Farewell interview with Freek Kapteijn
Research to improve welding process for manufacturing industries
Kobus Kuipers wins Physica Prize 2019
The Physica Prize 2019 has been awarded to Kobus Kuipers, not only a pioneering physicist but also someone who is strongly committed to outreach.
Chris Kleijn receives J.B. Westerdijk award
NWO grants collaborative Cryo-microscopy development by Hoogenboom (ImPhys) and Jakobi (BN)
NWO has announced that it has decided to fund the 810 k€ collaborative project CRYO3BEAMS led by Jacob Hoogenboom (ImPhys). The project, which further involves Arjen Jakobi (BN) and industrial partners Delmic and Demcon-Kryoz, is funded within the High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Topsector call.
First step towards potential alternative for antibiotics
Thanks to alumni of the faculty of Applied Sciences and donors of Delft University Fund, Brouns and his team received €144.248 for the benefit of the bacteriophage research.
Eight TU Delft researchers on Highly Cited Researchers list
Carivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers has recently been published. On this list, the names of the most cited researchers in a certain field (or cross-field) can be found. This year, no less than eight researchers from our university have been included.
Record number of TSC grants for Chemical Engineering students
Six talented Chemical Engineering (CE) master students have won a Top Sector Chemical scholarship this year. The students are Elise Roelse (the Netherlands), Lale Yildiz (Turkey), Sebastian Tietjen (Germany), Emma Szoboszlai (Hungary), Abinaya Arunachalam (India) and Laura Donk (the Netherlands). Never before have so many CE students received such a grant.
Researchers discover mechanism disrupting CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
The discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 has made gene editing very easy. Unfortunately, the molecular tool has recently been found to be less precise than previously assumed. It can lead to unwanted mutations in a cell’s DNA. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have now identified a mechanism that causes such mutations when CRISPR-Cas9 is used incorrectly. This can cause dormant genes to become expressed, which is potentially very dangerous. The researchers have created a checklist based on their findings. Using this checklist will prevent the harmful mechanism from being activated and makes gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 safer.
New Professor of Nanomechanics aims for ‘nanoscale floating’
In the words of Professor Peter Steeneken, Head of the Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems section at TU Delft, nanoengineering is required to bridge the gap between nanoscience and concrete nanomechanical applications.