A biological approach to using waste gases
Science funding body NWO-TTW and partners in industry are investing EUR 3.8 million in a consortium that will use micro-organisms to convert syngas into useful chemical building blocks in a sustainable way. By doing so, the consortium intends to contribute to the circular economy and reduce CO2 emissions.
NIH has extended running grant Bernd Rieger by two years
The American Institute of Health (NIH) has extended a running grant by two years in the amount of 660.000 dollars for a collaboration between Dr. Bernd Rieger of the Department of Imaging Physics and the University of Massachusetts at Worcester to create "4D Nucleome Imaging Tools”.
Henk Schuttelaars got a NWO grant
Michele D'Urbino won the Student Design Contest at the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference
Marco Zuniga wins an Accenture Innovation Award
Titia Kuipers op TU Delft instagram: CoCreate MYCITY student challenge
In de week van 20-26 november beheren twee studentes ‘#the week of’ op TU Delft instagram. Een van hen is EPA studente, Titia Kuipers. Zij doet mee met CoCreateMYCITY, een student challenge in Durban, Zuid-Afrika en buigt zich met 40 andere studenten over 5 real-life cases op het gebied van water, gezondheid, energie, transport en landbouw.
New interactive technology makes rare cell types visible
Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have presented an interactive technique in the scientific journal, Nature Communications. The technique enables them to identify rare cell types among hundreds of other kinds.
Cohesion project ‘Haptic feedback for maritime operations’ achieves excellent results
Haptic feedback for maritime operations by Arthur Vrijdag (MTT) and David Abbink (CoR) As soon as Arthur Vrijdag, researcher and university lecturer in nautical mechanical engineering, hydromechanics and control technology, walked into the Haptics Lab run by David Abbink, associate professor of human-robot interaction at the Department of Cognitive Robotics, his creative juices started to flow.
The transformation of Museums in the Netherlands, 1990 – 2015
In the last 30 years, more than 100 Dutch museums have become independent enterprises and have undergone a significant transformation, not only concerning architecture, but also their main focus, which has shifted from the collection to the public. Experts from different fields have contributed to the creation of the new museums.
Dutch - Ghanaian student team jointly worked on complex challenges of the Ghana Volta Delta
A group of students and teachers from Delft University of Technology worked with Ghanaian students of KNUST, Central University and University of Ghana to develop integrated solutions for the complex challenges of the Volta Delta in Ghana.
In Memoriam - Joost van der Grinten, initiator of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
“Geo Delft 2018 will become a unique conference"
Never before these leading geo-information science events have been organized within one joint conference at one location.
Short-term power outage tomorrow
We urge everyone who is working at the second floor today, to turn off the computers and printers at the end of the day. Because of a short-term (07:00 - 07:30) power outage at the Unit Culture on the morning of the 23th of November. The power will stay on at the ground floor and the first floor.
Jasper van Kuijk in ‘De Nationale Wetenschapsquiz’ of NWO and VPRO
On Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day), assistant professor Jasper van Kuijk of the faculty of IDE is candidate at the Dutch TV programme ‘De Nationale Wetenschapsquiz’ (the National Science Quiz). Three duos, consisting of a scientist and an artist, answer questions about scientific topics in the 24th edition of the quiz. Jasper is the artist of one of the duos. The viewer can play along. Broadcast is at 22:10 on NPO2.
Aerodynamics researchers win ‘best paper award’ AIAA
Aerodynamics researchers, Koen de Groot, Jacopo Serpieri and Marios Kotsonis have, together with their co-author Fabio Pinna of the von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics, been awarded the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Best Paper Award of the 2016 AIAA Aviation and 2017 AIAA SciTech Forums and Expositions for their paper “Secondary Stability Analysis of Crossflow Vortices using BiGlobal Theory on PIV Base Flows.”
Enzymes from fungi simplify chemical synthesis
Using natural enzymes obtained from fungi, scientists from TU Delft have potentially made the synthesis of certain pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agrochemicals much simpler, cheaper and environmentally more benign. They have recently reported on their findings in Nature Catalysis.
2018 TMS-AIME Mathewson Award for Sybrand van der Zwaag
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has awarded Professor of Novel Aerospace Materials Sybrand van der Zwaag, his colleague at the faculty of Applied Sciences, Niels van Dijk and their co-authors the 2018 TMS-AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award for their publication “Autonomous Filling of Grain-Boundary Cavities during Creep Loading in Fe-Mo Alloys” in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (October 2016).
Gillian Saunders new board member SEFI
Dr. Gillian Saunders has recently been appointed board member of the Steering Committee of the Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI). Saunders has been active for quite some time in this large-scale network of engineering schools and their lecturers in Europe. The network’s main focus lies on improving engineering education in Europe. To achieve this, the association organises conferences and workshops throughout the continent and joins its members - academic staff, lecturers, students and industry professionals – together.
Maria Santofimia Navarro appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy
At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE dr. Maria Santofimia is appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy per 14 November 2017.
Paul Denissen wins grant Dutch paint industry
The Board of the Dutch Association of Paint Technicians (NVVT) has announced that PhD student Novel Aerospace Materials, Paul Denissen, is the winner of the NVVT Grant. This grant gives Denissen the opportunity to present his work at the European Technical Coatings Congress that is scheduled to take place in June 2018 in Amsterdam.
3mE Faculty well represented in NWO’s Perspective programme
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has given six new research programmes the green light within the ‘Perspective for the top sectors’ programme. Professor Ian Richardson (MSE Department) is coordinating the ‘3D printing of large metal components’ programme and professor Frans van der Helm (BME Department) is coordinating the Injury-free exercise’ programme. Researcher Herman van der Kooij is coordinator of the ‘Wearable robotics for people with weak muscles’ programme. He works at the University of Twente and at 3mE’s BME Department.
Paul Urbach and Wim Coene to lead major new public-private research programme on lensless imaging
A major new research programme will shortly be launched within the context of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) funding instrument 'Perspective for the Top Sectors'. Professors Paul Urbach and Wim Coene are to play a leading role in this project on lensless imaging.
Ian Richardson leader of major new public-private research programme on additive manufacturing
A major new research programme will shortly be launched in the context of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) funding instrument 'Perspective for the Top Sectors'. Professor Ian Richardson will play a leading role in this project on metal-based additive manufacturing.
TU Delft to lead three new, large-scale public-private research programmes
Six new, large-scale research programmes will shortly be launched as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ‘Perspective’ top-sector funding programme. TU Delft will play a role in all of these programmes, and will even lead three of them. The three programmes will focus on preventing sports injuries, the 3D-printing of metal objects and nanostructure imaging.
Felienne Hermans wins SURF Education Award
On 8 November, SURF announced that Felienne Hermans, Assistant Professor in Software Engineering Group, has won the SURF Education Award in the Teacher category for her pioneering work in putting educational innovation into practice.
20/11 New Culture courses: Modern Calligraphy & Cyanotype
The second quarter, which has begun last Monday 20 November, marks the start of several new courses offered at Unit Culture! A few courses are gaining another level, like Photography Digital Advanced and Theatre Intermediate, but we are also starting some brand new courses that have never been offered before!
Better integration policies and more agglomeration benefits for second-tier cities
Second-tier cities in particular can access greater agglomeration benefits, increase their functional performance, share resources more wisely and become more powerful political players to further pursue the agenda of decentralisation advocated by policy-makers and researchers across Europe.
New step towards future complex oxide electronics
Researchers from TU Delft, Cornell University and the University of Cagliari have shown an interesting method for turning a highly insulating material into a highly conducting system. The process involves combining three different metal oxides in a sharp interface. They have recently published their findings in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Innovative modelling to offer rapid insight into complex issues
Modern-day themes such as migration and climate change are interlinked and extremely complex, making it difficult to foresee the consequences of policy decisions. In this regard, models and simulations can help. Erik Pruyt, Associate Professor of System Dynamics and Policy Analysis, uses his models to compute various scenarios, which can offer assistance when reaching policy decisions in uncertain situations.
Six million euros in research funding to develop technology that prevents sports injuries
In 2016, 121,000 people in the Netherlands sought emergency care for sports injuries.
The old kitchen can go back to the factory
The majority of bathrooms and kitchens end up with the rubbish after new owners move into a house. Unnecessary: a demountable solution would make replacement easy. Doctoral candidate Henk Brinksma researched various future-proof renovation concepts, and looked further than just bathrooms and kitchens.
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.
New grab unloads vessels faster and smarter
There was plenty of reason to celebrate for transport technologist Dingena Schott and her team at TU Delft. Not only did they develop a design method for a new grab, but the grab, built by Nemag, complied with all of the predictions generated by the models, tests and stimulations that they validated. ‘There is no precedent for this in the scientific literature. It’s definitely the crowning glory of our work,’ says Schott. This Dutch grab could potentially unload vessels in ports all over the world more efficiently and sustainably.
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!