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23 June 2017

Miriam Blaauboer is Teacher of the Year 2017 of AS

During the Science Day at the Art Centre in Delft, Lucas van Vliet, dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences, announced that Miriam Blaauboer is Teacher of the Year of AS for 2017.

09 June 2017

Two winners Marina van Damme Grant 2017

Thursday, June 8th, the award ceremony of the Marina van Damme Grant 2017 took place with a very special result. Due to the high quality of the nominees, Marina van Damme decided to reward two nominated alumni with the scholarship of 9000 euro.

06 June 2017

Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest

The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.

05 June 2017

Researchers from Delft develop extremely sensitive hydrogen sensor

Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a highly promising energy carrier. But it can also be dangerous, as it is combustible and difficult to detect. In order to use hydrogen safely, we need sensors that can detect even the smallest of leaks. Researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) have discovered that the metal hafnium is perfect for the job.

01 June 2017

AS at TU Delft Research Exhibition

On 6, 7 and 8 June TU Delft hosts the Netherlands’ largest scientific research exhibition. 175 researchers will explain what their research entails.

01 June 2017

One step closer to the quantum internet by distillation

Scientists all over the world are working towards new methods to realize an unhackable internet, an internet based on quantum entanglement – an invisible quantum mechanical connection – as networking links. The greatest challenge is scaling to large networks that share entangled links with many particles and network nodes. Researchers in Delft and Oxford have now managed to distil a strong entangled link by combining multiple weaker quantum links into one. This method is essential to realize a trustworthy quantum network between several quantum nodes. This innovative new work has now been published in Science magazine.

01 June 2017

Microsoft and TU Delft collaboration started

Today Microsoft and TU Delft officially start their new long term collaboration: Microsoft and TU Delft's quantum institute QuTech will be collaborating intensively on the development of topological qubits, which have the potential to become the building blocks of a future quantum computer.

31 May 2017

VLLAIR officially opened

Yesterday, on 31 May, the new Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory for Advanced Imaging Research (VLLAIR) was officially opened. Due to the relocation, the various microscopy labs of the faculty of Applied Sciences can now be found in one place. Previously, the labs were spread out over different locations within the Applied Physics building. The new VLLAIR is designed according to a transparent laboratory concept of Professor Pieter Kruit.

30 May 2017

Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft

NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.

26 May 2017

Newly discovered ‘Siberian’ soda lake micro-organisms convert organic material directly into methane

Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes. These organisms grow in sodium carbonate brines with a pH 10 and convert methyl group of organic material into methane gas. On xxday May yyth they, together with colleagues from the US, UK, Germany and Spain, report on their findings in Nature Microbiology.