International AGU Award for Huub Savenije
Hydrologist Professor Huub Savenije of TU Delft will be presented with the prestigious International Award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on Wednesday 13 December. The International Award is given annually in recognition ‘for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations’.
Really cheap 3D echo imaging
A plastic cap with a pattern of pinpricks. This seemingly simple adjustment means that high-quality 3D echoes can be produced much cheaper. Researchers from Erasmus MC and TU Delft published their findings in the journal Science Advances on Friday 8 December.
Additional heat in Dutch cities could be effectively reduced by reflective roofs
Changing the colour of roofing tiles could considerably reduce extreme temperatures in Dutch cities. Introducing this idea is Leyre Echevarría Icaza, who will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft for her work on this subject on Friday, 8 December 2017.
Two researchers from TU Delft appointed as researchers-in-residence for the National Library
Antoine Peris and Cynthia Liem are the new researchers-in-residence of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). In 2018 they will spend six months carrying out research into the representation of cities in the media and tracing references to music pieces in digitised newspapers.
Important breakthrough in tests innovative composite screw propeller
PhD candidate Pieter Maljaars and Mirek Kaminski, professor of ship and offshore structures at the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, have made an important breakthrough in their Greenpop research project.
International universities celebrate signing the agreement for virtual exchange
Following a pilot introduced earlier this year, nine high-ranking universities from across the globe are this month signing an international agreement for a virtual exchange whereby they offer their students the option of taking online elective courses and gain credits for their bachelor or master degrees.
‘Origami’ lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments
Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers at TU Delft are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible with 3D printing. Those additional functionalities could, for instance, be used in medical implants or devices incorporating flexible electronics. In their publication in Science Advances on Wednesday November 29th, the scientists have successfully applied their technique to lattice structures.
Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees
Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. In theory, we have the technology to monitor crops on a global scale and identify where remedial action is needed. On Friday 1 December, Tim van Emmerik will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
Ronald Hanson receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Professor Ronald Hanson has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 1.63 million euros for his ‘QNETWORK’-project. Hanson plans to realize the first multi-node network based on quantum entangled links.
New interactive technology makes rare cell types visible
Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have presented an interactive technique in the scientific journal, Nature Communications. The technique enables them to identify rare cell types among hundreds of other kinds.