5.1 million euros made available for leading research in astronomy, computer science and mathematics
The NWO Domain Science Board has awarded TOP grants for 2018 to seven proposals from compartment 1, and six proposals from compartment 2. The TOP grants programme aims to strengthen or renew challenging and innovative lines of research. Three awards were given to Delft University of Technology, faculty EEMCS.
New robotics fieldlab opens doors on TU Delft Campus
Price adjustments due to VAT increase
As a result of the VAT increase introduced by the government on 1 January 2019, the prices of the courses and consumptions of X were also raised as of January.
Science prizes won by women ‘offer less cash and prestige’ (Source THE)
Analysis of awards in biology and biomedical sciences between 1968 and 2017 suggests women increasingly likely to win prizes for ‘service’ over research. Women who win prizes for their scientific endeavours receive less money and prestige than their male counterparts, according to an analysis highlighting the gender gap in scholarly recognition.
Momo Medical, ready to scale-up!
Cinematic approach to ‘Port city futures’
As part of the Port City Futures research programme, Carola Hein and Paolo De Martino (Architecture) will make a film in collaboration with artist and filmmaker Ollie Palmer. The film will feature interviews with key players in Naples, Rotterdam, and Dunkirk together with future development scenarios provide a view into evolving port-city region relationships.
Handbook on informal urbanisation
The new handbook, edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen, explores 25 cases in 24 cities around the world. In each case, informal urbanisation has played a pivotal role in how people have struggled for their right to the city and for their ‘right to rights’ as citizens.
Resilient dwelling clusters for urban resettlement
The Global Housing Study Centre will create a living lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to create resilient dwelling clusters for urban resettlement. The lab has been made possible with a € 500.000,- grant from the joint SDG research programme from NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development.
Rolf van Wegberg and Rhythima Shinde in Portraits of Science
Two TPM faces are featured in the 2018 edition of Portraits of Science: PhD candidate Rolf van Wegberg and Rhythima Shinde, EPA graduate and best graduate of TU Delft 2018. Rolf talks about his research into commoditisation of cybercrime. Rhythima speaks about her thesis on electrifying rural India through institutional innovation.
Farewell interview with Freek Kapteijn
Research to improve welding process for manufacturing industries
The Hague worst hit in the case of extreme precipitation
A new precipitation index compares the risks that different cities face from extreme rainfall. In The Netherlands, The Hague will be affected most.
TU Delft students present design, a transformation of inefficient offices into apartments that produce more energy than they use
The MOR (Modular Office Renovation) team of the TU Delft, which consists of 54 students, is working on a design to renovate (a part of) an inefficient office into an apartment that produces more energy than it uses. On the 15th of January 2019, the team revealed the definitive design of this prototype. With the prototype, the team will travel to Hungary in July 2019 to participate in an international student competition for energy-efficient residences.
Planning for large-scale thermal energy storage systems could be greatly improved
In some places in the Netherlands, the ground is starting to run out of space for thermal energy storage systems, which can provide heating and cooling to large buildings in an energy-efficient manner. There is a much better way to do that, says researcher Marc Jaxa-Rozen. On Tuesday 15 January, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
Patterns and forms show fragmentation Chinese city
Spatial integration of new buildings in an existing environment is food for much discussion, while it in fact is not about words. Studies should focus on forms and patterns, if the goal is to achieve historical continuity in an urban design, concludes Jiaxiu Cai in her PhD research.
The secret to Rembrandt’s impasto unveiled
Rembrandt van Rijn revolutionized painting with a 3D effect using his impasto technique, where thick paint makes a masterpiece protrude from the surface. Thanks to the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France, three centuries later an international team of scientists led by TU Delft and the Rijksmuseum have found how he did it.
Grant for forensic crime scene investigation
TU Delft and CTU win Taxify Self-driving Fleet Optimisation Challenge
Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR) opens new lab
Kobus Kuipers wins Physica Prize 2019
The Physica Prize 2019 has been awarded to Kobus Kuipers, not only a pioneering physicist but also someone who is strongly committed to outreach.
TU Delft designs environmentally-friendly ‘kitchen for life’
At TU Delft, a prototype of a ‘circular kitchen’ has been developed, which has a significantly reduced impact on the environment. The kitchen will be presented on Thursday 17 January.
Two TU Delft Global projects granted by NWO
In the second call of the joint SDG research programme of NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development and Dutch co-funding research organisations two projects from TU Delft | Global Initiative were granted funding. This programme funds use-inspired research to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
Hans de Bruijn in Trouw: ‘In onze politieke cultuur ontbreekt het he-le-maal aan onbevangenheid’
In Trouw is een essay verschenen van Hans de Bruijn. Ja, dat we onze open geest kwijt zijn, dat is erg. Hij zoekt oorzaken. En vindt een ster aan het Kerstfirmament.
Bert van Wee in diverse media over verstedelijking en mobiliteit
Een topoverleg vandaag in Den Haag over investeringen in verkeer en woningbouw in de vier grote steden. Aan tafel zitten burgemeesters en wethouders uit Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam en Utrecht, ministers Ollongren en Van Nieuwenhuizen en premier Rutte. De gemeenten willen van het kabinet geld om grote infrastructurele projecten te financieren. Een deel van het geld dat de steden willen, is bedoeld voor openbaar vervoer, en dat is belangrijk zegt transporthoogleraar Bert van Wee van de TU Delft.
Niek Mouter in NRC over burgers die meedenken over klimaatbeleid
Met een online evaluatie kunnen burgers eenvoudig kenbaar maken welke klimaatmaatregelen hun voorkeur hebben. De VVD-fractievoorzitter zou dat moeten weten, schrijft Niek Mouter, transporteconoom en rechtsfilosoof aan de TU Delft.
Ibo van de Poel in Trouw over kunstmatige intelligentie bij de politie
De politie verwacht veel van big data, algoritmes en artificiële intelligentie. Maar ook supercomputers falen, discrimineren of zijn soms onnavolgbaar.
Angelo Vermeulen in diverse media over plantjes op de maan
Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis groeien er plantjes op de maan. Een Chinese sonde bracht katoenzaadjes naar het hemellichaam, die inmiddels zijn uitgekomen. Ruimtevaartonderzoeker Angelo Vermeulen van de TU Delft is enthousiast over de geslaagde missie. ,,Geweldig! De grote uitdaging was om de zaden onderweg in leven te houden en te zorgen dat alles ter plekke kon ontkiemen.”
New climbing wall at X
At X, there is a new, impressive climbing wall, which you can use when registering for the climbing course. You don’t need a X subscription to join this course. The new climbing wall has as many as 20 routes in varying degrees. The wall is also suitable for a temporary Via Ferrata, has 2 traverse routes and an overhanging part. The wall is suitable for use by beginners and slightly advanced climbers.
Materials scientists unveil Rembrandt’s 3D technique
An international team of researchers, led by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Rijksmuseum, have discovered how Rembrandt created a ‘3D effect’ in his paintings.
Jaap Harlaar in Kennislink
Henk Polinder in NOS Radio 1 Journal
Henk Polinder (MTT) has radio talk on challenges of wave energy extraction in NOS Radio 1 Journal. (Dutch)
Marcel Reinders new director of the Delft Bioengineering Institute
Daniël Scholten keynote spreker bij EU Renewable Energy Investment Forum
TBM onderzoeker Daniël Scholten verzorgde een keynote speech over de geopolitieke implicaties van duurzame energie op verzoek van de Europese Commissie, DG ENER, voorafgaand aan het Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Kiev op 18 December 2018.
Start enrolment courses Q3: 4 February
On Monday the 4th of February at 10:00 am, you can enrol for many courses and projects at X. As of that moment, the enrolment for the third quarter of this academic year starts. Maybe you would like to improve your dance skills, master chess or perhaps you would like to literally seek higher ground and join the climbing course. Also, a couple of new courses will be offered, like 3D Sculpting, InDesign: Basics and ACTlab: Interactive Game Design. Keep an eye on the website, as soon more info will pop-up.
Wijnand Veeneman in OV Magazine over investeren in ov
Premier Rutte, minister Ollongren en de G4-steden overlegden in september onder meer over de financiering van ov-projecten door private investeerders. Wijnand Veeneman, ov-expert aan de TU Delft ziet wel mogelijkheden.
Ali Alfaraj joined our group as PhD
Ali is a PhD student from Saudi Aramco, who did his MSc in Delft within the IDEA league geophysics program and also spent two years at UBC in Vancouver. He will working within the Delphi consortium and focus on all challenging issues that are related to imaging and inversion of seismic measurements on land.
Tiexing Wang joined our group as visiting PhD student
Tiexing is a visiting PhD student from Jilin University in China and started on January 2nd. He will stay until the end of the year. Tiexing will be working within the Delphi consortium on the optimum estimation of multiply scattered seismic waves and separate them from the single-scattered waves. His supervisor is Eric Verschuur.
Colloquium by Andrew Light on Creating, Preserving, and Defending the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Advanced electron microscope at MSE
Since the of December 2018, the faculty 3mE is the proud owner of a new advanced research instrument. In the MSE department a new electron microscope, equipped with a Xe+ ion-beam, is located to facilitate materials research in 3D.