As agile as a bird’s wing
New aircraft materials and structures can save fuel and weight. In the Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics research group, Dr Roeland De Breuker and his colleagues are developing the technologies, ensuring that they can be incorporated into the design, and testing them in the lab and in flight. “You have to demonstrate the extent of savings in a credible manner so that an aircraft manufacturer wants to move forward with you,” says De Breuker.
Managing for a sustainable built environment
On 20 September a new MOOC by Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will start! Managing Building Adaptation: A Sustainable Approach is an online course which will be taught by the Department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE).
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Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Defensity College beloont TBM studenten met luchtballonvaart
Na hard werken is het oogsten, zo blijkt vandaag aan de faculteit TBM van TU Delft. Drie maanden analyseerden tweehonderd 1e jaar studenten twee real live cases van Defensie voor het vak Systeemmodellering 2. Kolonel Niels ten Anscher en Luitenant kolonel Arjen Wassink van het ministerie van Defensie reikten gisteren de 1e prijzen uit aan de 2 winnende studenten teams: twee luchtballonvaarten, beschikbaar gesteld door Defensity College.
Two Aerospace alumni in top thirteen engineering talents ‘De Ingenieur ‘ magazine
In its September issue ‘De Ingenieur’ magazine presents ‘the engineering talents of the Netherlands’ in 2017: ‘Dertien toptalenten uit de techniekwereld, die allemaal bijzondere dingen doen om de wereld nog een beetje beter te maken’ (thrirteen toptalents from the world of technology, who are all doing special things to make the world an even better place). Two of the thirteen are Aerospace Engineering alumni.
Julia Cramer wins the NWO Minerva Prize for 2017
Julia Cramer is the winner of NWO's Minerva Prize for 2017. Cramer will receive the prize for her research in the field of quantum science and technology. Once every two years, the NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards the Minerva Prize for the best physics publication by a female researcher. The committee was very impressed by the quality of an article that appeared in Nature Communications in 2016, of which Cramer was the lead author.
PhD: Direct-Write Manufacturing of Nanoparticle-based Structures
Are you interested in the field Nano engineering and specifically the topic Nanoparticles (NPs)? Then we have the prefect PhD position for you. The research group Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) has a project which aims to research concepts and technologies for the direct-write of local NP patterns and functions.
Dissertation defense Giuseppe Radaelli
On Friday 15-9-2016 Giuseppe Radealli from the research group Mechanical System Design (hyperlink naar MSD groep) will defend his PhD thesis: “Synthesis of mechanisms with prescribed elastic load-displacement characteristics”.
Dissertation defence Yueting Liu
On Monday 25-9-2016 Yueting Liu from the research group Micro and Nano Engineering (hyperlink naar MNE groep) will defend his PhD thesis: “Materials Aspects of Hydro-Abrasive Wear in the Dredging Industry”.
Bartel Van de Walle en Kenny Meesters over de Harvey Hackathon
Terwijl orkaan Irma net heeft huisgehouden op onder meer Sint Maarten en in de Verenigde Staten, wordt dezer dagen in Delft een andere verwoestende orkaan bestudeerd. Het gaat om 'Hurricane Harvey', die enkele weken eerder actief was. Meer dan tachtig wetenschapsstudenten en experts uit binnen- en buitenland buigen zich in het Science Centre van de TU Delft over het natuurverschijnsel.
Completion of the new accommodation will be delayed
Last week, the Steering Committee concluded that the new accommodation will not be completed on 11 December 2017. The reason for the delay is the overstrained construction market: delivery times of materials are considerably longer than scheduled and because of the inflated labor market, we have to deal with a shortage of labour.
Pieter Desmet and Steven Fokkinga ‘table scientists’ during the Evening of Science and Society
Professor of Design for Experience Pieter Desmet is one of the ‘table scientists’ on 9 October during the Evening of Science and Society in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.
Rob Goverde appointed as Full Professor of Railway Traffic Operations & Management
TU Delft has appointed Rob Goverde as Full Professor of Railway Traffic Operations & Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
Communication as a bridge between the threat of terrorism and the perception of risk
We are shaken almost weekly by reports of the threat of terrorism. But just how real is this threat, and how is it experienced by the general public? It is not unlikely that there is a gap between the threat of terrorism and people's perception of the risk. A new research project by Doctor Gerdien de Vries of TU Delft, in which researchers from Leiden, Rotterdam and Delft are pooling their expertise, is intended to show whether this is indeed the case and how communication strategies can bridge this gap.
Annual maintenance air conditioning system as of Monday 18/09
Starting this Monday 18/09, Veolia will start with the annual maintenance work of the air conditioning system of S&C. According to plan, the maintenance work will be finished at the end of the week. Consequences of the maintenance is that the air conditioning won't work for a few minutes per room, expectation is that this won't lead to any nuisances. Also, the maintenance work won't have any concequences for our offer.
TU Delft researcher makes alcohol out of thin air
It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD-student Ming Ma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or, to be more precise, he has found out how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction of CO2 to produce a wide range of useful products, including alcohol. Being able to use CO2 as a resource this way may just be pivotal in tackling climate change. His PhD defence will take place on September 14th.
My research makes ad blockers redundant
Leon Helsloot graduated on August 30th in the group of Zekeriya Erkin (Cyber Security) with a 9.5 for his master thesis: Preservation of Privacy through Cryptography in Online Behavioural Advertising.
Dutch Nigerian Student Business Challenge
Nigerian and Dutch students join forces in Delft. How can we turn waste products into valuable feedstock? How can nomads access the local market to sell their cows’ milk? And what would be the best way to market a low-cost tool to diagnose malaria? These are some of the challenges that Dutch companies operating in Nigeria, like Friesland Campina, Heineken and Unilever, are setting bright minds both from Nigeria and the Netherlands. Last week 12 Nigerian students travelled to Delft to team up with 12 Dutch students from TU Delft, Wageningen university and Erasmus university to tackle these challenges together. The results will be presented in the last week of October in Nigeria.
Prestigious poster prize for MICA project at the IEEE-UFFC
At the IEEE-UFFC conference in Washington the MICA project won a prestigious student poster prize (more than 50 applicants) describing an low-power ASIC for minature 3D ultrasound probes
IAWA Scholarship presented to Space Flight student Sumana Mukherjee
On 7 September Lisa Piccione, the president of the International Aviation Women's Association, officially presented a scholarship to master student Space Flight Sumana Mukherjee.
Four ImPhys researchers won grant
Four ImPhys Researchers won a grant by writing a proposal for a new collaboration with a scientist from another department of Applied Sciences.
Vacancy: PhD Position Multi-physics Design of Metamaterial-Based Measurement Systems
The vacant position is in the Structural Optimisation and Mechanics (SOM) research group.
Discovery of chromosome motor supports DNA loop extrusion
It is one of the great mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells?
Fabian Fool joined our group as PhD
After his bachelor and Master study at TU Delft Fabian Fool started in September as a PhD. He will work on the project: Monitoring infant brain perfusion by trans-fontanel echography (MIFFY) under the supervision of Martin Verweij and Nico de Jong.
Exchange student Andrea Traversi joined our group
Andrea Traversi from the university of Florence started on September 4th. He will work on the spiral array project under the supervision of Rik Vos. The exchange is for six months in total.
Exchange student Filippo Piccardi joined our group
Filippo Piccardi from the university of Florence started on September 4th. He will work on the spiral array project under the supervision of Rik Vos. The exchange is for six months in total.
Willemijn Elkhuizen and 3D scanner in 'The Secret of the Master' - Avrotros
On 5 and 6 September, a two-piece of the reconstruction of Vincent van Gogh's Still life with aker flowers and roses’ (Stilleven met Akkerbloemen en rozen) was broadcasted at Avrotros. In this episode of the tv programme ‘The secret of the Master’ (Het geheim van de Meester), Willemijn Elkhuizen and the 3D scanner of the IDE faculty can be seen. Watch the broadcast.
ICED 2019 – ‘Responsible Design for our Future’ at IDE
During the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17) conference, which was held from 21-25 August in Vancouver (Canada), Prof. Petra Badke-Schaub and Dr Maaike Kleinsmann of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) announced that ICED19 will be hosted at the faculty of IDE in 2019.
Homebase Blockchain Coalition opened
On 4 September, the new ‘homebase’ (office) of the Blockchain Coalition was taken into use.
Kevin Cowan is AE Lecturer of the Year 2017
Problematic behaviour amongst youths when moving to more affluent neighbourhood
Problems in deprived neighbourhoods are often tackled through socio-economic integration. The thought behind this approach is that residents with lower incomes and educational levels are motivated to improve their position through their proximity to neighbours with a better socio-economic standing. However, young people who move to more affluent areas actually exhibit more problem behaviour, says Jaap Nieuwenhuis.
Replacement lighting outdoor fields for LED-lighting
In the next four weeks, the lighting of all outdoor fields will be replaced by LED-lighting. With this, S&C contributes to a more sustainable TU Delft!
Best 3mE lecturers 2016-2017
Members of the three student associations at 3mE chose the best lecturers again this academic year (2016-2017). This award enables students to express their appreciation for the lecturers and the creative way in which the lecturers in question teach their classes. The 3mE Faculty is proud of the winners. Good lecturers are vital to the quality of 3mE’s academic programmes. The student associations already presented the winners to students prior to the summer break. In this article, we are presenting the winners of DCSC.
TU Delft in 63rd place in THE Ranking
This year TU Delft is in 63rd place in the world Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking, dropping four places from last year's ranking. In 2015 TU Delft was in 65th place. University rankings are often consulted by international students and scientists who want to study or work abroad.
Delft Harvey Texas Research Team
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport, Texas. Harvey’s high winds and storm surge caused devastation along the Texas coast. As Harvey moved slowly inland, meteorologists predicted that Harvey could drop over 35-40 inches of rain during the following week. As a result, unprecedented flooding has occurred over an area the size of the Netherlands. Houston, the 4th largest city in the U.S., is especially hard hit. Early estimates put the damages from Harvey in the top five historical events in the U.S.; over 20,000 people have sought emergency shelter as of August 30, 2017.
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Lars Koopmans started his BSc project
On September 4th Lars started his BEP project. His supervisor is Sjoerd Stallinga. The topic of his BEP will be the determination of the experimental point spread function from a localization microscopy dataset. This will help us to unravel the effects of optical aberrations and other model errors on the quality of the super-resolution reconstruction.
Removal of the construction crane on 7 & 8 September 2017
On Thursday 7 September and Friday 8 September, the construction crane will be demolished and removed.
First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics build by TU Delft students
On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.