Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences invests in MOOCS
Every year, a growing number of people enroll in the MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) of TU Delft. Which MOOCS have been made possible by educators at the Faculty of Applied Sciences? An overview.
Interview with Sabina Beijne, the new Head of Education & Student Affairs at AS
On 1 August 2017, Sabina Beijne took over the reins from Pieter van Dooren as Head of E&SA at the Faculty of Applied Sciences. What is her background, and her first impression of her new working environment? What will be her main areas of focus in the period ahead? Here's our interview.
Rolf Hut teaches physics students how to design
Building a working telescope, making computer chips and getting started with a proton beam. The new first-year design course Design Engineering for Physicists aims to give physics students hands-on experience by means of a teaching method unique to academic-level physics and applied physics degree programmes in the Netherlands: the Maker Education philosophy. The course starts in February under the inspirational leadership of TU Delft researcher and designer Rolf Hut.
Life from the lab
Scientists at TU Delft want to make a synthetic cell from separate biological building blocks.
Crafting matter atom by atom
Over the past twenty years, the scale of data storage decreased at an astonishing rate. With society currently creating more than a billion gigabytes of data every day, further decrease of data storage area is becoming increasingly relevant. Together with his team, however, Prof. Sander Otte from Delft University of Technology found the ultimate solution.
Tinkering under the bonnet of life
CRISPR-Cas9, the technique scientists use to very precisely edit DNA, is receiving global attention. And rightly so, because this technology has far-reaching consequences. A longer life in good health? The end of genetic disorders? Crops that are able to survive in the harshest conditions? CRISPR-Cas9 brings all of this and more within our grasp. The research group of Dr Stan Brouns at the department of Bionanoscience is conducting fundamental research into how CRISPR systems function. What is his take on the forthcoming revolution?