19 April 2022
TU Delft intensifies research into floating wind turbines
If it is up to the European Commission, all the energy used will come from renewable sources by 2050. Achieving this goal will require the large-scale use of floating wind turbines, says Axelle Viré, wind expert at TU Delft. ‘Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has enormous potential,’ she explains. ‘To capitalise on this potential, TU Delft is launching the Floating Renewables Lab: a lab facility that will tie together all the elements of the development chain for floating wind turbines and other offshore renewables with the help of numerical models and AI.’
14 April 2022
Significant contribution National Growth Fund to sustainable aviation
Today, the Nationaal Groeifonds announced 383 million would be given towards the future of aviation, of which 119 million euro conditional.
12 April 2022
Top players in the aviation sector and TU Delft aim to accelerate transition to sustainable aviation
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Schiphol Group, Airbus, Royal NLR and TU Delft are entering into a close co-operation to develop the technology needed for climate-neutral flights in 2050.
11 April 2022
Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchers
Another 78 promising young scientists receive Veni funding of up to 280,000 euros from NWO. This concerns sixty researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) domain and eighteen from the Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) domain, who can further develop their own research ideas over the next three years. The Venis for the ENW and ZonMW domains were announced in December 2021.
06 April 2022
TU Delft makes global top 10 of QS Engineering & Technology universities for the first time
TU Delft is ranked 10th for Engineering & Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on 6 April 2022. TU Delft also made the top 20 in ten of its categories.
24 March 2022
BBC Future: the epic attempts to power planes with hydrogen
“During the Cold War, both the US and USSR researched liquid hydrogen as a way to fuel aircraft. Could this cleaner fuel finally be around the corner?” BBC Future journalist Mark Piesing investigates this question in an informative longread published on 21 March 2022 on BBC Future.
07 March 2022
Prof. Chiara Bisagni ‘Cavaliere’ (Knight) in the Order of the Star of Italy
Professor Chiara Bisagni has recently been appointed ‘Cavaliere’ (Knight) in the Order of the Star of Italy by the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, because of her work in the Scientific Committee of the Italian Embassy in the Netherlands and her activities to stimulate collaboration between Italy and the Netherlands.
07 March 2022
4TU presents second opinion sustainability aviation to Dutch House of Representatives
On 17 February, Minister Harbers presented a second opinion on the subject of sustainable aviation, drawn up by 4TU, to the Dutch House of Representatives. In the second opinion, three Full Professors of the universities of technology discuss the fact sheet 'Future of sustainable aviation: an update'.
03 March 2022
Berend Schuit wins Heinz Stoewer Space Award 2022
Berend Schuit has won the Heinz Stoewer Space Award 2022 for his graduation project on methane plumes that he carried out as a student at SRON.
22 February 2022
In-depth knowledge and getting things done: TU Delft and aerospace start-ups successfully collaborate on sustainable aviation
Making aviation more sustainable by improving the aerodynamics of aircraft. That is the objective of two new collaborative projects between researchers from TU Delft (Aerospace Engineering), aerospace start-ups from the Aerospace InnovationHub@TUD and industry.