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14 November 2016

10,000 Plastic plants in the waterlab of TU Delft

10,000 Plastic plants in the waterlab of TU Delft

11 November 2016

17/11 Opening of cycle route and Delft Symbiobrug

17/11 Opening of cycle route and Delft Symbiobrug

On 17 November the Province of Zuid-Holland, the Midden-Delfland recreational amenities board and the City of Delft will officially open a new cycle route and a remarkable new bridge: the Symbiobrug. The bridge, designed by Rafail Gkaidatzis, was the winning entry in a design competition for TU Delft architecture students in 2014. The name Symbiobrug is a reflection of the interaction between nature and technology. Besides designing the bridge, Gkaidatzis was also given the commission to build it, together with Royal HaskoningDHV.

10 November 2016

Building Bridges with South Africa

Mid-October Professor Barry Dwolatzky of the University of Witwatersrand, one of the best universities in Africa, paid a visit to TU Delft. Dwolatzky leads the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering at the university and is director of the Tshimologong Precinct, the digital Innovation Hub in the centre of Johannesburg. Recently, Delft Global started to collaborate with the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University) in the initiative of Orange Corners, hubs for start-ups and researchers. During Dwolatzky’s visit we spoke about partnering in minor programmes, MOOCs and a toolkit for entrepreneurs in informal settlements.

10 November 2016

TU Delft partner in Orange Corners initiative

TU Delft partner in Orange Corners initiative

On September 15, 2016 the Netherlands Embassy in South Africa and its partners launched the Orange Corners (OC) initiative. OC aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of South Africa and intensify the links between the two countries. OC does not only cater for local African entrepreneurs but will also facilitate start-ups and researchers from the Netherlands that would like to explore their opportunities in South Africa.

10 November 2016

Tweets help aid workers in Haiti

How do you make sure, during a humanitarian disaster, that the right help is in the right place? During disasters, like recently in Haiti, TU Delft researchers are gathering data on social media, from satellite images and other sources to predict how the situation will develop and what assistance which will be needed.

09 November 2016

New nanosensors for the detection of TNT

A new type of sensor has the potential to replace sniffer dogs when it comes to detecting explosives such as TNT. This week, researchers from a number of institutions including TU Delft are publishing an article about this subject in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters.

09 November 2016

WEpod autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service

WEpod autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service

From Tuesday 8 November two self-driving WEpods named WURby and WElly, are operating as a weekly bus service on the campus of Wageningen University and Research. On Tuesdays from 11:00 to 13:00 passengers are welcome to board the bus on its fixed route with 10 stops. TU Delft is one of the partners in this project, contributing to the software and sensors that enable the vehicle to travel autonomously.

09 November 2016

4th International OTEC symposium demonstrates OTEC technology readiness and accelerated industry growth

This year’s edition of the annual International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium was held last week at the Technical University Delft in The Netherlands and gathered a diverse and international delegation with over 100 guests from 14 different countries.

08 November 2016

Future coastal sea level rise

Future coastal sea level rise

If mid-century temperatures reach 2°C, global coastlines could rise by approximately 20 centimetres, but, due to global imbalances in ocean levels, 90% of coastal areas could experience even higher coastlines. And if temperatures rise by 5°C by 2100, as predicted by climate scenario RCP 8.5, coastlines could increase an average of 90 centimetres. Furthermore, an average of 80% of coastlines would have the potential to rise above 1.8 meters. An international team of researchers, among them Riccardo Riva of TU Delft, have published these findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on November 7th.

08 November 2016

When products designed for developing countries are unsuccessful, this is mainly because the designers fail to take sufficient account of the specific users and their context. Researcher Annemarie Mink has developed a four-step approach to tackle this issue in a more structured way. On Friday 11 November, she will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft for her work on this subject.

08 November 2016

TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering brings ‘outside world’ inside with five professors from the design world

On Friday, 11 November, five new professors from the design world will present their vision on design and leadership in design during the Panta Rhei! event at TU Delft.

08 November 2016

Anka Mulder wins SURF Education Award

Anka Mulder has won the first SURF Education Award in the manager category. SURF wants to use the award to acknowledge ‘change makers’ in higher education, those who raise the level of education more than others and innovate it through the use of ICT.

04 November 2016

Global lighting specialist OSRAM invests in leading Dutch startup TVILIGHT

TVILIGHT, a spin-off of the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands, and nowadays an innovative high-tech company and a market leader in intelligent street lighting solutions for Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, announced the successful completion of the investment round. Growth finance came from OSRAM, a global leader in lighting technology who acquired a minority stake in the company. Furthermore, the original investor Ponooc who backed Tvilight with seed investment in 2012 continues to participate in the company.

04 November 2016

Boeing 737-500 on TU Delft campus for research on boarding

An aircraft fuselage containing 122 passenger seats but no tail, cockpit or wings was delivered to the TU Delft campus on Friday, 4 November, and placed behind the Industrial Design Engineering faculty. The Boeing 737-500 will be used for research and teaching purposes. Professor Peter Vink wants to study how passengers can take their seats faster.

02 November 2016

Quality black-and-white prints without ink: TU Delft spin-off Inkless ready for the next step forward

Printing without the need for ink? Inkless, a TU Delft spin-off company, has the technology to do this without sacrificing print quality.

01 November 2016

Ruisdael Observatory: TU Delft wants to understand the future of our atmosphere

On October 31st, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) launched their agenda for major research facilities to help our nation to keep pushing back the boundaries of science. One of the proposed facilities is the Ruisdael Observatory, an atmospheric monitoring observatory covering the entire country. Named after the seventeenth-century painter Jacob Ruisdael, famous for his cloudscapes, this project will keep the Netherlands at the cutting edge of atmospheric science.

01 November 2016

Students TU Delft won several prizes in Boston with bio-lenses

Students from the TU Delft have won several prizes on Monday 31st of October at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. With their project ‘Opticoli’, making bacteria cells that produce a bio-lens themselves, they won the golden medal. Besides that, they won three additional prices: best new application, best model and most innovative DNA fragment. In these categories they were the best out of all teams coming from the whole world. The team was also nominated for best website.

31 October 2016

TU Delft Professor Ekkes Brück wins FOM Valorisation Prize 2016 worth €250,000

In January 2017, physicist Prof. Ekkes Brück of TU Delft will receive the FOM Valorisation Prize 2016 from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). The professor will receive the sum of 250,000 euros ‘for his persistent efforts in valorising the fundamental knowledge and expertise arising from his research in the area of energy materials’.

31 October 2016

Rehearsing a speech to a virtual audience increases confidence

Rehearsing a speech to a virtual audience increases confidence

Giving a speech or presentation to an audience can be nerve-wracking. To practise, you can either imagine an audience or enlist a few friends or acquaintances. But these practice scenarios are far from the reality of an audience made up of different characters, emotions and interests. Ni Kang observed the behaviour of a group of people listening to speeches and developed a virtual audience for speakers to practise on. On Wednesday, 2 November, she will obtain her doctorate on the subject of ‘public speaking in virtual reality’ at TU Delft.

31 October 2016

When will the floods reach us?

When will the floods reach us?

A storm surge in the North Sea and 40 dikes breached. No one in the Netherlands knows whether the water will reach their house in the next two hours or two days. TU Delft Master's student Louise Klingen has developed a flood model that can calculate the course of every flood for the next 24 hours in just 15 minutes. Klingen will graduate at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences on 2 November.

29 October 2016

Pelvic nerves made visible: reduced risk in surgery

Every year, thousands of patients suffer nerve damage in the pelvis during rectal surgery, leaving them with incontinence and sexual problems, for example. Noeska Smit has developed a method to make these nerves more visible to surgeons. She will be awarded a doctorate for her work on the subject at TU Delft on Monday, 31 October.

27 October 2016

Doctoral Education Magazine

Doctoral Education Magazine

We would like to introduce the one-time special DE Magazine: Your Doctoral adventure, your story! This Magazine is a platform for PhD candidates (Noeska Smit and Eleni Papadonikolaki), alumnus (Robert Nieuwenhuizen), DE trainers (Margaret Welten & Niels Tekke), a supervisor (Fulvio Scarano) and industry (Andre Steenhuis from Allseas) to share with you the importance of the skills that are acquired and how you will apply them to your PhD and future careers.

27 October 2016

Learn from the best abroad: ERASMUS+ Staff mobility Grant

Want to go to Politecnico di Milano to learn from a fellow lecturer how she organises her classes? Or maybe teach in Sweden yourself for a short while, enhancing your teaching abilities in a different cultural and organizational environment? Lecturers and non-teaching staff at TU Delft are invited to travel abroad in order to develop themselves and improve their education. Bring back fresh ideas to help you in your role as well as your colleagues back at TU Delft. Improve your CV, return enthused and motivated and share your experiences with others. The Board of TU Delft highly values your participation in the E+ staff mobility program.

27 October 2016

Changes in the DMA system

Changes in the DMA system

Since the TU Delft Graduate School was established in 2012, we have used the DMA system to monitor the progress of our doctoral candidates throughout the PhD Development cycle. We also use forms to record agreements and outcomes. Up to now, our candidates and supervisors were expected to record approvals in DMA as well as on the forms. Many users have considered this duplication as less than user-friendly. That is why, in consultation with the DMA advisory group and the Board for Doctorates, we have decided to remove the supervisors’ approval requirement from DMA.

27 October 2016

PhD candidates and their supervisors share their story in TU Delta

Delta begins a short series looking at the personal experiences of PhD candidates at different stages of the process and their supervisors. It's not just the PhD candidate that takes the journey. The other part of the equation is your supervisor, the professor who is tasked with providing the necessary guidance and feedback to help you develop into an independent researcher. Read the stories on the TU Delta website.

27 October 2016

Blackboard Quick Reference Card

Since September this year, Blackboard has been re-designed with the purpose of making the enrolment/cancellation/waiting list procedure more user-friendly. Since then, we have received much positive feedback about the new design and for the most part it has been experienced as easy-to-follow. We have also received a few questions about the new procedure. For this reason, E-learning Support has made a quick reference card that very precisely and briefly explains the steps to be taken for each procedure, with the help of screenshots. Please find the link to this document below. The document is also available in Blackboard. Meta Tags

27 October 2016

24 November: KNAW NWO PhD event for Chinese PhDs

The PhD event is organised for young Chinese researchers. Like the first two PhD events, the event offers interesting and challenging disputes, workshops and lectures with very practical information for your PhD project and your future career. And also there will be a lot of opportunity to get to know each other.

26 October 2016

Intake ticks up at TU Delft

Intake ticks up at TU Delft

The student intake this year at TU Delft has risen slightly.

25 October 2016

TU Delft and ABN AMRO to collaborate on the development of blockchain applications

TU Delft and ABN AMRO to collaborate on the development of blockchain applications

TU Delft is set to collaborate with ABN AMRO on the development of more complex blockchain applications. The aim is to deliver a secure, working application in just six months. In addition to developing the application, ABN AMRO staff will also attend courses on blockchain applications in the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.

24 October 2016

Unravelling the secrets of rising sea levels in the North Sea

Unravelling the secrets of rising sea levels in the North Sea

In collaboration with other parties, researchers from TU Delft have succeeded in precisely modelling rises in sea level in the North Sea for recent decades. In their view, the consequences of climate change during this period are already visible in the North Sea. The researchers published a paper about this in Geophysical Research Letters on Monday 24 October.

21 October 2016

3D printing and origami techniques combined in development of self-folding medical implants

Researchers at TU Delft have made flat surfaces that are 3D printed and then ‘taught’ how to self- fold later. The materials are potentially very well suited for all kinds of medical implants. They report on their findings in the October 24th edition of Materials Horizons which features this research on its cover.

19 October 2016

Industry and knowledge institutions join forces in Dutch Optics Centre

Dutch companies in the optical manufacturing industry can strengthen their position in the global market by joining forces in a consortium with research institutes and the government.

15 October 2016

Trace 'n Treat Training Network delivers eight high-skilled researchers in nuclear diagnostics and radionuclide therapy

Eight young ambitious researchers are now ready to take the next step into academia and industry. Through the EU Marie Curie Initial training programme Trace ‘n Treat they have become highly skilled health-associated professionals who are capable to contribute to the fight against cancer.

12 October 2016

On Wednesday, 12 October, Executive Board President Tim van der Hagen, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Rob Fastenau, Head of the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy Miro Zeman, and Pavol Bauer, who leads the Direct Current (DC) Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage group, presented the first solar-powered wireless charging station for electric bikes.

11 October 2016

Electron spins talk to each other via a 'quantum mediator'

The unparalleled possibilities of quantum computers are currently still limited because information exchange between the bits in such computers is difficult, especially over larger distances. Lieven Vandersypen, Professor at QuTech and workgroup leader at FOM, have succeeded with his colleagues for the first time in enabling two non-neighbouring quantum bits in the form of electron spins in semiconductors to communicate with each other. They publish their research on 10 October in Nature Nanotechnology.

11 October 2016

Quite a lot of people have been measured by associate professor Johan Molenbroek during his long career as an expert in ergonomics at TU Delft. He has spent it collecting body measurements to improve people's lives: classroom furniture for children, a swimsuit for Olympic swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo and a modified old people's home. On Friday 14 October, he will begin his retirement with a valedictory symposium about his work, entitled ‘40 jaar passen en meten’ (40 years of fitting and measuring).

10 October 2016

TU Delft and the University of Amsterdam bring the latest developments in multimedia technology to the Netherlands

Today's digital world increasingly brings with it large quantities of digital multimedia, combining image, sound, text and other modes of communication. In order to organise, find and make this information usable, smart technology is needed. From 15-19 October, Amsterdam plays host to the 24th International ACM Multimedia Conference, where more than 500 international experts from the academic world and industry will meet to share the latest research developments in this field. The event is being organised by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

10 October 2016

"Knowledge of cohesion in the water system is required to position the Netherlands as a unique land of water"

"Knowledge of cohesion in the water system is required to position the Netherlands as a unique land of water"

In order to prevent flooding in the Netherlands, water is pumped out of the polder by pumping stations via ditches and drained with the help of canals and rivers. All of these changes to the landscape are part of the 'Polder-boezem system'. Doctoral candidate and associate professor of landscape architecture Inge Bobbink advocates greater visibility and cohesion for these water elements. The cultural-historical value and landscape architectural quality of the Polder-boezem system will otherwise be lost, along with the lowlands identity. On Tuesday, 11 October, Inge Bobbink is being awarded her doctorate at TU Delft for her work on this subject.

10 October 2016

TU Delft team wins arm prosthesis race Cybathlon Zurich

The TU Delft DIPO Power Team wins the arm prosthesis race at the world's first 'Cybathlon' in Zurich. The Delft students collaborated with the Delft Institute for Prosthetics and Orthotics (DIPO) and the company TRS Prosthetics and participated in the competition with a body controlled arm prosthesis. Bob Radocy, the "pilot" of the Delft team missing its left arm, accomplished with this technical device everyday tasks such as replacing a light bulb and wearing a tray.

07 October 2016

Researchers prevent quantum errors from occurring by continuously watching a quantum system

A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau of QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, has now experimentally demonstrated that errors in quantum computations can be suppressed by repeated observations of quantum bits.

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