Aerodynamics researchers win ‘best paper award’ AIAA
Aerodynamics researchers, Koen de Groot, Jacopo Serpieri and Marios Kotsonis have, together with their co-author Fabio Pinna of the von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics, been awarded the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Best Paper Award of the 2016 AIAA Aviation and 2017 AIAA SciTech Forums and Expositions for their paper “Secondary Stability Analysis of Crossflow Vortices using BiGlobal Theory on PIV Base Flows.”
2018 TMS-AIME Mathewson Award for Sybrand van der Zwaag
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has awarded Professor of Novel Aerospace Materials Sybrand van der Zwaag, his colleague at the faculty of Applied Sciences, Niels van Dijk and their co-authors the 2018 TMS-AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award for their publication “Autonomous Filling of Grain-Boundary Cavities during Creep Loading in Fe-Mo Alloys” in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (October 2016).
Gillian Saunders new board member SEFI
Dr. Gillian Saunders has recently been appointed board member of the Steering Committee of the Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI). Saunders has been active for quite some time in this large-scale network of engineering schools and their lecturers in Europe. The network’s main focus lies on improving engineering education in Europe. To achieve this, the association organises conferences and workshops throughout the continent and joins its members - academic staff, lecturers, students and industry professionals – together.
Paul Denissen wins grant Dutch paint industry
The Board of the Dutch Association of Paint Technicians (NVVT) has announced that PhD student Novel Aerospace Materials, Paul Denissen, is the winner of the NVVT Grant. This grant gives Denissen the opportunity to present his work at the European Technical Coatings Congress that is scheduled to take place in June 2018 in Amsterdam.
Tourism and travel make Paris targets unachievable
In the year 2100, the world's population will be flying nine times as many kilometres as in 2015, and the average travel distance for all tourist journeys is set to double over the same period. Aviation, 90% of which is tourism, will not be able to escape a severe reduction in growth, or even no growth, if we are to meet the climate targets. This conclusion is drawn by Paul Peeters, who will be awarded his PhD for his thesis on this subject at TU Delft on Wednesday 15 November.