31 October 2017
Geothermal Engineering chair’s success pays off
As of October 2017 TU Delft has taken over funding for the Geothermal Engineering chair. Initially paid for by a large number of Geoscience & Engineering alumni the research chair went on to become a great success in the first four years of its existence.
28 September 2017
First international students gain Bachelor’s degree in Applied Earth Sciences
Dhavissen Nayaren (Mauritius) and Ellie Roy (UK) are the first international students to successfully complete the bachelor’s programme in Applied Earth Sciences. Applied Earth Sciences has been taught completely in English from September 2014.
29 August 2017
VENI award for Anne Pluymakers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded the Veni grants in July. The Veni grant provides highly promising young scientists with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years. Anne Pluymakers, who will start work at the department of Geoscience & Engineering, has also been awarded a Veni grant. She is currently still a post-doc at the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo in Norway,
22 August 2017
EIT RawMaterials quality seal
On 27 June 2017 the European Mining Course (EMC) was awarded the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) quality label. The panel of independent reviewers decided to grant the quality seal for entrepreneurship & innovation in educational programs.
11 July 2017
Scanning for Syria
The clay tablets with cuneiform writing from the museum in Raqqa in northern Syria have been destroyed or plundered. Fortunately there exist silicon moulds of the clay tablets in the Netherlands made before the war. Dr D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard, geo-engineer at TU Delft, uses micro CT scans to create images of the insides of objects. Now she tries to do the same with the Syrian clay tablets together with two other scientists. So a lot of valuable information can be saved by making 3D scans and prints of moulds.