Chemical EngineeringChemical Engineering develops the science behind and the technology used in functional systems, from molecules and nanostructures to the design of products and processes. There is a particular focus on energy-efficient processes, new solar energy conversion concepts, energy storage, (bio)sensors and targeted molecular delivery.
BiotechnologyBiotechnology engages in research as a basis for scientific, technological and societal innovation in industrial and environmental biotechnology. Within the department, scientists and engineers work together in disciplines ranging from genomics, metabolomics and biocatalysis to fermentation technology, environmental biotechnology, bioprocess technology and downstream processing.
Imaging PhysicsImaging Physics performs cutting-edge research and education in imaging science. It works to advance our fundamental understanding of physical phenomena, leading to innovative new imaging principles and revolutionary imaging instruments. Imaging Physics thus improves the ‘eyes’ with which researchers examine things on the nanoscale and the ‘hands’ with which they manipulate structures in that world.
Radiation Science & TechnologyThe study of radiation is what binds all researchers at Radiation Science & Technology
(RST) together. Specific areas of interest vary from materials to energy and sustainable production of isotopes for health. The department is proud to operate a small but significant nuclear research reactor. Working closely with the operational staff at the Reactor Institute Delft (RID), the department works to expand nuclear knowledge and develop new applications.