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Adarsh Kalikadien nominated as one of the top 3 nominees for the KNCV golden master award.Adarsh recently got nominated by an expert jury as one of the top 3 nominees for the KNCV golden master award . The award is given to the best MSc. Thesis within a chemistry/chemical engineering topic. Adarsh finished his master thesis with a perfect 10, as can be read in one of our previous articles . Which is why he was proposed for this nomination. In his thesis he described a computational workflow for the chemical space exploration of existing molecules. He is currently pursuing his PhD in professor Pidko’s research group. “In this research, the goal is to work towards a computational workflow for data-driven catalyst discovery. Together with data from a high-throughput experimentation facility of Janssen Chemical Process R&D, variations of the catalyst molecules can be made and computationally explored. By combining deep mechanistic insights, data science and our in-house automation tools, we aim at a predictive workflow that would help us discover new and efficient catalysts for the sustainable chemistry of the future.” The computational workflow that was designed during his master thesis, ChemSpaX, is thus a part of the bigger picture. The winner will be revealed during ‘De avond van de Chemie’ on the 13th of October at the Leidse schouwburg. Read the article Read the thesis
TU Delft makes global top 10 of QS Engineering & Technology universities for the first timeTU Delft is ranked 10th for Engineering & Technology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on 6 April 2022. TU Delft also made the top 20 in ten of its categories.
10,000th PhD student at TU DelftThe ten thousandth PhD student at TU Delft was Annika Krieger of our TNW faculty. Her PhD took place on 22 March. A special moment for TU Delft and reason for extra flowers and presents.
TU Delft and LUMC researchers develop a programmable micro-platform to understand cancer progression and metastasisMetastasis of tumors is regarded as the largest contributor to cancer-related deaths, but physiologically relevant tumor models for cancer cell metastasis research are still lacking. Two-dimensional (2D) monolayer cell culture (on a flat surface) is traditionally used as in vitro model to investigate tumor behavior, migration, and invasion. Unfortunately, this (2-D) monolayer culture does not replicate the complexity of tumor and extracellular microenvironment where invasive cancer cells reside in tumor tissues. Therefore, 3D multicellular systems formed by cancer cells are gaining importance in the field of cancer cell invasion research.
Davide Ripepi wins Delft Best Energy Paper AwardOn Wednesday 16 March, Davide Ripepi won the Best Energy Paper Award after first winning the e-Refinery Best Energy Paper Award. This all took place at the Delft Best Paper Award Event.