16 September 2021
Delft researchers unmask millions of unsafe face masks
At the request of medical professionals, researchers at TU Delft developed a test method to check whether imported face masks met the safety requirements. And that was necessary, as it turns out, because in total only one-third of the 140 million face masks tested in 19 hospitals passed the safety test.
10 September 2021
TU Delft, NFI and police develop smart technique for forensic photography
Every trace or other piece of evidence at a crime scene has to be thoroughly examined. Traces that cannot be taken away or stored, such as blood spatters, is visualised with a ruler to indicate its size. TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method for the police that will soon make the ruler obsolete and make it easier to measure all kinds of forensic evidence.
08 September 2021
High water in Limburg during the summer 2021 was more drastic than the river floods in 1993 and 1995
The heavy precipitation along with the high water of July 2021 in the Netherlands and surrounding countries was an extreme and exceptional event with major social consequences in Limburg. Commissioned by the Expertise Network for Water Safety (ENW), a broad consortium of knowledge institutions, led by Delft University of Technology and Deltares, has now made an initial analysis of the available information on a range of topics.
06 September 2021
Max Mulder receives Professor of Excellence Award 2021
On Monday 6 September, Delft University Fund awarded Max Mulder the title of Professor of Excellence 2021. Mulder is Professor of Control & Simulation in the Department of Control & Operations at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE).
03 September 2021
Spinoza Prize for Lieven Vandersypen
NWO has announced that Professor Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft/QuTech) has been awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest award in Dutch Science.
30 August 2021
Catch me if you can: a revolutionary method to study single proteins
Researchers from the technical universities of Delft and Munich have invented a new type of molecular trap that can hold a single protein in place for hours to study its natural behavior – a million times longer than before.
26 August 2021
New CRISPR-Cas system cuts virus RNA
Researchers from the group of Stan Brouns (Delft University of Technology) have discovered a new CRISPR-Cas system that cuts RNA. The study will be published on August 26 in Science and is expected to offer many opportunities for the development of new applications in genetic research and biotechnology.
12 August 2021
Olympic success for TU Delft students
The performance of no fewer than four students at TU Delft were crowned with a medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Roos de Jong (Rowing) and Annete Duetz (Sailing) both won bronze and Stef Broenink (Rowing) won a silver medal. Dirk Uittenbogaard, a student in the Leiden-Delft Master’s degree programme in Industrial Ecology, won a gold medal for rowing (Men’s Quadruple Sculls).
06 August 2021
Uber both competes with, and complements public transport
Tussen een en twee op de vijf Uber-reizen hebben geen haalbaar alternatief in het openbaar vervoer. Het aandeel reizigers dat Uber verkiest boven openbaar vervoer neemt af naarmate de reistijd van het openbaar vervoer concurrerender is. Dat zijn twee bevindingen in een nieuw onderzoeksrapport over ritdiensten, dat gebaseerd is op een vergelijking van gegevens van Uber en het openbaar vervoer uit zes steden in de VS en Europa.
14 July 2021
Swarm of autonomous tiny drones can localize gas leaks
Researchers from TU Delft (the Netherlands), University of Barcelona, and Harvard University have now developed the first swarm of tiny – and hence very safe – drones that can autonomously detect and localize gas sources in cluttered indoor environments.
14 July 2021
Vidi grants for two leading TU Delft researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two TU Delft researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years
13 July 2021
Scientific innovations contribute to potential Olympic gold
To help Dutch athletes perform well at the Olympics, several sports innovations have been developed at TU Delft. In Tokyo, athletes will be cycling on the fastest possible track bike, the entire Dutch team will be wearing a Cool Cap to keep them cool, a supercomputer will be sending sailors a precise wind forecast and the Paralympic wheelchair basketball ladies will be receiving essential data about their training performance.
12 July 2021
Working from home increases desire for green living
The coronavirus pandemic is changing people's housing preferences, and therefore also the future housing market. TU Delft student Marjolein Bons’ graduation project demonstrates this.
09 July 2021
Next phase Convergence Alliance
On Wednesday 7 July, the presidents of TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam signed a framework agreement for far-reaching strategic cooperation within the Convergence Alliance. In research and education the institutions are committed to combining their strengths, knowledge and methods to address issues related to climate change, sustainability, pressure on the healthcare system, urbanisation and digitalisation.
06 July 2021
Untappable communication becomes practical with new system in future quantum internet
Engineers from QuTech (a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO) can provide untappable communication.
30 June 2021
The wind app which puts the wind in your sails
Catching the breeze may bring you gold but sail too close to the wind and you’ll miss the boat. Combined with a sailor’s intuition meteorologist Sukanta Basu’s highly detailed wind forecast may well help the Dutch sailing team secure a win at the Olympics this year.
29 June 2021
NWO appoints Karen Aardal to the board of the NWO Domain Science
Professor Karen Aardal was appointed as board member of the NWO Domain Science. As a professor at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Aardal brings with her an enormous knowledge on the area of applied mathematics and theoretical computer science.
28 June 2021
Dutch Universities shine a light on essential Design Engineering Sciences sector
First sector portrait for design engineering sciences presented to Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
28 June 2021
Appointment of first chef d'emission: TU Delft cheers on sporting climate campaign
Three-times world champion in sailing Marcelien de Koning has been appointed the world's first ‘chef de emission’. With this NOC*NSF wants to promote making sports and society more sustainable. “An excellent idea”, according to professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Sustainability Coordinator at TU Delft. TU Delft has a long history of working with NOC*NSF on innovations in top-level sports and will be the first one helping the chef de emission with knowledge in the field of sustainability.
22 June 2021
TU Delft presents its perspective on Recognition & Rewards
21 June 2021
Broad support for ambitious climate policy if four conditions are met
Onderzoekers stelden ruim 10.000 Nederlanders in staat de overheid te adviseren over klimaatbeleid. Het eindrapport is nu online.
17 June 2021
Sand on the horizon
It’s a decade since the creation of the Sand Motor, an artificial sand bank off the North Sea coast. What happens to a natural system following human intervention on such a large scale? That question has been the focus of professor of Coastal Engineering Stefan Aarninkhof’s research for the last ten years. The results, he hopes, will pave the way to a full-scale experimental climate lab.
16 June 2021
Lunar Zebro and TNO join forces to pave the way to the Moon
Lunar Zebro, an ambitious team at TU Delft will work together with TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) to build the lightest and smallest Moon rover to date.
15 June 2021
TU Delft becomes New European Bauhaus partner
TU Delft has been selected as a partner of the New European Bauhaus, a think-do tank initiated by the President of the European Commission.
15 June 2021
TU Delft retains 57th place in the QS World University Ranking
TU Delft is ranked 57th in the QS World University Ranking 2021-2022, the same place as last year.
15 June 2021
Grants for research on energy transition in Delft
Energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The transition to sustainable energy is complex and requires change at multiple levels. Three Delft research groups, with an grant from NWO, will conduct research into system integration within the energy transition.
11 June 2021
Venus orbiter EnVision selected as new ESA mission
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Venus orbiter EnVision as the fifth medium-class mission within its Cosmic Vision program. It marks the beginning of a new era of Venus exploration—last week NASA already announced two new missions to Earth' sister planet. SRON and TU Delft are part of the EnVision consortium.
07 June 2021
Karin Sluis is TU Delft Alumnus of the Year 2021
03 June 2021
Max Mulder | Professor of Excellence 2021
On Thursday 3 June, the Delft University Fund awarded Max Mulder the title of Professor of Excellence 2021. Mulder is Professor of Control & Simulation in the Department of Control & Operations at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE).
21 May 2021
Researchers in Delft and Eindhoven argue in Science for more ventilation to combat COVID-19
An international group of 39 scientists have published an article in Science arguing for more use of ventilation to combat COVID-19. However, they want to use their argument far more broadly than just the current pandemic, and to combat the spread of all respiratory infections by changing building designs. Philomena Bluyssen from TU Delft and Marcel Loomans from TU Eindhoven are two of the authors. The article was published on Thursday 13 May.
21 May 2021
Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center openend
The Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC) was officially opened on Friday May 21 at Erasmus MC. Researchers at the PDPC study future virus outbreaks and disasters to be better prepared.
17 May 2021
TU Delft develops helpful cost guidelines for carbon capture
Het afvangen en opslaan van CO2 is een van de vele technologieën die nodig zijn om klimaatverandering tegen te gaan. De technologie is beschikbaar en wordt al in diverse projecten toegepast, maar nog niet op wereldwijde schaal toegepast. Het gebrek aan kennis over de kosten van CO2-afvang en -opslag (CCS) kan ertoe leiden dat investeerders zich terugtrekken. Een wereldwijd consortium van twaalf onderzoekers op het gebied van CCS, onder leiding van Andrea Ramirez van de TU Delft, heeft samengewerkt aan een uitgebreide whitepaper. Het whitepaper helpt te begrijpen hoe de kosten van projecten voor CO2-afvang en -opslag correct kunnen worden geraamd.
11 May 2021
Serge Hoogendoorn new member KNAW
Serge Hoogendoorn will be installed as a KNAW member on September 13. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected twenty-three new members, including three from abroad. Members of the KNAW, leading scientists from all disciplines, are elected on the basis of their scientific achievements. The KNAW has approximately five hundred and fifty members. Membership is for life.
10 May 2021
A little walk can make ridesharing a lot more efficient
Ridesharing can benefit from using pick-up and drop-off points and asking users to walk a small distance. Researchers at TU Delft have analyzed this by using a real dataset of 10.000 Manhattan taxi trips. They have published their results online in Transportation Research Part C.
02 May 2021
Restaurants at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment are the first to offer fully vegetarian menu
Sustainability is a high priority at TU Delft. Not only is it a common thread in many of the university’s education, research and valorisation activities - the university is also taking steps towards making the campus more sustainable. In this regard, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is the first faculty which offers an entirely vegetarian menu at Ketelhuis starting 3 May. When the other food & beverage facilities at the faculty reopen, their assortment will also be fully vegetarian.
29 April 2021
1,000 rivers emit nearly 80% of global ocean plastic pollution
A publication in Science Advances sheds new light on where and how much plastic flows into the oceans via rivers.
29 April 2021
Researchers create living material based on algae
Researchers led by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) used 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally-friendly and living material made of algae that has many potential applications.
28 April 2021
NWO awards 10 million euros for solving cyber security issues
26 April 2021
Royal Honors for three TU Delft professors
De Delftse hoogleraren Pieternel Levelt, Jack Pronk en Kees Vuik hebben dit jaar een Koninklijke Onderscheiding ontvangen.
22 April 2021
Wetenschapcommunicatie door wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd
Today the first awards were announced from the pilot fund Science Communication by Scientists Appreciated! Despite the great importance of interaction between science and society, science communication is still far from being recognized as a fully-fledged part of a scientific task package. The Pilot Fund Scientific Communication by Scientists: Valued! - instituted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and implemented by the KNAW, is a step in the direction of making visible and rewarding the large group of scientists who are structurally committed to science communication.