29 October 2020
Night Watch scanned in 3D for the first time
28 October 2020
Cybercriminals don’t simply buy their technology off the shelf
The fear that cybercriminals can easily purchase the technical capabilities they need on underground marketplaces is unfounded
28 October 2020
Super asphalt lasts longer
Asphalt concrete is a great material for road surfacing purposes but it’s not always the most sustainable of options. Sandra Erkens, professor of Pavement Engineering Practice, is looking for ways of predicting and extending the lifespan of both existing and new pavement materials. Epoxy asphalt may well hold the key to more durable road surfaces. The end of October should see the start of the construction of a trial section on a Noord-Holland road to put the new super asphalt through its paces.
26 October 2020
Three million enrolments for online courses at TU Delft
The MOOCs give people around the world access to TU Delft’s teaching.
13 October 2020
Ground mussel shells for 3D printing
Marita Sauerwein shows that 3D printing and reprinting using locally sourced sustainable and natural raw materials is a viable option in a circular economy.
01 October 2020
‘AI hub Zuid-Holland’ takes off
The region Zuid-Holland will be setting up the ‘AI hub Zuid-Holland’. This network organisation will be realising a single point of contact for business and knowledge institutes in South Holland who want to work with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
29 September 2020
Driving behaviour less ‘robotic’ thanks to new Delft model
Researchers from TU Delft have now developed a new model that describes driving behaviour on the basis of one underlying ‘human’ principle: managing the risk below a threshold level.
18 September 2020
Brunel and TU Delft are joining forces
Secondment agency Brunel and TU Delft will work closely together in the field of talent and innovation.
17 September 2020
TU Delft students win James Dyson Award 2020 with easy-to-repair glass speaker
Six industrial design engineering students from Delft University of Technology have won the Dutch edition of the James Dyson Award with Ammos: a fully recyclable home audio system that produces crystal clear sound with a sheet of glass. With their sustainable design they hope to stimulate recycling and give everyone the chance to easily repair their audio system.
14 September 2020
Antarctica: cracks in the ice
In recent years, the Pine Island Glacier and the Thwaites Glacier on West-Antarctica has been undergoing rapid changes, with potentially major consequences for rising sea levels.
14 September 2020
Svalbard glaciers much more vulnerable to warming since mid-1980s
Most of Svalbard’s glaciers have lost their protective firn layer, which leaves the ice much more vulnerable to summer melt.
14 September 2020
TU Delft start-up develops ‘living coffin’
The TU Delft student start-up Loop has developed a living coffin made from mycelium. The Living Cocoon helps the body to ‘compost’ more efficiently, removes toxic substances and produces richer conditions in which to grow (new) trees and plants.
08 September 2020
TU Delft starts programme for robot engineer of the future
How can robots function within various processes in a factory? What is a good robot engineer according to the industry? These two questions were central in setting up the new Master's degree programme in Robotics at TU Delft.
08 September 2020
New land subsidence map reveals the Netherlands’ (in)stability
Lopsided houses, subsiding streets, shifting dykes and nature reserves stricken by drought. In the years ahead, there will need to be some serious investment in maintenance by citizens, businesses and government.
04 September 2020
Game Boy forever! Thanks to intermittent computing
A hand-held videogame console allowing indefinite gameplay may be a parent’s worst nightmare. But it is not a toy! It is a scientific tool, developed by researchers from TU Delft and Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) who decided to push the boundaries of batteryless intermittent computing into the realm of fun and interaction. It is also another step towards a sustainable future.
03 September 2020
ERC Starting Grant for TU Delft researchers
ERC has awarded its 2020 Starting Grants to early-career researchers. Two of them are scientists from TU Delft. This European funding will help individual scientists and scholars to build their own teams and conduct pioneering research.
03 September 2020
First Clinical Technology Master's students graduate in the LDE context
To bridge the ever-widening gap between technological innovation and medicine, the new Clinical Technology programme within the LDE alliance was launched six years ago.
01 September 2020
Successful maiden flight for the TU Delft Flying-V
The first real test flight of the scaled flight model of the energy-efficient aircraft design called the Flying-V was a succes.
31 August 2020
Bert van Wee | Professor of Excellence 2020
On Monday 31 August, Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) is named Professor of Excellence 2020 by Delft University Fund.
25 August 2020
TU Delft researchers separate microparticles on the basis of their shape
Scientists in Delft have developed a technique for selectively separating microparticles in a liquid on the basis of their shape. The technique calculates precisely the path that a specifically shaped microparticle will follow in a flow through a narrow tube. This makes it possible to set up a sorting channel, in which the differently shaped particles each find their own way. The new technique, which was published today in the journal PNAS, can be used in a range of sectors, for example in the manufacture of medicines or removing microplastics from water.
21 August 2020
Students jointly asked to comply with coronavirus measures
The student societies, student associations and sports clubs in Delft have come together to ask all students to continue to comply with the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. This call for continued compliance has been made in a joint letter sent to the participants of the OWEE and spread to other students via the Student News website.
20 August 2020
Greenland Ice Sheet experienced record losses in 2019, and it won’t stop there
The Greenland Ice Sheet recorded a new record mass loss in 2019, other glaciers in the Arctic region have also been severely affected by the summer of 2019.
17 August 2020
Zero tolerance for party in student house
On Friday 14 August at around 19:00, the police and the Permits, Supervision and Enforcement department of the Municipality of Delft put an end to a student party on Coenderstraat in Delft. The around 100 people who were present at the party were not complying with the coronavirus measures and were causing noise nuisance.
11 August 2020
Cyberattack on Blackbaud
Recently, TU Delft has been notified of a data security incident which included a TU Delft alumni database from 2017. This notification came from Blackbaud, a third-party service provider and one of the world’s largest providers of customer relationship management systems for non-profit organisations and the higher education sector.
03 August 2020
Future energy systems need to be climate proof
Climate policy for future energy systems typically focus on the challenge to make them carbon neutral to avoid climate change.
31 July 2020
TU Delft research partner in innovative wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord
As the research partner in the so-called Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) project, TU Delft is playing a significant role. Once the wind farm has been built, researchers, led by Professor Jan-Willem van Wingerden, will be able to test their findings regarding wind energy in practice, and the amount of energy generated by the wind farm will be maximised.
29 July 2020
TU Delft opens up 16 positions for Assistant Professors in AI (related) research
TU Delft announced it is recruiting 16 talented researchers to become a member of a thriving Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.
29 July 2020
TU Delft students reveal hidden inscriptions from NSB leader
Led by Professor Joris Dik, a group of TU Delft bachelor's students was able to discover the secrets of this part of the wall without damaging it. The students’ graduation thesis was published this week in academic journal Heritage Science.
17 July 2020
Physics course eases the transition to university for secondary school students
15 July 2020
In the mood for mud
As a biologist and soil scientist Julia Gebert often finds herself getting her hands dirty. With mud, that is. In the past two years she has many times boarded a small boat to cruise among the huge container ships in the port of Hamburg while collecting mud samples.
13 July 2020
Never fall again thanks to backpack-like wearable robot
Balance aids currently used in daily life and rehabilitation clinics are helpful but far from perfect. Canes, walkers, crutches, and handrails modify posture and prevent the hands from being used during activities like opening doors, carrying shopping, or answering the telephone. Also more sophisticated tools like mobile bodyweight support systems or robotic gait trainers are bulky or can only be used in specific environments. Andrew Berry, Daniel Lemus and Saher Jabeen, researchers BioMechanical Engineering at TU Delft, led by Professor Heike Vallery, developed a backpack-like wearable robot to provide balance support during rehabilitation; the GyBAR. Fully contained within the backpack is a gyroscopic actuator – a spinning disc repositionable with electric motors – to provide hands-free balance support in multiple activities and environments. The results of the first experiments with human subjects and potential end-users have been published in Nature Scientific Reports.
13 July 2020
Year of the Lecturer 2020: a unique way to say ‘Thank you!’
Because of the special period in recent months all TU Delft Lecturers have been put in the spotlight by the students.
02 July 2020
Mechanical engineering students design inventive pack
The WB62 student group has won the Mechanical Engineering Design Contest with its pack dog ‘The Scarab’.
30 June 2020
Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can save lives in the future
Coastal wetlands like salt marshes are increasingly recognized as valuable natural defenses that protect coasts against strong wave attacks.
30 June 2020
New software brings quantum network design to users around the world
NetSquid, a specialized simulator for quantum networks has been made freely available for non-commercial users. In development by QuTech since 2017, the software is the first of its kind to model timing effects using discrete events. NetSquid allows researchers around the world to accurately predict the performance of quantum networks and modular quantum computing systems. Such simulations are essential to design scalable quantum systems, and exploit them for radically new types of computation and communication technologies.
25 June 2020
First detector array delivered to GUSTO mission
The first detector array for NASA's GUSTO mission has passed its pre-shipment review and is now shipping to the University of Arizona for integration into the balloon observatory. SRON together with TU Delft develops GUSTO's three 8-pixel-arrays, for the frequencies 4.7, 1.9 and 1.4 terahertz. They have now finished the array for the 4.7 terahertz channel—the most challenging part. GUSTO is a balloon mission that will measure emissions from cosmic material between stars.
23 June 2020
New measuring equipment accurately maps out the atmosphere above the TU Delft Campus
A compact and mobile cloud radar will deliver high resolution images of the cloud compositions above the TU Delft Campus.
19 June 2020
Spinoza Prize for Nynke Dekker
NWO has announced that TU Delft's Nynke Dekker has been awarded an NWO Spinoza Prize. The Spinoza and Stevin Prizes are the most prestigious awards in Dutch science. Besides Nynke Dekker, prizes were also awarded to prof. dr. ir. Jan van Hest (TUE), prof. dr. Pauline Kleingeld (RUG) and prof. dr. Sjaak Neefjes (LUMC/UL). Prof. dr. Linda Steg (RUG) en prof. dr. Ton Schumacher (AVL/LUMC/UL) have been awarded a Stevinprize. Each of the laureates will receive 2.5 million euros to spend on scientific research and related activities.
18 June 2020
Impulse health & technology research with nine new Medical Delta professors
Nine professors are now allowed to call themselves ‘Medical Delta professors’. They received a dual appointment at two or more academic institutions (LUMC, Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University) that are affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology research once again.
18 June 2020
Using science to unlock the secrets of cybercrime
With everyone spending so much time online during the coronavirus crisis, cybercrime has also been on the rise. Criminals are attempting to take advantage of these unsettled times. But not if scientist Rolf van Wegberg and Master's student Jochem van de Laarschot have their way. They are working with the FIOD (Fiscal Information and Investigation Service) to help combat cybercrime.