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08 December 2021

New method predicts drug response of cancer patients

New method predicts drug response of cancer patients

Researchers from Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) have developed an algorithm to predict patient response to anti-cancer drugs. This allows us to identify more rapidly if some drugs can have a positive effect on a specific patient, even for complicated medicines such as chemotherapies where response is typically hard to predict. This method is called TRANSACT and makes use of the wealth of data previously collected through research with cell lines.

18 November 2021

The Best Tech Idea of 2021: processor and memory in one

The Best Tech Idea of 2021: processor and memory in one

Said Hamdioui's 'computation-in-memory' is the Best Tech Idea of 2021 according to the jury of KIJK magazine. The jury praised Said's computer architecture for making numerous new innovations possible: "the Internet of Things requires large amounts of computers that all must be very energy-efficient. Memristors can be the basis for this and that makes this idea, however young, very important."

02 November 2021

TU Delft professors now also officially 'Medical Delta Professor'

TU Delft professors now also officially 'Medical Delta Professor'

On Tuesday 2 November nine professors have been officially inducted as 'Medical Delta Professor'. This took place during a festive meeting as part of the Medical Delta Conference. The professors have each earned their reputations doing research in the field between health and technology. They all officially combine at least two appointments at Leiden University, LUMC, TU Delft, Erasmus University and/or Erasmus MC. With these dual appointments and their research they bring technology and health care closer together.

29 October 2021

Inexplicably stable electron pairs without superconductivity

Inexplicably stable electron pairs without superconductivity

Researchers from Leiden University, together with TU Delft, SRON, and others, have discovered a new form of 'quantum liquid'. Advanced knowledge of superconducting materials, gained in part through astronomical research and the development of quantum computers, was a key factor in the research. However, although this new quantum fluid is demonstrated, it is still completely unexplainable. Indeed, it turns a number of standard theories upside down. The results are published in Science.

22 October 2021

Final publication research programme smart energy systems

Final publication research programme smart energy systems

Over the past 8 years, research has been carried out into smart energy systems. The final publication of the URSES* research programme has now been delivered. An interdisciplinary study and TU Delft was one of the 51 partners in the research programme. This included the PMU project, led by Marjan Popov, lecturer and researcher at TU Delft, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). He investigated a way to monitor the electricity network.

19 October 2021

Mapping the brain motor cortex region in detail

Mapping the brain motor cortex region in detail

In a major study funded by U.S Government, an international consortium of researchers successfully mapped the different types of brain cells in the motor cortex. Scientists from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) contributed specific expertise to visualize the data.

08 October 2021

Best-paper award for Quinten Stokkink

27 September 2021

ROBUST: multi-year research into more reliable artificial intelligence

ROBUST: multi-year research into more reliable artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to solve some of society's most important challenges, for example the mounting pressure on healthcare, while at the same time enriching and improving many other aspects of our society, such as transport. In short, the impact of AI is enormous, and it may even become the foundation of our future. Therefore, it is extra important that we are sure that all developed AI systems and techniques are completely reliable. The ROBUST consortium, in which TU Delft plays an essential role in the field of fundamental and applied AI knowledge, investigates how AI-based systems can be made safer and more reliable – and thus better contribute to social issues.

24 September 2021

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

In order to ensure that the electricity grid is prepared for the future, TU Delft, the Dutch government and partners including grid operator TenneT have joined forces to build a brand-new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, otherwise known as the ESP Lab. The laboratory – described as a ‘veritable temple of sustainability’ – will be officially opened on the afternoon of Friday, 1 October 2021.

22 September 2021

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Last year, computer engineers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Northwestern University introduced the world’s first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user’s kinetic energy from button mashing to power an unlimited lifetime of game play. The same team now introduces a new platform that enables makers, hobbyists and novice programmers to build their own battery-free electronic devices that run with intermittent, harvested energy.