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06 December 2017

Important breakthrough in tests innovative composite screw propeller

Important breakthrough in tests innovative composite screw propeller

PhD candidate Pieter Maljaars and Mirek Kaminski, professor of ship and offshore structures at the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, have made an important breakthrough in their Greenpop research project.

06 December 2017

International universities celebrate signing the agreement for virtual exchange

International universities celebrate signing the agreement for virtual exchange

Following a pilot introduced earlier this year, nine high-ranking universities from across the globe are this month signing an international agreement for a virtual exchange whereby they offer their students the option of taking online elective courses and gain credits for their bachelor or master degrees.

29 November 2017

‘Origami’ lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

‘Origami’ lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers at TU Delft are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible with 3D printing. Those additional functionalities could, for instance, be used in medical implants or devices incorporating flexible electronics. In their publication in Science Advances on Wednesday November 29th, the scientists have successfully applied their technique to lattice structures.

29 November 2017

Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees

Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees

Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. In theory, we have the technology to monitor crops on a global scale and identify where remedial action is needed. On Friday 1 December, Tim van Emmerik will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.

28 November 2017

Ronald Hanson receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Professor Ronald Hanson has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 1.63 million euros for his ‘QNETWORK’-project. Hanson plans to realize the first multi-node network based on quantum entangled links.

23 November 2017

New interactive technology makes rare cell types visible

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.

21 November 2017

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.

17 November 2017

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.

14 November 2017

TU Delft spin-off Somnox launches crowdfunding campaign

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.

14 November 2017

Student team from TU Delft wins international Synthetic Biology competition

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.

13 November 2017

GrapheneX starts experiments with graphene as a material for light sails

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.

13 November 2017

Scanner for paintings turns out to be promising new CSI tool

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.

13 November 2017

Tourism and travel make Paris targets unachievable

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.

08 November 2017

SURF Education Award for Felienne Hermans

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.

31 October 2017

Inauguration lecture Ruud Balkenende: 'Product designers need to take the recovery of their items much more into account'

Raw earth materials are becoming increasingly scarce, and when making products, environmental pressure only increases. Designers must therefore consider the possibilities of reusing their products much more than they do now. And if this happens in a smart way, it is attractive for companies as well. That is the main message of Professor Circular Product Design Ruud Balkenende, who delivers his inaugural lecture in the TU Delft Auditorium on 10 November (starting at 15:00).

31 October 2017

Bas Hensen wins prize for best physics thesis

31 October 2017

Scientists take important step with self-folding objects

Scientists take important step with self-folding objects

Researchers at TU Delft have combined origami techniques and 3D printing to create flat structures that can fold themselves into 3D structures (for example a tulip). The structures self-fold according to a pre-planned sequence, with some parts folding sooner than others. Usually, expensive printers and special materials are needed for that. But the TU Delft scientists have created a new technique that requires only a common 3D printer and ubiquitous material. Among other applications, their research has the potential to greatly improve bone implants.

26 October 2017

Identifying the mechanism for a new class of antiviral drugs could hasten their approval

Identifying the mechanism for a new class of antiviral drugs could hasten their approval

New research shows that a new class of antiviral drugs works by causing the virus' replication machinery to pause and backtrack, preventing the virus from efficiently replicating.

26 October 2017

LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme: second call

LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme: second call

The second call of the LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme opens per November 1, 2017. In this call 40 positions will be available. Application deadline is January 10, 2018.

26 October 2017

Smaller is better: Shrinking the superconducting qubit

Smaller is better: Shrinking the superconducting qubit

What started as a fundamental research to understand light-matter interaction at extreme limits, intended to explore the boundaries of quantum theory, ended in a promising new design for a superconducting transmon qubit.

26 October 2017

Converting electricity and storing it in chemical compounds is necessary for energy transition

Converting electricity and storing it in chemical compounds is necessary for energy transition

Efficient energy storage is necessary for a reasonable transition to sustainable energy sources. This means that we will, in part, have to convert and store sustainably generated electricity in chemical compounds. This says Wiebren de Jong in his inaugural speech as professor at TU Delft on Friday 27 October.

25 October 2017

DESHIMA sees first light: a step closer to mapping the most distant star systems

DESHIMA sees first light: a step closer to mapping the most distant star systems

DESHIMA is a completely new type of astronomical instrument with which a 3D map of the early universe can be constructed. In early October, Dutch and Japanese researchers installed the DESHIMA measurement instrument under the ASTE telescope in Chile. Over the past few days, DESHIMA has recorded light from an astronomical source for the first time. The development represents a significant milestone in the process of making the instrument operational.

23 October 2017

Booking.com supports five Delft Global Scholarships for women in technology

Booking.com supports five Delft Global Scholarships for women in technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has announced plans to award five Delft Global Scholarships to outstanding female students from sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. The scholarships have been made possible by a donation to the Delft University Fund by Booking.com. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of a two-year Master of Science programme, including living expenses.

17 October 2017

Technology from TU Delft CardioLab allows early detection of atrial fibrillation

Technology from TU Delft CardioLab allows early detection of atrial fibrillation

TU Delft recently launched the CardioLab, a collaboration with the Netherlands Heart Foundation and Philips Design. In the lab, smart technology is used to analyse data to detect cardiovascular disease at an early stage, in order to provide patients with more effective treatment in the future. On Tuesday 17 October, Leonard Moonen graduated from TU Delft on the first concrete result from the CardioLab: a sensor armband that can detect atrial fibrillation.

17 October 2017

TU Delft student makes design of ‘swarm robot’ Zebro suitable for serial production

TU Delft student makes design of ‘swarm robot’ Zebro suitable for serial production

16 October 2017

Ten years of OpenCourseWare at TU Delft

Ten years of OpenCourseWare at TU Delft

It is exactly ten years ago today since TU Delft launched OpenCourseWare: making available educational resources free of charge for anyone interested. You can now find lecture notes, books, old tests and video recordings of more than 200 courses at ocw.tudelft.nl. Since its launch, the website has received 1.6 million visitors. Most of them are from the Netherlands, the United States and India.

12 October 2017

Students Nuon Solar team world champion again

Students Nuon Solar team world champion again

The Nuon Solar Team has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3.000-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.

11 October 2017

First students to complete the Clinical Technology Bachelor’s degree think and talk like doctors and technologists

First students to complete the Clinical Technology Bachelor’s degree think and talk like doctors and technologists

New technologies such as 3D printing and sensor chips are changing the face of medicine. But the first group of Clinical Technology Bachelor’s students have proven that even simpler, familiar technologies such as operating lamps and stethoscopes can be improved, as shown in their graduation projects.

09 October 2017

Accidents with self-driving cars are considered more serious

Accidents with self-driving cars are considered more serious

Self-driving cars will have to be ultra safe before they can become socially acceptable. A fatal accident caused by a technical fault in a self-driving car is considered at least 4.5 times worse than a fatal accident due to human error. These are among the findings from research carried out by Bart Overakker, who graduates from the Faculty of TPM at TU Delft on Thursday 12 October.

09 October 2017

Paraplegic can walk up stairs with exoskeleton

Paraplegic can walk up stairs with exoskeleton

Climbing stairs, getting up from a low sofa and walking across an uneven surface, that was not a problem for paraplegic Ruben de Sain during the Cybathlon Experience on October 7, thanks to an exoskeleton, a supportive robotic suit, built by TU Delft students. The competition in Germany for bionic paraplegic athletes saw the students demonstrate the potential of an exoskeleton as an aid in daily life for people with paralysed legs.

08 October 2017

Most important enemy on first race day Australia: heat

Most important enemy on first race day Australia: heat

A successful first race day for the students of the Nuon Solar Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. They were the fourth team to start, but after a nerve-racking day they managed to pass their competitors. Ultimately, they overtook Tokai University: the Nuon Solar Team’s strongest competitor for many years. Western University Sydney finished fourth, followed by Twente and the Belgian team Punch. The team’s largest enemy, however, was the unbearable Australian heat: with a maximum measured temperature of fifty degrees Celsius in Nuna9.

06 October 2017

New wave radar predicts exactly when it is dangerous at sea

New wave radar predicts exactly when it is dangerous at sea

Thanks to the ‘wave radar’ developed by TU Delft researcher Peter Naaijen, everyone at sea can see whether they will be hit by dangerous waves in the next five minutes and how their vessel will respond to this. This will greatly benefit the safety and efficiency of offshore operations. His PhD defense will take place on Friday 6 October.

02 October 2017

17/10 start TU Delft MOOC ‘Forensic Engineering – Learning from Failures’

17/10 start TU Delft MOOC ‘Forensic Engineering – Learning from Failures’

On 17 October 2017 a new MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) starts on Forensic Engineering. This free online course runs for 6 weeks. You can already enroll.

02 October 2017

Anka Mulder leaving TU Delft on 1 January 2018

Anka Mulder will be stepping down as Vice President Education & Operations (VPEO). She will continue her career as President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences. Anka Mulder was appointed VPEO of the TU Delft on 1 April 2013.

28 September 2017

Completely new watch regulator by joint effort of LVMH Watch Division, TU Delft and TU Delft spin off Flexous

Completely new watch regulator by joint effort of LVMH Watch Division, TU Delft and TU Delft spin off Flexous

Modern mechanical watches are still operating on the so-called ‘balance and hairspring’ principle, a time keeping device that was invented by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1675. The LVMH Watch Division and its R&D Science Institute, Delft University of Technology and TU Delft spin-off Flexous joined forces to develop a completely new regulator technology. The technique is now brought to the market with the ZENITH Defy Lab watch.

26 September 2017

Innovative control system paves the way for large scale universal quantum computing

Innovative control system paves the way for large scale universal quantum computing

Future quantum computers promise exponential scaling in computing power with linearly increasing number of qubits. However, harnessing this power is challenging due to the complexity of controlling a large number of qubits simultaneously. A solution to this problem has been engineered by Richard Versluis, principal scientist at TNO, Leo DiCarlo, associate professor at TU Delft and postdoc Stefano Poletto with support of colleagues from TNO and TU Delft at QuTech and Intel. They invented a control methodology for fault-tolerant quantum computing based on a basic building block of eight qubits with a fixed set of control hardware. This basic building block can be reproduced to large arrays of qubits, without any increase or changes to the control hardware.

26 September 2017

TU Delft opens teaching innovation lab

TU Delft opens teaching innovation lab

The TU Delft Teaching Lab opens on 27 September: a place specially designed for new developments in teaching. Lecturers can come here to experiment with their teaching, to share experiences and work together with colleagues. The flexible furniture makes it easy to experiment with different room configurations. Lecturers can also consult with colleagues who have more experience in teaching-innovation support. The Teaching Lab also serves as the headquarters of the newly established Delft Teaching Academy, the community for all TU Delft teaching staff.

22 September 2017

TU Delft and University of Vienna measure quantization of vibrations

TU Delft and University of Vienna measure quantization of vibrations

Vibrations, such as those of a bridge, a guitar string or a tuning fork, behave like waves, swinging back and forth continuously. Yet, quantum mechanics predicts that this motion in fact consists of tiny discrete packages of energy, called phonons.

17 September 2017

Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record

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.

14 September 2017

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.