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Team Prêt-à-Loger makes a statement Solar Decathlon 2014

12 July 2014

How can we make existing cities more sustainable on a large scale and raise the inhabitants' awareness of their energy consumption? The TU Delft student team showed how this can be achieved during the Solar Decathlon 2014, the Olympic Games of sustainable construction, which was held in Versailles over the past two weeks. With their submission Prêt-à-Loger: Home with a skin, the TU Delft team...Continue


STW Valorisation Grant for PowerWindow

10 July 2014

The RID has received a STW Valorisation Grant for the PowerWindow, the window that converts sunlight into electrical power. Two young researchers will investigate the idea’s commercial feasibility.Continue


Fatwa Abdi received the Van Marum prize

07 July 2014

Fatwa Abdi received the Van Marum prize of the Royal Dutch Society of Science (KHMW).Continue


Spin waves in bits observed for the first time

04 July 2014

Every time you write a bit on a hard disk, countless waves run through the bit for several picoseconds; these are called spin waves. It is almost impossible to determine exactly how these waves influence the flipping process of the entire bit. Researchers at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of TU Delft have successfully observed spin waves for the first time in a bit that they created...Continue


A new polymer extends the lifespan of concrete by at least 20 years

03 July 2014

A biopolymer that can be produced from waste water, alginate, extends the lifespan of concrete. It also seems to be suitable for use as a clothing fibre or protective paint coating. ‘Alginate has great potential,’ says physical chemist Professor Stephen Picken in the newest issue of Delft Outlook, the science and alumni magazine of TU Delft, which will be published on 4 July. Theme of this issue...Continue


TNW Teacher of the Year Awards

25 June 2014

Jack Pronk (LST), Rob Mudde (AP), Bertus Beaumont (NB) en Volkert van Steijn (MST) have been elected TNW Teacher of the Year. In addition, Jack Pronk will represent our faculty at the TU Delft Teacher of the Year Election later this year.Continue


Bert's Blog: Two years of OYSTER

25 June 2014

It is an extremely busy time at the Reactor Institute and so Director Bert Wolterbeek will be keeping his blog short this time. For anyone who would like to find out more, we have appended the new OYSTER annual report.Continue

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