16 July 2018
TU Delft starts top research facility for energy system of the future
The integration of new technologies in the energy system is a vital aspect of the energy transition. As yet there are no facilities for testing new components in the high-voltage grid. TU Delft is changing this situation by building the ESP Lab (Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, Powered by TenneT). This lab will be a unique facility for top-class research into system integration in the energy system. This research is needed to be able to develop the energy system of the future.
04 July 2018
Extreme sea levels predicted to increase along global coastlines
Future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands (TU Delft / Deltares) and the UK published this new research in Nature Communications.
04 July 2018
Brand new workshop: Mathematics Applied in Transport & Traffic Systems
Mathematicians and traffic engineers will be challenged to discover each other’s research field.
01 July 2018
Subsidy for making the ‘smartest part of the North Sea’
An advanced test area of 10 x 10 nautical miles (= about 185 football pitches) is planned for off the coast of The Hague, just outside the port of Scheveningen. This area is unique in the world. It is within this ‘smartest stretch of the North Sea’ that the likes of Delft Data Science (DDS) researchers Anna Vilanova and Elmar Eisemann will get the chance to further their research.
22 June 2018
Geurt Jongbloed elected as IMS Fellow
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has elected twenty new Fellows.
19 June 2018
Peter Palensky announced as the new editor in chief of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine for 2019-2021
15 June 2018
Start test in living lab: waterstofgas als alternatief voor aardgas
Geen aardgas meer binnen de bebouwde omgeving, maar groen waterstofgas. Of dat een praktisch bruikbare oplossing is, wordt met medewerking van netwerkbedrijven Alliander, Enexis Groep en Stedin onderzocht bij The Green Village. Vrijdag 15 juni lanceren zij in dit living lab bij de TU Delft hun plan voor de Waterstof-straat en kan een start worden gemaakt met de bouw ervan.
12 June 2018
TU Delft students head to Florida with autonomous vessel
From 18 to 24 June 2018, the ‘Trident Delft’ team will be battling against student teams from all around the world in the International RoboBoat Competition in Daytona, Florida.
07 June 2018
TU Delft helps develop digital ID for use on your phone
In addition to your passport and driving licence, a phone application that enables you to prove your identity quickly and securely and also offers even more privacy options could soon be possible. As part of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) has joined forces with the Netherlands Identity Data Agency (RvIG), a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK), IDEMIA (the current manufacturer of Dutch passports) and law firm CMS, in developing an initial prototype for a digital stamp that could fulfil this purpose in the future. This digital identity is based on TU Delft’s innovative blockchain technology, known as Trustchain. The prototype was demonstrated at a BZK event held on 7 June. After the summer, a consumer trial of this technology will be launched in two Dutch municipalities.
04 June 2018
TU Delft Partners with Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Delft University of Technology today announced their participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.
01 June 2018
Five Vidi grants for TU Delft: from zig-zagging through computational barriers to clay-like orthopaedic implants
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth EUR 800,000 to five researchers at TU Delft. A Vidi grant enables them to set up their own research group to develop their own innovative line of research.
30 May 2018
Ionica Smeets Alumnus of the year 2018 of the TU Delft
Mathematician and Professor of Science communication Ionica Smeets has been named Alumnus of the Year 2018. She was chosen by a jury, consisting of Tim van der Hagen (president of the Executive Board of the TU Delft) and Michael Wisbrun (president of the Delft University Fund), on recommendation of the EEMCS faculty, where Ionica received her degree in Applied Mathematics in 2005.
28 May 2018
TU Delft students go head to head with self-built robokarts
Falling bars, a swinging hammer and objects on the track: anything to thwart your opponent! On Wednesday 30 May, TU Delft student teams will battle it out against each other with their self-built remote-controlled karts to see who can complete the most laps of the slalom racing track in 7 minutes.
25 May 2018
e-Refinery initiative launched
On Tuesday 22 May the Process & Energy lab was filled to the brim with e-Refinery. This brand-new consortium will help to electrify and decarbonise the chemical and energy industries with its unique integrated approach, ranging from materials to processes and their upscaling.
30 April 2018
Frans A. Oliehoek invited at IJCAI-ECAI 2018
Frans A. Oliehoek, associate professor in the Interactive Intelligence group, has been invited to give a presentation in the IJCAI-ECAI 2018 Early Career Spotlight track.
27 April 2018
Publication Nature Scientific Reports: Beaches worldwide are growing
We love holidays on the beach and about a quarter of the world's population live on coasts because of the favourable economic location. But until now we have had only a very vague picture of how coastal areas have evolved worldwide over the years. Scientists in Delft are changing this. Researchers from Deltares, Delft University of Technology and IHE have analysed changes in 50,000 beaches over a 35-year period. They present their findings today in Nature Scientific Reports.
23 April 2018
KNAW chooses Kofi Makinwa
Prof. Dr. Kofi Makinwa, Professor Electronic Instrumentation and chair of the Micro Electronic department to the faculty of EEMCS, is selected as a new member of The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW).
13 April 2018
Pavol Bauer, Gautham Ram and Menno Kardolus awarded “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” prize
At the IDTechShow! the prize for the “most significant new innovation in hybrid or pure electric vehicles” whether by land, water or air was awarded to Pavol Bauer, Gautham Ram (TU Delft) and Menno Kardolus (PRelectronics).
12 April 2018
'Paternal’ and ‘maternal’ DNA in fungi active at different times
Many types of mushroom have two different nuclei in their cells, one from the ‘father’ and another from the ‘mother’. Researchers at the universities of Delft, Utrecht and Wageningen have discovered that the genes from the parental DNAs are expressed at different times in mushroom development. “This means that when genes involved in mushroom formation are identified, we first need to find out whether the paternal or maternal nucleus is active,” says TU Delft doctoral candidate Thies Gehrmann. The research results were published in the journal PNAS on 11 April 2018.
23 March 2018
Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels
Researcher Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli developed a system which charges electric cars quickly and directly using solar power. On Monday 26 March, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on this subject.
20 March 2018
Else Kooi Award 2018 for Dr. Michel Antolović
14 March 2018
A magazine filled with science stories & infographics!
We have compiled the articles and infographics from our Nodes EEMCS Science blog in a magazine, called ‘EEMCS Nodes Volume I’
06 March 2018
Very successful course for TenneT experts by ESE
In February the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy hosted the final lecture for TenneT experts from various fields.
22 February 2018
Felienne Hermans won the Open Education Award for Excellence
Felienne Hermans (Software Engineering Group) won the 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence.
20 February 2018
Great start ‘Virtual Referee’ project
Vinay Balaji is a master student at the EEMCS faculty at TU Delft. Vinay came up with the idea of ‘Virtual Referee’, a technology which helps the referee to accurately and quickly determine whether or not it’s offside or a penalty during a football game.
19 February 2018
Protection of future power systems
Windmills and solar panels are only the visible part of the energy transition. The power grid itself, already one of the most complex systems ever designed by humankind, is undergoing its own transition to ensure a high enough reliability in a future with up to 100% distributed power generation.
19 February 2018
Lina Sarro won the IEEE Robert Bosch Micro & Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award
Lina Sarro (Microelectronics Group) won the IEEE Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award. The award was presented by the president of the IEEE Electron Device Society during the opening ceremony of the IEEE MEMS 2018 Conference in Belfast.
12 February 2018
Grant for designing an online monitoring & diagnostics system for HVDC GIS
Armando Rodrigo Mor (Department Electrical Sustainable Energy) received a grant for the project called ‘DC GIS Technology Demonstrator’ within the European H2020 project PROMOTioN.
12 February 2018
Piet Van Mieghem has received a certificate from the Christoffel Plantin Foundation
Piet Van Mieghem, professor with a Chair in Telecommunication Networks and chairman of the Network Architectures & Services Group, has received from the Belgian Ambassador Chris Hoornaert, a certificate of the Christoffel Plantin Foundation.
08 February 2018
Vinay Balaji awarded with a cheque for his Virtual Referee project
The Delft University Fund gave a cheque to master student Vinay Balaji and his supervisor Marco Zuniga (Embedded Systems Group). With this money Vinay can demonstrate his ‘Virtual Referee’ in a test set-up in which football players, equipped with sensors, simulate game situations. This technology helps the referee and makes football fairer.
07 February 2018
The Delft Power System Protection Centre received a NWO grant
The TU Delft Power System Protection Centre (PSPC), under leadership of Marjan Popov (Department Electrical Sustainable Energy), has received a NWO grant for research on ‘Resilient Synchromeasurement-based Grid Protection Platform’.
05 February 2018
TU Delft stands strong at the 2018 “Chip Olympics”
TU Delft continues its significant yearly contribution to the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference
01 February 2018
Clive Brown of Oxford Nanopore at Bioengineering Institute kickoff
On Tuesday 27 March, TU Delft will launch the Delft Bioengineering Institute. Main speaker is Clive Brown, Chief Technology Officer at DNA sequencing specialist Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
01 February 2018
Grant for a seamless forecasting system of water levels
Martin Verlaan (Department of Mathematical Physics of EEMCS), CiTG, AE, the German Federal Agency for Cartography & Geodesy and Deltares received a grant of ‘STW Open Technology Program’ for developing a seamless forecasting system of the total water depths in the Dutch North Sea.
31 January 2018
Eline Rietberg won the Best Paper Award at ICOIN
At the 32nd International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2018) in Thailand, Eline Rietberg (a former MSc student at EEMCS) won the Best Paper Award. Her paper is called ‘Analyzing Information Availability in ICN under Link Failures’. The paper resulted from Eline’s graduation project which was conducted at TNO.
24 January 2018
TU Delft develops virtual coach for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
In the future, a virtual coach could make a positive contribution to the therapy of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as war veterans or people who suffered sexual abuse in their youth. Such a coach could motivate people to persist with therapy and help them to recall traumatic memories as part of exposure therapy. The virtual coach was developed by Myrthe Tielman, who will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft on Thursday, 25 January.
19 January 2018
Inald Lagendijk has been appointed Distinguished Professor
Last December Inald has been appointed Distinguished Professor in the field of Computing-based Society. He was chosen because he made important contributions by designing and defining the new focus area Computing-based Society.
19 January 2018
Felienne Hermans won the Techionista Award - Tech inspirator
Felienne won on January 18th one of the five Techionista Awards. The awards for female tech talent were presented by Techionista.com. The proud winners of the new awards may call themselves, according to the professional jury and the Dutch public, the 5 most talented, inspiring, pioneering and enterprising tech-women of the Netherlands.
28 December 2017
Proposal 'Energy intranets' is approved
The proposal 'Energy intranets' is approved within the NWO call ‘Energiesysteemintegratie & Big Data’. Diam will conduct research together with CWI, UvA, University of Utrecht, Sympower and SURFsara.
27 December 2017
Test of Time Award - Middleware Conference 2017
Jan Rellermeyer and his co-authors Gustavo Alonso and Timothy Roscoe (both from ETH Zurich), received the Test of Time Award.