09 June 2023
TU Delft and RUG/UMCG join forces to develop child-friendly button cell
08 June 2023
NWO grant for a cost-effective power-generating solar window
In dit project zullen TU Delft, Physee en NSG-Pilkington een kosteneffectief energieopwekkend luminescerende coating voor ramen ontwikkelen op basis van het principe van een luminescente zonneconcentrator. Dit zal worden bereikt met nieuwe luminescerende materialen die uniform over het gehele zichtbare zonnespectrum kunnen absorberen, de geabsorbeerde energie opnieuw kunnen emitteren en transporteren naar zonnecellen.
08 June 2023
Guinness World Records pipetting
On Saturday 3 June 2023, 276 participants took part in the attempt to set the Guinness World Records pipetting, organised by Nanobiology students from Delft University of Technology and Erasmus MC. Within only 5 minutes the volunteers managed to simultaneously suck up and displace fluids with a pipette.
06 June 2023
Shining light on densely interwoven nerve fibres inside the brain
Disentangling the complex nerve fibre network of the brain is becoming easily accessible with scattered light imaging (SLI): researchers in Delft, Jülich (Germany) and Stanford (USA) successfully combined light and X-ray scattering with MRI to discern nerve fibre trajectories, also in regions with highly entangled fibres. SLI revealed the trajectories at highest detail, while being significantly faster and cheaper than X-ray and MRI techniques. Such detailed mapping is essential for a better understanding of how nerve fibres are wired inside the brain.
01 June 2023
Promising research project of Aswin Muralidharan awarded within Open Competition ENW-XS
The Domain Board Science of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded 28 applications in the Open Competition Domain Science - XS. One of the honoured applications is from Aswin Muralidharan for project ‘Using bacterial defense machinery for selective killing of cancer cells’. Aswin Muralidharan is a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Stan Brouns (Department of Bionanoscience). Muralidharan’s current research interest lies in interactions of bacteria and bacteriophages.
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
On Thursday 11 May, Delft University Fund organised the 2023 Marina van Damme Grant Award Ceremony. Three female Delft alumni stood the chance to win the coveted grant of €9,000. After three impressive pitches and a short jury meeting, Prof. Marina van Geenhuizen, chair of the jury, announced that it was a "roaring" 20th edition with a surprising result: both Mei Ling Tan and Oleksandra Ivashchenko were declared winners of the 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
A major challenge in the energy transition is the efficient and flexible storage and transportation of renewable energy. Batteries will play an important role in this. However, much research and innovation are still required. In order to encourage this, on Thursday 11 May 2023 TU Delft will be launching e4BatteryDelft: a brand-new platform that will focus on electrochemical storage of renewable energy – with respect for the world around us, in a way that is affordable and also totally European.