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Dutch scientists show: the 1962 Alcatraz Escape was possible

14 December 2014

On 11 June 1962, three prisoners escaped from the heavily guarded prison island of Alcatraz just north of San Francisco. Where did their handcrafted rubber boat take them that night? The fate of Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris has continued to mystify the world down to the present day. When Dutch scientists were developing a model of the San Francisco Bay to study the impact of...Continue


TU Delft to be a partner in both new KICs: EIT Health and EIT Raw Materials

12 December 2014

TU Delft will be a partner in the two new European Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) announced this week: the consortia InnoLife (@EIT_Health) and RawMatTERS (@EIT_RawMaterials). These new KICs chosen by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology aim to support strategic partnerships within Europe thereby boosting innovation in the areas of healthcare and raw materials. The two...Continue


Students from Delft spotlight the evolution of the street light

16 December 2014

A unique installation created by students from TU Delft will be on display at the Amsterdam Light Festival from 11 December until 4 January. In a project entitled ‘Street Light Evolution’, the spotlight will shine (quite literally) on the modern street light for the very first time. Continue


Wharton Award for Alexander den Haan

12 December 2014

The module 'Principles of Policy Analysis' by Alexander den Haan has been awarded second prize in the Hybrid Learning category (a combination of online and ‘on campus’ learning) at the Reimagine Education conference. The conference revolves around educational innovation: universities and universities of applied sciences from throughout the world come to the conference to present examples of new...Continue


Reducing congestion with artificial intelligence (from TU Delta)

09 December 2014

Forget the speed limit signs posted along the highway. PhD candidate Erwin Walraven envisions a future in which your car decides what the appropriate speed is.Continue


TU Delft light trapping scheme delivers world record efficiency of thin-film silicon solar cell

03 December 2014

PhD-student Hairen Tan from TU Delft has demonstrated a new world record initial efficiency of 14.8% of a tandem thin-film silicon solar cell. Continue


€2 million for the TU Delft spin-off Eternal Sun

03 December 2014

The TU Delft spin-off Eternal Sun B.V., which specialises in the construction of solar simulators, has raised €2 million in expansion capital from the Belgian investment company Vermec N.V. The investment will be used to expand the sales and service activities. Eternal Sun was established in 2011 by TU Delft alumni Chokri Mousaoui and Stefan Roest.Continue


TU Delft highly successful in Open Technology Programme

02 December 2014

TU Delft enjoyed great success in the recent awarding of grants in the STW Open Technology Programme (OTP). Six of the eight projects to receive a grant are being led by TU Delft. OTP is one of the instruments used by the STW Technology Foundation that enables scientists and industry to work together. It concerns projects with a budget of around 750,000 euros.Continue


Your smartphone, your supporter (from TU Delta)

24 November 2014

No one is closer to you than your smartphone. Ph.D. student Juan Jimenez Garcia explored how it might help you recover after surgery or live more healthily.Continue


STW grants 6.2 million for TU Delft research into nanoscopy and wind turbines

21 November 2014

The STW Technology Foundation and the business community will make a total of 6.2 million euros available to the UPON (Understanding Processes Using Operando Nanoscopy) and EUROS (Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore wind Systems) research programmes. The first programme focuses on using electron microscopy to study material properties more accurately at the atomic level, while the...Continue


TU Delft's Prof. P.M. Herder joins Top Team for Energy

16 October 2014

Paulien Herder, Professor of Engineering Systems Design in Energy & Industry at TU Delft will join the Dutch government's Top Team for Energy (Topteam Energie) on 1 November. In the team, she will be representing Dutch knowledge institutions. Continue

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