22 September 2017
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
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.
11 September 2017
TU Delft researcher makes alcohol out of thin air
It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD-student Ming Ma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or, to be more precise, he has found out how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction of CO2 to produce a wide range of useful products, including alcohol. Being able to use CO2 as a resource this way may just be pivotal in tackling climate change. His PhD defence will take place on September 14th.
07 September 2017
Discovery of chromosome motor supports DNA loop extrusion
It is one of the great mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells?
05 September 2017
TU Delft in 63rd place in THE Ranking
This year TU Delft is in 63rd place in the world Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking, dropping four places from last year's ranking. In 2015 TU Delft was in 65th place. University rankings are often consulted by international students and scientists who want to study or work abroad.
01 September 2017
First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics built by TU Delft students
On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.
31 August 2017
ERC Starting Grants for Four TU Delft researchers
The European Research Council has awarded four ERC Starting Grants to TU Delft researchers.
31 August 2017
John Stewart Bell Prize voor Ronald Hanson
The biennial ‘John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications’ for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Ronald Hanson of TU Delft/QuTech.
31 August 2017
Research brings alternatives to hexavalent-chromium-based aluminum surface treatment in the aircraft industry within reach
The health risks associated with the use of chromium (Cr6+) in the surface treatment of aluminium (i.e. anodizing) for the structure of aircrafts makes finding alternatives a critical issue. Up until now, it has proven difficult to find alternatives that are as effective, especially for application in heavily corrosive conditions. Researchers have now provided fresh insights into the interplay between the anodizing conditions and the formation and durability of bond strength, showing that morphology and chemistry of the surface oxide both play an essential role. The results have been published in Nature’s new partner journal Materials Degradation.
24 August 2017
‘Nano-hashtags’ could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
In Nature today an international team of researchers from TU Eindhoven, QuTech, TU Delft and the University of California – Santa Barbara presents an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles.
16 August 2017
Amsterdam becomes living lab for new Master
This academic year Wageningen University & Research and TU Delft introduce a new two-year joint master’s program in the city of Amsterdam. The MSc in Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (MSc MADE) focuses on the metropolitan challenges of Amsterdam as a booming city, using the city of Amsterdam as a case study and a living lab.
08 August 2017
Spectacular drone images thanks to algorithm
Drones can be used to achieve captivating camera angles, but shots of this kind are expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. ETH Zurich and TU Delft have developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently. Earlier this week, the researchers presented their findings at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles.
06 August 2017
TU Delft students make world debut with hydrogen race car
Student team Forze Hydrogen Electric Racing has participated in a fossil fuelled competition during the Gamma Racing Days on the 6th of August 2017.
02 August 2017
Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots
Quantum behaviour plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism.
27 July 2017
5 Veni awards for research at the TU Delft
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded the Veni grants this week. The Veni grant provides highly promising young scientists with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
25 July 2017
Nuna9 solar car revealed
On Tuesday 25 July, the Nuon Solar Team presented their latest solar car, Nuna9.
24 July 2017
Discover the science and complexity behind railway systems
Do you know what it takes to get your train on the right platform at the scheduled time every day?
21 July 2017
New approach to motion analysis useful for Parkinson's disease, aircraft engines and sport
Small motions are difficult to observe with the naked eye. A team of TU Delft researchers will present an improved method for achieving this at the CVPR conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, 22 July. The technique has potential for use in analysing tremors in Parkinson's disease, for example.
20 July 2017
Smart robotic support helps recovering patients to walk more naturally
Patients recovering from stroke or spinal cord injury demonstrate improved gait performance with a new and smart robotic support environment.
17 July 2017
Graphene as a material for solar sails
A team of researchers, the GrapheneX-team, is preparing an experiment to test graphene in space-like zero-gravity, for potential future use as a light sail in space-craft propulsion.
06 July 2017
Majorana-highway on a chip
The first experimental evidence of a Majorana fermion in Delft 2012 led to a wave of scientific enthusiasm: control such particles are a holy grail in quantum science and technology.
28 June 2017
From DELTA: The science of screeching tires
Fast curves and burning rubber. Master vehicle engineering student (Faculty of 3mE), Conno Kuyt, has developed the first step towards a computer controlled slip system inside cars.
28 June 2017
Cheap, efficient and stable photoelectrode could improve water splitting with solar energy
Water splitting with solar energy could provide an efficient route for large scale renewable energy conversion and storage.
28 June 2017
Master students of TU Delft design objects from a fictional future “a la Black Mirror”.
Reflecting on various, sometimes dark, future scenarios through technology. That was the assignment for students of the master course Interactive Technology Design (ITD) at the TU Delft faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. On Wednesday afternoon, 5 July, the results will be shown during the Interactive Technology Design (ITD) exhibition at the faculty.
27 June 2017
New space camera system with almost 1000 pixels now mature enough
Researchers from various institutions, including SRON and Delft University of Technology, have demonstrated that it is possible to make a highly sensitive space camera for far-infrared astronomy by using a special type of superconducting detector.
27 June 2017
KNWU, KOGA and TU Delft to develop optimal track bike for the Tokyo Olympics
The Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU), bike manufacturer KOGA and TU Delft are joining forces to develop a revolutionary track bike.
23 June 2017
Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’
Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (UK), have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in a scalable manner.
21 June 2017
Experiments with automated driving in real-life situations
On Tuesday 27 June, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen will open the Researchlab Automated Driving Delft (RADD) in The Green Village on the TU Delft campus.
15 June 2017
Students to release jumping robots on Markt square in Delft
15 June 2017
“Self-driving vehicles to revolutionize our mobility by 2030”
The expectations concerning automated driving are running high. Some 95 percent of the technology is ready but the last percentages are the hardest, says Professor Dariu Gavrila.
13 June 2017
Mathematical models for healing burns
Daniël Koppenol, together with Fred Vermolen (both TU Delft), has developed various mathematical models to simulate the healing of wounds, in particular burns, with the aim of improving healing. As Vermolen points out, collaboration between the disciplines of mathematics, biology and medicine is still in its infancy, but it would offer great opportunities. Koppenol has been awarded a PhD for this work at TU Delft on Thursday, 15 June.
13 June 2017
Challenges and solutions Smart Grid Cyber Security at the PowerWeb event
The 2017 PowerWeb day at 9 June has taught the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of Smart Grid Cyber Security.
12 June 2017
Bart Reijnen - Alumnus of the year 2017
TU Delft has awarded Aerospace Engineering alumnus Bart Reijnen the title of Alumnus of the Year 2017. The purpose of this prize is to honour TU Delft alumni who have achieved recognition in the world of innovation and research and inspire students in their study and career choices.
08 June 2017
TU Delft rises further in QS Ranking
TU Delft has risen in the worldwide QS Ranking, from 62 to 54. It rises to the first position in the Netherlands.
08 June 2017
Fourth Alzheimer’s gene discovered
For the first time in nearly 30 years, a gene has been identified that is linked to the development of a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease.
08 June 2017
Superhero Science and Technology gets its own online open access journal
Delft researcher and editor-in-chief Barry Fitzgerald this week announced the start of the “Superhero Science and Technology” journal at the first international Secrets of Superhero Science symposium held at TU Delft. Fitzgerald is calling for papers that describe new and innovative research in science, technology, engineering and ethics while using superheroes, supervillains, superpowers, comic books or superhero/supervillain films as a link to the research.
07 June 2017
Fast and direct vehicle charging with solar energy
At the TU Delft Research Exhibition on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June, the GreenVillage demonstrated a system for charging electric vehicles directly with power from solar panels.
06 June 2017
Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest
The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.
05 June 2017
Researchers from Delft develop extremely sensitive hydrogen sensor
Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a highly promising energy carrier. But it can also be dangerous, as it is combustible and difficult to detect. In order to use hydrogen safely, we need sensors that can detect even the smallest of leaks. Researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) have discovered that the metal hafnium is perfect for the job.