First international students gain Bachelor’s degree in Applied Earth Sciences
Dhavissen Nayaren (Mauritius) and Ellie Roy (UK) are the first international students to successfully complete the bachelor’s programme in Applied Earth Sciences. Applied Earth Sciences has been taught completely in English from September 2014.
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,
EIT RawMaterials quality seal
On 27 June 2017 the European Mining Course (EMC) was awarded the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) quality label. The panel of independent reviewers decided to grant the quality seal for entrepreneurship & innovation in educational programs.
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.
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.