17 September 2019
A molecular bridge further
Electronics built from molecules could open up new possibilities in the miniaturization of circuits in the future. TU Delft researchers, together with partners from Switzerland (Empa), the Netherlands, Israel, and the UK, succeeded in solving a crucial detail in the realization of such circuit elements: A molecular bridge for electrons that remains mechanically and electronically stable at room temperature. The results have just been published in the journal "Nature Nanotechnology".
16 September 2019
The Netherlands as an international centre for Quantum Technology
State Secretary Mona Keijzer received the National Agenda on Quantum Technology directly from Robbert Dijkgraaf this afternoon.
12 September 2019
Sjoerd Stallinga and Bernd Rieger host Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium
From 26 to 28 August, Sjoerd Stallinga and Bernd Rieger from the department of Imaging Physics hosted the 9th Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium, bringing together scientists working in the field of single-molecule super-resolution imaging.
12 September 2019
Teacher of the Year Gary Steele learns from his own lectures
His infectious enthusiasm, clarity and good examples are just a few of the reasons for his election as TNW's Teacher of the Year (TN/AP). Gary Steele is pleasantly surprised. "This is great feedback. It is important to know how students experience their education, so that you can make the lectures better and better."
11 September 2019
Cable bacteria: Living electrical wires with record conductivity
Bacteria that power themselves using electricity and are able to send electrical currents over long distances through highly conductive power lines. It almost sounds like the way we charge our TVs and refrigerators, and may seem hard to believe, but it is a recent discovery by a team of scientists from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the University of Hasselt (Belgium). Centimeter-long bacteria from the seafloor contain a conductive fiber network that operates in comparable way to the copper wiring that we use to transport electricity. The highly conductive fibers enable a completely new interface between biology and electronics, providing a prospect for new materials and technology.
10 September 2019
Norbert Kalb wins Steven Hoogendijk Prize 2019
Last Saturday, the 7th of September, the Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte (Batavian Society of Experimental Philosophy) awarded Norbert Kalb the Stevin Hoogendijk Prize 2019. With this prize, the society rewards the writer of the best TU Delft dissertation over a period of two years. Kalb was selected as the winner for his excellent research into quantum networks based on the so-called 'nitrogen vacancy centre' in diamond.
02 September 2019
ERC Starting Grant for three AS researchers
Five TU Delft researchers have been selected to receive an ERC Starting Grant. Three of these researchers work at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the other two are affiliated with QuTech. The grants (1,5 million euros for a five-year programme) are intended to support scientists who are in the early stages of their career and have already produced excellent supervised work.
21 August 2019
World’s first link layer protocol brings quantum internet closer to a reality
Researchers from QuTech have achieved a world’s first in quantum internet technology.
25 July 2019
ERC Proof of Concept grant for Andrea Caviglia
Andrea Caviglia (Quantum Nanoscience), Associate Professor at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, will be awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council. He is one of sixty ERC grant holders that are set to receive top-up funding to explore the commercial or innovation potential of the results of their EU-funded research.
18 July 2019
Veni grant for four researchers of Applied Sciences
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to twelve highly promising young scientists from TU Delft, four of whom are from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.