26 May 2023
From ‘going it alone’ to smoothly cooperating microscopy field
In April 2023, Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Dijkgraaf officially opened the renovated Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) in Utrecht. In what used to be a somewhat disjointed field of science, the EMC provides a hub where researchers from all the relevant disciplines have access to the expensive equipment for electron microscopy. This significant development is the result of the intensive efforts of the Perspectief consortium Microscopy Valley, with Delft University of Technology as one of the parties.
16 May 2023
Wim Koppers new Director TU Delft Reactor Institute
TU Delft’s Executive Board has appointed Wim Koppers as Director of the TU Delft Reactor Institute with effect from 1 September 2023.
11 May 2023
Two winners receive Marina van Damme Grant 2023
09 May 2023
DIFFER develops research facility for energy transition
A Dutch consortium, led by national energy research institute DIFFER, will receive 4.7 million euros from NWO to build a facility that makes controlled layers of material. Through this facility, Delft researchers and partnering institutes can explore materials for new catalysts and batteries.
08 May 2023
TU Delft focuses on battery of the future
26 April 2023
Royal decoration for Marileen Dogterom
Marileen Dogterom, Professor of Bionanosciences at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS) and president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), was made a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion in the municipality of Woerden. The so-called ribbon is a reward for someone who has done groundbreaking (scientific) work for Dutch society.
18 April 2023
Nature publication on loops, flags and tension in DNA
Two protein complexes carry the major responsibility for the spatial organisation of chromosomes in our cell nuclei. DNA tension plays a surprising role in this. Together with Austrian colleagues, nanoscientist Cees Dekker and his PhD candidate Roman Barth of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft now publish how they have visualised this in detail in Nature on April 19.
14 April 2023
TU Delft researchers shed new light on the motor of DNA replication
DNA replication is the process whereby cells make an exact copy of their DNA before cell division. A key part of the intricate DNA replication machinery is a molecular motor called CMG, which has the vital task of separating the two strands of the DNA double helix so that they can be copied. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from TU Delft has now developed a new methodology to assemble and image the motion of CMG with unprecedented resolution.
13 April 2023
100th waste treatment plant using TU Delft's Nereda technology built in Florida
Twenty-five years after the birth of the award-winning Nereda® technology in TU Delft's Mark van Loosdrecht's lab, the 100th Nereda® waste treatment plant is now nearing completion. These plants can now be found all over the world, from Brazil to Sweden and from South Africa to the United States.
06 April 2023
Shedding light on battery materials
Understanding why certain materials work better than others when it comes to storing energy is a crucial step towards developing the batteries that will power electronic gadgets, electric vehicles and renewable power grids. Researchers at Drexel University and Delft University of Technology have developed a new technique that can track the electrolytes inside energy storage mechanisms quicky and precisely.