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Interview by BNR radio with Peter Mooij about the fattest algea

03 February 2016

To produce biodiesel using algae, you can revert the best in Darwin's theory. For scientists, however clever on genetic engineering, nature still outwits us from Delft researchContinue


Breakthrough in interpenetration in metal organic frameworks

28 January 2016

By changing the composition of a solvent, a group of researchers succeeded in controlling interpenetration in metal organic frameworks. They published their findings in the journal Nature Chemistry. Continue


A step closer to artificial cell division – by blowing bubbles

22 January 2016

By blowing extremely small bubbles, researchers from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have found an efficient way of producing so-called liposomes – microscopic bubble-like structures often used to deliver medicine, but also a key to generating artificial cells. The scientists publish their findings in the online edition of Nature Communications on...Continue


Two Applied Sciences researchers in Forbes' 30 under 30

21 January 2016

According to Forbes, Bas Hensen and Anna Louise Smith are among the 300 most influential Europeans under 30. Both were selected for the list ‘30 under 30’ for Europe 2016.Continue


Three ERC Consolidator Grants for TU Delft researchers

21 January 2016

Three ERC Consolidator Grants have been awarded to TU Delft researchers. These European grants (2 million euro’s per project) are awarded for five year projects. Continue


Location and design of nursing homes extremely important due to air pollution

19 January 2016

The elderly and people exercising are extra susceptible to the effects of air pollution. It is therefore advisable to take this into account when, for example, selecting the location of a new nursing home or fitness centre. Two Portuguese researchers will today obtain their doctorates from TU Delft for their research into this subject.Continue


Mechanical quanta see the light

18 January 2016

Interconnecting different quantum systems is important for future quantum computing architectures, but has proven difficult to achieve. Researchers from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), FOM and the University of Vienna have now realized a first step towards a universal quantum link based on quantum-mechanical vibrations of a nanomechanical device. The researchers’ findings were...Continue


Algae prove promising candidates for biodiesel production via 'survival of the fattest'

15 January 2016

Smart methods for cultivating algae bring the efficient production of biodiesel using algae in sight. On Tuesday 19 January, Peter Mooij will obtain his doctorate at TU Delft for his work on this subject. Continue


Two TU Delft researchers to work overseas on Rubicon scholarship

18 January 2016

Having been awarded the NWO Rubicon scholarship, two researchers who recently obtained their doctorates from TU Delft now have the opportunity to conduct 24 months of research at international research institutions. The Rubicon programme is designed to provide promising young scientists the chance to gain experience in the international research field.Continue


ERC Consolidator Grant for De Smet and Steele

13 January 2016

Two Applied Sciences researchers, Louis de Smet and Gary Steele, have won an ERC Consolidator Grant. Continue


Klokhuis reveals the deathly silence of the ‘dead room’

14 January 2016

On 11 January 2016, children’s programme Klokhuis broadcast a feature on Applied Sciences’ dead room. In the series ‘STE’, the TV programme seeks out extremes. Last Monday’s episode went in search of the quietest room in the Netherlands. Continue

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