Announcement from the Supervisory Board Nicoly Vermeulen new Vice President Operations
Nicoly Vermeulen is to become the new Vice President Operations (VPO) of the Executive Board TU Delft. The university's Supervisory Board has announced her appointment from 1 January 2018.
Stefan Marsden and Michelle van der Helm Best Graduates from Applied Sciences
The Best Graduate of TU Delft 2017 will be announced during a special award ceremony held in the Auditorium of the Aula on Wednesday 22 November. This year’s Best Graduates from the Faculty of Applied Sciences are Michelle van der Helm and Stefan Marsden.
Insight in market potential for energy renovations of the European housing sector
As part of the Climate KIC Flagship programme Building Technology Accelerator a series of Building Market Briefs are developed. These are reports that provide the building industry with insight in the market potential for energy renovations of the housing sector in Europe. TU Delft processes the information for the Netherlands.
Michelle van der Helm wins AkzoNobel Graduate Prize
Open Studio Special: Intuitive Drawing (18/11) is postponed
The Open Studio Special: Intuitive Drawing of this Saturday, 18 November is postponed to another date. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.
Kornelis Blok in De Volkskrant over CO2 uitstoot
De EU-lidstaten hebben een deal over hoe ze het aantal rechten voor CO2-uitstoot gaan verlagen. Wat gaat er veranderen en is dat genoeg om de doelen van Parijs te halen? Kornelis Blok, hoogleraar energiesystemen, denkt van niet.
Cedric Kok started his BSc project
On November 13th Cedric Kok started his BSc project on: 'Localization microscopy by refitting with experimental point spread functions'. His supervisor is Sjoerd Stallinga.
Linda van der Spaa voted best graduate 3mE
On the 9th of november the Delft University Fund announced the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft. Each faculty has named their Best Graduate 2017, totalling a number of eight recently graduated cum laude students. On November 22nd, during the 2017 Best of TU Delft Award Ceremony, these Best Graduates will compete for the 2017 Best of TU Delft award. Faculty 3mE Linda Van der SPaa has been voted as best graduate student. The Faculty congratulates Linda with her nomination and wishes her the best of luck!
TU Delft spin-off Somnox launches crowdfunding campaign
Today saw TU Delft start-up Somnox launch a crowdfunding campaign to market its cuddly sleep robot that aims to offer people a better night’s sleep.
Student team from TU Delft wins international Synthetic Biology competition
Students from TU Delft have won the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. Earlier this week, the team presented their idea for a quick, on-site method to demonstrate antibiotic resistance in bacteria in dairy cattle. The test would allow a farmer to adjust the treatment if resistant bacteria is detected, and reduce the unnecessary usage of antibiotics.
GrapheneX starts experiments with graphene as a material for light sails
This week, GrapheneX, a team of four young researchers from TU Delft, is doing a series of experiments in a weightless environment. The aim is to test graphene as a material for a so-called light sail, which may be used to propel spacecrafts in the future. The researchers hope to show that the ultra-thin material is suitable for this purpose.
Congratulations Heike Vallery with your appointment to Professor of Human motor augmentation
At the department of Biomechanical Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, dr.ir.Heike Vallery (1979) is per 1 November 2017 appointed as full professor Human motor augmentation.
Scanner for paintings turns out to be promising new CSI tool
In a special collaboration the TU Delft, the Rijksmuseum, the UvA en the NFI have introduced a new method for detecting ‘hard to find’ and concealed forensic traces. This work was officially published today in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports and is based on MA-XRF (i.e. scanning macro x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy) a technique originally developed for the elemental imaging of paintings and other works of art.
Tourism and travel make Paris targets unachievable
In the year 2100, the world's population will be flying nine times as many kilometres as in 2015, and the average travel distance for all tourist journeys is set to double over the same period. Aviation, 90% of which is tourism, will not be able to escape a severe reduction in growth, or even no growth, if we are to meet the climate targets. This conclusion is drawn by Paul Peeters, who will be awarded his PhD for his thesis on this subject at TU Delft on Wednesday 15 November.
Crossing behaviour in Virtual Reality: Looking for participants!
Record performance of Dutch processed crystalline silicon solar cell
At the Dutch national PV conference "Sunday" in Bussum on the 8th of November 2017 Prof. Miro Zeman from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) presented a crystalline silicon solar cell with the conversion efficiency of 23.0%. This is the highest efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cell fully processed in The Netherlands.
Wolter Pieters promoted to associate professor
Wolter Pieters has recently been promoted to associate professor in the section of safety and security science (3S). ‘Over the past years Wolter has successfully consolidated his research on the theme of ‘Decision support for cyber security with special attention for safety and security integration’.
Delft University Fund announces the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft
iGEM DreamTeam at Giant Jamboree in Boston
The iGEM Dream team has left for Boston. Between 9 and 13 November, the so-called' Giant Jamboree' will take place there, a large-scale event bringing together more than 300 international teams working on a project in the field of synthetic biology. The iGEM team from TU Delft presents a concept for a test to demonstrate antibiotic resistance in livestock.
Farewell speech Prof.dr.ir. P.P.Jonker 'The proof of the pudding'
Vacancy: Diversity and Inclusion Team Member – for Staff and Students
You are an employee, PhD candidate, or student at the TU Delft who is driven to make a change. You are communicative, a team player and have affinity with the Diversity & Inclusion subject. You have experience in organising events; experience in policy making is an advantage. We are looking for a diverse team to be able to see all the angles of the subject and to represent the TU Delft population.
Lecture Diversity and Inclusion
On 23 November, you can attend a lecture by Professor Estela M. Bensimon on diversity & inclusion (D&I) in higher education.
Peter Palensky (ESE) elected as IEEE IES AdCom Member-at-large
Peter Palensky was elected IEEE IES AdCom Member-at-large last week in Beijing. This is a 3-year appointment in the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.. With this role, he will be sitting at the centre of the most important IEEE journals, conferences, et cetera.
Runner up for KNVI Young Talent Award in our Embedded Systems Group
Paul Marcelis, Msc. student in our Embedded Systems Group, has been awarded with a ‘silver’ Young Talent Award within the Computer Science category. Every year, professors in The Netherlands can send in Msc. theses of their students to KHMW. The KNVI (royal Dutch association for computer science professionals) reviewed all theses within the computer science category and selected Paul’s thesis as second best.
Using microscope technology on mobile phones to trace malaria quickly and cheaply
Doctoral candidate Temitope Agbana, who works at the DCSC Department on a TU Delft Global fellowship, together with his colleague Hai Gong received the Silver Edmund Optics Educational award for his Optical Smart Malaria Diagnostic Project last month. They aim at realizing accurate diagnosis of malaria with a click of a button.
Co-creation offers new opportunities for energy transition
Co-creation offers new opportunities to save energy, money and materials. The problem is that technical experts on collective private commissioning projects have difficulty communicating directly with end-users, argues Lidewij Tummers in her PhD research.
'Slogans about diversity are mainly rhetoric'
In the international competition between cities, diversity counts as an advantage, but, in practice, things are not always so simple. Because, according to PhD candidate Donya Ahmadi, there is actually 'good' and 'bad' diversity. She conducted her research in a problem neighbourhood in Toronto.
Huggable robot Somnox is starting business
After many tests, Somnox, the start-up of four TU Delft students, including former IDE student Julian Jagtenberg, is ready to enter the market. From 14 November, Somnox is on Kickstarter, a platform where start-ups can set up a crowdfunding campaign.
IDE student wins VEDIS Retail Thesis award
IDE student Myrthe Montijn is the winner of the VEDIS Retail Thesis award 2017. She received the appreciation for her thesis 'Data-driven design for emotional engagement, designing a digital interaction for Nike Store'.
Vlaardingen homes refurbished to become Zero Energy Buildings
As a pilot project, 12 houses in Vlaardingen are refurbished to become Zero Energy Buildings by using the 2ndSkin concept, adding an extra layer to the outside of the building.
BRidging the Gap for Innovations in Disaster resilience
SURF Education Award for Felienne Hermans
Felienne Hermans, docent Software Engineering, heeft vandaag een SURF Onderwijsaward ontvangen. SURF reikte tijdens haar Onderwijsdagen prijzen uit aan mensen die het verschil maken in onderwijsinnovatie. Hermans ontving de prijs in de categorie docenten voor haar inspanningen om studenten en kinderen te leren programmeren, en te onderzoeken hoe je dat het beste kunt doen.
Correlating 3D light to 3D electron microscopy for systems biology
Elizabeth and Jacob, together with Lucy Collinson from the Francis Crick Institute in London, share their opinion on the potential of three-dimensional microscopy for imaging behaviour and development in biological systems.
CloudCuddle winner of TedXAmsterdamWomen StartUp Award
Two DSE teams from AE win prizes in annual NLF awards ceremony
During the annual awards ceremony of the Dutch Aerospace Fund (NLF) on 27 October 2017 two DSE (Bachelor's graduation project) teams from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering won prizes: LUMID won the 2017 André Kuipers Space Award and Team Sauron won the 2017 Anthony Fokker Award.
Rudy Negenborn appointed full professor of Multi-machine Operations & Logistics
Professor dr. Rudy Negenborn has been appointed full professor of Multi-machine Operations & Logistics at the Department of Maritime & Transport Technology starting 24 October 2017. The focus of Negenborn’s research will be on innovative real-time strategies for coordinating the diverse range of components involved in large-scale, networked transport systems.
Concept and design of a beam blanker with integrated photoconductive switch for ultrafast electron microscopy
Switching an electron beam with femtosecond laser pulses. Gerward Weppelman, together with Robert Moerland, Jacob Hoogenboom and Pieter Kruit, published a new concept to generate very short electron pulses using a deflector driven by femtosecond laser pulses.
Six spin-offs from Delft University of Technology present at CES 2018
Arjan Mol appointed full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE dr.ir. Arjan Mol is per 24 October 2017 appointed as full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry.
Hans de Bruijn in Trouw about 'Framing’ (column)
Hans de Bruijn has a weekly column about 'framing' in Trouw. Read the latest columns.