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.
ERC Starting Grant for Manuel Mazo Jr.
Manuel Mazo Jr., researcher and assistant professor at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Manuel’s main area of research is control systems. The focus of his research is on the interactions between physical systems and the communication and computation platforms and algorithms employed to control them.
Vahid Arbabi won runner-up prize Best Doctoral Thesis Award
Vahid Arbabi, postdoctoral researcher at the department of BioMechanical Engineering, was awarded the runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). It is the first time that this prestigious international prize is awarded to the department of BioMechanical Engineering of 3mE. Vahid performed his research under supervision of professor Harrie Weinans and associate professor Amir Zadpoor.
Publication for Fritz Körmann
Recently Fritz Körmann, researcher at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering received a Vidi for his research: ‘How to mix the perfect high entropy alloy cocktail?’ This week his research 'Phonon broadening in high entropy alloys’ has been published in Nature Computional Materials.
Spectacular drone images thanks to algorithm
Drones can be used to achieve captivating camera angles, but shots of this kind are expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. ETH Zurich and TU Delft have developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently. Earlier this week, the researchers presented their findings at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles.
4th International OTEC symposium demonstrates OTEC technology readiness and accelerated industry growth
This year’s edition of the annual International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium was held last week at the Technical University Delft in The Netherlands and gathered a diverse and international delegation with over 100 guests from 14 different countries.