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03 August 2021

Olympic Games update: four medals for our elite athletes

Olympic Games update: four medals for our elite athletes

Our elite athletes have performed magnificently, winning no fewer than four medals in total! Roos de Jong (rowing) and Annete Duetz (sailing) both won bronze and Stef Broenink (rowing) and Ellen Hogerwerg (rowing) won silver. The other elite athletes can also be proud of their results. Laila Youssifou (rowing) came in sixth, Victoria Pelova (football) played three matches in which she scored two goals, and Justen Blok (hockey) was included as a reserve player but was able to play two games after all.

14 July 2021

Swarm of autonomous tiny drones can localize gas leaks

Swarm of autonomous tiny drones can localize gas leaks

Researchers from TU Delft (the Netherlands), University of Barcelona, and Harvard University have now developed the first swarm of tiny – and hence very safe – drones that can autonomously detect and localize gas sources in cluttered indoor environments.

14 July 2021

Vidi grants for two leading TU Delft researchers

Vidi grants for two leading TU Delft researchers

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two TU Delft researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years

13 July 2021

Scientific innovations contribute to potential Olympic gold

Scientific innovations contribute to potential Olympic gold

To help Dutch athletes perform well at the Olympics, several sports innovations have been developed at TU Delft. In Tokyo, athletes will be cycling on the fastest possible track bike, the entire Dutch team will be wearing a Cool Cap to keep them cool, a supercomputer will be sending sailors a precise wind forecast and the Paralympic wheelchair basketball ladies will be receiving essential data about their training performance.

12 July 2021

Working from home increases desire for green living

Working from home increases desire for green living

The coronavirus pandemic is changing people's housing preferences, and therefore also the future housing market. TU Delft student Marjolein Bons’ graduation project demonstrates this.

09 July 2021

Next phase Convergence Alliance

Next phase Convergence Alliance

On Wednesday 7 July, the presidents of TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam signed a framework agreement for far-reaching strategic cooperation within the Convergence Alliance. In research and education the institutions are committed to combining their strengths, knowledge and methods to address issues related to climate change, sustainability, pressure on the healthcare system, urbanisation and digitalisation.

06 July 2021

Untappable communication becomes practical with new system in future quantum internet

Untappable communication becomes practical with new system in future quantum internet

Engineers from QuTech (a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO) can provide untappable communication.

30 June 2021

The wind app which puts the wind in your sails

The wind app which puts the wind in your sails

Catching the breeze may bring you gold but sail too close to the wind and you’ll miss the boat. Combined with a sailor’s intuition meteorologist Sukanta Basu’s highly detailed wind forecast may well help the Dutch sailing team secure a win at the Olympics this year.

29 June 2021

NWO appoints Karen Aardal to the board of the NWO Domain Science

NWO appoints Karen Aardal to the board of the NWO Domain Science

Professor Karen Aardal was appointed as board member of the NWO Domain Science. As a professor at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Aardal brings with her an enormous knowledge on the area of applied mathematics and theoretical computer science.

28 June 2021

Dutch Universities shine a light on essential Design Engineering Sciences sector

First sector portrait for design engineering sciences presented to Ministry of Education, Culture and Science