29 April 2021
What's inside the pink box? A nature of science activity for teachers and students
Freek Pols published the article: What's inside the pink box? A nature of science activity for teachers and students as part of the dissemination of the Erasmus+ project SPOON. The project aims at professionalizing and supporting science teachers. The article highlights an important but underutilized part of science education: Nature of science. As elaborated in the article, Nature of Science can be taught with simple activities and materials.
28 April 2021
Myrthe Wiersma joined ImPhys as MSc student
Myrthe will be working on Ultrasound Localization Microscopy (ULM), supervised by David Maresca and Baptiste Heiles. As a Systems & Control student, she hopes to apply her knowledge on estimation, filtering and optimization to improve the tracking of microbubbles in ULM.
28 April 2021
Delmic: a modern continuation of Delft microscopy heritage
Microscopy is inextricably linked to Delft thanks to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, who was the first to discover cells and microbiological structures with his self-built microscopes in the 17th century. A tradition microscope builder Delmic has been continuing since 2010 with innovative microscope technology. TU Delft Campus interviewed Jacob Hoogenboom of TU Delft who was involved in this innovative company early on and still works closely together with the company.
20 April 2021
Nanda Bloom joined ImPhys as MSc student
Nanda Bloom has just started her Master End Project within the Jena-TUD graduate school. The project is aimed at investigating the applicability of stochastic resonators for micro-optical spectrometer arrays.
12 April 2021
Amber Heijdra joined ImPhys as MSc student
Amber Heijdra is currently doing the master Biomedical Engineering at TU Delft. For her master thesis she will focus on predicting sarcomere mutations using radiomics at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam.
06 April 2021
Freek Pols published a paper for physics lab teachers
Freek Pols published an article: The sound of music: determining Young's modulus using a guitar string in the journal Physics Education, a journal meant for physics teachers at various educational levels.
31 March 2021
Pre-University students engage in inquiry
On Friday 26th of March, 14 pre-University students finished the pre-University on Campus Track. Freek Pols designed and taught one of the tracks. The students learned about data-analysis and error propagation, devised and conducted an experiment. They concluded the track with a presentation on their results.
29 March 2021
Clever Delft trick enables 20 times faster imaging with electron microscopy
Researchers at TU Delft have expanded upon a clever trick that increases the speed of electron microscope imaging by a factor of twenty. A simple adjustment is all that is needed: applying a voltage to the specimen holder. Through this simple intervention, a specimen that the electron microscope would normally take a week to image can now be inspected in a single night or one working day.
29 March 2021
New EMPIR project funded
The project proposal POLight (Pushing bOundaries of nanometrology by Light) coordinated by Omar El Gawhary has been selected for funding. The project, a collaboration among 15 partners in Europe, is expected to start in June 2021 and will receive 1.8M€ direct funding from the EU and around 1M€ of national funding from the different participating countries.
22 March 2021
Decoding movement intentions in the brain using ultrasound waves
An international team of scientists that includes ImPhys researcher David Maresca published an article in Neuron today demonstrating decoding of movement intentions in the brain using ultrasound. The work shows great promises for the development of less invasive brain-machine interfaces.