04 August 2022
TU Delft researchers create flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale
Onderzoekers van de TU Delft hebben de kleinste door stroming gedreven motoren ter wereld ontwikkeld. Geïnspireerd door de iconische Nederlandse windmolens en door biologische motoreiwitten hebben ze een zichzelf configurerende, stromingsgedreven turbine uit DNA gemaakt, die energie van een elektrische of zoutgradiënt omzet in bruikbaar mechanisch vermogen. De resultaten bieden perspectief voor de ontwikkeling van actieve robotica op nanoschaal. Het artikel is vandaag gepubliceerd in Nature Physics.
01 August 2022
TU Delft raises rainbow flag
21 July 2022
NextSkins: EIC Pathfinder grant for collaborative living materials research
A team of researchers from TU Delft, Imperial College London, and Aalto University have received a EIC Pathfinder Challenge grant of 4 million euros for their NextSkins research project on Engineered Living Materials.
13 July 2022
Delft students ready for international hyperloop competition
On 18 July Delft will host the 'European Hyperloop Week', the international hyperloop competition for student teams from around the world.
08 July 2022
Convergence brings together investment of 60 million for future-proof healthcare
Tien Flagship projecten van de Convergence, de strategische samenwerking van de TU Delft, het Erasmus MC en de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam gaan onderzoek doen gericht op het toekomstbestendig maken van de gezondheidszorg. De Flagships ontvangen bij elkaar 20 miljoen euro van het Convergence Health & Tech programma. Samenwerking met publieke en private partijen voegt daar nog eens ruim 40 miljoen aan toe.
06 July 2022
QuTech, Eurofiber and Juniper Networks partner to deploy a Quantum testbed
01 July 2022
Vidi grants for eight leading TU Delft researchers
28 June 2022
7.4 million euros for research into products from wastewater
Showering, cleaning, flushing toilets, and industrial production are all processes that use a great deal of water. But what happens to the waste in the water, to everything that is flushed away and disappears into the sewer system together with the water?
28 June 2022
TU Delft researchers: sea level rise along Dutch coastline accelerating
De zeespiegelstijging langs de Nederlandse kust is aan het versnellen. Dat melden wetenschappers van de TU Delft in een nieuwe studie. Uit een uitgebreide analyse van de metingen van acht getijdestations langs de Nederlandse kust (onder meer die van Maassluis, Delfzijl en Vlissingen) blijkt dat de gemiddelde zeespiegelstijging – sinds midden jaren negentig – 2.7 ± 0.4* millimeter per jaar is. In vergelijking tot de zeventig jaar daarvoor is dat een significante stijging van 1.0 ± 0.5 mm/jaar.
24 June 2022
TU Delft students impress in competition with sustainable solution for tenement flats
Symbiotic Urban Movement (SUM) is the name of the TU Delft student team that won third prize at the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 on Friday 24 June. Their solution: an innovative plan to transform all of the Netherlands’ 847,000 tenement flats.
23 June 2022
Opening Mondai: House of AI
A new ‘House of AI’ officially opened its doors at TU Delft on Thursday. Mondai is where AI science, education and innovation will come together – an important place for lectures, workshops, hackathons and other events.
22 June 2022
Researchers invent Bluetooth that keeps on working even if power runs out
Internet of Things now possible without batteries or continuous power, thanks to the invention of 'intermittently-powered bluetooth' FreeBie
21 June 2022
Track-and-trace method predicts best possible resolution in microscopy
TU Delft scientists provide insight into the limitations of super-resolution microscopy and offer a new calculation method to determine maximum resolution. The technology is important for studying processes in the living cell, discovering the origin of diseases and developing new medicines. In addition, their publication nuances major precision improvements previously claimed by fellow researchers. Their findings were published in Biophysical Journal.
13 June 2022
TU Delft researchers develop model for green, energy independent Europe
Researchers from ETH Zurich and TU Delft have developed a model to generate hundreds of ways in which Europe’s energy system can become green and self-sufficient by 2050.
10 June 2022
More focus on shipping in climate policy
"We are concerned about the impact of ship emissions on our climate. But we should also start worrying about the effect of climate change on shipping." This statement was made by professor Mark van Koningsveld in his inaugural speech. Held at TU Delft on Friday 10 June during the Port & Waterways symposium.
08 June 2022
Negligence in Nature article on Quantized Majorana conductance
In the 2018 Nature article Quantized Majorana conductance, the first author involved, Dr Hao Zhang, and corresponding author, Professor Leo Kouwenhoven, were partly negligent and partly culpably negligent. There was no violation of scientific integrity. This is the judgement of the Executive Board of TU Delft, based on recommendations of the TU Delft Research Integrity Committee (CWI), supported by external experts, and advice of the Netherlands Board on Research Integrity (LOWI).
02 June 2022
Jan-Maarten Geertman Alumnus of the Year 2022
30 May 2022
Energy-producing Echo building opened at TU Delft Campus
From Monday 30 May, TU Delft teachers and students can start using sustainable education building Echo. After the summer break, the building will be in full use and the catering facilities will be fully operational. This energy-producing building on TU Delft Campus is set to contribute to TU Delft’s ambition of operating in a completely sustainable manner and becoming a carbon-neutral and circular campus by 2030.
30 May 2022
Dutch researchers teleport quantum information across rudimentary quantum network
Researchers in Delft have succeeded in teleporting quantum information across a rudimentary network. This first of its kind is an important step towards a future quantum Internet. The researchers, working at QuTech—a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)—are publishing their findings today in the scientific journal Nature.
30 May 2022
Self-flying drones that monitor greenhouse diseases and pests
TU Delft, Royal Brinkman and start-up Mapture have developed the next step in drone technology for agriculture. Their new AI-enabled drone takes off completely independently, flies over rows of plants and people in a greenhouse, takes high-resolution photos, and lands safely back on its charging station.
20 May 2022
More efficient aircraft maintenance through AI
Maintaining aircraft fleets smarter and more efficiently using AI? With a major study of several European universities and industries (ReMAP) with TU Delft as project leader, a step has been taken in the modernization of aircraft maintenance using Artificial Intelligence.
18 May 2022
Queen Máxima and European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel visit Delft researchers and innovations
18 May 2022
Temporary emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Delft will temporarily accommodate 200 asylum seekers. The emergency shelter is for the duration of 5 months. TU Delft will make space available on its premises on the southern part of the TU Delft Campus.
16 May 2022
TU Delft's Control Room of the Future makes power grid digitally resilient
The increased digitalisation of the power grid comes with its own set of cyber threats and risks. In TU Delft’s Control Room of the Future (CRoF) the power grid gets put through its paces. This remarkable research facility offers both industry and academics unique opportunities to research, develop and test the integration of new energy management technologies into the smart grid.
16 May 2022
TU Delft has launched the Digital Ethics Centre for fair and safe AI
Our society is digitising itself more and more. That offers opportunities, such as more efficient working, but it also raises many ethical questions – the sort of questions now being addressed by TU Delft’s new Digital Ethics Centre. Together with government agencies and companies, the centre’s researchers are looking at the ethical side of AI and digitalisation, such as fairness, safety and transparency, and seeking to develop the best solutions and applications.
12 May 2022
Royal Academy selects 22 new members
The KNAW has selected 22 new members, two of whom are from TU Delft. The KNAW members, leading scientists from all disciplines, are chosen based on their scientific achievements.
11 May 2022
Caspar Chorus appointed Dean of Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
29 April 2022
Floris Italianer starts as director of Convergence
As of 1 May 2022, Floris Italianer will be the new director of Convergence, the strategic partnership between Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft and Erasmus MC, which is currently in full development.
28 April 2022
Five Royal Honours at TU Delft
Kornelis Blok (TBM), Jaap Harlaar (3mE), Paulien Herder (TNW), Catholijn Jonker (EWI) and Rob Mudde (CVB) received a Royal Decoration this year for their major contributions to education, science and society.
28 April 2022
Discovery of the one-way superconductor, thought to be impossible
Associate Professor Mazhar Ali and his research group at TU Delft have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 – up till now.
26 April 2022
ERC Advanced grants for TU Delft researchers
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to two TU Delft researchers: Sjoerd Stallinga (ImPhys) and Frank Hollmann (Biotechnology). The European grant enables internationally established research leaders to conduct a five-year research project.
20 April 2022
Floating wind turbines change everything
In order to become climate neutral by 2050, the share of renewable energy generated at sea will need to increase significantly. Floating wind turbines, solar panels and tidal power plants will play a crucial role in this.
19 April 2022
TU Delft intensifies research into floating wind turbines
If it is up to the European Commission, all the energy used will come from renewable sources by 2050. Achieving this goal will require the large-scale use of floating wind turbines, says Axelle Viré, wind expert at TU Delft. ‘Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has enormous potential,’ she explains. ‘To capitalise on this potential, TU Delft is launching the Floating Renewables Lab: a lab facility that will tie together all the elements of the development chain for floating wind turbines and other offshore renewables with the help of numerical models and AI.’
19 April 2022
Bacterial soundtracks revealed by graphene membrane
A of researchers from TU Delft , led by dr. Farbod Alijani, have managed to capture low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene. Now, their research is published in Nature Nanotechnology.
14 April 2022
The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge
The canals and quaysides in historic cities such as Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht make a pretty picture. In order for these often busy cities to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained.
14 April 2022
Tracing waves to find phantom plastic
Ridding the oceans of plastic waste is a huge undertaking which would be significantly helped if the location of the plastic waste could be ascertained with some accuracy. Wave expert Ton van den Bremer is using waves and satellites to track down the ‘phantom’ plastic that is polluting our oceans.
12 April 2022
Top players in the aviation sector and TU Delft aim to accelerate transition to sustainable aviation
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Schiphol Group, Airbus, Royal NLR and TU Delft are entering into a close co-operation to develop the technology needed for climate-neutral flights in 2050.
11 April 2022
Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchers
Another 78 promising young scientists receive Veni funding of up to 280,000 euros from NWO. This concerns sixty researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) domain and eighteen from the Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) domain, who can further develop their own research ideas over the next three years. The Venis for the ENW and ZonMW domains were announced in December 2021.
08 April 2022
TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory
Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid the foundation for cleaner production processes in the chemical industry. The new e-Chem partnership is now taking this a step further by actually constructing a clean factory of the future.
06 April 2022
TU Delft makes global top 10 of QS Engineering & Technology universities for the first time
TU Delft is ranked 10th for Engineering & Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on 6 April 2022. TU Delft also made the top 20 in ten of its categories.