Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Rob Goverde appointed as Full Professor of Railway Traffic Operations & Management
TU Delft has appointed Rob Goverde as Full Professor of Railway Traffic Operations & Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
The role of vegetated foreshores in coastal protection
Extreme weather is causing increasingly wide-spread flooding in coastal areas, as the events in the Southern United States have shown. In research project BE SAFE, the University of Twente, TU Delft and marine research institute NIOZ are working on combining more natural ways of coastal protection with conventional dikes.
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,
New MOOC on Railway Engineering to start in October
On 11 October 2017 a new MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) starts on Railway Engineering. This free online course runs for 6 weeks and lets you discover the science and complexity behind the exciting world of metro, tram and railway systems.. You can already enroll.