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08 April 2021

Grimburgwal provides lessons for quay wall renovations Amsterdam

On September 1, 2020, part of the quay of the Grimburgwal in Amsterdam collapsed. The primary causes appear to be the different construction of the narrow quay, the locally deeper canal bed, and the weakening of masonry due to collisions. This is the result of the research conducted by a research team composed of experts from TU Delft, Deltares, AMS Institute, and SkyGEO, led by Mandy Korff (TU Delft/Deltares), on behalf of the City of Amsterdam. The full report with conclusions and recommendations for other quay walls in the city was published by the City of Amsterdam on April 8, 2021.

29 March 2021

Bert Wouters in BBC news about mega-iceberg A74

The German Research Vessel Polarstern has made a remarkable circumnavigation of Antarctica's latest mega-iceberg.

12 March 2021

Interpore Award for Hadi Hajibeygi

Hadi Hajibeygi (GSE) has been awarded this year's InterPore Award for Porous Media Research for his outstanding research in porous media. The InterPore Award is given to only one individual per year who has demonstrated significant theoretical, experimental and/or modelling advances in understanding of problems involving natural or industrial porous media.

04 March 2021

7 GSE scientists among the best 2% worldwide

The department of Geoscience and Engineering is proud to host 7 scientists that figure in the top 2% of best scientists worldwide, as published in a study of Stanford University, based on research citings for scientists around the world.

18 February 2021

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for Joaquín Liaudat!

Joaquín Liaudat, currently post-doctoral researcher in the section of Geo-Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

14 February 2021

Quay-wall monitoring in Amsterdam

Deyan Draganov is involved in two projects on quay-wall monitoring. The first one is led by Fugro and sponsored by the Municipality of Amsterdam...

11 February 2021

Faculty fund award for the GeoScience & GeoEnergy Webinar series

Hadi Hajibeygi was awarded €7500,- from a faculty fund in support of his initiative GeoScience & GeoEnergy Webinar series, to make science accessible for a wider audience.

10 December 2020

The 2020 EAGE Norman Falcon Award

During the Award Ceremony of the 82nd EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Dr Quinten Boersma received the 2020 EAGE Norman Falcon Award. His paper ‘Linking natural fractures to karst cave development: a case study combining drone imagery, a natural cave network and numerical modelling’, was chosen as the best paper published in Petroleum Geoscience in 2019.

25 November 2020

Looking for possible tombstone by using GPR

In March 2020, Dominique Ngan-Tillard and Deyan Draganov were approached by the foundation Jewish Westland, who manages the cemetery in Naaldwijk, and asked whether it would be possible to use non-invasive geophysical methods to look for possible tombstones lying under the ground surface of the cemetery.

25 November 2020

NENnovation award for the Energy Quay Wall

A consortium led by CRUX Engineering, including TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, Gooimeer and Duurzaam Opgewekt Energiesystemen, have won the NENnovation award for the Energy Quay Wall. Phil Vardon, Ivaylo Pantev and Jorrit de Vries are involved from TU Delft.