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16 July 2018

Seven Veni’s for TU Delft researchers

NWO has announced the Veni recipients for 2018. Amongst them are seven scientists from Delft University of Technology. The Veni grants allow researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years. The seven recipients and their reseach topics are:

16 July 2018

TU Delft van start met top onderzoeksfaciliteit toekomstig energiesysteem

Dit lab wordt een unieke faciliteit waar toponderzoek naar systeemintegratie in het energiesysteem plaats vindt.

10 July 2018

Eco-Runner Team Delft Wins Vehicle Design Award at Shell Eco-Marathon

The Shell Eco-Marathon 2018 took place in London this weekend and a D:DREAM Team, Eco-Runner Team Delft, was there! Last year, the team was not satisfied with the results as bad luck followed them during the entire event. This year, however, the team performed much better by finishing third in class and winning the prestigious vehicle design award!

10 July 2018

Environmental benefits of pay-per-wash business model revealed

Researchers from TU Delft and Lund University (Sweden) have demonstrated in practice that paying per wash results in the more economical use of washing machines. Their findings are being published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

06 July 2018

Delft simulation model for optimum performance during team time trials

During his Mechanical Engineering degree programme, TU Delft student Mats Overtoom came up with a mathematical model that could provide answers to such questions as ‘What is the optimum changeover schedule for a cyclist in a team time trial?’ and ‘How fast does he need to cycle up a mountain to reach optimum performance?’. The input for the simulation model was data from cyclists from Team Sunweb and specific track information. It gives the Dumoulin team strategic tips for optimum performance, the best order of the cyclists and the length of turns on the front during a team time trial.

04 July 2018

Extreme sea levels predicted to increase along global coastlines

Future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands (TU Delft / Deltares) and the UK published this new research in Nature Communications.

03 July 2018

Metrology institute NMi relocates to TU Delft Campus

This summer, metrology institute NMi will relocate to the TU Delft Campus. The company – which specialises in testing, certifying and training in the field of metrology...

02 July 2018

Cees Dekker surprised with Best Professor Award 2018

On Monday 2 July, Cees Dekker, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS), was surprised...

27 June 2018

QuTech’s Menno Veldhorst named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 Innovators Under 35 List

Menno Veldhorst has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35. Menno Veldhorst has invented a faster path to real-world quantum circuits by making it possible for them to be printed on silicon—the way computer chips have been printed for decades. Prior to Veldhorst’s innovation, it was considered impossible to make usable, semiconductor-based quantum circuits on silicon that would be stable enough to perform useful calculations.

25 June 2018

Bacteria as living factories for the production of powerful antibiotics

By definition, antibiotics kill bacteria. Nevertheless, TU Delft researchers have succeeded in engineering bacteria to produce promising amounts of a simple carbapenem antibiotic. Carbapenem antibiotics are effective against many bacteria and are usually only used when other antibiotics fail. They are currently only produced synthetically – an expensive process that also leads to chemical waste. This research suggests that by using bacteria as ‘living factories’, carbapenems might also be produced biologically.