Faculty of Applied Sciences
Two winners Marina van Damme Grant 2017
Thursday, June 8th, the award ceremony of the Marina van Damme Grant 2017 took place with a very special result. Due to the high quality of the nominees, Marina van Damme decided to reward two nominated alumni with the scholarship of 9000 euro.
Scientists demonstrate microwave spectrometer tailored for the Majorana quest
The quest for Majorana particles as building blocks for a future computer is on since the first observation of these particles in Delft in 2012. Due to their physical properties, a quantum bit based on them is protected from errors.
Researchers from Delft develop extremely sensitive hydrogen sensor
Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as a highly promising energy carrier. But it can also be dangerous, as it is combustible and difficult to detect. In order to use hydrogen safely, we need sensors that can detect even the smallest of leaks. Researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) have discovered that the metal hafnium is perfect for the job.
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?