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05 November 2020

Providing Guatemala with mechanical ventilators to battle COVID-19

‘It’s been surprising to see what determination, science, and solidarity can really do. In literally four months we were able to go from nothing to a working machine, produced in a country that supposedly cannot feed its own population.’ Diego Quan, founder of non-profit Respira-Guatemala, sometimes cannot fully believe the success his team has had in setting up a local production line and assembling and delivering ventilators to Guatemala this past summer. The non-profit partnership in Guatemala with help from dr. Gerwin Smit and Project Inspiration of the TU Delft aim to produce around 100 ventilators by the end of this year, and another 160 in the first five months of 2021.

04 November 2020

Air as driving force for drinking water treatment

Doris van Halem was awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to develop knowledge of sustainable water treatment technologies. The grant of the Dutch Research Council enables Van Halem to develop her own innovative line of research and set up her own research group in the coming five years. “I am incredibly happy with the opportunity to work on this important and challenging topic!”

19 October 2020

Seeking –virtual- connection: Global Research in Times of Corona

By now it is a fact that the world has drastically changed. Everyone has experienced the effects of the pandemic either personally, professionally, or both. What does it mean for TU Delft | Global Initiative PhD students -also known as TU Delft Global Fellows- , whose research on the other side of the planet suddenly came to a grinding halt? A roundtable discussion with three fellows – Mónica Estébanez Camarena, Pieter Ham, and Juan Carlo Intriago Zambrano - on how their research was affected, the importance of staying flexible, and the value of co-creation.

15 October 2020

Design for Circular Economy in Indonesia

IDE’s Design for Sustainability (DfS) section was recently approached to contribute to a Road to the 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum - a webinar with ministers, industry representatives and NGOs.

14 September 2020

TU Delft Global Drinking Water Best Paper Award 2020

TU Delft | Global Drinking Water announces: The Best Paper Award 2020. Submissions are welcome from 15 September until 15 October 2020.

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