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03 September 2021

Spinoza Prize for Lieven Vandersypen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.