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09 January 2024

Old times revived for climate adaptation

Old times revived for climate adaptation

Extreme rainfall events are becoming more extreme and periods of drought are becoming more frequent. To keep the Dutch delta liveable, adaptations will be needed, such as extra water buffers. The Netherlands has a long history of struggle against water, but also makes eager use of it. What can we learn from our heritage? Erik Mostert, lecturer and researcher Water Management at TU Delft, developed several strategies for the province of South Holland to be more resilient to climate change. Inspiration for this came from Dutch heritage: tow barge canals.

09 January 2024

Student 'Quick Reaction' Team erected for field measurements in extreme weather events

Student 'Quick Reaction' Team erected for field measurements in extreme weather events

08 January 2024

Unique permanent coastal observation detects minimal changes

Unique permanent coastal observation detects minimal changes

A team of researchers from TU Delft has succeeded in long-term mapping of beach topography to within a few centimetres. The unique dataset provides insights into coastal changes for every hour, for three years. This data is important for dune maintenance and to keep the hinterland well protected. The methodology is also being used to monitor other coastlines and even glaciers. The data are open source and published in Nature, and the new methodology was also recently published.

08 January 2024

New year, new name: 3mE is now called Mechanical Engineering

New year, new name: 3mE is now called Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Science (3mE) is starting the new year with a new name: Mechanical Engineering (ME). The name change took effect from 1 January.

03 January 2024

Ronald Gelderblom new director of Delft Enterprises

Ronald Gelderblom new director of Delft Enterprises

On the recommendation of the Supervisory Board, the General Meeting of Shareholders of Delft Enterprises B.V. appointed Ronald Gelderblom as new director as of January 1, 2024. Gelderblom already works at Delft Enterprises as Investment Director. He succeeds Paul Althuis, who has been in charge of Delft Enterprises since 2008. Delft Enterprises is the holding company with which TU Delft participates and invests in spin-offs.

20 December 2023

Echo education building wins World Prix Versailles 2023

Echo education building wins World Prix Versailles 2023

TU Delft is very proud to announce that the World Judges Panel for the Prix Versailles 2023 decided to award the World Prix Versailles 2023 (Campuses category) to our Echo education building.

18 December 2023

The iconic book wall turns into an interactive experience

The iconic book wall turns into an interactive experience

For 25 years the Book Wall is the visual backbone of the TU Delft Library. The embodiment of knowledge in the main hall. However, the purpose of the wall needs to be updated.

14 December 2023

Inaugural speech: 'Technology is crucial for reducing workload in operating room’

Inaugural speech: 'Technology is crucial for reducing workload in operating room’

Long waiting lists, delayed surgeries and high costs. According to professor of Medical Process Engineering, John van den Dobbelsteen, this is partly due to insufficient attention to the surgical process when implementing new technology. He wants to improve the interaction between medical staff and medical technology with the aim of reducing the workload. He will deliver his inaugural speech on 15 December.

13 December 2023

NWO grant for developing multi-purpose flat optical components

NWO grant for developing multi-purpose flat optical components

More and better optics with less. That is the ambition of the AWAVE consortium, led by TU Delft. The researchers will develop a flat optical component that might replace all curved optical components, such as lenses, in the future. This flat component should also be easy to recycle and contain fewer harmful substances.

12 December 2023

New research into the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions

New research into the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions

12 December 2023

New research into the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions

New research into the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions

12 December 2023

Optimisation of hard-soft material interfaces: A 3D printed imitation of bone-tendon connections

Optimisation of hard-soft material interfaces: A 3D printed imitation of bone-tendon connections

11 December 2023

TU Delft ranked 14th worldwide on Sustainability

TU Delft ranked 14th worldwide on Sustainability

On Tuesday 5 December, QS World University Ranking ranked TU Delft in place 14 for the theme Sustainability worldwide. Last year, the university ranked 23 for this theme. The rise shows the university's sustainability ambition.

08 December 2023

Master student Ahmed Emin Batman ECHO Award winner

Master student Ahmed Emin Batman ECHO Award winner

On Thursday 7 December, the winners of the ECHO Award 2023 were announced. BK Master student Ahmed Emin Batman is the winner of the Bèta Techniek Award. Emin is now a 'well-known' face from his many times viewed TikTok video, with his Turkish parents during his BSc graduation ceremony, with now almost 600,000 views.

08 December 2023

New 3D co-culture model to study the effect of proton therapy on aggressive brain cancer

New 3D co-culture model to study the effect of proton therapy on aggressive brain cancer

Researchers at TU Delft designed novel 3D-engineered scaffolds inspired by the geometry of the brain microvasculature. The micro-structures were co-cultured with both glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, and endothelial cells, the building blocks of blood vessels. This model enabled researchers to study the effect of proton therapy on glioblastoma and uncovered a possible protective role of endothelial cells on cancer cells.