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.
Paulien Herder joins board NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences
The board of the NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences appoints prof. Paulien Herder as new board member. She will join the AES domain board as of 1 January 2019.
Aimee van Wynsberghe receives LÓreal UNESCO For Women In Science award
Aimee van Wynsberghe has received the Dutch For Women In Science award. The award was extended by L’Oréal and UNESCO, together with the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH).
First ever professor of Ethics of Water Engineering: ‘Take account of the differing opportunities available to citizens’
On Friday, 16 November, Prof. Neelke Doorn gave her inaugural address as professor of Ethics of Water Engineering.
Ahold Delhaize and TU Delft join forces in robotics
Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector.
ALLAI NETHERLANDS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
On Thursday October 10th, the first national Alliance on Artificial Intelligence in Europe (ALLAI) Netherlands was officially launched at the mainstage of the WorldSummit AI in Amsterdam. ALLAI NL is committed to achieving Responsible AI. The founders ALLAI Netherlands are all Dutch members of the High Level Expert Group on AI van de Europese Commissie, Catelijne Muller, Aimee van Wynsberghe en Virginia Dignum.