RST is one of the four departments providing the BSc and MSc educational programs Technische Natuurkunde (Applied Physics).

Biomedical Imaging

Radiation plays an important role in a large variety of applications relevant to society, industry and science. The section Biomedical Imaging directs its research and education into the detection and use of radiation (including light quanta, X-rays and gamma radiation, neutrons, electrons and positrons, protons, and light ions).

Head: prof. dr. F.H. (Freek) Beekman, tel. +31 (0)15 27 86559

Secretariat: Trudy Beentjes, room 1.00.110, tel. +31 (0)15 27 85244

Information and guided tour: M.C.(Marlies) Goorden, tel. +31 (0)15 27 86007


BSc courses:

  • Nuclear Science and Technology (TN1851)
  • Biotechnologische Basistechnieken 2 (LB2601)
  • Research practicum high-resolution CT (TN2953-P)

MSc courses:

  • Medical Imaging Signals and Systems (AP3232 D)
  • Introduction to Nuclear Science and Engineering (CH3792)
  • Journal club of the AP honours track  (TN2110-HT0)

Reactor Physics and Nuclear Materials

The Reactor Physics and Nuclear Materials (RPNM) group is part of the Radiation Science & Technology department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Delft University of Technology. RPNM focuses on the design and analysis of innovative nuclear reactor systems aimed at improved efficiency, a high degree of safety, flexibility and user-friendliness, combined with a reduction in radioactive waste. The main emphasis of the research is on dynamics of Boiling Water Reactors with natural circulation and analysis of so-called Generation-IV reactors with a view to increase the sustainability of nuclear energy.

Secretariat: Anneke Kersting-de Graaf, room 1.01.080, tel. +31 (0)15 27 83608

Head, information and guided tour: prof. dr. ir. J.L. (Jan-Leen) Kloosterman, tel. +31 (0)15 27 81191


Master courses:

  • Nuclear Reactor Physics (AP3341D)  
  • Chemistry of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (CH3781) 
  • Radiological Health Physics (AP3371) 
  • Chemistry and Physics of Actinides (CH3582)
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics Training

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The Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Energy (FAME) group is part of the Radiation Science & Technology department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Delft University of Technology. The main areas of research are the investigation of functional and structural materials with a view to practical applications. The main focus is on the relation between structure, dynamics and function on atomic and molecular scales.


Head, information and guided tour:  prof.dr. E. Brueck, tel. +31 (0)15 27 81306

Secretariat: Ilse van der Kraaij-Quick, room 2.01.160, tel. +31 (0)15 27 86814


Please find the link to the course information below.

  • 4051ALACHY: Algemene en Anorganische Chemie
  • AP3071 G: Advanced Electrodynamics
  • CH3531: Functional Ceramics
  • CH4021MS: Ceramic Science
  • SET3011: Renewable energy
  • SET3031: Sustainable Hydrogen and Electrical Energy Storage
  • SET3676: Thermodynamics of Renewable Energy Systems
  • TN1002: Inleiding Technische Natuurkunde
  • TN1201: Thermodynamica deel 1
  • TN1321: Inleiding Elektriciteit en Magnetisme
  • TN1661: Oriëntatie op Natuurkundeonderzoek
  • TN2053: Elektromagnetisme EM1
  • TN2312: Kwantummechanica 2
  • TN2952-P: Research practicum TN (Mössbauer spectroscopie & Röntgendiffractie) 

The Neutron and Positron Methods in Materials (NPM2) group is part of the Radiation Science & Technology department of the Faculty of Applied Science of Delft University of Technology. The main areas of research are the development of instruments and methods for optimal use of neutrons and positrons, mostly for use within the large, international facilities. The application of the instruments and methods is in materials and soft condensed matter.

Research topics: colloidal systems, granular materials, fractal structures, protein adsorption, structural defects in polymers, polymers and metals, instrument innovation


Head: dr. ir. A.A. van Well, tel. +31 (0)15 27 81306

Secretariat: room 2.01.160, tel. +31 (0)15 27 86814

Information and guided tour: prof.dr. Ignatz de Schepper, tel. +31 (0)15 27 84702

Radiation and Isotopes for Health

The main areas of research are the innovation and optimization of the use of radiation and radioisotopes in the health sciences. The research focuses on innovative production pathways and applications of radioisotopes, which includes the use of radioactive compounds for radiotherapy and diagnostics, the use of radionuclides in studies into the behaviour, distribution (e.g. targeting) and effects of elements, (radio)nuclides and compounds. Another line of activities concerns the dosimetry of ionizing radiation in radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine (imaging and therapy). Methods are developed on assessment of image quality (radiology) and quality assurance and quality control of equipment, mainly for radiology.

Head:  dr. H.Th. Wolterbeek, tel. +31 (0)15 27 87053

Secretariat:room: 2.00.390,  tel. +31 (0)15 27 86171

Information and guided tour: dr. H.T.H. Wolterbeek,  tel. +31 (0)15 27 887053


Module Title: Nuclear Chemistry

Code: CE3271 ECTS:6

Lecturer(S): dr. .Th. Wolterbeek, P. Bode

Module Title: Medical physics and radiation technology imaging

Code: AP3361 ECTS: 6

Module Title: Medical physics and radiation technology radiotherapy

Code: AP3581 ECTS:6

Master of Science of Sustainable Energy Technology

Wide technical programme with 3TU federation

The Master’s Programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) calls on the present know-how and that being generated in the research of many groups, from the faculties of

  • Applied Sciences;
  • Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering;
  • Technology, Policy and Management;
  • Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science;
  • Aerospace Engineering and
  • Industrial Design.

All are at work on aspects that impact the conventional source alternatives, such as wind, solar and biomass initiatives. The SET programme thus offers a wide technical programme with essential components from other disciplines, positioned within a critical societal, political and managerial context. The course is offered by the ‘3TU federation’ of TU Eindhoven, TU Delft and the University of Twente.

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