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15 August 2022

TU Delft iGEM team aims to develop sensor to detect GHB in drinks

TU Delft iGEM team aims to develop sensor to detect GHB in drinks

Someone may slip drugs into your drink without you noticing, after which you may not be able to think clearly. However, this kind of drugging can almost never be proven, because GHB disappears from the blood within 3 hours. The iGEM student team at TU Delft is working on a fast sensor to detect GHB in drinks. This will alert the user and provide evidence of drugging. 

04 August 2022

TU Delft researchers create flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale

TU Delft researchers create flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale

Onderzoekers van de TU Delft hebben de kleinste door stroming gedreven motoren ter wereld ontwikkeld. Geïnspireerd door de iconische Nederlandse windmolens en door biologische motoreiwitten hebben ze een zichzelf configurerende, stromingsgedreven turbine uit DNA gemaakt, die energie van een elektrische of zoutgradiënt omzet in bruikbaar mechanisch vermogen. De resultaten bieden perspectief voor de ontwikkeling van actieve robotica op nanoschaal. Het artikel is vandaag gepubliceerd in Nature Physics.

18 July 2022

Welcome @FLEXINet

Welcome @FLEXINet

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 5.7 million euro to FLEXINet. In the upcoming years, the FLEXINet consortium will develop hybrid energy storage systems – capable of storing both heat and electricity. Pavol Bauer, professor at TU Delft and project leader and coordinator: ‘The aim of FLEXINet is a system that accelerates the energy transition. We hope to make a substantial contribution to reaching climate targets by cleverly combining various techniques – think of blending recycled batteries with flexible heat pumps and the charging of electric cars.’

14 July 2022

Dekker scholarship for MRI research Sebastian Weingärtner

Dekker scholarship for MRI research Sebastian Weingärtner

De Hartstichting heeft onderzoeker dr. Sebastian Weingärtner van de TU Delft een Dekkerbeurs toegekend. Dat is een persoonlijke onderzoeksbeurs voor getalenteerde wetenschappers die jaarlijks wordt toegekend. Met de beurs van 490.000 euro kan hij de komende jaren onderzoek doen naar hart- en vaatziekten.

13 July 2022

Tackling the Electricity Grid Congestions in Amsterdam

Tackling the Electricity Grid Congestions in Amsterdam

Our energy network, from high voltage to low voltage, is becoming increasingly complex. Economic and demographic growth requires more and more connections, while the energy transition makes those connections more demanding: houses need more electricity, but sometimes also deliver current back with solar panels. The result is an energy network that threatens to become completely congested in some places. Take the Buiksloterham neighbourhood in Amsterdam, for example. There, the medium-voltage network can no longer cope with growth, while local industry wants to expand and homes want to become more sustainable.

13 July 2022

Delft students ready for international hyperloop competition

Delft students ready for international hyperloop competition

On 18 July Delft will host the 'European Hyperloop Week', the international hyperloop competition for student teams from around the world.

12 July 2022

'Het wordt heet onder onze voeten' - Delft Matters Magazine

'Het wordt heet onder onze voeten' - Delft Matters Magazine

Mochten de huidige middelen om klimaatverandering af te remmen falen, is climate engineering dan de oplossing? Eurocommissaris Frans Timmersmans sprak met wolkenprofessor Herman Russchenberg, die meer aandacht wil voor onderzoek naar technieken om de aarde af te koelen.

12 July 2022

Energy Challenge Event

Energy Challenge Event

Thursday June 9th, during the Energy Challenge Event, the students took over the campus and it was all about the energy transition. On that day students from all faculties showed how they have contributed to accelerating the energy transition. A jury assessed all contributions and awarded pirzes for the best, funniers, most innovative and most creative examples.

12 July 2022

Finnish ‘sand battery’ can store energy for months

Finnish ‘sand battery’ can store energy for months

Finnish researchers have presented the world's first sand battery. The battery can store solar and wind energy for months. Is this the solution to balancing the power grid?

08 July 2022

Convergence brings together investment of 60 million for future-proof healthcare

Convergence brings together investment of 60 million for future-proof healthcare

Tien Flagship projecten van de Convergence, de strategische samenwerking van de TU Delft, het Erasmus MC en de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam gaan onderzoek doen gericht op het toekomstbestendig maken van de gezondheidszorg. De Flagships ontvangen bij elkaar 20 miljoen euro van het Convergence Health & Tech programma. Samenwerking met publieke en private partijen voegt daar nog eens ruim 40 miljoen aan toe.

07 July 2022

Farewell Symposium Theun Baller

Farewell Symposium Theun Baller

After almost ten years, Theun Baller stepped down as 3mE Dean. Of course, we did not let him go without well-deserved recognition during his farewell symposium.

05 July 2022

Three Vidi’s for faculty 3mE

Three Vidi’s for faculty 3mE

The Dutch Research Council has awarded 101 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. Eight Vidis go to top researchers from Delft, of which no fewer than three researchers work at the 3mE faculty: Michael Wiertlewski, Willem Haverkort and Kim Batselier. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.

04 July 2022

Rene Pecnik appointed Professor of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Rene Pecnik appointed Professor of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Rene Pecnik has been appointed Professor of Thermal and Fluids Engineering at the Process & Energy Department of the 3mE Faculty. Pecnik has a background in both fundamental research - specifically numerical analysis, fluid mechanics and turbulence - and applied research, having worked closely with companies specialised in gas turbine technology.

04 July 2022

Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani has been granted the European Control Award

Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani has been granted the European Control Award

Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, associate professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control, has been granted the 2022 European Control Award (ECA). This award is in recognition of Peyman’s fundamental contributions to “data-driven optimization and control, and distributional robust decision-making”.

28 June 2022

3mE researchers give children from The Hague's Escamp district a sneak peek

3mE researchers give children from The Hague's Escamp district a sneak peek

Scientists Just Herder, Paul Breedveld, Tim Horeman-Franse and Bart van Straten again demonstrated a fine example of science communication for a very specific target group. They received a group of elementary school pupils from groups 6, 7 and 8 from the Escamp district in The Hague.

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