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Intake ticks up at TU Delft

26 October 2016

The student intake this year at TU Delft has risen slightly.Continue


TU Delft and ABN AMRO to collaborate on the development of blockchain applications

25 October 2016

TU Delft is set to collaborate with ABN AMRO on the development of more complex blockchain applications. The aim is to deliver a secure, working application in just six months. In addition to developing the application, ABN AMRO staff will also attend courses on blockchain applications in the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.Continue


Unravelling the secrets of rising sea levels in the North Sea

25 October 2016

In collaboration with other parties, researchers from TU Delft have succeeded in precisely modelling rises in sea level in the North Sea for recent decades. In their view, the consequences of climate change during this period are already visible in the North Sea. The researchers published a paper about this in Geophysical Research Letters on Monday 24 October.Continue


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

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