No increase in losses in Europe from floods in the past 150 years
Extreme hydrological events are generally predicted to become more frequent and damaging in Europe due to warming climate. Researchers from TU Delft and Rice University (Houston) have now shown that, correcting for economic and demographic changes, there has been no increase in financial losses and fatalities from floods in the last 150 years. They have reported on their findings in Nature Communications.
e-Refinery initiative launched
On Tuesday 22 May the Process & Energy lab was filled to the brim with e-Refinery. This brand-new consortium will help to electrify and decarbonise the chemical and energy industries with its unique integrated approach, ranging from materials to processes and their upscaling.
A small volume of liquid is a big deal
Applied and Engineering Sciences grant for Ivan Buijnsters and Hassan HosseinNia’s nano research
Nano engineers Ivan Buijnsters and Hassan HosseinNia (Precision and Microsystems Engineering) have both received an Applied and Engineering Sciences grant for their research projects in the area of nanotechnology.
Official launch of e-Refinery
Op dinsdag 22 mei stond het Process & Energy lab bol van e-Refinery: hèt gloednieuwe consortium dat met een unieke integrale aanpak, van materiaal tot en met processen en opschaling, de chemische –en energie-industrie helpt te elektrificeren en decarboniseren.
Most wanted: wastewater
Technology such as MRI helps us to understand the processes that take place in biomass when we purify waste water with micro-organisms. We can use this knowledge to extract more energy and resources (and new pollution) from our own waste water. But we also need new knowledge to tackle problems in the rapidly expanding world cities, where waste water purification is often a relatively new concept. We can and must get much more out of our waste water. This is argued by Professor Merle de Kreuk, who will give her inaugural address at TU Delft on Wednesday, 23 May.
Marina van Damme scholarschip for research to ocean energy
Delft sensors monitor performance in wheelchair sports
Rienk van der Slikke has developed a technique to monitor individual wheelchair mobility performance using small sensors. On Friday 25 May, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
A new understanding of complex carbides in creep resistant chromium steels and super alloys
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits TU Delft
On Tuesday 15 May, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender paid a visit to TU Delft and Yes!Delft.
Energy for Refugees (EFR)
We are Energy for Refugees (EFR), consisting of seven international TU Delft students, doing our masters in Construction, Civil Engineering and Sustainable Energy Systems. The situation in the refugee camps urges us to stand up and use our capabilities and knowledge to provide sustainable solutions. We need you for the execution: help us save camp PIKPA by donating!
The TU Delft spin-off NightBalance acquired by Philips
Philips has acquired NightBalance, the Delft University of Technology spin-off company that has developed a ‘Sleep Position Trainer’, to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Founder and CEO Eline Vrijland-Van Beest is thrilled that her company will be joining Philips. “Together, we will develop innovative solutions that help people around the world sleep better at night.”
Open Days for secondary school students at 3mE (26 May 2018)
On Saturday 26 May, TU Delft will be organising the last Open Day of this academic year. Secondary school students and their parents will be given information about programmes in two-hour rounds. The information sessions for Marine Technology and Clinical Technology will take place in our building; Mechanical Engineering will be in the Aula (Auditorium and Senate Room) as a result of the amount of visitors.
‘Where there's a will, something goes away’
The Netherlands needs to opt for a coastal system that is as adaptive as possible, taking maximum advantage of the coast’s natural resilience and its ability to organise itself. This is according to ecologist, Prof. Peter Herman, who will give his inaugural address at TU Delft on Wednesday, 9 May.
Test developed which predicts degradation 20th century paintings
Titanium white is a pigment used in the 20th century by painters like Picasso and Mondriaan. The ‘bad’ version of this pigment can lead to early aging of paintings when expowed to UV light. TU Delft researcher Birgit van Driel has - in close cooperation with AkzoNobel, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, and within the context of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation+Art+Science+ (NICAS) - developed a straightforward method to estimate the potential risk to painting. This will enable museums to take timely action to prevent damage to paintings. On Wednesday 9 May, Birgit will be defending her PhD at TU Delft.