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21 September 2023

TU Delft scientists put ChatGPT to the test

TU Delft scientists put ChatGPT to the test

Researchers at Delft University of Technology and RWTH Aachen University have put ChatGPT’s knowledge on science and engineering to the test. By letting 198 Delft scientists evaluate GPT-3.5’s answers to questions covering natural science and engineering disciplines at the university, they found out how well the large language model can answer university level questions.

15 September 2023

TU Delft Reactor Institute in Focus broadcast on Nuclear Energy

TU Delft Reactor Institute in Focus broadcast on Nuclear Energy

On Monday 11 September 2023, Focus aired a broadcast on nuclear energy in which EPZ, COVRA and TU Delft Reactor Institute were interviewed.

05 September 2023

ERC Starting grant for CO2 recycling in chemical industry

ERC Starting grant for CO2 recycling in chemical industry

Converting large concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) into products for the chemical industry. That is what Tom Burdyny, recipient of an ERC Starting Grant, wants to achieve. The method that might make this possible is called electrolysis, which creates new chemical bonds by application of electricity.

21 August 2023

5 million in quest for “missing link” in quantum communication

5 million in quest for “missing link” in quantum communication

Delft University of Technology and its Kavli Institute of Nanoscience received a five-million-dollar grant from The Kavli Foundation to fund a collaborative effort to develop the quantum equivalent of telecommunication.

03 August 2023

Seventeen Veni grants for leading TU Delft researchers

Seventeen Veni grants for leading TU Delft researchers

The Dutch Research Council (NOW) has awarded Veni funding of up to EUR 280,000 to 188 promising researchers from the full breadth of science. In the fields of Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) and Exact and Natural Sciences (ENW), seventeen scientists from TU Delft have been honoured. This will allow the laureates to further develop their own research ideas over the next three years.

25 July 2023

Going abroad: Rubicon grant for Aafke van Aalst

Going abroad: Rubicon grant for Aafke van Aalst

PhD Candidate Aafke van Aalst has received a Rubicon grant from NWO, which enables her to gain research experience at a leading institute abroad for two years. The coveted grant was awarded to 15 young, highly promising researchers in total.

20 July 2023

Living together: Microbial communities are more than the sum of their parts

Living together: Microbial communities are more than the sum of their parts

To engineer successful microbial communities, scientists need to predict whether microorganisms can live and work together. One popular predictive rule states that if a pair of microbes will coexist, they will also coexist in a bigger community of microbes. A study published in Science now found that this simple rule will not always work.

13 July 2023

Graduation ceremony of 500th Engineering Doctorate

Graduation ceremony of 500th Engineering Doctorate

The Faculty of Applied Sciences celebrated the 500th Engineering Doctorate (EngD) conferral during a milestone graduation ceremony on 9 June 2023. Fourteen new Applied Sciences EngDs graduates successfully finished their design-traineeships. Together with all predecessors, a total of 512 EngD graduates have obtained their degree since 1991.

10 July 2023

TU Delft Reactor Institute is happy to announce: proposal Material Independence & Circular Batteries accepted by Growth Fund

TU Delft Reactor Institute is happy to announce: proposal Material Independence & Circular Batteries accepted by Growth Fund

Battery technology plays a crucial role in the energy transition as a storage system for green energy. For stabilising the electricity grid and for electrification of the mobility sector. The Material Independence & Circular Batteries proposal focuses on realising a strong position for the Dutch manufacturing industry in the global battery chain focusing on critical materials independence, sustainability and circularity

07 July 2023

60 years research and education with the Delft University of Technology reactor

60 years research and education with the Delft University of Technology reactor

In the glossy '60 years Reactor Institute', we interviewed the last three directors who look back on their time at the institute. But we also look forward.