Best Graduates 2020
Georgios Andreadis: ‘Simply buying more servers is becoming irresponsible’
Georgios Andreadis is TU Delft Best Graduate. Every year the Delft University Fund presents the award to one of the eight best graduates of the faculties. Who are they and what do they do?
Rick Waasdorp – 3mEWe know that the brain sends a muscle a message before it moves. But we don't know precisely what happens next. Master’s student Rick Waasdorp has come up with a swift, non-invasive technique for looking at exactly this. It is perfect for further research into muscular dystrophy. So Waasdorp’s fervent wish to carry out research that makes a difference has been fulfilled. The project that started 18 months ago as a piece of fundamental research is almost ready for clinical trials on patients. In September, the mechanical engineering alumnus who specialised in biomechanical design, started an ambitious PhD research project, not about dystrophy this time, but still using highly refined measuring techniques. In the coming years he will be using ultrasound technology to map brain activity.
Amina Chouairi - ABEFor her Master's thesis, landscape architect Amina Chouairi took a dive into the tides of Venice. Her thorough research provided a basis for a unique design proposal for creating a natural flood defence. She also looked into creating a suitable environment for the much-needed recovery of the ecosystems of the Venetian lagoons.
Her Master's thesis earned her a nomination for a place in the Archiprix pre-selection. In her research, Chouairi focused on an alternative form of ‘slow tourism’, and how you can refine local economic activities. Her main goal was to strengthen the cultural image of the Venetian lagoon; a unique horizontal and seemingly endless water landscape.