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.
03 May 2022
Gravity grant awarded to research on brain interactions
To understand how the brain works, we need to understand how each part, from neuron to brain region, interacts with the rest of the brain and with the outside world. Thanks to a grant of 21.9 million euros from the Gravity program, from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, a national consortium can now conduct further research into this.
26 April 2022
Royal Honours for Catholijn Jonker
Today, Professor Catholijn Jonker has received a Royal Distinction. The so-called ‘ribbon’ is a reward for someone who has done something special for Dutch society. Jonker is appointed Knight of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands. She receives the recognition because of the special way in which she applies her expertise across her many roles – as an enthusiastic and passionate connector, a researcher, and a teacher and supervisor. She does so both nationally and internationally, working towards embedding artificial intelligence in the social environment.
14 April 2022
National Growth Fund for better cancer treatment with AI: Oncode-PACT*
The National Growth Fund invests 325 million euro in the Oncode-PACT* plan to accelerate the preclinical development process of cancer drugs. The consortium, which also includes Professor of Bioinformatics Marcel Reinders, will use this funding to fast develop valuable candidate cancer drugs as well as new methods to get these new drugs to the patients for whom they are most effective. This will improve the quality of life of cancer patients while strengthening the future economic earning capacity of the Netherlands. Within the consortium, an important role is reserved for the enabling power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
12 April 2022
Two Veni's for AI against power outages and a sustainable Internet-of-Things
11 April 2022
Jasper Peterich | New director Delft University Fund and Alumni Relations
The energy transition will be felt most keenly in residential areas, where there are major challenges. . At The Green Village – the field lab for sustainable innovation on the TU Delft Campus – a unique project to accelerate the energy transition in the built environment will start on Friday 14 January: the 24/7 Energy Lab.
07 April 2022
In Memoriam - Eelco Visser (1966 - 2022)
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our dear colleague and friend Eelco Visser on Tuesday 5 April 2022. Eelco was professor and head of the Programming Languages Group (faculty EWI) at TU Delft and was an expert in the field of programming language design. He was a highly valued member of the management team of the Software Technology department. Eelco was tenacious, well-informed, and always driven by content. A researcher in heart and soul who will be greatly missed.
17 March 2022
An ERC for a 3D vision on the universe’s structure
Akira Endo has received an ERC Consolidator grant for his TIFUUN project, which will create 3D maps of vast volumes of the universe. These will cover both distant places and times – more than 10 billion years to be exact! The better imagery that Akira Endo will generate could revolutionize our insights into the history of galaxies, and the formation and evolution of the so-called ‘cosmic web’.
15 March 2022
Documentary on solar energy expert Miro Zeman gains film award
It isn’t often that a scientist wins a prestigious film award, but it happened last week to Miro Zeman, a solar energy expert at TU Delft. In his mini-documentary on energy transition, he elaborates on his scientific dream and how he is pursuing it at the brand new ESP Lab. The film was awarded a Green Heron during the Evening of the Corporate Film – The Golden Herons are awarded annually to the best commissioned films. The Green Heron is bestowed specifically on young film makers.
15 March 2022
A Vici grant for the handling of noise
25 February 2022
Delft scientists present “green” series of children's lectures
We generate more and more electricity from solar panels and windmills, but what if there is no wind and the sun is not shining? Will you still be able to charge your phone? This is one of the many questions that will be addressed in a brand new series of lectures by the MuseumJeugdUniversiteit. For this "green" series – made especially for children between the ages of 8 and 12 – this long-term collaboration between MuseumJeugdUniversteit and Science Centre Delft travels to the TU Delft campus, which celebrates its 180th anniversary this year.
21 February 2022
TU Delft and HyET Solar strengthen their partnership – in lightweight, flexible and ubiquitous thin-film solar foil
Solar foil represents the future. It can be applied in countless and unique ways – all the way from integrating it into traditional roof tiles through to creating new large-scale solar parks that reduce the price of our electricity. By signing a new four-year research contract, TU Delft and HyET Solar have sped up the introduction of the next generation of solar foil, bringing this vision of the future a significant step closer.
15 February 2022
Gulden Feniks 2021 - Renovation Wild Card for ESP Lab
The ESP Lab has been awarded the Wild Card Renovation of the Gulden Feniks 2021. The wild card is granted by the jury to a project that has a major impact with a relatively low investment or is otherwise special and exceptional in nature.
04 February 2022
TU Delft’s new programme of MOOCs aims to speed up the energy transition
On 8 February 2022, TU Delft launches a programme of four new massive open online courses on Intelligent and Integrated Energy Systems.
25 January 2022
Two innovative research projects launched in Open Competition Science-M
25 January 2022
New Chair Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM)
22 December 2021
Two Veni grants for decisive mathematical research
Young mathematicians Carolina Urzúa Torres and Kristin Kirchner have both received a NWO Veni grant for their promising research. Both of them will develop more efficient computational methods. For Maxwell's equations, which form the mathematical basis for dealing with electromagnetic radiation, and for evaluating large spatiotemporal datasets – that is, data that has been collected over time and space.
16 December 2021
TU Delft’s 180th anniversary: Speeding up the energy transition
From 14 January 2022 onwards, TU Delft celebrates its 180th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we want to highlight our role in the energy transition.
15 December 2021
TU Delft opens 32 vacancies for PhD candidates, in 8 new TU Delft AI Labs
TU Delft is looking for talented PhD students to join eight new TU Delft AI Labs. Over the next few years they will tackle the question 'How can you accelerate scientific progress with the help of artificial intelligence (AI)?'. Because AI plays a role in all fields of science, the research will involve collaboration between scientists specialising in AI and those working in other disciplines.
08 December 2021
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
16 September 2021
Position paper: AI as an accelerator of the energy transition
Making a significant contribution to creating opportunities for a CO2-free energy system, this is what 150 representatives from the business community, knowledge institutions and government are working on within the Dutch AI Coalition. The Energy and Sustainability working group collaborated on the position paper 'AI as an accelerator of the energy transition', which sets out the opportunities for a CO2-free energy system. Researchers from TU Delft have made an active contribution to this agenda.
10 September 2021
Design & AI
Check out the new webpage on ‘Design & AI’ by Industrial Design Engineering and explore the work of Delft design researchers who offer a human-centred approach. By incorporating the needs of people and organisations with the latest developments in technology, the design researchers translate abstract AI concepts into tangible designs. This holistic and integrated design research approach is crucial for the impact of AI and possible commercial innovation.
26 August 2021
#SIGCOMM 2021 Best paper: "Seven years in the life of Hypergiants' off-nets"
Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis (Cybersecurity group) and colleagues from UCL, Microsoft, Columbia University, and FORTH were awarded the Best paper award in ACM SIGCOMM 2021 for their paper: "Seven Years in the Life of Supergiants' off-nets." SIGCOMM is the ACM flagship conference in Internet Architecture and Networking.
04 August 2021
New method to measure loss of signal in far-infrared instruments
23 July 2021
ESP Lab nominated for NRP Gulden Feniks award 2021
The Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (ESP Lab) has been nominated for the NRP Gulden Feniks award for 2021. After making a selection from the 54 entries, the jury of experts visited the selected projects and then nominated eight projects. The ESP Lab is competing for this prestigious award along with the seven other nominees; they are among the very best examples of renovation and transformation projects.
23 July 2021
The story behind the posters in Mekelpark
If you were on campus between 14 and 18 June, you cannot have failed to see the long series of posters in Mekelpark showing the broad spectrum of Systems Engineering. From fast food delivery drones to jellyfish alarms and smart beehives. But where did the posters come from?
23 July 2021
More than 250 papers in less than 2 months
Vibrant groups full of creativity and interesting new research, but above all: a new batch of bachelor students ready for all the possible academic hurdles they will face during their master's. The new "Research Project" of the renewed Computer Science and Engineering curriculum is a great success! But what made that possible?