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25 November 2022

ENHANCE Alliance welcomes three new member universities, to form a powerhouse of education and research

ENHANCE Alliance welcomes three new member universities, to form a powerhouse of education and research

TU Delft University of Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology and ETH Zurich join the ENHANCE Alliance on its journey towards a European University.

22 November 2022

Saskia van Heumen: TU Delft Best Graduate 2022

Saskia van Heumen: TU Delft Best Graduate 2022

Today, at the TU Delft Best Graduate Award Ceremony 2022, eight recently graduated engineers presented their research and results of their excellent master thesis. Ir. Saskia van Heumen, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), received the prestigious title TU Delft Best Graduate 2022. For her graduation research, Saskia developed a method to accurately image lymphatic vessels in patients.

22 November 2022

ERC Starting Grant for four TU Delft researchers

ERC Starting Grant for four TU Delft researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the ERC Starting Grants for young researchers. Four of them are scientists from TU Delft. This European grant of €1.5 million for a five-year programme is intended to enable individual scientists to build their own teams and conduct groundbreaking research.

22 November 2022

TU Delft helps the EU to improve its strategic crisis management

TU Delft helps the EU to improve its strategic crisis management

TU Delft Resilience professor Tina Comes played a central role in advising the EU on how to improve its role in transboundary crises. Today she handed over the synthesis of the scientific evidence on crisis management to two European Commissioners and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

21 November 2022

Refreeze the Arctic Foundation supports climate research at TU Delft

Refreeze the Arctic Foundation supports climate research at TU Delft

On 21 November 2022, Delft University Fund signed a multi-year grant agreement with the Refreeze the Arctic Foundation. This will enable the development of innovative methods at TU Delft to modify clouds to combat global warming.

16 November 2022

A navigation system with 10 centimeter accuracy

A navigation system with 10 centimeter accuracy

Researchers of Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VSL have developed an alternative positioning system that is more robust and accurate than GPS, especially in urban settings. The working prototype that demonstrated this new mobile network infrastructure achieved an accuracy of 10 centimeter.

16 November 2022

TU Delft in 43rd place in THE Reputation Ranking

TU Delft in 43rd place in THE Reputation Ranking

In the Times Higer Education World Reputation Ranking 2022, published today, TU Delft is in position 43. Compared to other universities in Europe, TU Delft ranks 10th place, in the Netherlands 1st.

16 November 2022

Major grant boost for new field of cellular agriculture

Major grant boost for new field of cellular agriculture

On 21 October 2022, a government grant worth €60 million was awarded for an ambitious proposal in the field of cellular agriculture, a young discipline that aims to produce animal products such as meat and proteins directly from animal cells and microorganisms. The financial support – the largest grant ever provided for cellular agriculture by a national government – is from the National Growth Fund.

15 November 2022

Eight health professors receive double appointment simultaneously

Eight health professors receive double appointment simultaneously

Today, eight professors were simultaneously inaugurated as "Medical Delta professors" at Leiden University, LUMC, TU Delft, Erasmus University and/or Erasmus MC. With an appointment of two or more of these five academic institutions, they combine technology and healthcare in their professorships.

15 November 2022

“We should take the lead in this industry”

“We should take the lead in this industry”

The test centre for drone and sensor applications Unmanned Valley will get access to a drone-corridor to sea, right over the dunes near Katwijk. This new flight path goes from former air force base Valkenburg (South-Holland) to the North Sea and has just opened.

10 November 2022

Student numbers at TU Delft stable

Student numbers at TU Delft stable

In October, the number of students at TU Delft was 27,824, which was approximately the same as in October of the previous year (27,933). The number of students that registered at TU Delft for the first time (the influx) was 8,651, which represented a decrease of approximately 6% in comparison to the previous year. 

04 November 2022

Making salt water fresh on Lampedusa

Making salt water fresh on Lampedusa

Since last week, a large-scale demo installation in Lampedusa is producing drinking water, salts and chemicals from seawater in an environmentally friendly way. Project leader Dimitris Xevgenos: “This is the first time that we’re producing these marketable products at pre-commercial scale in Europe together with the right actors, including the use of waste heat. People can come and actually see it running.” 

03 November 2022

NPO Radio 1 broadcasts live from The Green Village during National Climate Week

NPO Radio 1 broadcasts live from The Green Village during National Climate Week

From October 31 until November 6 it is National Climate Week. As a climate university, TU Delft is committed to take part, because climate action is more urgent than ever. This week you will hear various NPO Radio 1 programmes live from the Climate Studio at The Green Village, the field lab for sustainable innovation on TU Delft Campus.

01 November 2022

A 100 million euro investment to make TU Delft Campus more sustainable

A 100 million euro investment to make TU Delft Campus more sustainable

TU Delft is going to invest substantially in making its campus more sustainable. TU Delft is thus putting its previously published Sustainable TU Delft - vision, ambition & action plan into practice. Over the next few years, TU Delft will work towards a CO2-neutral, circular and climate-adaptive campus, with a focus on improving biodiversity and quality of life.

25 October 2022

TU Delft in 21st position in THE Engineering & Technology rankings

TU Delft in 21st position in THE Engineering & Technology rankings

For the fourth time in a row, TU Delft ranks 21st in the Engineering & Technology rankings of the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2023 published today, 25 October. This is the most relevant category for a university of technology like TU Delft.

19 October 2022

How flying insects and drones can discern up from down

How flying insects and drones can discern up from down

Scientists have developed a theory that can explain how flying insects determine the gravity direction without using accelerometers. It also forms a substantial step in the creation of tiny, autonomous drones.

13 October 2022

CityAccessMap: Addressing urban inequalities with open-source data

CityAccessMap: Addressing urban inequalities with open-source data

People in deprived city areas tend to have less services available than inhabitants in wealthier parts. They have less access to urban infrastructure such as pharmacies, libraries, sports clubs and even public transport in their neighbourhood. Reversing this tendency is a priority for today’s policy-makers. Researchers of TU Delft have created a new online tool ‘CityAccessMap’ that can help them in doing so.

12 October 2022

Developing and maintaining values in a digital society

Developing and maintaining values in a digital society

How can we ensure that the fundamental values which we consider important in the Netherlands and Europe, such as privacy, transparency and democracy, are safeguarded in a digital society? How can we make a truly positive contribution to society using AI? A conversation between Geert-Jan Houben, pro-vice rector AI, Data and Digitalisation and leader of the AI Initiative, and Professor Jeroen van den Hoven (TPM), leader of the Digital Ethics Centre. "For twenty years already we in Delft have been taking the lead in the field of combining ethics and engineering. "You want that your innovation contributes to the type of society we want to live in."

12 October 2022

TU Delft on the 70th place in THE World Rankings

TU Delft on the 70th place in THE World Rankings

TU Delft takes 70st position on the 2021 Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking published today. As far as Dutch universities are concerned, TU Delft has ended in 4th position.

06 October 2022

How Computational Science can contribute to a sustainable future

How Computational Science can contribute to a sustainable future

03 October 2022

Untappable internet for Port of Rotterdam offered by quantum technology

Untappable internet for Port of Rotterdam offered by quantum technology

De belanghebbenden in de haven van Rotterdam zullen kunnen deelnemen en profiteren van een onaftapbaar, multi-user quantumnetwerk voor hun kritieke communicatiesystemen.

30 September 2022

Drivers of automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

Drivers of automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

30 September 2022

Five future strategies for the Dutch delta in 2120

Five future strategies for the Dutch delta in 2120

Er is een ontwerpende aanpak nodig om de Nederlandse delta in de toekomst veilig en leefbaar te houden. Onderzoekers, stedenbouwkundigen, landschapsarchitecten en ingenieurs maakten in het kader van de Redesigning Deltas beweging vernieuwende ontwerpen voor 5 regio’s in Nederland.

27 September 2022

Keeping our feet dry with the help of technology, nature and people

Keeping our feet dry with the help of technology, nature and people

The floods that hit Limburg in 2021 showed that despite a raft of measures the Netherlands remains at risk from rising water. Professor of Hydraulic Engineering Bas Jonkman carries out flood risk assessments in this country and abroad and tries to come up with solutions which, apart from dams and dykes, also involve nature and people.

26 September 2022

Four terminal perovskite-silicon PV tandem devices hit 30% efficiency

Four terminal perovskite-silicon PV tandem devices hit 30% efficiency

TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec and TU Delft – partners in Solliance – joined forces to further push the conversion efficiency of tandem solar cells to beyond the limits of today’s commercial photovoltaic (PV) modules. For the first time, four-terminal perovskite/silicon tandem devices with certified top cell pass the barrier of 30%. Such high efficiency enables more power per square meters and less cost per kWh.

22 September 2022

"We need supercomputers - for designing aircraft wings to making climate predictions"

"We need supercomputers - for designing aircraft wings to making climate predictions"

20 September 2022

New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment

New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment

Researchers from TU Delft have found a new method to efficiently make nano carriers loaded with radioactive salts for both medical imaging and treatment. Because the assembly of these nano carriers is incredibly simple, the innovation is very suitable for clinical research and treatments of cancer patients.

19 September 2022

TU Delft opens globally unique wind tunnel

TU Delft opens globally unique wind tunnel

Wind turbines are getting bigger and bigger and the wind speed is never the same on every part of the rotor – the rotating part of a wind turbine. That is why it is important to carry out experiments using non-uniform wind fields: fields in which the wind speed is not the same everywhere. With the opening of TU Delft’s Wind AI Lab – a globally unique wind tunnel – this will become possible.

15 September 2022

Society needs more engineers: TU Delft initiates exploration of growth and multi-campus strategy

Society needs more engineers: TU Delft initiates exploration of growth and multi-campus strategy

Engineers have a vital role to play in solving the major societal issues of this century. This means that the education of engineers is crucial for the welfare and prosperity of the Netherlands. The domestic demand for engineers is as high as ever. Here lies a great responsibility, which TU Delft is committed to taking. It requires a new strategic direction, a different way of thinking. Rather than looking at what we can handle, the focus should be on what is needed and how we can achieve that. This poses a huge undertaking that we certainly cannot meet by ourselves.

05 September 2022

Best Professor Award received by Kees Vuik

Best Professor Award received by Kees Vuik

On Monday 5 September, Kees Vuik, Professor Numerical Analysis at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) received the Best Professor Award 2022. The festive ceremony preceded the Opening of the Academic Year 2022-2023. Delft University Fund awards the prestigious Professor of Excellence Award since 1994.

26 August 2022

New CRISPR-Cas system with on-off switch cuts proteins

New CRISPR-Cas system with on-off switch cuts proteins

Researchers from TU Delft in the group of Stan Broun have discovered a CRISPR-Cas system that cuts proteins instead of DNA.

25 August 2022

Cells: strong at the right place and time

Cells: strong at the right place and time

Researchers from TU Delft and NWO institute AMOLF discovered how certain molecular bonds make living cells both flexible, in order to move, as well as strong, in order to withstand forces.

24 August 2022

Queen Máxima and Minister Dijkgraaf visit Delft University of Technology Reception Week

Queen Máxima and Minister Dijkgraaf visit Delft University of Technology Reception Week

High-profile visitors during Delft's Reception Week (OWee) and Introduction Programme (IP) for new students: Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Minister Dijkgraaf of Education, Culture and Science visited the Activity Market and talked to students about mental well-being.

22 August 2022

Measurement campaign maps GHG emissions and air pollution in Rotterdam

Measurement campaign maps GHG emissions and air pollution in Rotterdam

Scientists from TU Delft, together with scientist from other research institutions, will investigate how the reduction of urban greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution can best be monitored with atmospheric measurements. Monday, August 22, the measurement campaign will start in the Rotterdam region. TU Delft is using mobile rader equipment to measure urban emissions.

15 August 2022

TU Delft iGEM team aims to develop sensor to detect GHB in drinks

TU Delft iGEM team aims to develop sensor to detect GHB in drinks

Someone may slip drugs into your drink without you noticing, after which you may not be able to think clearly. However, this kind of drugging can almost never be proven, because GHB disappears from the blood within 3 hours. The iGEM student team at TU Delft is working on a fast sensor to detect GHB in drinks. This will alert the user and provide evidence of drugging. 

04 August 2022

TU Delft researchers create flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale

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

TU Delft raises rainbow flag

21 July 2022

NextSkins: EIC Pathfinder grant for collaborative living materials research

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

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

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.

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