NWO Take-Off Grant for organ-on-a-chip development
PhD candidates Cinzia Silvestri, William Quiros Solano and Nikolas Gaio (start-up Biond ) and Lina Sarro (ECTM) have successfully applied for a NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for organ-on-a-chip development.
Best Paper Award
The paper “Clarity is a Worthwhile Quality: On the Role of Task Clarity in Microtask Crowdsourcing” has won the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2017) conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
Five EEMCS ultrasound papers on IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
At the coming IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) , five papers will be presented that are (co)authored by the Ultrasound ASICs group of Michiel Pertijs. IUS is IEEE’s primary forum for medical and industrial ultrasound research, and will be held in Washington in September.
New space camera system with almost 1000 pixels now mature enough
Researchers from various institutions, including SRON and Delft University of Technology, have demonstrated that it is possible to make a highly sensitive space camera for far-infrared astronomy by using a special type of superconducting detector.
NWO Take-Off Grant
Students Ide Swager and Menno Gravemaker (start-up Momo Medical) and Wouter Serdijn (Bio-Informatics) successfully applied for an NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) with their project proposal “Improving pressure ulcer prevention with smart mobility monitoring in healthcare institutions”.
Mathematical models for healing burns
Daniël Koppenol, together with Fred Vermolen (both TU Delft), has developed various mathematical models to simulate the healing of wounds, in particular burns, with the aim of improving healing. As Vermolen points out, collaboration between the disciplines of mathematics, biology and medicine is still in its infancy, but it would offer great opportunities. Koppenol has been awarded a PhD for this work at TU Delft on Thursday, 15 June.
EEMCS in concert
Last week, during IFOT, 'EEMCS in Concert' took place. A unique concert with performances by students and staff of this faculty. They combined music and technology in a smart way. The special effects were quite impressive in the dark. On YouTube you can find a couple of video's from the concert.
Opening BiFacial PV Park
Friday 9th June was the day of the grand opening of the largest PV system with so-called bifacial modules, the grounds of Tempress in Vaasen. The Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group is involved with this project and Arthur Weeber gave a presentation on behalf of TU Delft and ECN.
Fourth Alzheimer’s gene discovered
For the first time in nearly 30 years, a gene has been identified that is linked to the development of a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fast and direct vehicle charging with solar energy
At the TU Delft Research Exhibition on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June, the GreenVillage demonstrated a system for charging electric vehicles directly with power from solar panels.