Beleidsanalyse/Waterbouw afstudeerwerk wint Delfland Scriptieprijs
Op 16 januari ontving TU-Delft student Emiel van Druten in het Gemeenlandshuis van het Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland de Delfland scriptieprijs voor zijn afstudeerproject Pumping Station for The Future. Onder begeleiding van professor Tiedo Vellinga van faculteit CiTG en Jos Timmermans en Jan Kwakkel van faculteit TBM ontwikkelde Emiel een methode voor het ontwerpen van infrastructuur onder diepe onzekerheid.
Tailor-made training on innovation and entrepreneurship in Uganda
Early December TU Delft and Makerere University with funding from Nuffic implemented a tailor made training on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship to aid agricultural value chains”. The training lasted 2 weeks during which TU Delft trainers and participants discussed and identified challenges in doing entrepreneurship along agricultural value chains.
Data revolution in disaster management
Professor Bartel Van de Walle and researcher Kenny Meesters are investigating the role played by information in emergency relief efforts. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they collected data during a special hackathon for students. One conclusion could be drawn straight away: Delft students are keen to help.
Research Paper Tobias Fiebig about security risks of Domain-Validated Certificates
Assistant professor Tobias Fiebig from the ESS department recently published a research paper in which a new procedural way to reduce the risks of Domain-Validated Certificates is presented. The paper called ‘Cloud Strife: Mitigating the Security Risks of Domain-Validated Certificates’ was co-written with scientists from amongst others University of California.
MOOC electrical cars starts 20 February
Electric mobility has become an essential part of the energy transition, and will imply significant changes for vehicle manufacturers, governments, companies and individuals worldwide. On 20 Februari a MOOC Electrical Cars: technology, business and policy will start on this subject. Margot Weijnen of the faculty of TPM is one of the instructors.
Pathways approach applied in New Zealand
Last month, the Ministry for the Environment of New Zealand published its Coastal hazards and climate change: Guidance for local government. The plan is a first answer to the critique voiced by the NZ Herald that New Zealand doesn't have a 'nationally coordinated plan' to adapt to climate change.
I AM RRI proposal obtains HORIZON2020 funding
Geerten van de Kaa has, together with Roland Ortt and Cees van Beers, managed to obtain 3 million euro HORIZON2020 funding for the I AM RRI project proposal. Additive manufacturing, or 3d printing for industry, is a fast growing and widespread phenomenon. Nowadays almost anything can be printed, from car parts to human organs.
Faculty collaboration boosts high performance computing
A couple of months ago TPM began collaborating with research departments from the faculties of CEG and EEMCS and bundled their High Performance Computing (HPC) capacity in the INSY cluster. TPM wanted to do this for the last eight years, but the timing was not right yet for such a collaboration.
Parsifal Playing Fields winner of the Mekel Prize 2017
Researcher Dr. ir. Rens Kortmann from the TPM Faculty (Technology, Policy and Management Faculty) received the Mekel Prize 2017 for the most socially responsible innovation: Parsifal Playing Fields. The prize was awarded on 23 November during the Van Hasselt lecture in Museum Prinsenhof. Kortmann was given a statue of Professor Jan Mekel and € 1.500,- euro to spent on further research.
Innovative modelling to offer rapid insight into complex issues
Modern-day themes such as migration and climate change are interlinked and extremely complex, making it difficult to foresee the consequences of policy decisions. In this regard, models and simulations can help. Erik Pruyt, Associate Professor of System Dynamics and Policy Analysis, uses his models to compute various scenarios, which can offer assistance when reaching policy decisions in uncertain situations.