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.
Really cheap 3D echo imaging
A plastic cap with a pattern of pinpricks. This seemingly simple adjustment means that high-quality 3D echoes can be produced much cheaper. Researchers from Erasmus MC and TU Delft published their findings in the journal Science Advances on Friday 8 December.
Concrete solutions of #cocreateMYCITY Durban
Additional heat in Dutch cities could be effectively reduced by reflective roofs
Changing the colour of roofing tiles could considerably reduce extreme temperatures in Dutch cities. Introducing this idea is Leyre Echevarría Icaza, who will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft for her work on this subject on Friday, 8 December 2017.
Burak Eral and Luigi Sasso join forces to fight kidney stones
When the opportunity arose to set up a cohesion project, Burak Eral did not hesitate for a second. Burak Eral is a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Process & Energy in the area of crystallisation & solids processing. He knew right away who he wanted to work with: Luigi Sasso, a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering and an expert in the area of micro-manufacturing and sensors. A good match, as it turns out. Burak and Luigi have come up with a method to fight kidney stones.
Sergio Grammatico has been awarded an NWO TOP-Grant
Sergio Grammatico, assistant professor in the department DCSC, has been awarded a TOP-Grant for curiosity-driven research in Mathematics, module 2, for his research project “Complex Network Games: The Scenario Approach”. With this TOP-Grant, Sergio Grammatico is able to appoint a PhD candidate.