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.

17 April 2018

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.

12 April 2018

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).

11 April 2018

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’.

09 April 2018

Cycling motion keeps hydrofoils upright during flight

09 April 2018

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.