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02 February 2023

Delft design method maps a route through the confusion for cancer patients

Delft design method maps a route through the confusion for cancer patients

Cancer patients can often find it difficult to maintain a good overview of their situation. This is why Ingeborg Griffioen, a Delft industrial designer, developed the Metro Mapping design method for patients and care providers, to enable them to reach better shared decisions about treatment. Experts in design engineering from TU Delft are now joining forces with medical professionals and researchers from Erasmus MC and the LUMC and the Panton design agency to further develop and apply Griffioen’s method in the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain.

01 February 2023

Repair, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: these 4 experts help make the circular economy a reality

Repair, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: these 4 experts help make the circular economy a reality

The Dutch economy must be fully circular by 2050 to help stop climate change. But our society actually uses more disposable plastic packaging and we use furniture and garments for shorter and shorter periods of time. This was stated by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency's biennial report on the circular economy showed last week. Within Europe, the Netherlands does lead the way when it comes to recycling, but we still do so largely "low-quality," according to the report. We turn plastic packaging into garden benches or roadside posts after recycling, for example, but not often enough our recycling leads to new plastic packaging.

31 January 2023

ERC Consolidator grants for TU Delft researchers

ERC Consolidator grants for TU Delft researchers

TU Delft researchers Hayley Hung (EEMCS) and Kunal Masania (AE) have been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). These European grants are given to ambitious "groundbreaking research projects," with funding per grant of up to €2 million with a duration of five years.

30 January 2023

Balancing water, food and energy to drive sustainable development

Balancing water, food and energy to drive sustainable development

Water, for drinking, sanitation, irrigation and clean energy, plays a crucial role in the transition to a more sustainable world. In the EPIC Africa project, assistant professor in Water & Control Edo Abraham explores how data collection, mathematical models and a closer cooperation between countries and sectors can improve water management and the planning of energy systems. The aim is to achieve an optimal and fairer utilisation of increasingly scarce water and land in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.