11 May 2022
Caspar Chorus appointed Dean of Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
29 April 2022
Floris Italianer starts as director of Convergence
As of 1 May 2022, Floris Italianer will be the new director of Convergence, the strategic partnership between Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft and Erasmus MC, which is currently in full development.
28 April 2022
Five Royal Honours at TU Delft
Kornelis Blok (TBM), Jaap Harlaar (3mE), Paulien Herder (TNW), Catholijn Jonker (EWI) and Rob Mudde (CVB) received a Royal Decoration this year for their major contributions to education, science and society.
28 April 2022
Discovery of the one-way superconductor, thought to be impossible
Associate Professor Mazhar Ali and his research group at TU Delft have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 – up till now.
26 April 2022
ERC Advanced grants for TU Delft researchers
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to two TU Delft researchers: Sjoerd Stallinga (ImPhys) and Frank Hollmann (Biotechnology). The European grant enables internationally established research leaders to conduct a five-year research project.
20 April 2022
Floating wind turbines change everything
In order to become climate neutral by 2050, the share of renewable energy generated at sea will need to increase significantly. Floating wind turbines, solar panels and tidal power plants will play a crucial role in this.
19 April 2022
TU Delft intensifies research into floating wind turbines
If it is up to the European Commission, all the energy used will come from renewable sources by 2050. Achieving this goal will require the large-scale use of floating wind turbines, says Axelle Viré, wind expert at TU Delft. ‘Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has enormous potential,’ she explains. ‘To capitalise on this potential, TU Delft is launching the Floating Renewables Lab: a lab facility that will tie together all the elements of the development chain for floating wind turbines and other offshore renewables with the help of numerical models and AI.’
19 April 2022
Bacterial soundtracks revealed by graphene membrane
A of researchers from TU Delft , led by dr. Farbod Alijani, have managed to capture low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene. Now, their research is published in Nature Nanotechnology.
14 April 2022
The battle of the Amsterdam quayside bulge
The canals and quaysides in historic cities such as Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht make a pretty picture. In order for these often busy cities to remain safe, the quay walls, some over 300 years old and built on wooden piles, need to be well maintained.
14 April 2022
Tracing waves to find phantom plastic
Ridding the oceans of plastic waste is a huge undertaking which would be significantly helped if the location of the plastic waste could be ascertained with some accuracy. Wave expert Ton van den Bremer is using waves and satellites to track down the ‘phantom’ plastic that is polluting our oceans.
12 April 2022
Top players in the aviation sector and TU Delft aim to accelerate transition to sustainable aviation
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Schiphol Group, Airbus, Royal NLR and TU Delft are entering into a close co-operation to develop the technology needed for climate-neutral flights in 2050.
11 April 2022
Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchers
Another 78 promising young scientists receive Veni funding of up to 280,000 euros from NWO. This concerns sixty researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) domain and eighteen from the Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) domain, who can further develop their own research ideas over the next three years. The Venis for the ENW and ZonMW domains were announced in December 2021.
08 April 2022
TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory
Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid the foundation for cleaner production processes in the chemical industry. The new e-Chem partnership is now taking this a step further by actually constructing a clean factory of the future.
06 April 2022
TU Delft makes global top 10 of QS Engineering & Technology universities for the first time
TU Delft is ranked 10th for Engineering & Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on 6 April 2022. TU Delft also made the top 20 in ten of its categories.
04 April 2022
Immediate acceleration of global climate action needed to realise 1.5°C goal
The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C, is becoming increasingly unrealistic unless countries collectively decide to take action immediately. This is the opinion of the five Dutch climate experts who contributed to the IPCC report that appeared today. Such an acceleration and strengthening of policy measures is still possible, but requires a far-reaching transformation of the systems that underpin our economy, including energy, industry, transport, and agriculture. The coming years will be crucial in this respect. These are some of the most important conclusions from the IPCC report published today.
04 April 2022
Intel and QuTech deliver first industrially manufactured qubit.
Engineers from Intel and scientists from QuTech have delivered the first qubit made in the very same industrial manufacturing facilities that mass-produce conventional computer chips.
24 March 2022
Opening Quantum Application Lab
Quantum Application Lab now open to explore the advantages and business opportunities for quantum computing
21 March 2022
Delft researchers involved in ten NWA-ORC consortia
TU Delft researchers will work together in ten consortia with the entire knowledge chain and societal organisations
18 March 2022
ERC Consolidator grants and starting grant for TU Delft researchers
TU Delft researchers Akira Endo (EWI) and Daniel Tam (3mE) have been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. Javier Alonso-Mora has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. These European grants are awarded to ambitious ‘frontier research’ projects that last five years.
17 March 2022
Delft students develop solution to improve the sustainability of 847,000 old flats
Many of the older ‘portiekflats’ (blocks of flats with a shared access stairwell) that are common throughout the Netherlands consume a vast amount of energy and therefore often end up being demolished. However, this type of flat does not necessarily have to disappear from the streetscape. Symbiotic Urban Movement (SUM) – a team of students from TU Delft – devised a plan to sustainably transform all 847,000 portiekflats in the Netherlands and to create more homes
17 March 2022
Spotlight on aggressive cancer cells
Metastases in cancer are often caused by a few abnormal cells. These behave more aggressively than the other cancer cells in a tumour. Miao-Ping Chien and Daan Brinks are working together, from two different universities, on a method to detect these cells. Their research has now been published in Nature.
15 March 2022
Vici grants for two leading TU Delft researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two TU Delft researchers a Vici grant of up to 1.5 million euros. This will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and further expand their own research group for a period of five years. Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands and is aimed at advanced researchers.
28 February 2022
Three anniversary events that accelerate the energy transition
In the fight against climate change the energy transition is a crucial weapon. That is why “speeding up the energy transition” is the theme of TU Delft's anniversary year – a year in which the university will reflect on its role in the energy transition, and in particular on how to accelerate it. The three events below are being organised as part of the anniversary year.
25 February 2022
Delft scientists present “green” series of children's lectures
We generate more and more electricity from solar panels and windmills, but what if there is no wind and the sun is not shining? Will you still be able to charge your phone? This is one of the many questions that will be addressed in a brand new series of lectures by the MuseumJeugdUniversiteit. For this "green" series – made especially for children between the ages of 8 and 12 – this long-term collaboration between MuseumJeugdUniversteit and Science Centre Delft travels to the TU Delft campus, which celebrates its 180th anniversary this year.
24 February 2022
TU Delft develops a car that can ‘look into the future’ with smart eco mode
Together with Renault, Delft robot engineers developed the Proactive Eco Mode, a new system that enables drivers to reach the desired speed faster, based on predictions of the future, while maintaining the eco fuel benefits. They have successfully demonstrated the system on French roads.
21 February 2022
TU Delft and HyET Solar strengthen their partnership – in lightweight, flexible and ubiquitous thin-film solar foil
Solar foil represents the future. It can be applied in countless and unique ways – all the way from integrating it into traditional roof tiles through to creating new large-scale solar parks that reduce the price of our electricity. By signing a new four-year research contract, TU Delft and HyET Solar have sped up the introduction of the next generation of solar foil, bringing this vision of the future a significant step closer.
09 February 2022
First round of ELSA Labs awarded
TU Delft will work in two of the five ELSA Labs that have been awarded in the NWA call 'Human AI for an inclusive society - towards an ecosystem of trust'. In these two ELSA Labs ('Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects') researchers, the government and businesses are working on knowledge about the development and application of reliable, human-centred AI in the fields of Defence and Public Safety respectively.
08 February 2022
The TU Delft Executive Board has received a fresh internal report regarding possible irregularities in a few publications on Majorana research. It has been suggested that there may have been irregularities in data processing by one or more of the authors. These possible irregularities were found by some of the other authors following questions from scientists outside TU Delft.
04 February 2022
TU Delft’s new programme of MOOCs aims to speed up the energy transition
On 8 February 2022, TU Delft launches a programme of four new massive open online courses on Intelligent and Integrated Energy Systems.
03 February 2022
Knowledge institutes join forces to research climate change and air pollution using satellites
The KNMI, TNO, SRON and Delft University of Technology will collaborate on research and technology development in the field of earth observation.
02 February 2022
TU Delft campus climate neutral by 2030
By 2030, TU Delft aims to be operating in a completely sustainable manner. All activities on and from the campus will then be carbon neutral, circular, climate adaptive and contributing to the quality of life for its users and for nature. Together with all staff, students and partners of the university, sustainability coordinator Andy van den Dobbelsteen is working hard to realize this ambition. Everyone can follow the progress on a new website.
27 January 2022
A ‘treasure map’ to find meteorites in Antarctica
Meteorites are samples from space that can be found as stone-like material on the surface of the Earth. Once recovered, meteorites provide crucial information on the formation and evolution of our Solar System. Which in turn is important for research into the origins of our planet, and of life on Earth. The scientists’ new calculations suggest that more than 300,000 meteorites are still present, with enormous scientific potential, but until now they have been difficult to find.
25 January 2022
Effectiveness of 2G and 3G has declined
At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, researchers from TU Delft, UMC Utrecht and Populytics investigated the extent to which the various types of COVID certificates (coronatoegangsbewijs, CTB) can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in society. The 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested) and 2G (vaccinated, recovered) rules are currently a lot less effective in curbing the spread of the virus than they were two months ago. A 1G policy (only people who have recently tested negative are given access) is much more effective. But, even if a 1G policy were to be introduced today, the reproduction number would not drop below 1.0.
24 January 2022
TU Delft's Reactor Institute takes another step forward as a testing ground for innovation
The Reactor Institute Delft (RID) continuously invests in better measuring methods and techniques in order to facilitate pioneering research. We have accelerated this with the OYSTER (Optimised Yield - for Science, Technology & Education - of Radiation) programme.
21 January 2022
TU Delft supercomputer officially opened
As of 2022, TU Delft will have its own supercomputer: DelftBlue. The official opening of this DelftBlue supercomputer was on Thursday, January 20th. Researchers, students and education can use the computing power of the Delft High Performance Computing Centre (DHPC) to solve and calculate complex societal issues.
20 January 2022
Delft students present new sustainable hydrogen-powered racing car
TU Delft students presented their latest hydrogen-powered racing car on the Scheveningen Pier last Tuesday. With its top speed of 300 kilometers per hour, the 'Forze IX' is expected to compete with Porsches and Lamborghinis on the Zandvoort circuit and definitively break the spell for hydrogen in the automotive industry.
14 January 2022
TU Delft anniversary dedicated to energy transition
On Friday 14 January, TU Delft celebrated its 180th Dies Natalis, or birthday. The university has chosen ‘speeding up the energy transition’ as theme for the anniversary celebrations, which will continue over 180 days after Friday’s official Dies Natalis ceremony.
13 January 2022
SpaceX launches TU Delft mini-satellite: will it survive in space?
During the Transporter-3 satellite launch by SpaceX on 13 January from Cape Canaveral a small satellite from Delft will also travel into space. The DelfiPQ is one of the smallest satellites in the world.
11 January 2022
ERC Starting Grant for four TU Delft researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the ERC Starting Grants for young researchers. Four of them are scientists from TU Delft. This European grant of €1.5 million for a five-year programme is intended to enable individual scientists to build their own teams and conduct groundbreaking research.
10 January 2022
TU Delft builds decarbonised energy system for the built environment
The energy transition will be felt most keenly in residential areas, where there are major challenges. . At The Green Village – the field lab for sustainable innovation on the TU Delft Campus – a unique project to accelerate the energy transition in the built environment will start on Friday 14 January: the 24/7 Energy Lab.