical hydrogen storage in aircraft

Earlier this year the Horizon Europe innovation consortium OVERLEAF was launched. The 10-strong consortium from 6 European countries develops a novel low-pressure cryogenic liquid hydrogen storage tank for aircraft. TU Delft researchers Dr. Roger Groves (Aerospace Engineering) and Dr. Lars Bannenberg (Applied Sciences) and technician Herman Schroeders (Applied Sciences) are part of the consortium.

04 October 2022

Fireball camera network FRIPON officially handed over to TU Delft

Fireball camera network FRIPON officially handed over to TU Delft

The coordination of the Dutch branch of the allsky fireball camera network 'FRIPON' has been handed over from ESA-ESTEC to the TU Delft. In a formal event ESA-scientist Detlef Koschny handed over the network to its new coordinator Sebastiaan de Vet of the section Astrodynamics & Space Missions

04 October 2022

Successful crowdfunding campaign spin-off company Kitepower

Successful crowdfunding campaign spin-off company Kitepower

The TU Delft spin-off company Kitepower has collected over 1 million Euros in a crowdfunding campaign over the past months. More than 850 investors contributed to funding the next steps in commercialising the technology of generating electricity by flying a kite.

06 September 2022

AE students: Marc Gerritsma is this year’s Teacher of the Year

AE students: Marc Gerritsma is this year’s Teacher of the Year

The study association Aerospace Engineering VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ has announced that Marc Gerritsma is this year’s Teacher of the Year. The BSc and MSc students voted for him for many different reasons. “He makes sure to stay connected and has an outstanding sense of humour.”

06 September 2022

IAWA-scholarship 2022 for Gaia Roncalli

IAWA-scholarship 2022 for Gaia Roncalli

Each year The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) awards a scholarship to a female student at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. This year, the scholarship of 5,000 USD goes to Master's student Gaia Roncalli.

30 August 2022

New chair 'Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion

New chair 'Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion

Arvind Gangoli Rao – recently appointed Full Professor of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion – is starting a new chair within the Department of Flow Physics & Technology: Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion. The chair focuses on one of the biggest challenges and promises for sustainable aviation: flying on sustainable energy carriers in innovative aircraft engine configurations. Gangoli Rao: "Sustainable propulsion can provide a 'quantum leap' towards zero-emission flying."

12 July 2022

Technological roadmap: how to accelerate the path towards carbon-free aviation

Technological roadmap: how to accelerate the path towards carbon-free aviation

What are the potential technologies that can make aviation sustainable and environmentally friendly? Which ones are really promising? What research do we need to do and how can we speed up innovation?

07 July 2022

Successful flight AeroDelft paves way for liquid hydrogen aviation

Student team AeroDelft has successfully performed the maiden flight of her prototype aircraft. And for the first time ever, the team taxied and revealed their manned full-scale aircraft which is scheduled to fly on liquid hydrogen by 2025. The students revealed these achievements during their annual ‘AeroDelft Summer-Event’ at Breda International Airport on the 7th of July. AeroDelft’s ambition to accelerate sustainable aviation is thereby truly gaining traction.

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