ERC Starting Grant for new models of Mobility as a Service
Oded Cats is one of the seven TU Delft researchers awarded with an ERC Starting Grant. The European Research Council has awarded the grants (1,5 million euros for a five-year programme) which are intended to support scientists who are in the early stages of their career and have already produced excellent supervised work.
Veni grant for research into hybrid concrete systems
CEG’s Mladena Luković is one of seven TU Delft scientists to be awarded a grant by NWO. The three year stipend will enable the concrete structures expert to continue her research and further develop her ideas.
Willows are an asset in natural flood defences
A lot of claims are made worldwide about the role nature can play in combating floods, typhoons and tsunamis. However, no sound research has ever been conducted into the effect of nature on extreme conditions of this kind. How well do trees break the waves?
In-depth analysis of safety for swimmers around the Sand Engine
Pumping huge volumes of sand onto the coastline has effects on currents, waves and swim safety. Max Radermacher has compiled the first analysis of this problem to allow targeted measures (such as extra coastguards) to be taken where necessary. Radermacher will be awarded a PhD at TU Delft for his work on this subject on Friday 15 June.
4TU Resilience Engineering Centre officially launched
Large power failures or heavy storms demonstrate how vulnerable our infrastructure is. The four technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, and Wageningen University and Research) are joining forces in the field of Resilience Engineering. On 7 June, the plans for the centre have been explained during an international launch event in Rotterdam.
CEG alumna Martha Deen wins Marina van Dammebeurs 2018
Can we combat climate change by drawing energy from the ocean? Martha Deen, alumna Applied Earth Sciences, has the ambition to map the potential of marine energy. She convinced a jury and won the Marina van Damme scholarship 2018 for female alumni of TU Delft.
Vidi grant for Frans van der Meer
Frans van der Meer was awarded a VIDI grant worth EUR 800,000 for his proposal about composite laminate. VIDI grants are awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to enable laureates to set up their own research group to develop their own innovative line of research.