TU Delft student makes design of ‘swarm robot’ Zebro suitable for serial production
Prestigious prizes for members of PVMD group at EUPVSEC
Fai Tong Si (PhD student) and Ronald van Schie (MSc student) of the research group Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) have won the Best Student Award and the Best Poster Award, respectively, at the European solar cell conference (EUPVSEC) in Amsterdam in the field Silicon Photovoltaics.
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.
Alessandro Bozzon has won IBM 2017 Faculty Award
Alessandro Bozzon (Web Information Systems) has been awarded the IBM Faculty Award, in the section “Cognitive Computing and IoT” for his work on Enterprise Crowdsourcing developed in the context of the IBM-TU Delft CIC collaboration.
Award for Mathematics Service Teaching during opening of Teaching Lab
The team that has spent the last three years working on introducing innovations in mathematics service teaching was put in the spotlight during the opening of the TU Delft Teaching Lab on 27 September by Anka Mulder, Vice-President for Education & Operations.
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.
TU Delft and SUTD start collaboration on cutting-edge research projects in cyber security.
Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Homebase Blockchain Coalition opened
On 4 September, the new ‘homebase’ (office) of the Blockchain Coalition was taken into use.
First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics built by TU Delft students
On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.
Can data research bring unregistered young people back onto the radar?
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities plans to put 'Big, Open and Linked Data’ techniques to a new use. It aims to use data research to help track down young people who are not in employment or in receipt of benefits, no longer attend school, and are not officially registered.
New partnership faculty EEMCS and Beijing Institute of Technology
On July 18, a delegation of EEMCS visited Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
NWO Take-Off Grant for organ-on-a-chip development
PhD candidates Cinzia Silvestri, William Quiros Solano and Nikolas Gaio (start-up Biond ) and Lina Sarro (ECTM) have successfully applied for a NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for organ-on-a-chip development.
Best Paper Award
The paper “Clarity is a Worthwhile Quality: On the Role of Task Clarity in Microtask Crowdsourcing” has won the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2017) conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
NWO Take-Off Grant
Students Ide Swager and Menno Gravemaker (start-up Momo Medical) and Wouter Serdijn (Bio-Informatics) successfully applied for an NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) with their project proposal “Improving pressure ulcer prevention with smart mobility monitoring in healthcare institutions”.
New space camera system with almost 1000 pixels now mature enough
Researchers from various institutions, including SRON and Delft University of Technology, have demonstrated that it is possible to make a highly sensitive space camera for far-infrared astronomy by using a special type of superconducting detector.
Five EEMCS ultrasound papers on IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
At the coming IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) , five papers will be presented that are (co)authored by the Ultrasound ASICs group of Michiel Pertijs. IUS is IEEE’s primary forum for medical and industrial ultrasound research, and will be held in Washington in September.
EEMCS in concert
Last week, during IFOT, 'EEMCS in Concert' took place. A unique concert with performances by students and staff of this faculty. They combined music and technology in a smart way. The special effects were quite impressive in the dark. On YouTube you can find a couple of video's from the concert.
Mathematical models for healing burns
Daniël Koppenol, together with Fred Vermolen (both TU Delft), has developed various mathematical models to simulate the healing of wounds, in particular burns, with the aim of improving healing. As Vermolen points out, collaboration between the disciplines of mathematics, biology and medicine is still in its infancy, but it would offer great opportunities. Koppenol has been awarded a PhD for this work at TU Delft on Thursday, 15 June.
Opening BiFacial PV Park
Friday 9th June was the day of the grand opening of the largest PV system with so-called bifacial modules, the grounds of Tempress in Vaasen. The Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group is involved with this project and Arthur Weeber gave a presentation on behalf of TU Delft and ECN.
Fourth Alzheimer’s gene discovered
For the first time in nearly 30 years, a gene has been identified that is linked to the development of a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fast and direct vehicle charging with solar energy
At the TU Delft Research Exhibition on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June, the GreenVillage demonstrated a system for charging electric vehicles directly with power from solar panels.
Dutch researchers work on future generation high-efficiency solar cells in the NWO Joint Solar Program III
Dutch organization NWO has approved the third edition of the so-called Joint Solar Program III (JSPIII) aimed at the development of future generation high-efficiency solar cells.
Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft
NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.
28 EEMCS projects at TU Delft Research Exhibition 2017
The nation's largest research exhibition is held right here on our campus from 6-8 June. The goal of the event is to connect researchers with potential partners in the corporate world, at governments or at knowledge institutes. This edition hosts 28 projects by EEMCS researchers. Pavol Bauwer and his team will give a demo 'Solar-powered bidirectional electric vehicle charging station' on 6 and 7 June at 12.30
"His head follows his audiences' movements and he responds to speech. We built MIKA in just 10 weeks"
A team of six students, including four EEMCS students, have built a Selfie Robot, during their minor Robotics. It was an assignment for TOPDelft and BETA Balie. Their robot, MIKA, now travels to several festivals and even made an appearance, earlier this month, at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam during the annual Museum Night.
“It is exactly the dataset that makes this hackathon unique. It offers options for mathematics – or even design and business – students to create something too.”
Daniel Vos of study association Christiaan Huygens is one of the ‘HackDelft’ organizers. The hackathon will take place on 13 May and he would like to place a call out to all EEMCS lecturers to encourage their students to participate. Sign-up is open until 20 April on www.hackdelft.com.
World’s smallest super computer
The Little Green Machine (LGMII) was built under the direction of Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) in collaboration with DCSE with funding of NWO. The LGMII is a super computer with a power that strives beyond 10.000 regular computers.
Data Science Tour at TU Delft Research Exhibition
Delft Data Science would like to invite you to the Data Science Tour at the largest science expo of the Netherlands: the TU Delft Research Exhibition on the 6th of June. During the exhibition, Delft Data Science will give you a tour over the exhibition to show you all the Data Science done at the TU Delft.
Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event
The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.
EEMCS launches international PhotoVoltaic Systems Summer School
Following a successful introduction of on campus and online education on solar energy, Delft University of Technology will launch an international Photovoltaic Systems Summer School from 2 to 9 July this year. By organizing the summer school, the university wants to serve participants who plan and desire taking a career step towards practical solar energy engineering and/or who already have a job in the field but wish to gain a deeper knowledge. Therefore, it is intended for PhD candidates, PostDocs, researchers and engineers. The summer school will offer theoretical knowledge and practical training in design, installation, understanding, and monitoring of PV systems.
EEMCS active in two Gravitation programmes
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced the distribution of funding within their Gravitation programme. Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has made a total of €112.8 million available for the Gravitation programme, with the aim of boosting world-leading Dutch research. TU Delft is participating in three programmes, involving total funding of nearly €60 million. The programmes are focused on the Synthetic Cell (coordinated by TU Delft), Organs-on-a-Chip and Quantum Software. The last two are EEMCS research projects.
TU Delft launches international PhotoVoltaic Systems Summer School
TU Delft active in three Gravitation programmes
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced the distribution of funding within their Gravitation programme. Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has made a total of €112.8 million available for the Gravitation programme, with the aim of boosting world-leading Dutch research. TU Delft is participating in three programmes, involving total funding of nearly €60 million. The programmes are focused on the Synthetic Cell (coordinated by TU Delft), Organs-on-a-Chip and Quantum Software.
A creative solution which increases the efficiency of shaded solar panels
Erwin de Haan, Renzo Plaisant van der Wal, Casper van Wezel and Roel Zwetsloot have won the 3 E-Royal SMIT BSc price. The price is granted to the best Electrical Engineering thesis. The team became first with their bachelor thesis ‘Solar Cell Balancing’ under supervision of Chris Verhoeven.
Royal honours for three TU Delft professors
The TU Delft professors Rob Fastenau, Jeroen van den Hoven and Sef Heijnen have been awarded royal honours this year.
Royal honours for three TU Delft professors
Royal honours for three TU Delft professors
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