Research facilities

Research facilities for BioMedical Engineering students are available at TU Delft, Leiden and Erasmus University and include a range of facilities for all different aspects of biomedical engineering research.

An overview of the BioMedical Engineering lab facilities is provided in the table below as well as in this movie 

Lab name                                                                         Short description

 

 

 

Track I Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

 

 

Gait Lab

The Gait Lab is used to study the biomechanics and motor control of human movement, employing motion capture, ground reaction forces, and 16 channel electromyography.

 

Neuromechanics and Motor Control Lab

The Neuromechanics and Motor Control Lab has force‐controlled robotics for system identification of the human limbs to expedite diagnostics and improve therapy of movement disorders.

 

EEG Lab

In the EEG Lab, high-end EEG measurements enable the tracking of sensory and motor signals throughout the cortex.

 

Tissue Biomechanics Lab

The mechanical properties of biological tissues are characterized under uniaxial and multi-axial loading in the Tissue Biomechanics lab. Our facilities allow for this characterization at various length scales and under both quasi-static and dynamic loading.

 

Bicycle Lab

At the Bicycle Lab, we research the dynamics and control of bicycles. We study the dynamics of the bicycle-rider system to understand how humans control bicycles.

 

Track II Medical Devices and Bioelectronics

 

 

Additive Manufacturing Lab

Our Additive Manufacturing Lab has been pioneering the application of 3D printing techniques for fabrication of medical devices with a focus on metallic and polymeric materials.

 

Biomaterials Characterization Lab

 

The Biomaterials Characterization Lab uses advanced techniques to perform physicochemical characterization of biomaterials and biomaterial-cell interactions.

 

Biomaterials Surface Biofunctionalization Lab

The Biomaterials Surface Biofunctionalization Lab has unique equipment such as plasma electrolytic oxidation to make multifunctional implants and biomaterials.

 

Else Kooi Lab

At the Else Kooi Lab, students learn about bio-micro-electro-mechanical structures, bio-sensors, biomedical circuits and systems, biomedical signal processing and biomedical microsystems.

 

Biomedical Electronics Lab

 

At the Biomedical Electronics Lab, students can process their own devices, chips, microsystems and algorithms, as well as testing technical, in vitro and in vivo functionalities.

 

Bioinspired Technology Group

In the Bio-inspired Technology Group, we aim to develop innovative medical devices inspired by clever biological solutions in nature, for example, snake-like surgical instruments.

 

Cytocompatibility and Biointerfaces Lab

 

The Cytocompatibility and Biointerfaces Lab is a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility for assessing the in vitro effects of biomaterials on cells behavior.

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Techniques Lab

The Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Techniques Lab has a fully equipped mock-up operation room used to develop and test innovative surgical instruments and training systems for minimally invasive interventions.

 

Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab

 

In the Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab, we design and evaluate innovative assistive devices, based on new principles like micro-hydraulics, hybrid actuation, and self-grasping mechanisms.

Track III Medical Physics

 

 

Holland Proton Therapy Center

Holland Proton Therapy Center (Holland PTC) is the independent clinic and research center in which TU Delft, Leiden University Medical Centre, and Erasmus Medical Centre collaborate in providing excellent care and groundbreaking research. The research focuses on the application of advanced imaging to make proton therapy more accurate and to spare the surrounding tissue.

 

Medical Image Processing Lab

In the Medical Image Processing Lab, students work on medical image processing problems using dedicated software packages.

 

Transducer Lab

In the Transducer Lab, students develop their own measurement devices and perform experiments using ultrasound transducers.

 

General TU Delft study facilities

University library

Students can use the university library facilities free of charge. You will find an impressive collection comprising almost a million books, as well as magazines, reference works and CD-ROMs. The library also provides a number of fully-equipped workstations for self-study. Read on (opens new window)

IT facilities

TU Delft offers unique IT facilities: an extensive package of hardware, software and connectivity. Computers in all student houses are connected to the university network, sometimes via a high-speed optic-fibre connection enabling applications such as video on demand. What’s more, there is a special internet provider serviced by and for students, you can benefit from discounts on a laptop and download the required software free of charge.

Supervision

Academic counsellors are available on every programme. They are there to offer you advice about your studies and provide help with practical questions relating to internships or exchange programmes, for example. TU Delft also has a team of central student counsellors and psychologists on hand to offer advice and help you look for suitable supervision or guidance. If required, workshops and training courses are available to improve your learning skills.

Laptop Project

Every year, TU Delft organises a laptop project. This project enables future first-year students to buy a laptop at discount price, before the start of the new academic year. In recent years, students have been able to choose between two models: a high-end and a low-end model. The high-end model has been specially selected by TU Delft and is suitable for study programmes that use powerful graphical applications. The low-end model is suitable for students who do not require such high graphical capacity. We keep abreast of developments with regard to laptops before selecting a new type every year. We look for an advanced, high-quality laptop that offers the best price/performance ratio. The performance level must at least meet the following criteria:

  • Robust and suitable for mobile use
  • Up-to-date configuration so that all software used during the Bachelor's phase will work without any problems
  • Hardware repairs on campus
  • 3-year guarantee on the laptop

The required software can be downloaded by all students via the new Blackboard download page. The packages available for downloading have been specifically made for each faculty. These packages are Windows 7 compatible. All students, regardless of whether they participate in the laptop project, can download the software here.