Geoscience & Engineering

The key distinguishing characteristic of our Department is the combination of geoscience and engineering. Our mission is to “Reveal and explain the Earth’s underground resources and support their use in an environmentally responsible manner”
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Breaking rocks in our laboratory starting with drilling samples from large blocks, breaking the rocks in our machines, and finalizing with 3D imaging of the broken samples.

 Why fieldwork is important. 

Water: Do we have to live on the first floor in the near future to keep our feet dry? The film is in Dutch.

What lies in the bowels of the earth? And how do you investigate that? Excavators, drills and drumsticks, anything can be used to investigate the soil. The film is in Dutch. (Het Klokhuis)

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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.

28 June 2017

Follow staff conducting field work on Instagram #theweekof

Hemmo Abels and colleagues will keep you up to date on their field work on ancient rivers in Wyoming (USA) from 17 to 23 July 2017 using TU Delft’s Instagram account.

18 May 2017

5th Delft Summer School

We are pleased to announce our 5th Delft Summer School on “Wettability and Low-Salinity Water Flooding”, which be held from 3-7 July 2017 at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The deadline for registration is 15 April 2017.

13 April 2017

ERC Advanced Grant to develop virtual seismology

Prof. Kees Wapenaar from TU Delft received an ERC Advanced Grant worth €2.5 million for his VirtualSeis programme. For the next five years, this European grant will support the development of virtual seismology technology, for example to improve the monitoring of earthquake-sensitive areas.

20 March 2017

NUPUS + DARSim Day 12 May 2017

DARSim is pleased to host a NUPUS day on 12 May 2017. NUPUS stands for Non-linearities and Upscaling in PoroUS Media. The event is aimed to esteem discussion, collaboration and interaction between all NUPUS researchers.

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