TU Delft lecturer Calvin Rans the best teacher in the NetherlandsCalvin Rans, assistant professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Best Lecturer of TU Delft 2018, has now been voted the best teacher in the Netherlands. The jury praised Rans for his ability to inspire his students and for his continual efforts to improve his lectures. The competition among teachers/lecturers at research universities and universities of applied sciences is an initiative of the Inter-city Student Consultation (Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg, ISO).
Thesis defence P. Lv: boundary layers
Thesis defence Z. Xu: Greenland
Thesis defence P. Wu: landing gears
Thesis defence A. Suša: self-healing
Can ancient algae help replace chromium-6 in coatings?
In a few years’ time, using the external skeletons of algae may provide a safe and environmentally-friendly replacement for the use of chromium-6.
Gas turbines: essential for the transition to renewable energy sources
Gas turbines are best known as the jet engines that power aircrafts. But they also are the work horses of large power plants generating electricity for our industry and homes.
Teacher of the Year 2018: Calvin Rans
‘I encourage my students to dig deeper into topics themselves’
Using plasma forces to improve airplane fuel efficiency
In a breakthrough experiment Marios Kotsonis used plasma to actively interfere with the airflow on the wings of jet airliners.
What flying robots can teach us
Fruit fly is not the first association that comes to mind when looking at the 30cm wingspan of the Delfly Nimble. The aerial acrobatics of it do, however, very much mimic fruit fly behaviour.
Aerospace student Nadine Duursma chosen to receive IAWA Scholarship
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) has chosen bachelor’s student Nadine Duursma as its 2018 TU Delft scholarship recipient.