News & Agenda

17 September 2021

Open Textbook Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Open Textbook Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Ports and waterways should be viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains. Their integral design and operation is essential. Such is the vision of the Ports and Waterways team of our faculty.

16 September 2021

Energy from concrete nominated for Best Tech Idea

Energy from concrete nominated for Best Tech Idea

When waves batter the coast, energy is generated. Researchers Branko Šavija and Yading Xu from TU Delft want to capture that by using a special type of concrete to create an alternative energy source.

09 September 2021

High water Limburg summer 2021 more drastic than river floods in 1993 and 1995

High water Limburg summer 2021 more drastic than river floods in 1993 and 1995

The heavy precipitation along with the high water of July 2021 in the Netherlands and surrounding countries was an extreme and exceptional event with major social consequences in Limburg. Commissioned by the Expertise Network for Water Safety (ENW), a broad consortium of knowledge institutions, led by Delft University of Technology and Deltares, has now made an initial analysis of the available information on a range of topics.

18 August 2021

Emma was in Delft while her parental home was flooded

Emma was in Delft while her parental home was flooded

When waves batter the coast, energy is generated. Researchers Branko Šavija and Yading Xu from TU Delft want to capture that by using a special type of concrete to create an alternative energy source.

27 July 2021

Large international field study on climate change

Large international field study on climate change

Due to climate change, floods and droughts are expected to occur more frequently. Therefore, a group of TU researchers (CEG) is participating in a large international field study in Spain in July.

14 July 2021

VIDI grant for Giorgia Giardina

VIDI grant for Giorgia Giardina

NWO awarded a VIDI grant to Giorgia Giardina to further expand her research into monitoring the safety of bridges from space and to set up her own innovative research line.

13 July 2021

10 years Sand Motor is a success!

10 years Sand Motor is a success!

The Sand Motor celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday July 1. That day Rijkswaterstaat and the Province of Zuid-Holland presented the results during the Coastal Dynamics congress (28 June - 1 July). After 10 years, the Sand Motor appears to be a success. For ecologists, recreational users and certainly for researchers. Professor Stefan Aarninkhof: “The Sand Motor will continue to be the ‘living lab’ of Coastal Engineering in our backyard.”

01 July 2021

Strategy for the Netherlands Polar Programme

Strategy for the Netherlands Polar Programme

The aim of the Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP) is to stimulate and support the development and execution of high-quality research in the Arctic and Antarctic. It is a special programme operated by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), financed and commissioned by the Dutch government. The Netherlands has been committed to scientific polar research since it obtained Consultative Party status in the Antarctic Treaty in 1990, and Observer status in the Arctic Council in 1998. This Pole Position-NL 3.0 describes the third integrated polar research strategy (2021–2025). It is complementary to the Netherlands’ Polar Strategy 2021—2025, titled Prepared for Change, published by the government of the Netherlands. The research strategy was developed with the aid of a strategy committee under the auspices of the NPP Programme Committee

22 June 2021

Sea level rise outpaced by vertical dune toe translation on prograding coasts

Sea level rise outpaced by vertical dune toe translation on prograding coasts

Karin Sluis, Senior Advisor and former Director of Witteveen+Bos, has been chosen as TU Delft Alumnus of the Year 2021.

10 May 2021

25 partners from the construction industry sign Manifesto

25 partners from the construction industry sign Manifesto

More than 25 parties from the construction world, including 4TU.Bouw, are joining forces for an innovative approach to replacement and renovation.