26 September 2022
Four terminal perovskite-silicon PV tandem devices hit 30% efficiency
TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec and TU Delft – partners in Solliance – joined forces to further push the conversion efficiency of tandem solar cells to beyond the limits of today’s commercial photovoltaic (PV) modules. For the first time, four-terminal perovskite/silicon tandem devices with certified top cell pass the barrier of 30%. Such high efficiency enables more power per square meters and less cost per kWh.
05 September 2022
Far-infrared detector KID reaches highest possible sensitivity
In 2004, SRON decided to invest in the development of Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs). Now researchers from SRON and TU Delft have achieved the highest possible sensitivity, comparable to feeling the warmth of a candle on the Moon from Earth. Publication on September 6th in Astronomy & Astrophysics.
05 September 2022
Best Professor Award received by Kees Vuik
On Monday 5 September, Kees Vuik, Professor Numerical Analysis at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) received the Best Professor Award 2022. The festive ceremony preceded the Opening of the Academic Year 2022-2023. Delft University Fund awards the prestigious Professor of Excellence Award since 1994.
13 July 2022
Tackling the Electricity Grid Congestions in Amsterdam
Our energy network, from high voltage to low voltage, is becoming increasingly complex. Economic and demographic growth requires more and more connections, while the energy transition makes those connections more demanding: houses need more electricity, but sometimes also deliver current back with solar panels. The result is an energy network that threatens to become completely congested in some places. Take the Buiksloterham neighbourhood in Amsterdam, for example. There, the medium-voltage network can no longer cope with growth, while local industry wants to expand and homes want to become more sustainable.
05 July 2022
A Vidi grant for the democratization of cloud application development
The cloud – the online realm of our digital world – is becoming bigger and more important by the day. Allowing programmers and developers to work with that cloud is therefore also increasingly important. Yet, even though cloud programming has been around for a good 15 years, it has remained relatively inaccessible. Asterios Katsifodimos aims to change that: in the next five years he and his team want to democratize the development of scalable and consistent cloud applications. For this effort he has received a prestigious Vidi grant from NWO.
22 June 2022
Researchers invent Bluetooth that keeps on working even if power runs out
Internet of Things now possible without batteries or continuous power, thanks to the invention of 'intermittently-powered bluetooth' FreeBie
08 June 2022
TU Delft's Control Room of the Future starts collaboration with Technolution and Phase to Phase
The brand new research facility, where the digitalized electricity grid of the future will be shaped and formed, starts a new collaboration. Technolution, a technical consultancy firm from Gouda, the Netherlands, and their subsidiary Phase to Phase, invests € 525.000, in both hardware and software to the Control Room in the Future technology centre. Together, researchers and engineers will work on developing a new power grid that is more intelligent, resilient and cyber secure.
08 June 2022
Penguin Lab’s super computer is officially opened
Take a look at the history of the ‘supercomputer’, you will see that it not just means a ‘very fast computer’, but in fact mostly refers to computers in which multiple state-of-the-art processors run parallel, thus bundling their calculative power. The brand new Penguin Lab at EEMCS offers such a supercomputer – but with a twist: a classroom setting.
08 June 2022
Energy transition at the heart of TU Delft's education programme
On Thursday 9 June, the TU Delft campus will be buzzing like never before. On that day, students will be presenting their ideas on how to accelerate the energy transition. Over the past six months, more than 15,000 TU Delft students have followed a course on energy transition. This has resulted in a large number of ideas and prototypes that can be seen on 9 June during the Energy Challenge Event, which is part of TU Delft's anniversary year.
16 May 2022
TU Delft's Control Room of the Future makes power grid digitally resilient
The increased digitalisation of the power grid comes with its own set of cyber threats and risks. In TU Delft’s Control Room of the Future (CRoF) the power grid gets put through its paces. This remarkable research facility offers both industry and academics unique opportunities to research, develop and test the integration of new energy management technologies into the smart grid.