Research schools

A research school combines research with the education of researchers (PhD students and postdocs) in a strategic scientific area. The research schools also contribute to the national coordination of research programmes within specific disciplines.

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17 September 2017

Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record

Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.

11 September 2017

TU Delft researcher makes alcohol out of thin air

It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD-student Ming Ma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or, to be more precise, he has found out how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction of CO2 to produce a wide range of useful products, including alcohol. Being able to use CO2 as a resource this way may just be pivotal in tackling climate change. His PhD defence will take place on September 14th.

01 September 2017

First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics build by TU Delft students

On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.

29 August 2017

Houston Galveston flood in the news

29 August 2017

Herman Terryn receives American award for preventing corrosion of materials

Herman Terryn, part-time professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive the ‘H.H. Uhlig corrosion award’ on 3 October for his pioneering research on the corrosion of metals. Preventing corrosion is extremely important because corrosion causes huge economic damage. The award will be presented during a conference of the Electrochemical Society in National Harbor (Washington , DC).