Department of Geoscience & Engineering
It is our strong conviction that our research should contribute to:
Responsible Use of the Geosphere considering the Impact on System Earth and Society.
We realize this vision by:
- inspiring our staff to be curious, creative, and work in an open and positive atmosphere that stimulates collaboration, internally within the department and also externally;
- creating fundamental, scientific and anticipative understanding of the natural processes and anthropogenic impact on system earth;
- being pioneers in creating knowledge, skills and tools through collaborative research;
- disseminating knowledge by educating the next generation engineers;
- actively engaging in societal debate (e.g., influencers, stakeholders, general public);
- ensuring healthy finances.
We define the geosphere to be that portion of system Earth that includes Earth's interior, rocks, minerals and soils, landforms and the processes that shape the Earth's surface. Responsible use includes the activities related to exploration, exploitation and mitigation of natural and man-induced geo-hazards.
Discover our Stories of Science
07 May 2020
European Heritage award for Scanning for Syria project
The research project Scanning for Syria (SfS), in which geo-engineer Dominique Ngan-TIllard (GSE) is heavily involved, has been awarded a European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award in the category Research. The project focused on the use of 3D scanning and printing technology to make high quality reproductions of 12th century BC clay tablets with cuneiform writing.
04 May 2020
SEG award for Evert Slob
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has decided to honor Prof. Dr. Ir. Evert Slob this year with the Reginald Fessenden Award. Evert Slob gets this award for his excellent research contributions in applied geophysics and his coaching of many PhD and MSc students. The award will be given to him during the upcoming SEG meeting in Houston in October 2020.
24 February 2020
Two Delft projects obtain funding within NWO – GROOT
TU Delft is in the lead in two of the projects: HiRISE, aimed at charting the current state of Antarctica’s ice shelves, and CURE, which looks at sustainable management of waste management sites.