03 August 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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.
07 July 2023
From table salt to nuclear energy
Nick ter Veer, a PhD student at the Delft University of Technology, has recently synthesized a promising thorium chloride salt, that can be used to fuel a new generation of nuclear reactors. Thorium has great potential, in combination with an uranium or plutonium based fuel, for a more sustainable nuclear fuel cycle, thereby producing less long lived radioactive waste. Together with the Reactor Physics & Nuclear Materials research team, he is now looking at this salt’s properties, to assess its suitability for use in the so-called Molten Salt Reactors.
05 July 2023
ERC Advanced Grant for Sander Otte
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Sander Otte, professor of Atomic Quantum Technology at the faculty of Applied Sciences at TU Delft. The European subsidy enables internationally established research leaders to carry out a five-year research project. With his research proposal HYPSTER (Hyperfine-coupled Spins with Time Evolution Readout), Otte will investigate the exchange of information between the electrons and the nucleus within a single atom.
30 June 2023
TU Delft: boost for battery technology, 6G and green steel, among others, thanks to National Growth Fund
On 30 June, the Dutch government announced a new set of National Growth Fund investments, which will enable the Netherlands to gain and maintain a strong position in areas such as battery technology, 6G and sustainable steel production.
29 June 2023
Greg Bokinsky: Educator of the Year TNW 2023
Through our annual Educator of the Year election, we highlight excellence in education. On 27 June during the AS Education Afternoon, Paulien Herder, dean of AS, announced the Educators of the Year by AS programme and the overall winner: Dr. Greg Bokinsky.