Mathematical models for healing burns
Daniël Koppenol, together with Fred Vermolen (both TU Delft), has developed various mathematical models to simulate the healing of wounds, in particular burns, with the aim of improving healing. As Vermolen points out, collaboration between the disciplines of mathematics, biology and medicine is still in its infancy, but it would offer great opportunities. Koppenol has been awarded a PhD for this work at TU Delft on Thursday, 15 June.
Challenges and solutions Smart Grid Cyber Security at the PowerWeb event
The 2017 PowerWeb day at 9 June has taught the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of Smart Grid Cyber Security.
Bart Reijnen - Alumnus of the year 2017
TU Delft has awarded Aerospace Engineering alumnus Bart Reijnen the title of Alumnus of the Year 2017. The purpose of this prize is to honour TU Delft alumni who have achieved recognition in the world of innovation and research and inspire students in their study and career choices.
Superhero Science and Technology gets its own online open access journal
Delft researcher and editor-in-chief Barry Fitzgerald this week announced the start of the “Superhero Science and Technology” journal at the first international Secrets of Superhero Science symposium held at TU Delft. Fitzgerald is calling for papers that describe new and innovative research in science, technology, engineering and ethics while using superheroes, supervillains, superpowers, comic books or superhero/supervillain films as a link to the research.
TU Delft rises further in QS Ranking
TU Delft has risen in the worldwide QS Ranking, from 62 to 54. It rises to the first position in the Netherlands.
Fourth Alzheimer’s gene discovered
For the first time in nearly 30 years, a gene has been identified that is linked to the development of a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fast and direct vehicle charging with solar energy
At the TU Delft Research Exhibition on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June, the GreenVillage demonstrated a system for charging electric vehicles directly with power from solar panels.
Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest
The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.
Researchers from Delft develop extremely sensitive hydrogen sensor
Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a highly promising energy carrier. But it can also be dangerous, as it is combustible and difficult to detect. In order to use hydrogen safely, we need sensors that can detect even the smallest of leaks. Researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) have discovered that the metal hafnium is perfect for the job.
One step closer to the quantum internet by distillation
Scientists all over the world are working towards new methods to realize an unhackable internet, an internet based on quantum entanglement – an invisible quantum mechanical connection – as networking links. The greatest challenge is scaling to large networks that share entangled links with many particles and network nodes. Researchers in Delft and Oxford have now managed to distil a strong entangled link by combining multiple weaker quantum links into one. This method is essential to realize a trustworthy quantum network between several quantum nodes. This innovative new work has now been published in Science magazine.