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08 February 2024
New AI tool discovers realistic 'metamaterials' with unusual properties
A coating that can hide objects in plain sight, or an implant that behaves exactly like bone tissue. These extraordinary objects are already made from ‘metamaterials’. Researchers from TU Delft have now developed an AI tool that not only can discover such extraordinary materials but also makes them fabrication-ready and durable.
05 February 2024
TU Delft develops model to better understand injuries to babies caused by violent shaking
Shaking a baby violently can cause head and neck injuries, blindness and in some cases even death. Researchers at TU Delft, faculty of Mechanical Engineering, are using a dummy baby and computer models to map the accelerations that act on the head during shaking. They want to be able to assess the risk of injury more accurately. This could eventually lead to more clarity in legal cases on the subject.
14 December 2023
Inaugural speech: 'Technology is crucial for reducing workload in operating room’
Long waiting lists, delayed surgeries and high costs. According to professor of Medical Process Engineering, John van den Dobbelsteen, this is partly due to insufficient attention to the surgical process when implementing new technology. He wants to improve the interaction between medical staff and medical technology with the aim of reducing the workload. He will deliver his inaugural speech on 15 December.
12 December 2023
Optimisation of hard-soft material interfaces: A 3D printed imitation of bone-tendon connections
11 October 2023
Making the invisible visible: Micro CT scanner offers 3mE new research opportunities
Recently, researchers have been able to dive even deeper into materials. The arrival of a micro CT scanner at the faculty allows researchers to explore the invisible world.
25 September 2023
TU Delft revolutionizes wheelchair sports with precision power measurements
Met slechts twee kleine sensoren, niet groter dan een twee euro munt, kunnen we nu het vermogen van rolstoelsporters meten met een indrukwekkende precisie van wel 2%.
18 September 2023
Mark de Ruit in various media
07 September 2023
Mathias Peirlinck in various media
06 September 2023
TU Delft students create 3D-printed larynx
In cases of upper airway obstruction, acute surgery to open the trachea just below the larynx is the only solution. Due to the rarity of this syndrome, doctors have very little experience with this life-saving procedure. Doctors at the Reinier de Graaf Hospital and students at TU Delft decided that this had to change. Together they developed a realistic and durable model of the larynx.
03 August 2023
Four 3mE researchers receive Veni grant
TU Delft receives a total of 17 Venis, 4 of which are awarded to researchers at the 3mE faculty. The funds will be used for a variety of research projects, from giving robots the intelligence to handle deformable objects to a catheter that ensures safer minimal invasive heart surgery.