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.
David Abbink named full professor of Haptic Human-Robot Interaction
Professor David Abbink has been named full professor of Haptic Human-Robot Interaction at the Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR) starting 13 February 2018. The focus of Abbink’s research is on how humans and robots interact and co-operate.
Small droplets for better crystals
Sometimes it’s not just the chemical composition of a substance that matters but also the way in which the ingredients are ordered at the atomic level: the crystal structure. For example, the wrong crystal structure of one and the same material could mean the difference between an effective and a failed drug.
Bezoek en ondertekening Ministerie IenW interessant en succesvol
3mE in Portraits of Science
The new issue of Portraits of Science is out: a series of interviews with (former) students, scientists and supporters who all helped to make 2017 another special year.
Technical girls build walking robots inspired by nature
The 3mE Girls Challenge ‘Where nature meets technology’, an event for girls in their fifth year of pre-university education who want to acquaint themselves with the mechanical engineering programme, has turned out to be a massive hit. After the huge success of the first edition last year, the Department of Mechanical Engineering organised a follow-up on 9 February 2018.