First liver cancer patient treated with microspheres irradiated in new TU Delft flexible irradiation facility
The production and distribution of short-lived medical isotopes is a race against time. To be able to get medical isotopes with the required level of radioactivity to the patient, TU Delft researchers have been working closely with Quirem Medical and Radboud UMC*. Today, in Italy, the first liver cancer patient will be treated with special radioactive microspheres that were produced in Delft. This innovative liver cancer treatment is conducted using tiny spheres – about the thickness of a hair – that are packed with the radioisotope Holmium-166. The microspheres are activated in a new flexible irradiation facility that was recently developed by TU Delft’s Reactor Institute Delft (RID).
Really cheap 3D echo imaging
A plastic cap with a pattern of pinpricks. This seemingly simple adjustment means that high-quality 3D echoes can be produced much cheaper. Researchers from Erasmus MC and TU Delft published their findings in the journal Science Advances on Friday 8 December.
Delft University of Technology and Royal HaskoningDHV sign agreement for biopolymer recovery from wastewater
Delft, 8 December 2017 – Royal HaskoningDHV and Delft University of Technology have signed an agreement stating that patented techniques used to extract valuable Biopolymers from Nereda® wastewater treatment sludge are transferred to Royal HaskoningDHV. This gives the company the worldwide rights to apply these technologies to wastewater treatment installations using Royal HaskoningDHV’s Nereda® technology. This technology originated from research at the Delft University of Technology.
Three postdocs for Applied Sciences in ‘LEaDing Fellows’ programme
Thanks to the European Unions ‘LEaDing Fellows Postdocs Programme’, the Faculty of Applied Sciences has the honour to welcome three new postdocs: Aurora Dols Perez from Spain, Dowon Bae from South Korea and Andrea Gutierrez from Colombia.
IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference 2018
Next year from 18th to 21st of March the IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference will be organized in Delft. During the four days of conference, the focus will be set on the use of granular sludge for the combination of wastewater treatment and resource recovery. The latest trends and future prospective in granular sludge research will be discussed at all redox conditions.
Scientists build hydrogen sensor readable with the naked eye
According to many scientists, the proposed ‘hydrogen economy’, in which hydrogen is to become the most important carrier of sustainably generated energy, is an inevitable development. Unfortunately, the use of hydrogen entails certain risks, because it is flammable and difficult to detect.
‘Origami’ lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments
Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers at TU Delft are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible with 3D printing. Those additional functionalities could, for instance, be used in medical implants or devices incorporating flexible electronics. In their publication in Science Advances on Wednesday November 29th, the scientists have successfully applied their technique to lattice structures.
Ronald Hanson receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Professor Ronald Hanson has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 1.63 million euros for his ‘QNETWORK’-project. Hanson plans to realize the first multi-node network based on quantum entangled links.
Expert workshop on “Social impacts of climate change mitigation in Europe” on 1 December 2017, Delft
The expert workshop “Social impacts of climate change mitigation in Europe” will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Delft University of Technology, Department of Biotechnology.
A biological approach to using waste gases
Science funding body NWO-TTW and partners in industry are investing EUR 3.8 million in a consortium that will use micro-organisms to convert syngas into useful chemical building blocks in a sustainable way. By doing so, the consortium intends to contribute to the circular economy and reduce CO2 emissions.