TU Delft to lead three new, large-scale public-private research programmes
Six new, large-scale research programmes will shortly be launched as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ‘Perspective’ top-sector funding programme. TU Delft will play a role in all of these programmes, and will even lead three of them. The three programmes will focus on preventing sports injuries, the 3D-printing of metal objects and nanostructure imaging.
Announcement from the Supervisory Board Nicoly Vermeulen new Vice President Operations
Nicoly Vermeulen is to become the new Vice President Operations (VPO) of the Executive Board TU Delft. The university's Supervisory Board has announced her appointment from 1 January 2018.
TU Delft spin-off Somnox launches crowdfunding campaign
Today saw TU Delft start-up Somnox launch a crowdfunding campaign to market its cuddly sleep robot that aims to offer people a better night’s sleep.
Student team from TU Delft wins international Synthetic Biology competition
Students from TU Delft have won the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. Earlier this week, the team presented their idea for a quick, on-site method to demonstrate antibiotic resistance in bacteria in dairy cattle. The test would allow a farmer to adjust the treatment if resistant bacteria is detected, and reduce the unnecessary usage of antibiotics.
GrapheneX starts experiments with graphene as a material for light sails
This week, GrapheneX, a team of four young researchers from TU Delft, is doing a series of experiments in a weightless environment. The aim is to test graphene as a material for a so-called light sail, which may be used to propel spacecrafts in the future. The researchers hope to show that the ultra-thin material is suitable for this purpose.
Scanner for paintings turns out to be promising new CSI tool
In a special collaboration the TU Delft, the Rijksmuseum, the UvA en the NFI have introduced a new method for detecting ‘hard to find’ and concealed forensic traces. This work was officially published today in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports and is based on MA-XRF (i.e. scanning macro x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy) a technique originally developed for the elemental imaging of paintings and other works of art.
Tourism and travel make Paris targets unachievable
In the year 2100, the world's population will be flying nine times as many kilometres as in 2015, and the average travel distance for all tourist journeys is set to double over the same period. Aviation, 90% of which is tourism, will not be able to escape a severe reduction in growth, or even no growth, if we are to meet the climate targets. This conclusion is drawn by Paul Peeters, who will be awarded his PhD for his thesis on this subject at TU Delft on Wednesday 15 November.
Delft University Fund announces the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft
Today, the Delft University Fund announced the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft. Each faculty has named their Best Graduate 2017, totalling a number of eight recently graduated cum laude students. On November 22nd, during the 2017 Best of TU Delft Award Ceremony, these Best Graduates will compete for the 2017 Best of TU Delft award.
SURF Education Award for Felienne Hermans
Felienne Hermans, docent Software Engineering, heeft vandaag een SURF Onderwijsaward ontvangen. SURF reikte tijdens haar Onderwijsdagen prijzen uit aan mensen die het verschil maken in onderwijsinnovatie. Hermans ontving de prijs in de categorie docenten voor haar inspanningen om studenten en kinderen te leren programmeren, en te onderzoeken hoe je dat het beste kunt doen.
Inauguration lecture Ruud Balkenende: 'Product designers need to take the recovery of their items much more into account'
Raw earth materials are becoming increasingly scarce, and when making products, environmental pressure only increases. Designers must therefore consider the possibilities of reusing their products much more than they do now. And if this happens in a smart way, it is attractive for companies as well. That is the main message of Professor Circular Product Design Ruud Balkenende, who delivers his inaugural lecture in the TU Delft Auditorium on 10 November (starting at 15:00).