ERC Consolidator grant for Chirlmin Joo and Pouyan Boukany
This year, two ERC Consolidator grants have been awarded to TU Delft researchers. Both these researchers work at the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Dr. Pouyan Boukany from the Department of Chemical Engineering wants to learn when, how and why metastatic tumour cells detach form a tumour. Dr. Chirlmin Joo from the Department of Bionanoscience wants to develop a new gene editing tool based on a system found in a single-celled organism.
Veni for four researchers of AS
NWO has announced the Veni recipients for 2018. Amongst them are four researchers from the faculty of Applied Sciences: Jeremy Brown (RST), Zoltán Perkó (RST), Georgy Filonenko (ChemE) and Carlas Smith (ImPhys). The Veni grants allow researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.
Virtual tour of the catalysis lab
The new industrial catalysis lab is still under construction, but a few colleagues were already able to go for a walk inside the building last Monday. In 3D virtual reality, that is. A nice and very useful experience, as it turned out!
TU Delft researcher makes alcohol out of thin air
It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD-student Ming Ma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or, to be more precise, he has found out how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction of CO2 to produce a wide range of useful products, including alcohol. Being able to use CO2 as a resource this way may just be pivotal in tackling climate change. His PhD defence will take place on September 14th.
One million euros for early recognition of aneurysms
At present, an existence of a pathological enlargement of the largest blood vessel (aorta), so-called aneurysm, is usually discovered when is already too late for the patients. In a majority of cases, the aneurysm is detected only after rupturing, with disastrous consequences. Due to very intensive internal bleeding, mortality rates are very high. Even for patients reaching a hospital, the chance of survival is just around 60%. It is estimated that more than 300 000 persons in the Netherlands are at risk of developing an aneurysm.
Cheap, efficient and stable photoelectrode could improve water splitting with solar energy
Water splitting with solar energy could provide an efficient route for large scale renewable energy conversion and storage.