TU Delft, Shell and the government invest 5 million euros towards sustainable breakthrough in the chemical industry
TU Delft, Shell and various Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKIs) are investing 5 million euros in the development of electro-conversion technology to make the petrochemical industry more sustainable.
EU launches pilot projects to reinforce cybersecurity capacity
The European Commission is investing more than €63.5 million in four pilot projects to lay the ground work for building a European network of centres of cybersecurity expertise which will help to reinforce research and coordination of cybersecurity in the EU. One of the work packages of the pilot CyberSec4Europe is led by TU Delft. Tobias Fiebig of the faculty of TPM will be involved in the coordination between the involved partners to ensure that a complete, consistent, and tested governance structure is being delivered for the future of computer security in Europe.
Vici grant for Andrea Ramírez Ramírez
Andrea Ramírez Ramírez receives 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Service sector has sizeable impact on urban energy demand
A better understanding of the energy demands of various users in the city – households and services such as schools, offices and shops – can facilitate urban energy transition. Nina Voulis offers this insight in her dissertation entitled Harnessing Heterogeneity, with which she will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft on 22 February 2019.
HumTechLab at HNPW 2019!
From 3-8 February, 2019 a delegation of thirteen TU Delft students from the HumTechLab traveled to Geneva to attended the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) in the humanitarian capital of the world. Experts in crisis preparedness and response from a diversity of organizations and from all over the world came together at this conference to identify solutions to common humanitarian challenges. Throughout the week, TU Delft students took the opportunity to make their voices heard. On Wednesday, several students from the HumTechLab Thesis Circle presented their expertise on a wide range of innovative humanitarian-related topics.
The Hague worst hit in the case of extreme precipitation
A new precipitation index compares the risks that different cities face from extreme rainfall. In The Netherlands, The Hague will be affected most.
Planning for large-scale thermal energy storage systems could be greatly improved
In some places in the Netherlands, the ground is starting to run out of space for thermal energy storage systems, which can provide heating and cooling to large buildings in an energy-efficient manner. There is a much better way to do that, says researcher Marc Jaxa-Rozen. On Tuesday 15 January, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
Inaugural speech prof. Frans Klijn: Wanted: a river pilot
Deltas are attractive places for humanity to settle, since they provide good agricultural soils as well as a main port to a vast hinterland. This results in steady urbanisation: the majority of the world’s megacities is already located in a delta or floodplain and urbanisation progresses, especially in developing countries.
Inaugural speech prof. dr. J. Groeneweg (TPM): Just culture
Many organisations in healthcare and other fields are struggling with the question how they can further improve the safety of patients and employees. There are industries in which impressive successes have been achieved in improving safety by making optimal use of available information from incidents.
TU Delft Policy Modelling Lab opened
On 6 December 2018, the Policy Modelling Lab (PML) in The Hague was opened by Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor and Alderman for Education, Knowledge Economy and International Affairs of The Hague.