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)
10 January 2022
TU Delft builds decarbonised energy system for the built environment
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.
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.
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 June 2021
Annoesjka Cabo appointed Director of Education
Vanaf 15 juli 2021 is Annoesjka Cabo benoemd tot directeur onderwijs aan de faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica. Daarmee volgt zij Geert-Jan Houben op die zich als pro vice rector magnificus gaat focussen op het leiding geven aan de activiteiten van de TU Delft AI initiative.
23 June 2021
UvA, TU Delft and Booking.com collaborate on research into better recommendation systems
In the Mercury Machine Learning Lab, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will be working together with Booking.com on various improved recommendation systems.
16 June 2021
Lunar Zebro and TNO join forces to pave the way to the Moon
Lunar Zebro, an ambitious team at TU Delft will work together with TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) to build the lightest and smallest Moon rover to date.
15 June 2021
Grants for research on energy transition in Delft
Energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The transition to sustainable energy is complex and requires change at multiple levels. Three Delft research groups, with an grant from NWO, will conduct research into system integration within the energy transition.
10 June 2021
Heading for AI: a joint agenda for maritime ambitions in the field of AI
The Port & Maritime working group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) has presented a position paper ‘Koersen op AI‘ (Heading for AI) on 10 June 2021, detailing the maritime ambitions in the field of AI. As part of the core group of this working group, TU Delft researchers have actively contributed to this joint agenda.
30 April 2021
Arthur Weber in de Volkskrant over de 'zonne-oorlog' waarom Europa zijn eigen zonnepanelen moet gaan produceren
26 April 2021
Royal Honours for mathematician Kees Vuik
Today Professor Kees Vuik, expert in the field of numerical analysis, received a Royal Distinction.
22 April 2021
European grant for TU Delft research into virus spread
The European Union has awarded TU Delft researcher Piet Van Mieghem an ERC Advanced Grant.
22 April 2021
TU Delft simulations help optimize solar cell efficiency
An international photovoltaics working group has developed a new transparent material to serve as a top layer for solar cells, based on nanocrystals. According to simulations performed by the participating TU Delft researchers, this layer can increase the efficiency of mass-produced solar cells to within a percent of their practical limit.
07 April 2021
Stopping Alzheimer’s before it starts
This week the Dutch project ABOARD (A personalized medicine approach for Alzheimer’s disease), a collaboration of more than thirty partners, has been launched. ABOARD aims to prepare for a future in which Alzheimer’s disease is stopped before dementia has started. ABOARD achieves this by improving diagnostic markers, developing personalized risk scores and by focusing on prevention through increased awareness of dementia and brain health.
26 March 2021
TU Delft builds supercomputer on own campus
TU Delft is building the Delft High-Performance Computing Centre (DHPC). This supercomputer complements existing national and cloud-based facilities, and offers academics and students greater flexibility when conducting their research. The arrival of the supercomputer is accompanied by a comprehensive training programme addressing the effective use of computing facilities.
08 March 2021
International Women's Day 2021
10 February 2021
5.7 million euro for hybrid energy storage systems
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 5.7 million euro to FLEXINet. In the upcoming years, the FLEXINet consortium will develop hybrid energy storage systems – capable of storing both heat and electricity. Pavol Bauer, professor at TU Delft and project leader and coordinator: ‘The aim of FLEXINet is a system that accelerates the energy transition. We hope to make a substantial contribution to reaching climate targets by cleverly combining various techniques – think of blending recycled batteries with flexible heat pumps and the charging of electric cars.’