Bas Hensen wins prize for best physics thesis
Scientists take important step with self-folding objects
Researchers at TU Delft have combined origami techniques and 3D printing to create flat structures that can fold themselves into 3D structures (for example a tulip). The structures self-fold according to a pre-planned sequence, with some parts folding sooner than others. Usually, expensive printers and special materials are needed for that. But the TU Delft scientists have created a new technique that requires only a common 3D printer and ubiquitous material. Among other applications, their research has the potential to greatly improve bone implants.
Geothermal Engineering chair’s success pays off
As of October 2017 TU Delft has taken over funding for the Geothermal Engineering chair. Initially paid for by a large number of Geoscience & Engineering alumni the research chair went on to become a great success in the first four years of its existence.
LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme: second call
The second call of the LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme opens per November 1, 2017. In this call 40 positions will be available. Application deadline is January 10, 2018.
Identifying the mechanism for a new class of antiviral drugs could hasten their approval
New research shows that a new class of antiviral drugs works by causing the virus' replication machinery to pause and backtrack, preventing the virus from efficiently replicating.
Smaller is better: Shrinking the superconducting qubit
What started as a fundamental research to understand light-matter interaction at extreme limits, intended to explore the boundaries of quantum theory, ended in a promising new design for a superconducting transmon qubit.
Converting electricity and storing it in chemical compounds is necessary for energy transition
Efficient energy storage is necessary for a reasonable transition to sustainable energy sources. This means that we will, in part, have to convert and store sustainably generated electricity in chemical compounds. This says Wiebren de Jong in his inaugural speech as professor at TU Delft on Friday 27 October.
DESHIMA sees first light: a step closer to mapping the most distant star systems
DESHIMA is a completely new type of astronomical instrument with which a 3D map of the early universe can be constructed. In early October, Dutch and Japanese researchers installed the DESHIMA measurement instrument under the ASTE telescope in Chile. Over the past few days, DESHIMA has recorded light from an astronomical source for the first time. The development represents a significant milestone in the process of making the instrument operational.
Booking.com supports five Delft Global Scholarships for women in technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has announced plans to award five Delft Global Scholarships to outstanding female students from sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. The scholarships have been made possible by a donation to the Delft University Fund by Booking.com. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of a two-year Master of Science programme, including living expenses.
Technology from TU Delft CardioLab allows early detection of atrial fibrillation
TU Delft recently launched the CardioLab, a collaboration with the Netherlands Heart Foundation and Philips Design. In the lab, smart technology is used to analyse data to detect cardiovascular disease at an early stage, in order to provide patients with more effective treatment in the future. On Tuesday 17 October, Leonard Moonen graduated from TU Delft on the first concrete result from the CardioLab: a sensor armband that can detect atrial fibrillation.