08 February 2024
How social science can make the energy transition more fair
‘People living near an airborne wind energy test site in Germany experience noise, ecological and safety impacts from the airborne wind energy system similar to those from the nearest regular wind farm. The airborne system did score better on visual impacts.’ These are the main conclusions from a pioneering study into the social impacts of airborne wind energy conducted by Helena Schmidt, a PhD candidate at TU Delft in collaboration with Medical School Hamburg.
05 February 2024
Professor Axelle Viré brings winds of change to energy transition
“With floating wind energy technology tested in hybrid labs we can radically scale up and speed up the use of offshore wind energy in the energy transition,” says Axelle Viré, Full Professor of Floating Wind Energy at TU Delft in her inaugural speech on 16 February 2024.
30 January 2024
TU Delft Educator of the Year 2023 Alessandro Bombelli: “It all starts with education”
With a reputation for an open, interactive teaching style and incorporating fun and innovative ways to learn, Dr. Alessandro Bombelli was named TU Delft Educator of the Year 2023.
26 January 2024
TU Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering takes measure for 30% female intake in bachelor's programme
The percentage of female students starting in the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft has not been increasing for several years. The percentage is currently around 20%. "That is not enough as far as we are concerned. That’s why we want to increase the proportion to 30% at once with the intake of the coming academic year," says Director of Education Joris Melkert.
11 January 2024
How living materials from algae can best capture carbon
Scientists from TU Delft have found how confined microalgal cells grow optimally in photosynthetic engineered living materials. With the use of light energy, the microalgae convert CO2 from the air into sugars, energy and oxygen for their survival. Such algae-based living materials could be used in a range of applications, from functional objects for CO2 capture, to oxygen sources for biological tissues. The team, led by Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam and Kunal Masania, present their new insights in Advanced Materials.
10 January 2024
New Study Reveals Breakthrough in Electric Aviation Potential
At the global aviation conference AIAA SciTech Forum, Aerospace startup Elysian, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, today announced new research findings that demonstrate viability for battery-electric air travel on a larger scale than previously thought possible.
09 January 2024
AIAA honours René van Paassen with De Florez Award for Flight Simulation
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced that Associate Professor Control & Simulation René van Paassen is the winner of the 2024 AIAA de Florez Award for Flight Simulation. The award is a recognition of an outstanding individual achievement in the application of flight simulation to aerospace training, research, and development.
07 December 2023
Emeritus Professor and former Dean Prof.Dr. Jan van Ingen passed away
On Wednesday 6 December 2023, Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the faculty Prof.Dr. Jan van Ingen passed away at the age of 91. In 1952, Van Ingen was appointed as a student assistant at the then new low-speed tunnel. He considered setting up the research work in this tunnel to be his most important pioneering work.
07 December 2023
NWO Open Technology Programme funding for Rudolf Saathof
Rudolf Saathof has been awarded funding from NWO under the Open Technology Programme for his research proposal DAILSCOM, which aims to create a geographical map describing the quality of laser-satellite communication channels.
30 November 2023
From powder to product: new TU Delft lab covers entire 3D printing process
Advances in aerospace and energy transition require materials that meet ever-increasing demands. Such as extreme environments, high pressures or temperatures. In TU Delft's Materials for Additive Manufacturing lab, researchers can now explore new materials and process them into products and components for extreme conditions. This unique lab was opened on 30 November.