‘Magic Table’ gets dementia patients moving
The Tovertafel (Magic Table) is a light-hearted product that helps those suffering from dementia to exercise whilst bringing them pleasure. The initiative is a fine example of how scientific research can result in valuable health care innovation in the outside world. Hester Anderiesen-Le Riche, who developed the Tovertafel, will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on Monday, 24 April 2017 with research into this subject.
Coincidence and Twitter lead to discovery new crack in Greenland’s largest glacier
Something caught the eye of Stef Lhermitte last week, while he was looking through satellite images of the Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. Almost by coincidence he saw a new thin line, as he was going through ESA Sentinel-1 images for research on melt. He checked other satellite images, and saw the line, apparently unnoticed until then, first appear on July 2016. In a series of five tweets, Lhermitte shared his discovery, hoping someone might be able to shed some light.
Technical Medicine Master’s programme to start in September 2017
It is impossible to imagine the healthcare sector without medical technology. Innovative diagnosis and treatment methods call for a new type of medical professional; someone with both medical and technical knowledge, who can form a link between patients and technology. That’s why, as from September 2017, students will be able to start the Master’s programme in Technical Medicine, which is a collaboration between TU Delft and the university medical centres of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University. The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) gave the green light for this programme.
ERC Advanced Grant to develop virtual seismology
Prof. Kees Wapenaar from TU Delft received an ERC Advanced Grant worth €2.5 million for his VirtualSeis programme.
Robot ‘Skin’ can help more efficient human-robot collaboration
Partners from the Factory-in-a-Day project have developed a robot prototype that consist of a robotic arm completely covered with sensors.
Researchers print promising two-dimensional transistors
Researchers from AMBER and Trinity College in Dublin, in collaboration with TU Delft, have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely...
TU Delft article on the eternal battle between bacteria and viruses featured in Science Magazine
Science Magazine, published on Friday 7 April, features an article by TU Delft researchers and others on the CRISPR systems in bacteria and how they offer resistance to viruses.
Hans Wamelink appointed as new Dean of TPM
The TU Delft Executive Board has appointed Professor Hans Wamelink as Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) with effect from 1 May 2017. Wamelink is currently Professor of Design and Construction Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Arch) and Chair of the Management in the Built Environment (MBE) Department.
Working on the next generation of batteries in the new battery lab
On 6 April, a new laboratory was opened at the Reactor Institute Delft (RID): the Battery Lab of Radiation, Science & Technology. This unique lab is an advanced facility for researching and testing current and future battery systems and related electrochemical devices.
Possibility of ‘hydraulic’ offshore wind farm
For his doctorate awarded on Tuesday, 4 April, TU Delft researcher Antonio Jarquin Laguna investigated the possibility of a ‘hydraulic’ offshore wind farm. It involves the direct drive mechanism of the wind turbine being replaced by a positive displacement pump, which is used to bring pressurised seawater into a hydraulic network.