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Construction of Delft proton therapy centre starts; proton therapy to become available in the Netherlands starting 2017

26 February 2015

Construction of the Holland Particle Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) will start in May. This was announced today by founding partners Erasmus MC, LUMC and TU Delft. The centre for proton therapy will be built in Delft and opens its doors in 2017. Continue


VSParticle wins participation in start-up programme at MIT

25 February 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, VSParticle won the STARTUP Competition. This competition is a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and MIT to encourage entrepreneurship. The winners of the competition will be fully sponsored to go to MIT for three months this summer to take part in the Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator.Continue


Disruption to trains at Delft Central Station 22-27 February

20 February 2015

No trains will be running between The Hague, Delft and Schiedam from Sunday 22 February to Friday 27 February inclusive. Dutch Railways (NS) will provide replacement bus services along these routes. The buses will leave from the back of Delft station.Continue


TU Delft engineers in demand at Bedrijvendagen

19 February 2015

This year's Delftse Bedrijvendagen, the largest technical career fair for jobs, internships and thesis projects in the Benelux region, has once again aroused a great deal of interest. 'With some 2800 student registrations and around 150 attending companies, this twentieth edition certainly attracted plenty of visitors', says Victor Olijslager of the Delftse Bedrijvendagen organisation. 'There...Continue


Dr. Frank Hollmann and dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade win ERC Consolidator Grant

17 February 2015

Dr. Frank Hollmann and dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade (Biotechnology), have been awarded with a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). During the next five years they will receive funding in the amount of approximately 2 million euros for their research.Continue


Counting errors sheds new light on viral activity

17 February 2015

TU Delft researchers have, in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Helsinki, revealed the pausing behaviour of a viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, a key protein that is found in all RNA viruses. They also related this pausing behaviour to errors made by this protein.Continue


Cyber concert (from TU Delta)

16 February 2015

A new and enriched experience for concert visitors; that’s what Cynthia Liem aims for with her app called Phenicx. She believes in the future concert halls will organize special ‘bring your tablet' concert events.Continue


Student, remain the owner of your graduation project

17 February 2015

If you take charge of your own graduation project, you will get the most out of it for yourself and for the field. This is the message that lecturer Alexander de Haan and student Elianne de Regt wish to communicate in their book 'Graduation Challenge Accepted', which will be presented to TU Delft on 19 February. The presentation is organised by the Curius study association, which will also...Continue


Two Vici grants for TU Delft: catalysis and nanophysics

17 February 2015

Two TU Delft scientists will receive a Vici grant of one and a half million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research of Frank Hollmann (catalysis) and Lieven Vandersypen (nanophysics) will be funded to enable them to conduct research for the next five years and to allow them to create their own research group.Continue


Getting 2 for 1: 'bonus' electrons in germanium nanocrystals can lead to better solar cells

13 February 2015

Researchers from FOM, the University of Amsterdam, the Delft University of Technology and the University of the Algarve have discovered that when light hits germanium nanocrystals, the crystals produce 'bonus electrons'. These additional electrons could increase the yield of solar cells and improve the sensitivity of photodetectors. The researchers will publish their work in Light: Science &...Continue


Mark van Loosdrecht elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

10 February 2015

TU Delft´s Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht has been elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States. It is considered a major professional honour for engineers to be elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The NAE was founded in 1964 as an independent non-profit institution and advises the US government, among others, in relation to...Continue


Yes, Quantum-Chaos increases too

10 February 2015

Basically, the laws of thermodynamics are the set of rules the universe lives by. They dictate that energy cannot spontaneously appear or disappear. However, the most familiar is the 2nd law, known by many people as: chaos always increases. A neat tower of blocks can transform in a pile, but a pile of blocks will never spontaneously arrange into a neat tower: that requires adding energy. A house...Continue


Well on TU Delft campus can push geothermal energy in The Netherlands

04 February 2015

The Delft Aardwarmte Project (DAP) will provide a unique and promising opportunity for the development of geothermal energy in The Netherlands, says prof. David Bruhn in his inaugural speech at TU Delft on Wednesday, February 4th. DAP will entail the drilling of a deep geothermal well at TU Delft with which the campus buildings can be heated in a sustainable way. Such a well will also provide all...Continue


Incident in Hilversum

30 January 2015

TU Delft was shocked by the events that took place in Hilversum yesterday. The investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Dutch Prosecution Service, who will provide further information.Students will be given the opportunity to meet, should they wish to do so. They can also opt to see a student counsellor or psychologist. Continue

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