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Free online course (MOOC) ‘Industrial Biotechnology’ starts in September 2015

31 July 2015

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, the international BE-Basic consortium and the University of Campinas, SP, Brazil have joined forces in offering online education in biotechnology. In September, they will offer the course ‘Industrial Biotechnology’ for the second time on the edX platform for Massive Open Online Courses. Last year, the MOOC attracted more than 8.000 followers...Continue


Graphene supercurrents go ballistic

27 July 2015

Scientists at TU Delft and Leiden University have observed supercurrents in graphene that bounce back and forth between the edges of the graphene without scattering along the way. Supercurrents are electrical currents that flow even when there is no voltage applied. They can be induced in graphene by bringing it in contact with a superconducting material. The ability to create such ballistic...Continue


Important milestone towards understanding DNA replication

24 July 2015

Researchers of TU Delft have shed light on the manner in which the process of DNA replication is stopped in the E. coli bacterium. The research is an important milestone towards understanding DNA replication in general, and how the unavoidable errors made during this process are corrected.Continue


Veni grants for Delft talents

20 July 2015

Seven promising TU Delft researchers have received Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants will enable them to develop ideas and conduct research over a period of three years.Continue


EFCE lifetime achievement award for Prof Van den Akker

08 July 2015

The Working Party on Mixing of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) has awarded the 2015 BHR Group Lifetime Recognition Award in Mixing to Professor Harry van den Akker. Harry was selected as this year's winner of the triennial award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of mixing science and technology in the process industries throughout his 38 year...Continue


Title of ‘Simon Stevin Meester 2015’ goes to Delft physicist Wiro Niessen

08 July 2015

The STW Technology Foundation has awarded Wiro Niessen, Professor of Biomedical Imaging at Erasmus MC and TU Delft, the title of ‘Simon Stevin Meester 2015’. He received this prize for his research into computer-aided disease prediction systems.Continue


Winners of TU Delft student competition ‘Biobased Aviation Solutions’ announced

07 July 2015

On the 2nd of July, the yearly LST MSc Design competition took place at Schiphol. 8 student teams from TU Delft presented their plans to use biobased materials and biofuels in a sustainable way in aviation and at airports. Continue


“Advance, by Jupiter!” Together bacteria invade antibiotic landscapes

07 July 2015

Antibiotics kill bacteria – or at least they are supposed to, although unfortunately this does not always result in a cure. Scientists at TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have discovered that bacteria can colonise environments in which there are deadly quantities of antibiotics, without becoming genetically resistant. In order to achieve this, the bacteria need to work together in large...Continue


Ultrafast Control of Magnetism in Oxide Thin Films

06 July 2015

Manipulation with light can lead to a change of the magnetic properties of oxide thin films on ultrafast timescales. This novel type of ultrafast light control may lead to new prospects in magnetic storage technologies. A research team, led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg and TU Delft, has published their results online in the journal Nature Materials.Continue

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