22 November 2022
Saskia van Heumen TU Delft Best Graduate 2022
Saskia van Heumen has been voted TU Delft’s Best Graduate 2022 for her outstanding research on the use of LED photoacoustics in treating Lymphoedema.
22 November 2022
ERC Starting Grant for Ali Akyildiz
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Ali Akyildiz. Akyildiz’s research focusses on cardiovascular biomechanics, specifically individual people’s susceptibility to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, due to biomechanical failure in their blood vessels. This 1.5 million euros grant is to cover the costs of a five-year research programme, and is awarded to researchers who are at the start of their career, but have already excelled in a promising line of research.
22 November 2022
OpenSim Creator: Empowering biomedical research with biomechanical models wins CZI EOSS Award
Ajay Seth has been awarded a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant of US$ 350,000 to develop his project, OpenSim Creator. This open-source biomechanical simulator will enable researchers worldwide to create accurate neuromuscular and musculoskeletal models within hours, enabling better and faster responses to biomedical questions about human and animal mobility.
17 November 2022
Electric technology to save energy in drying processes
Scientists of TU Delft and four other Dutch universities join forces to save energy in drying processes. In the ELECTRIFIED project, the researchers will use the power of electricity and electrical fields to develop breakthrough technologies for large energy savings in industrial drying processes.
15 November 2022
Eight health professors receive double appointment simultaneously
Today, eight professors were simultaneously inaugurated as "Medical Delta professors" at Leiden University, LUMC, TU Delft, Erasmus University and/or Erasmus MC. With an appointment of two or more of these five academic institutions, they combine technology and healthcare in their professorships.
14 November 2022
Can robots invent tools like our ancient ancestors did?
How did ancient humans learn to make tools? And can we apply that knowledge to help AI-based robots learn creative skills? Carlos Hernandez Corbato and Geeske Langejans are heading up the TU Delft part of the multi-national METATOOL project, which is a unique combination of archaeology, neuroscience and robotics.
10 November 2022
Successful demo of long-range remotely-controlled vessels
The first fully-automated demo of AVATARs - autonomous emission-free waterways vessels - took place on the pond in front of the 3mE building. Three model-scaled vessels neatly demonstrated their manoeuvrability, precision controlled turning and steering capabilities thanks to long-range Wi-Fi and 4G communications and newly-developed AI directed collision-avoidance technology.
08 November 2022
Vacuuming-up rare metals from the deep sea floor
At the bottom of the ocean lie lumps of valuable metals such as copper, manganese, nickel and cobalt - materials crucial to accelerating the energy transition. A collaboration between five European countries called ‘Blue Harvesting,’ has designed and now tested a new collector that can gather these nodules from the deep sea bottom with minimal disturbance to the natural environment.
02 November 2022
BNR Nieuwsradio: Wat als we alle wegen ondergronds maken?
01 November 2022
A 100 million euro investment to make TU Delft Campus more sustainable
TU Delft is going to invest substantially in making its campus more sustainable. TU Delft is thus putting its previously published Sustainable TU Delft - vision, ambition & action plan into practice. Over the next few years, TU Delft will work towards a CO2-neutral, circular and climate-adaptive campus, with a focus on improving biodiversity and quality of life.
30 October 2022
TU Delft campus full of marveled faces
TU Delft opened its doors to families last Sunday for the annual free Science Day, organized by the TU Delft Science Centre. More than 3.000 visitors, young and old, came to meet TU Delft, startups, foundations and other local organizations this weekend.
20 October 2022
Emission-free and circular shipping by improving the use of different battery systems
The maritime sector needs batteries for the transition to zero-emission shipping. Different ships with different operational profiles may require different batteries. The NWO Executive Board has awarded funding to two research projects of maritime researchers Henk Polinder and Andrea Coraddu. Both will focus on improving the use of different battery systems. The awards involve a sum of 4.2 million euros.
04 October 2022
Energy transition requires careful decision on nuclear power plants
The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) expects to see a debate in politics and society on the design of the energy system of the future and the possible role of nuclear energy in it in the coming years. Decisions on this must be made carefully and be future-proof, otherwise meeting the 2050 climate targets will be jeopardised.
03 October 2022
Five future strategies for the Dutch delta in 2120
30 September 2022