Three Vidi’s for faculty 3mEThe Dutch Research Council has awarded 101 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. Eight Vidis go to top researchers from Delft, of which no fewer than three researchers work at the 3mE faculty: Michael Wiertlewski, Willem Haverkort and Kim Batselier. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.
Rene Pecnik appointed Professor of Thermal and Fluids EngineeringRene Pecnik has been appointed Professor of Thermal and Fluids Engineering at the Process & Energy Department of the 3mE Faculty. Pecnik has a background in both fundamental research - specifically numerical analysis, fluid mechanics and turbulence - and applied research, having worked closely with companies specialised in gas turbine technology.
Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani has been granted the European Control AwardPeyman Mohajerin Esfahani, associate professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control, has been granted the 2022 European Control Award (ECA). This award is in recognition of Peyman’s fundamental contributions to “data-driven optimization and control, and distributional robust decision-making”.
3mE researchers give children from The Hague's Escamp district a sneak peekScientists Just Herder, Paul Breedveld, Tim Horeman-Franse and Bart van Straten again demonstrated a fine example of science communication for a very specific target group. They received a group of elementary school pupils from groups 6, 7 and 8 from the Escamp district in The Hague.
New TU Delft cavitation tunnel should enhance vessel efficiency and reduce disturbanceThis week the new cavitation tunnel will be opened at TU Delft. The research in this facility, officially called the Multi Phase Flow Tunnel (MPFT), largely focuses on two topics: the problem of cavitation in vessel propellers, on the one hand, and the potential of air lubrication in vessels, on the other.
Track-and-trace method predicts best possible resolution in microscopyTU Delft scientists provide insight into the limitations of super-resolution microscopy and offer a new calculation method to determine maximum resolution. The technology is important for studying processes in the living cell, discovering the origin of diseases and developing new medicines. In addition, their publication nuances major precision improvements previously claimed by fellow researchers. Their findings were published in Biophysical Journal.
3mE student wins prize for best master thesis at the Energy Challenge EventOn June 9, the TU Delft campus was buzzing with students' ideas about the future of energy transition. All faculties nominated their most appealing course from the faculty to the Energy Challenge Event to present their solution for the energy transition. Of all master students, Bart Boons won the prize with his master thesis about system integration of a high pressure alkaline electrolyser.
Mechanical Engineering students create design for energy extraction and storage from wavesBy 2050, the energy supply in the Netherlands will have to be almost entirely sustainable. In addition to energy extraction from natural sources, energy storage is still a major challenge. Is there a technical solution for simultaneous extraction and storage? More than 500 first-year students from TU Delft’s Mechanical Engineering programme worked for six months on a wave energy accumulator, which converts the energy from the movement of waves into the rotational energy of a flywheel. The design that performed best technically was given an award during the Design Competition on 9 June 2022.
European Corrosion Medal 2022 awarded to Arjan MolArjan Mol, Professor of Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at Delft University of Technology’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Director of the 4TU.Centre High-Tech Materials, has been awarded the prestigious European Corrosion Medal 2022 for his work on corrosion.
NWO Perspectief Award for Project using Ammonia as Fuel for Heavy TransportThe world badly needs alternatives to fossil fuels that produce large amounts of carbon dioxide, which drive global climate change. One promising alternative is ammonia, which by combining Fuel Cell and Internal Combustion Engine technologies could be used to fuel large ships and heavy road transport.
Playing scientifically sound baseball and tennis
More monitoring means fewer injuries.
Gas turbines: essential for the transition to renewable energy sources
Gas turbines are best known as the jet engines that power aircraft. But they also are the work horses of large power plants generating electricity for our industry and homes.
Control theory in a selfish world
Based on the mathematical principles of control theory, robots and vehicles have been taught to function autonomously for decades. Grammatico: “Thanks to today’s computational capabilities, we now have local intelligent systems that can fully operate by themselves. But what happens if autonomous systems are put together and need to work together?”
Fluid mechanics for the future
Fluid mechanics are integral to many areas of our everyday life including sport, medicine, climate change and environmental issues as well as the more traditional fields of transport, energy and building infrastructure.
Hydrogen as the key to a sustainable shipping sector
Sustainability targets for the transport sector are not limited to only road transport. The shipping industry has decided to explore that issue now too.
Surgical tool inspired by parasitoid wasp
Surgeons will find it easier to operate with a flexible, ultra-thin and steerable needle. Indeed, many medical applications have a need for this new type of needle, for example during deep medical interventions in the spinal cord.
Sustainable medical instruments for developing countries
Sterilisation has been the most common method of birth control for women in India since the 1970s. According to the country’s national authorities, India needs to keep population growth under control.