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15 October 2021

TU Delft on board the world largest crane vessel for exploring future Offshore Wind Turbines

TU Delft on board the world largest crane vessel for exploring future Offshore Wind Turbines

How do you install a wind turbine far out at sea when high waves and strong winds make its installation virtually impossible? With this question in mind, a team of researchers from TU Delft, in collaboration with Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and DOT B.V., boarded the world's largest crane vessel this week: Heerema's Sleipnir. As part of a major pioneering project, the FOX project, they are exploring floating wind turbine installation. TU Delft researchers David Fidalgo Domingos, Peter Meijers and Panagiota Atzampou are on board.

08 October 2021

TPM MOOC: Designing a Climate Neutral World: An Introduction

TPM MOOC: Designing a Climate Neutral World: An Introduction

On the 15th of November a new TPM MOOC will start in which professor Kornelis Blok will focus on designing a climate neutral world. Participants will learn about climate change strategies and are given basic tools used for evaluation alternative options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

07 October 2021

Making surgical instruments from medical waste

Making surgical instruments from medical waste

In Dutch hospitals, over a million kilos of blue ‘wrapping paper’ is used each year to keep medical instruments sterile. After they have been used, they create an enormous mountain of waste. Researchers Tim Horeman and Bart van Straten devised a method to melt down this blue polypropylene wrapping paper and turn it into a new medical device.

05 October 2021

Rubicon grant for Sebastien Callens

Rubicon grant for Sebastien Callens

Sebastien Callens, (former) researcher at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering in the field of biomaterials and bone implants, has received a Rubicon grant for a research stay abroad. He will be conducting research on bone mineralisation at Imperial College London. Callens is one of the 24 researchers who has received this grant from NWO.

24 September 2021

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

In order to ensure that the electricity grid is prepared for the future, TU Delft, the Dutch government and partners including grid operator TenneT have joined forces to build a brand-new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, otherwise known as the ESP Lab. The laboratory – described as a ‘veritable temple of sustainability’ – will be officially opened on the afternoon of Friday, 1 October 2021.

23 September 2021

Smart optical and portable diagnostic system for schistosomiasis saves lives

Smart optical and portable diagnostic system for schistosomiasis saves lives

Temitope Agbana, PostDoc researcher at the Delft Center for Systems and Control department, together with a team of researchers, designed the Schistoscope; a smart method for early and easy detection of Bilharzia, a deadly tropical disease.

22 September 2021

Understanding human-robot interaction critical in design of rehabilitation systems

Understanding human-robot interaction critical in design of rehabilitation systems

Robotic body-weight support (BWS) devices can play a key role in helping people with neurological disorders to improve their walking. The team that developed the advanced body-weight support device RYSEN in 2018 has since gained more fundamental insight in BWS but also concludes that improvement in this field is necessary.

22 September 2021

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Last year, computer engineers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Northwestern University introduced the world’s first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user’s kinetic energy from button mashing to power an unlimited lifetime of game play. The same team now introduces a new platform that enables makers, hobbyists and novice programmers to build their own battery-free electronic devices that run with intermittent, harvested energy.

21 September 2021

TU Delft opens Climate Action Hub on Campus The Hague

TU Delft opens Climate Action Hub on Campus The Hague

16 September 2021

NWO-INSPiRED project wins NTD Innovation Prize

On 9 September 2021, the NWO-INSPiRED project was awarded the prestigious Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Innovation Prize. The award-winning proposal is built around the Schistoscope, a novel device that combines technical optics and specialised data-driven algorithms to create an integrated, portable, reliable smart optical diagnostic system for schistosomiasis. The INSPiRED team (a collaboration between TU Delft (IDE-3ME), LUMC, and three Sub-Saharan research partners) is honoured to receive the award and $20,000. They will use this money to continue testing and evaluating the Schistoscope in Nigerian primary schools and to help implement the device in the local healthcare system

16 September 2021

Delft researchers unmask millions of unsafe face masks

Delft researchers unmask millions of unsafe face masks

10 September 2021

TU Delft, NFI and police develop smart technique for forensic photography

TU Delft, NFI and police develop smart technique for forensic photography

Every trace or other piece of evidence at a crime scene has to be thoroughly examined. Traces that cannot be taken away or stored, such as blood spatters, is visualised with a ruler to indicate its size. TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method for the police that will soon make the ruler obsolete and make it easier to measure all kinds of forensic evidence.

07 September 2021

Angelo Accardo has been awarded two NWO Open Competition Grants

Angelo Accardo has been awarded two NWO Open Competition Grants

Angelo Accardo, assistant professor at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME), has been awarded two NWO Open Competition Grants to address this need by developing 3D engineered cell micro-environments using light-assisted fabrication techniques.

02 September 2021

Peter Wellens best lecturer of the year 2020-2021

Peter Wellens best lecturer of the year 2020-2021

‘I don’t give instruction, I give feedback,’ says Peter Wellens. He has been elected best lecturer for the academic year 2020-2021 at the 3mE Faculty.

02 September 2021

Results election of the best lecturer 2020-2021

Results election of the best lecturer 2020-2021

All students from the 3mE Faculty had the opportunity to vote for the best lecturer of the academic year 2020-2021. This award allows them show their appreciation for these lecturers’ unique and creative teaching styles.