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3D printing and origami techniques combined in development of self-folding medical implants

21 October 2016

Researchers at TU Delft have made flat surfaces that are 3D printed and then ‘taught’ how to self- fold later. The materials are potentially very well suited for all kinds of medical implants. They report on their findings in the October 24th edition of Materials Horizons which features this research on its cover.Continue


Industry and knowledge institutions join forces in Dutch Optics Centre

19 October 2016

Dutch companies in the optical manufacturing industry can strengthen their position in the global market by joining forces in a consortium with research institutes and the government. Continue


TU Delft students develop bacteria cells capable of independently producing a bio-lens

19 October 2016

Students at TU Delft are using the latest technology to develop bacteria cells that can independently produce a bio-lens. The DNA in the bacteria cells is processed to enable the cells to form a micro-lens independently. The lenses, that can be used for microscopy, for example, also have the potential for making solar cells of the future more efficient. With their bio-lenses, the team of students...Continue


First solar-powered wireless charging station for electric bikes

12 October 2016

On Wednesday, 12 October, Executive Board President Tim van der Hagen, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Rob Fastenau, Head of the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy Miro Zeman, and Pavol Bauer, who leads the Direct Current (DC) Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage group, presented the first solar-powered wireless charging station for...Continue


National ‘Sportinnovator’ Award for ‘measurement-bike’ project TU Delft

11 October 2016

Today, dr. Daan Bregman, coordinator of the TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute, received this award for an innovative sports technology project on the Sportinnovator Event XL in Eindhoven. ‘Faster and safer cornering with the sensor bike’ was the title of the TU Delft project. By means of the measurement-bike research, the TU Delft, together with Team Giant-Alpecin and Koninklijke Gazelle,...Continue


The measure of the man: Johan Molenbroek, associate professor in applied ergonomics bids farewell

12 October 2016

Quite a lot of people have been measured by associate professor Johan Molenbroek during his long career as an expert in ergonomics at TU Delft. He has spent it collecting body measurements to improve people's lives: classroom furniture for children, a swimsuit for Olympic swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo and a modified old people's home. On Friday 14 October, he will begin his retirement with a...Continue


Electron spins talk to each other via a 'quantum mediator'

11 October 2016

The unparalleled possibilities of quantum computers are currently still limited because information exchange between the bits in such computers is difficult, especially over larger distances. Lieven Vandersypen, Professor at QuTech and workgroup leader at FOM, have succeeded with his colleagues for the first time in enabling two non-neighbouring quantum bits in the form of electron spins in...Continue


"Knowledge of cohesion in the water system is required to position the Netherlands as a unique land of water"

11 October 2016

In order to prevent flooding in the Netherlands, water is pumped out of the polder by pumping stations via ditches and drained with the help of canals and rivers. All of these changes to the landscape are part of the 'Polder-boezem system'. Doctoral candidate and associate professor of landscape architecture Inge Bobbink advocates greater visibility and cohesion for these water elements. The...Continue


TU Delft and the University of Amsterdam bring the latest developments in multimedia technology to the Netherlands

11 October 2016

Today's digital world increasingly brings with it large quantities of digital multimedia, combining image, sound, text and other modes of communication. In order to organise, find and make this information usable, smart technology is needed. From 15-19 October, Amsterdam plays host to the 24th International ACM Multimedia Conference, where more than 500 international experts from the academic...Continue


Researchers prevent quantum errors from occurring by continuously watching a quantum system

07 October 2016

A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau of QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, has now experimentally demonstrated that errors in quantum computations can be suppressed by repeated observations of quantum bits.Continue


More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon

04 October 2016

The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits, which do not have to be either 0 or 1, but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking more and more promising. It was thought that these could only be produced in the expensive...Continue


Ronald Hanson wins Huibregtsen prize 2016

03 October 2016

The Huibregtsen prize 2016 has been won by Prof. Ronald Hanson for his research into 'Safe surfing on the quantum internet'. State Secretary Sander Dekker announced the winner during the annual Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij [Science and Society evening]. The prize, consisting of €25,000 and a sculpture of 'The Thinker', is awarded each year for a research project that is scientifically...Continue


TU Delft unravels secrets of promising solar cell material perovskite

03 October 2016

Perovskites are promising materials that can be used in solar cells. TU Delft researchers have shed more light on what apparently makes these perovskites so suitable as solar cell material. They published their findings on this in Nature Materials on Monday 3 October.Continue


Start of new building at TU Delft for innovative education

04 October 2016
Illustration: Ector Hoogstad Architecten

A new building is coming that will provide room for the growing student population, where modern, motivational teaching can be given. Its name is Pulse and it will be situated centrally on the campus between the faculties of 3mE and Industrial Design Engineering. On Monday, 3 October, at 12:30, Anka Mulder, vice-chair of TU Delft, will officially launch the start of construction of the new...Continue


Nuna wins SASOL Solar Challenge in South Africa

03 October 2016

Despite having experienced several setbacks, the Nuon Solar Team won the SASOL Solar Challenge in South Africa this weekend. The students from TU Delft covered a distance of 4717 km with their solar car Nuna8s, a new world record for the longest distance driven in a solar race.Continue


Drone learns “to see” in zero-gravity

01 October 2016
Stereo camera on ISS drone

During an experiment performed on board of the International Space Station (ISS) a small drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye. Researchers presented the preliminary results of this experiment at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico.Continue


Sun a rapidly growing energy source

05 October 2016

"The sun is a solution," concluded Prof. Arno Smets in his inaugural address given at TU Delft on Wednesday, 28 September. Smets and his group at TU Delft envisage all energy provision being based on sustainable energy sources in the near future. The use of solar energy requires more attention in his opinion, especially because of its high returns and low cost. Continue


Three TU Delft disciplines in the THE subject rankings

30 September 2016

Three TU Delft disciplines are in the THE subject rankings, the Times Higher Education rankings which list the 100 best universities for certain disciplines.Continue


Nuna in South Africa

26 September 2016

The SASOL Solar Challenge, the longest solar race in the world, began this Saturday 24 September in South Africa: an eight-day race from Pretoria to Cape Town. The Nuon Solar Team defends the title with an improved version of solar car Nuna8 that won the team the World Championship last year in Australia: Nuna8s. Continue


TU Delft and Utrecht University expose ‘hidden layers’ in fungi

23 September 2016

If we are to tame fungi and optimize their extremely important role in our ecosystem, we must gain a more complete view of their functional abilities. Researchers from TU Delft and Utrecht University have exposed a previously hidden layer of functional complexity in fungi. They publish their findings on Friday September 23th in Nature Scientific Reports.Continue

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