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Looking at the evolution of stars

07 December 2016

Polar balloon STO2 to go the edge of space with Dutch instrumentsContinue


Professor Lucas van Vliet appointed dean of Applied Sciences (AS)

30 November 2016

As per 1 January 2017, the TU Delft Executive Board has appointed Professor Lucas van Vliet as dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS).Continue


‘Reading tissues with light’ can improve cancer operations

29 November 2016

During operations, surgeons primarily have to rely on their eyesight and sense of touch when determining which piece of tissue to remove. But there are better ways of doing this, argues Benno Hendriks in his inaugural address as part-time professor at TU Delft, on Wednesday, 30 November. Continue


Treatment using UV light a possible alternative for chlorine in swimming pools

23 November 2016

Swimming pool water is usually disinfected using a chlorine product such as hypochlorite to kill all micro-organisms present. Unfortunately, hypochlorite reacts to other impurities in the water, such as sweat and urine, to form disinfection by-products. These disinfection by-products are irritants. Marjolein Peters studied an alternative method of purification and examined its effect on...Continue


Virtual sleep coach effective against insomnia

23 November 2016

The interactive app developed by TU Delft, Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam to help people with chronic insomnia to learn a better sleep rhythm has been shown to work. The use of this virtual coach reduces sleeping problems, argues doctoral candidate Corine Horsch. She will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on 23 November for her research on this subject.Continue


Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech

21 November 2016

Microsoft announced Monday that it is doubling its investment in quantum research. It is already an important private partner of QuTech (a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO) and will be extending its cooperation with the Delft quantum institute. In addition to this, Microsoft is to set up its own lab on the campus at TU Delft. The lab will be led by Professor Leo Kouwenhoven, who has been...Continue


More insight into Crohn’s disease

21 November 2016

Researchers Robiël Naziroglu and Frans Vos have developed a method for improving the assessment of MRI images in cases of Crohn’s disease. In time, this may well enable more targeted monitoring and treatment of this chronic intestinal inflammation. Naziroglu will take his doctorate on this subject at TU Delft on Monday 21 November. Continue


Arno Smets winner of first international edX Prize for online education

17 November 2016

The international edX platform, which offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has voted Professor Arno Smets as best instructor. With his lectures in the MOOCs Solar Energy and Sustainable Energy: Design a Renewable Future, Arno Smets reaches more than 150,000 online students from all over the world.Continue


Companies lack sense of urgency about Critical Materials

16 November 2016

The world may face problems of Critical Material supply, but these concerns are not translated into product design activity, even though history suggests that product design could play a role in finding solutions to Critical Materials problems, says Delft researcher David Peck. He defends his PhD-thesis on this subject on Friday November 18th at TU Delft.Continue


TU Delft students design new aircraft for last resort option of geoengineering

15 November 2016

If global efforts to reduce carbon emissions fail and temperatures will rise, a last resort could be to turn to geoengineering methods, likethe injection of aerosols in the stratosphere. This will produce stratospheric clouds which reflect part of the incoming sunlight. Students of the TU Delft have looked into the practical aspects of this option, including the design of a new aircraft to deliver...Continue


Delft researchers serendipitously create new, energy-efficient mechanical pixels

15 November 2016

Researchers from TU Delft and Graphenea in Spain have found a new way to create mechanical pixels using tiny, balloon-like structures. These pixels, which do not emit light themselves but are visible in sunlight, could lead to energy-efficient colour displays that can be used in devices such as e-books and smart watches.Continue


Logistics sector to make concrete progress using blockchain technology

15 November 2016

In a major TKI Dinalog project, TU Delft, ABN AMRO, the SCF Community, the Port of Rotterdam, Royal FloraHolland, SmartPort and 10 other partners will set to work using blockchain technology in the logistics sector. The total scale of the project amounts to €2.2 million. This is the first time anywhere in the world that a concrete blockchain project of this standard has been launched with various...Continue


10,000 Plastic plants in the waterlab of TU Delft

14 November 2016
Picture: TU Delft/Frank Auperlé

There is rising awareness of the need to include the effects of vegetation in studies dealing with the behavior of rivers. To study this further, researcher Andrés Vargas, who defends his PhD-thesis on Wednesday November 16th, created a ‘river’ that flows through the main channel of the waterlab at TU Delft and that is full of little, green plastic plants. Ten thousand of them…Continue


17/11 Opening of cycle route and Delft Symbiobrug

11 November 2016

On 17 November the Province of Zuid-Holland, the Midden-Delfland recreational amenities board and the City of Delft will officially open a new cycle route and a remarkable new bridge: the Symbiobrug. The bridge, designed by Rafail Gkaidatzis, was the winning entry in a design competition for TU Delft architecture students in 2014. The name Symbiobrug is a reflection of the interaction between...Continue


WEpod autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service

09 November 2016

From Tuesday 8 November two self-driving WEpods named WURby and WElly, are operating as a weekly bus service on the campus of Wageningen University and Research. On Tuesdays from 11:00 to 13:00 passengers are welcome to board the bus on its fixed route with 10 stops. TU Delft is one of the partners in this project, contributing to the software and sensors that enable the vehicle to travel...Continue


New nanosensors for the detection of TNT

09 November 2016

A new type of sensor has the potential to replace sniffer dogs when it comes to detecting explosives such as TNT. This week, researchers from a number of institutions including TU Delft are publishing an article about this subject in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters.Continue


Product design for developing countries improved by more cultural knowledge

09 November 2016

When products designed for developing countries are unsuccessful, this is mainly because the designers fail to take sufficient account of the specific users and their context. Researcher Annemarie Mink has developed a four-step approach to tackle this issue in a more structured way. On Friday 11 November, she will be awarded her PhD at TU Delft for her work on this subject.Continue


TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering brings ‘outside world’ inside with five professors from the design world

08 November 2016

On Friday, 11 November, five new professors from the design world will present their vision on design and leadership in design during the Panta Rhei! event at TU Delft.Continue


Anka Mulder wins SURF Education Award

08 November 2016

Anka Mulder has won the first SURF Education Award in the manager category. SURF wants to use the award to acknowledge ‘change makers’ in higher education, those who raise the level of education more than others and innovate it through the use of ICT.Continue


Future coastal sea level rise

09 November 2016

If mid-century temperatures reach 2°C, global coastlines could rise by approximately 20 centimetres, but, due to global imbalances in ocean levels, 90% of coastal areas could experience even higher coastlines. And if temperatures rise by 5°C by 2100, as predicted by climate scenario RCP 8.5, coastlines could increase an average of 90 centimetres. Furthermore, an average of 80% of coastlines would...Continue

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