As agile as a bird’s wing
New aircraft materials and structures can save fuel and weight. In the Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics research group, Dr Roeland De Breuker and his colleagues are developing the technologies, ensuring that they can be incorporated into the design, and testing them in the lab and in flight. “You have to demonstrate the extent of savings in a credible manner so that an aircraft manufacturer wants to move forward with you,” says De Breuker.
Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Two Aerospace alumni in top thirteen engineering talents ‘De Ingenieur ‘ magazine
In its September issue ‘De Ingenieur’ magazine presents ‘the engineering talents of the Netherlands’ in 2017: ‘Dertien toptalenten uit de techniekwereld, die allemaal bijzondere dingen doen om de wereld nog een beetje beter te maken’ (thrirteen toptalents from the world of technology, who are all doing special things to make the world an even better place). Two of the thirteen are Aerospace Engineering alumni.
IAWA Scholarship presented to Space Flight student Sumana Mukherjee
On 7 September Lisa Piccione, the president of the International Aviation Women's Association, officially presented a scholarship to master student Space Flight Sumana Mukherjee.