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15 February 2017

Spin-off ISISpace launches 101 nanosatellites on a record breaking launch from India

Nanosatellites, collaboration, ISISpace, ground stations

15 February 2017

Ring roads of the future in an urban context: visions collated in new 'motorway x City' book

Ring roads of the future in an urban context: visions collated in new 'motorway x City' book

Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial planning? And what will Dutch roads and the living environment look like in 2030? In February 2016, the Professional Association of Dutch Architect’s Agencies (Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus, BNA) and TU Delft launched a design initiative inviting design teams and the municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht to examine five ring road locations in the respective cities. On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the resulting visions were presented at TU Delft in a new book entitled motorway x City.

15 February 2017

Moving forward: rapid progress in knowledge about mobility and transport with Tracks in Transport

From traffic simulations and the airport of the future to the self-driving train: a whole range of topics were addressed during the Tracks in Transport Conference on 2 February 2017. Held at the Lijm & Cultuur grounds, the conference brought TU Delft researchers, students and employees up to speed on the latest developments in the following fields:

13 February 2017

Innovative teams tackle societal challenges

What do the circular economy and improving the Dutch healthcare system have in common? They are the focus areas of the SMO Promovendi Programme, that helps PhD candidates develop transferable skills while they work to solve societal challenges.

10 February 2017

Global hydropower potential: 33% of total energy requirement

Global hydropower potential: 33% of total energy requirement

TU Delft researchers have completed a detailed account of the global potential of hydropower. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PLOS One on Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

10 February 2017

TU Delft monitors wheelchair movements of tennis players during ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

If you wish to improve the performance of a wheelchair tennis player, you need accurate information on everything that happens during a match. Researchers from TU Delft are therefore going to measure sports wheelchairs movements of the top players in international wheelchair tennis. TU Delft will do this during the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held from Tuesday 14 February to Saturday 18 February in Rotterdam Ahoy.

10 February 2017

Improving high-education in Vietnam

With its thousands of kilometres of coastline, many rivers, heavy rains and periods of prolonged drought, Vietnam is one of the country’s most struck by heavy weather phenomena. TU Delft is working in Vietnam on coastal engineering since the nineties. This has also led to the establishment of the Joint-venture called VINWATER. Recently TU Delft concluded, together with her partners, a NICHE (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education) programme in Vietnam. This programme was called: ‘Improvement of higher education in water management in view of climatic change in Vietnam’. This programme was funded by EP-Nuffic.

09 February 2017

Global hydropower potential: 33% of total energy requirement

TU Delft researchers have completed a detailed account of the global potential of hydropower. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PLOS One on Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

09 February 2017

Inaugural address Bartel Van de Walle 10 March: “Data for Dunant”

Last year alone, over 200 million people were directly affected by natural or man-made disasters worldwide. According to one of the leading re-assurance companies, total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2016 were estimated to be at least $158 billion. Not surprisingly, researchers, humanitarian organizations and local and global policy makers are trying to harness the power of new data and information technologies to better comprehend the causes and mitigate the consequences of disasters.

07 February 2017

All about the ‘patient journey’ in new TU Delft online course

All about the ‘patient journey’ in new TU Delft online course

Better insight into the experience of the patient increases the patient's well-being and can contribute to more efficient and safer healthcare. The detailed analysis of the experience of patients is therefore the central subject of a new TU Delft online course. The ‘Design in healthcare: using patient journey mapping’ MOOC will start on Wednesday 8 February.

03 February 2017

PhD positon on Microchip Multiple Screening of Tropical Fevers

In the framework of the Global Research Fellowships Initiative of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) a PhD position of 4 years is available at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering (in collaboration with the Dept. of Precision and Microsystems Eng.) on the development of the fundamentals of a lab-on-a-chip platform to screen tropical fevers such as Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue.

31 January 2017

Rhapsody of Ideas for Sustainable Fashion

This exhibition in the TU Delft Library is based on the dissertation ‘Making Fashion Sustainable – The Role of Designers’ by PhD alumnus Natascha van der Velden of the faculty of IDE. With the installations and exhibited objects, Natascha aims to inform the public about several aspects related to the (sustainable) life cycle of clothing and to inspire designers who are willing to take up a different role from many of their predecessors to become a frontrunner of sustainable fashion.

31 January 2017

BrainScope: a new view on the brain

Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and TU Delft have developed a web portal that serves to advance brain research. Using BrainScope, researchers can quickly and interactively explore gene activity in the brain. “BrainScope reveals patterns that you would otherwise never notice,” says Prof. Boudewijn Lelieveldt (Medical Delta professor and affiliated with LUMC and TU Delft).

31 January 2017

PhD Vitality Program starts again March 30th

Last November an enthusiastic group of 19 PhD’s started in the HCP Vitality Program for PhD’s. On Monday March 30th, the next group will start (in English, max 20 participants, first come first serve). This program is offered to you by TU Delft HR (Human Resource department) and the Graduate School to help you with your health, energy and performance management. The program helps PhD candidates to develop better skills for balance and recovery: Combining sprints AND the marathon.

31 January 2017

Marine Energy Technologies course offered by PAOTM

Our oceans represent an enormous untapped resource of clean and renewable energy. In this new international course you will learn about the latest innovations taking place in tidal energy, wave energy, Salinity Gradient Power and OTEC.

31 January 2017

TU Delft Employee Survey for PhD candidates

TU Delft Employee Survey for PhD candidates

This week all TU Delft Employees will receive an email from IVA Onderwijs, inviting you to take part in the university-wide 2017 TU Delft Employee Survey that is held every three years. This is your chance to tell us how you feel about your work experience and vitality and what you think of the quality of support you receive from the organisation.

31 January 2017

Enrolment requirements

As the number of available places in courses is limited, we ask you only to enrol in a course if you can commit to attending the full course.

31 January 2017

8000 doctoral degrees at TU Delft

On Friday 20 January the Board for Doctorates of TU Delft conferred its 8000th doctoral degree to Dr. Hayo Hendrikse. He received his degree with ‘cum laude’ for his PhD thesis on Ice-induced vibrations of vertical sided offshore structures.

31 January 2017

New version of the Doctoral Defence Timeline

We have updated the ‘Doctoral Defence Timeline’. It provides you with a summary of the final steps of your PhD programme, as described in the Doctoral Regulations.

30 January 2017

TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

The excitement was tangible at the Award Ceremony for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. Amid great interest, the TU Delft students won the competition in Los Angeles. A year ago, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, challenged the 27 teams from all over the world to construct pods for the Hyperloop – a futuristic transport concept that could propel people and goods through tubes at extremely high speeds. During the weekend, the teams were invited to test their pods in a 1.2 km-long tube located adjacent to the SpaceX grounds in Los Angeles. ‘It was precisely this award that we had set our sights on. We tried to focus on every aspect and to create a pod that could easily be scaled-up,’ explained team captain Tim Houter. ‘And our hard work has now been rewarded, it is fantastic.’ The Delft Hyperloop team also received the award for the best construction and design. Students from the University of Munich went home with the other prize, awarded for the highest average speed.

30 January 2017

Local approach to efficient water management in Mozambique

Local approach to efficient water management in Mozambique

TU Delft project assists local stakeholders in developing joint vision for the Zambezi River Millions of people in Mozambique are dependent on the Zambezi River, which rises in Zambia and flows into the Indian Ocean via Mozambique. The many varied and often also conflicting interests make water management of this river a difficult task. This leads to such problems as a shortage of water for irrigation in the dry season, and flooded villages in the wet season. In January 2017, TU Delft and partner organisations started the NICHE project Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management in order to assist the river's stakeholders in developing a joint vision for the river. The project is also aimed at professionalising local knowledge of water management.

30 January 2017

TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

27 January 2017

SimSmartMobility simulation platform launched

On friday 27 January 2017 Connecting Mobility, TNO and TU Delft will launch and demonstrate the first prototype of SimSmartMobility. 19 partners will also sign a declaration of intent for ongoing development of the prototype. SimSmartMobility is the only simulation platform of its kind anywhere in the world, enabling the simulation of liveability, safety and accessibility effects of innovative mobility solutions. The prototype was developed by the three initiators during the past six months.

27 January 2017

Delft team reaches final of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

The Delft Hyperloop Team has reached the finals of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. This weekend, 27-29 January, its “pod” competes against 29 others to reach the highest possible speed in a 1.2-kilometre test tube at the headquarters of aerospace company SpaceX in Hawthorne, Los Angeles. A judging panel will also assess the half-size pods on such factors as their reliability, design and scalability. The all-student TU Delft team emerged from last year’s design phase of the competition as one of the front runners, alongside MIT from the US. SpaceX is to announce the winner on Sunday 29 January (Mondaynight in NL).

27 January 2017

Three ERC Consolidator Grants for Delft researchers

The European Research Council awarded ERC Consolidator Grants of 2 million euros each to Delft researchers Caspar Chorus, Rienk Eelkema and Christian Poelma. The grants are designed to support researchers who want to establish their research teams and continue developing a successful career in Europe.

27 January 2017

First student with "Annotation Rail" graduated

On the 19th of february, Bart Leistra received, next to his MSc. diploma Transport & Planning, the first Annotation Rail. He received the certificate from ProRail CEO Pier Eringa. This annotation is a supplement to the MSc. diploma, which states that the students followed extra courses in the field of rail.

26 January 2017

Charting the Irrawaddy with balloons and GPS trackers

Charting the Irrawaddy with balloons and GPS trackers

This week, a team of TU Delft researchers and students will travel to Myanmar to chart the flow of the country’s largest river, the Irrawaddy. The delegation will be taking 15 specially-made GPS trackers and 400 balloons with LED lights with them to help complete the task. Once the devices have been put to water, the team will track their progress as they travel several hundred kilometres downstream. Using this method, the researchers hope to collect data on the variations in the flow rate of the river. The team will also measure the quality of the water. The data will be used to calibrate a model of the river’s hydraulics and water quality.

25 January 2017

Automated design solarsystem for every Dutch roof

The solar energy market is about to go through the next step of development in 2017. The ideal solar system design for every roof in the Netherlands will be generated automatically through advanced software. With the energy yield guaranteed and monitored. Solar Monkey, TU Delft, Readaar and Utrecht University have joined forces to develop the next generation solar design and monitoring. The ‘PVision’ project is backed with a €470,000 TKI subsidy granted by the Dutch governmert, to ensure high impact.

20 January 2017

8000 doctoral degrees at TU Delft

On Friday 20 January the 8000th doctoral degree at TU Delft was conferred to Hayo Hendrikse. He received the degree with distinction for his PhD thesis on Ice-induced vibrations of vertical sided offshore structures.

19 January 2017

17/02 Symposium Urban Air Quality

17/02 Symposium Urban Air Quality

18 January 2017

STO2 landed and data secured

The STO2 telescope with Dutch detectors on board that circled around the South Pole in December 2016 to investigate gas clouds between the stars landed safely on 30 December.

11 January 2017

Spectacular light sculpture at the Aula during TU Delft 175th anniversary celebrations

Spectacular light sculpture at the Aula during TU Delft 175th anniversary celebrations

Come and see the 4-metre-high pavilion in front of the Aula Building on Mekelweg. The light sculpture has been designed and built by students from Architecture and the Built Environment's study association D.B.S.G. Stylos to mark the 175th anniversary of TU Delft, and it will be on display for exactly 175 days. It will be unveiled on Friday, 13 January 2017, during the Foundation Day celebrations.

04 January 2017

Victor Knoop and Serge Hoogendoorn rewarded 'best paper award'.

On the annual congres of the Transportation Research Board, a paper, co-authored by Victor Knoop en Serge Hoogendoorn (Transport & Planning, TU Delft) on "Capacity Drops at Merges", awarded best paper in the category 'operations and maintenance'.

03 January 2017

New publication on the benefits of ride sharing by Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora (DCSC, 3mE)

In the first week of 2017 an article by Assistant Professor Javier Alonso-Mora et al. was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The paper describes a mathematical model for real-time, high-capacity ride-sharing, which suggests that ride-pooling services may substantially improve urban transportation.

23 December 2016

MOOC Design Healthcare using patient journey

In this new MOOC Richard Goossens (full professor of Physical Ergonomics at TU Delft) will provide you a deeper look at the different experiences that patients go through in a medical context. The course will give designers and specialists in healthcare the knowledge, insights and tools to be able to analyse and improve the patient experience. You will learn how to map complex healthcare scenarios, pinpoint opportunities and create hands-on solutions.

23 December 2016

Paper in the spotlight: Considering knowledge gaps for automated driving in conventional traffic

The paper ‘Considering knowledge gaps for automated driving in conventional traffic’ written by Simeon Calvert (TU Delft), Isabel Wilmink (TNO), Aroen Soekroella (TNO) and Bart van Arem (TU Delft) has won the Best Paper Award ASCEE. The Award was awarded during the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2016. 15-16 December, 2016 at Rome, Italy. The ASCEE aims to provide a platform for Students, Engineers, Researchers and Scientists to share the knowledge and ideas in the recent trends in the field of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

22 December 2016

European grant for further development of WEpod autonomous vehicle

European grant for further development of WEpod autonomous vehicle

On Wednesday 21 December, the Interreg Automated Transport EU grant application was awarded funding, enabling the WEpod project with its two autonomous vehicles, WURby and WElly, to continue for another three years. The Interreg grant application was a joint request by the Province of Gelderland and 27 partners in the Dutch-German border region, one of which is TU Delft. The WEpod project is to be expanded to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

20 December 2016

New TU Delft ‘battolyser’ technology combines electricity storage and hydrogen production in a single system, enabling electricity to be stored efficiently and affordably

For the first time, TU Delft researchers led by Prof. Fokko Mulder have produced an integrated battery electrolysis system – known as a ‘battolyser’ – that can not only store or supply electricity efficiently as a battery but can also split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis. This week the first article about it was published Energy & Environmental Science, and a research programme has been awarded funding by the Technology Foundation STW with the support of several companies.

20 December 2016

New TU Delft ‘battolyser’ technology combines electricity storage and hydrogen production in a single system, enabling electricity to be stored efficiently and affordably

19 December 2016

Gastric sleeve may become the new gold standard for morbid obesity

For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach and the first part of the intestine), which is currently the preferred solution. That is the conclusion reached by researcher and surgeon in training Pim van Rutte who has studied many aspects of this surgical intervention. On Wednesday 21 December, Van Rutte will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.

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