12 March 2021
Interpore Award for Hadi Hajibeygi
Hadi Hajibeygi (GSE) has been awarded this year's InterPore Award for Porous Media Research for his outstanding research in porous media. The InterPore Award is given to only one individual per year who has demonstrated significant theoretical, experimental and/or modelling advances in understanding of problems involving natural or industrial porous media.
12 March 2021
Preventing fresh water shortages due to drought
Researcher Edo Abraham together with Wagenignen University & Research and many partners is going to focus on the reuse of wastewater and brackish groundwater in order to have more fresh water in reserve during dry periods in the Netherlands. The AquaConnect research programme focuses on technological solutions that will enable the Netherlands and other delta regions to become self-sufficient in fresh water supply
08 March 2021
Corona proof dining out with online tool
Scientists of Wageningen University & Research, TU Delft and Erasmus MC have developed an online tool that helps determine how indoor spaces can be designed and used corona proof. With the OpenSmartTogether tool, restaurant owners can limit the risks of the spreading of the coronavirus in their restaurant. The researchers are inviting restaurant owners to participate in an online pilot.
26 February 2021
ESA proceeds with TU Delft mission proposal
After several years of in-depth studies involving several candidates, ESA has decided to take TU Delft’s mission idea Harmony to the final decisive phase for the Earth Explorer 10 satellite mission. Harmony will address key scientific questions related to ocean, ice and land dynamics. If the final phase is completed successfully, Harmony is expected to be launched into orbit around 2030. Dr. Paco López-Dekker from the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Department, was the lead proposer of Harmony and serves as principal investigator.
15 February 2021
New research shines light on future directions for cities on sustainability and climate action
What’s in a word? ‘Smart’, ‘eco’ or ‘future’ cities? Around the world, numerous city initiatives have sprung up in recent years to signal their engagement with sustainable development and global climate change action. But what is the difference between these and other city labels? Are some more important than others? And how will they develop in the coming 50 years?
01 February 2021
Aerosol particles cool the climate less than we thought
De invloed van aerosolen in de atmosfeer op wolken en het klimaat is mogelijk anders dan eerder werd gedacht, concludeert wolkenonderzoeker Franziska Glassmeier.
26 January 2021
Reading currents in the ocean
A spur of the moment decision to spend the summer onboard a ship researching ocean currents plunged Master students Niek Kusters and Fleur Wellen into a wet and wonderful five-week adventure.