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Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft Receives Major New Funding

21 February 2017

The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft will receive additional major funding to further advance its successful program in biological and quantum nanoscience. Provided by The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Institute will receive $200,000 annually over ten years – funds that will be matched equally by TU Delft. These funds will supplement annual revenue already provided by the Institute’s...Continue


Cells divide by ‘bricklaying on moving scaffolding’

16 February 2017

It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre. They use this to cut themselves into two daughter cells. Using advanced microscopes, researchers from the universities of Harvard, Indiana, Newcastle, and Delft have succeeded in finding out how bacteria do this. The bacteria appear to...Continue


[Translate to English:] Winnaars Hyperloop competitie starten Europa’s eerste hyperloopbedrijf HARDT

21 February 2017

[Translate to English:] Tientallen studententeams vanuit de hele wereld reisden twee weken geleden naar Californië om daar deel te nemen aan de door SpaceX georganiseerde Hyperloop Pod competitie, een wedstrijd voor een supersnel vervoersysteem. Het team van de TU Delft versloeg hierin alle anderen. De Delftse capsule kwam vandaag terug naar Nederland. Minister Kamp van Economische Zaken ontving...Continue


Isabel Arends vice-president of AES domain at NWO

16 February 2017

Professor Isabel Arends is to play an important role in the new structure of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). She has been appointed vice-president of the NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES).Continue


The Unexpected Science of Steel and Chocolate (copy 1)

06 February 2017

Did you know that chocolate tastes different, is less prone to breaking and melts more quickly when its structure changes? And did you know that this is a typical materials-related aspect that researchers also look at when making steel, for example? The complex challenges that chocolatiers face every day are in fact pure science, just like the production of steel. Continue


Luuk van der Wielen appointed Director of the Irish Bernal Institute

03 February 2017

As of Wednesday 1st of February Prof. dr. ir. Luuk A.M. van der Wielen, Distinguished Professor for Biobased Economy at TU Delft, will officially start in his new position as Director of the Bernal Institute and Bernal Professor of Biosystems Engineering & Design, University of Limerick, Ireland.Continue


Rubicon grant awarded to three scientists of AS

01 February 2017

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded Rubicon grants to three scientists of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The programme will allow these recently graduated scientists to gain experience at a foreign top institute. Continue


QN and BN successfully attract young scientific talent

01 February 2017

This week, six Marie Curie Fellowships were awarded to young international scientists to pursue the next step in their burgeoning career at the BN (two fellowships) and QN (four fellowships) departments of the Delft Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology. Continue


Mark van Loosdrecht claims third place in ‘Top 25 Global Water Leaders’

01 February 2017

Professor Mark van Loosdrecht has been named as one of the top 25 ‘Water Leaders’ of Water & Wastewater International Magazine, making it to the third spot in the list. Another Dutchman, René Noppeney of Royal HaskoningDHV, was chosen as this year’s winner.Continue


Bernd Rieger (AS) appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor

31 January 2017

Bernd Rieger of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS) has been appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor. His field of research is computational microscopy. The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek appointments are intended for the promotion of young outstanding researchers to professorships in order for them to optimally pursue the ongoing development of their academic careers.Continue


TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

30 January 2017

The excitement was tangible at the Award Ceremony for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. Amid great interest, the TU Delft students won the competition in Los Angeles. A year ago, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, challenged the 27 teams from all over the world to construct pods for the Hyperloop – a futuristic transport concept that could propel people and goods through tubes at extremely high speeds....Continue


Three ERC Consolidator Grants for Delft researchers

30 January 2017

The European Research Council awarded ERC Consolidator Grants of 2 million euros each to Delft researchers Caspar Chorus, Rienk Eelkema and Christian Poelma. The grants are designed to support researchers who want to establish their research teams and continue developing a successful career in Europe. Continue

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