Record performance of Dutch processed crystalline silicon solar cell
At the Dutch national PV conference "Sunday" in Bussum on the 8th of November 2017 Prof. Miro Zeman from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) presented a crystalline silicon solar cell with the conversion efficiency of 23.0%. This is the highest efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cell fully processed in The Netherlands.
CloudCuddle winner of TedXAmsterdamWomen StartUp Award
Save the date: launch of Delft Bioengineering Institute
From plug and play enzymes to bioconcrete and from DNA sequencing to biosensors: bioengineering is one of TU Delft’s fastest growing research fields. That will be evident when Delft Bioengineering Institute is officially launched on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.
DESHIMA sees first light: a step closer to mapping the most distant star systems
DESHIMA is a completely new type of astronomical instrument with which a 3D map of the early universe can be constructed. In early October, Dutch and Japanese researchers installed the DESHIMA measurement instrument under the ASTE telescope in Chile. Over the past few days, DESHIMA has recorded light from an astronomical source for the first time. The development represents a significant milestone in the process of making the instrument operational.
Booking.com supports five Delft Global Scholarships for women in technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has announced plans to award five Delft Global Scholarships to outstanding female students from sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. The scholarships have been made possible by a donation to the Delft University Fund by Booking.com. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of a two-year Master of Science programme, including living expenses.
TU Delft student makes design of ‘swarm robot’ Zebro suitable for serial production
Climbing stairs, getting up from a low sofa and walking across an uneven surface, that was not a problem for paraplegic Ruben de Sain during the Cybathlon Experience on October 7, thanks to an exoskeleton, a supportive robotic suit, built by TU Delft students. The competition in Germany for bionic paraplegic athletes saw the students demonstrate the potential of an exoskeleton as an aid in daily life for people with paralysed legs.
Inaugural speech Stephanie Wehner (QuTech)
Stephanie Wehner (QuTech) was appointed as an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at the end of 2016 by the TU Delft. These chairs are intended for the promotion of bright young minds to professorships. Friday October 6th is the date of her inaugural speech in the auditorium.
New board Christiaan Huygens and Electrotechnische Vereeniging
In September 2017 the new board of study association Christiaan Huygens and Electrotechnische Vereeniging started. Both study associations represent the education and students of the EEMCS faculty.
Blockchain. Building on a system of digital trust for Dutch society E-magazine Dutch Blockchain Coalition highlights opportunities and outstanding issues
Patient data that is safely sent from one hospital laboratory to another. Households that trade in energy. Smart contracts that ensure that freight consignments from container ships are efficiently transported on from the Rotterdam harbour via road, water and rail. The E-magazine published by the Dutch Blockchain Coalition today reveals how blockchain applications can help to realise further advances in our economy and society. At the same time the various articles and interviews also make it clear that a lot still needs to happen at the technical, societal and legal levels to ensure that blockchain becomes a reliable and future-proof exchange system. In the E-magazineyou can read about the coalitions' ambition, the action agenda that it is currently realising and the use cases that the coalition partners are working on. Some of the coalitions experts are interviewed about the importance of adequate legislation as well as the need for good communication about the impact of blockchain on our everyday lives.