TU Delft is keen to play a prominent role in the “top sectors” defined by the Dutch government. Activities to this end over the next few years – knowledge development, internationalisation and implementation of the human capital agenda – will be tailored to our focus as a university: in each top sector, the programmed research spans the entire range, from curiosity-inspired to application-driven. Our scientific contributions to these sectors are specified in innovation contracts with government and the business community.
TU Delft is making a substantial contribution to 7 of the 9 economic top sectors: Water, Energy, High-Tech Systems and Materials, Life Sciences, Chemicals, the Creative Industry and Logistics. The diagram below shows which of our faculties are involved with each of the economic top sectors.
TU Delft ready to unleash the beast
Maintenance costs are a nightmare for every ship owner, according to Mirek Kaminski, professor of ship and offshore structures in the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology at TU Delft (3mE). In his perfect future, ships are more sustainable, more effective and more affordable. The hexapod is a unique test facility for this.
Sophisticated free app for molecular visualization
This month the unique advanced iRASPA app has been launched. This app visualizes molecular structures of various types of porous materials with which material research can be facilitated and improved. In addition, it can help teachers with their explanation to students. The development of the iRASPA is done by a team of computational chemists: Dr David Dubbeldam (University of Amsterdam, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences), Sofia Calero (Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain) and Thijs Vlugt, Professor of Engineering Thermodynamics at the Process & Energy (3mE).
Access to surgery for everyone
Jenny Dankelman, full professor of biomechanical engineering, has received €120,000 from the Delft University Fund for her research project ‘Let’s make surgery safer and available for everyone’.
Cycling motion keeps hydrofoils upright during flight
Using superheroes such as Hawkeye, Wonder Woman and the Invisible Woman in the physics classroom
‘We find ourselves in an age where superhero films are immensely popular. With many students familiar with many of these characters and their superpowers, superheroes can facilitate a unique platform to aid in the dissemination of physics materials in the classroom’, says scientist Barry W. Fitzgerald of TU Delft. In a paper published in Physics Education on 5th April 2018, he considers Wonder Woman, Hawkeye and Invisible Woman.