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.
TU Delft is the coordinating university for the following research schools:
- Advanced School for Computing & Imaging (ASCI)
- Research School Integral Design of Structures
- Casimir Research School (Casimir, Physics)
- Centre for Technical Geoscience (CTG)
- Delft Institute for Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES)
- Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC)
- J.M. Burgerscentrum – Research School for Fluid Dynamics (JMBC)
- Transport Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL)
In addition, TU Delft participates in the following research schools:
- Research School for Engineering Mechanics (EM)
- Institute for Programming Research and Algorithmics (IPA)
- Netherlands Graduate School of Urban and Regional Research (NETHUR)
- Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)
- Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG)
- Process Technology (OSPT)
- Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS)
- Thomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics (SIMATH)
- Netherlands Graduate School for Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC)
- Integrated Biomedical Science and Engineering (IBME)
- Research School for Integrated Product Innovation (IPV)
- Polymers (PTN)
- Vening Meinesz Research School of Geodynamics (VMSG)
Building ‘scaled-down synchrotron’ begun
Detecting a hidden layer in a top work of art by Rembrandt, identifying metal fatigue in ships, predicting arteriosclerosis: these are just a few of the possible applications of Smart*Light, a synchrotron that fits on a table. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology will build and develop this X-ray source within a consortium of other universities and companies. The high-intensity X-ray beam that this device will produce is now only available via large, expensive and scarce facilities. A symposium on Tuesday 23 January gets the research project officially under way.
Beleidsanalyse/Waterbouw afstudeerwerk wint Delfland Scriptieprijs (only in Dutch)
Using Hawkeye from the Avengers to communicate on the eye
Popular culture characters, such as superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman and Hawkeye, can provide a unique and engaging platform for the communication of difficult scientific concepts. In the classroom, these characters can be used to communicate learning objectives to students in an interesting, fun, and accessible manner by taking advantage of student familiarity with these superhero characters. Hawkeye, a member of the Avengers, is one such superhero who can be utilized by educators, as Barry Fitzgerald of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) argues in the article ‘Using Hawkeye from the Avengers to communicate on the eye’, published in the journal Advances in Physiology Education.
Paulien Herder joins 3mE for e-Refinery initiative
Paulien Herder, professor of energy systems at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and chair of the Delft Energy Initiative, joined the Department of Process and Energy part time on 1 January 2018 in order to run the e-Refinery initiative. E-Refinery is a university-wide initiative of TU Delft that sees three faculties (AS, 3mE and TPM) joining forces in the field of the electrification of the chemical and energy sectors.
Tailor-made training on innovation and entrepreneurship in Uganda
Early December TU Delft and Makerere University with funding from Nuffic implemented a tailor made training on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship to aid agricultural value chains”. The training lasted 2 weeks during which TU Delft trainers and participants discussed and identified challenges in doing entrepreneurship along agricultural value chains.