Reappointment Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder

30 March 2017

Professor Hans Vrouwenvelder has been reappointed for a period of five years as Professor of ‘Microbial aspects of water production and distribution' at the Biotechnology Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Vrouwenvelder lives in Saudi Arabia and works as a professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC). The...Continue


Official opening Battery Labs at RID

30 March 2017

On 6 April the Battery Lab of Radiation, Science & Technology will officially be opened at the RID. The new Lab consists of an advanced research and test facility for existing and future battery systems and related electrochemical devices. Continue


Dutch ‘cameras’ on NASA Science Mission

28 March 2017

NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from cosmic material between stars (the interstellar medium) with Dutch Far-Infrared (FIR) ‘cameras’. The balloon telescope mission GUSTO will provide the first complete study of all phases of the stellar life cycle, from the formation of molecular clouds, through star birth and evolution, to the formation of gas clouds and the...Continue


KNAW appoints Marileen Dogterom to its board

21 March 2017

On the 1st of June, Marileen Dogterom, professor of bionanoscience at TU Delft and professor of atomic and molecular physics at Leiden University, will join the board of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for one day a week. The appointment term is four years. Dogterom will succeed Ben Feringa, who has completed his term.Continue


VLLAIR put into operation

16 March 2017

The establishment of the Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory for Advanced Imaging Research, VLLAIR for short, is in its final phase. About three years ago, professor Pieter Kruit got the idea that it would be good to bring microscopy setups of the department of Imaging Physics together. Away from the dark, scattered labs located throughout the Applied Physics Building, and into a joint and open space,...Continue


PhD candidate demonstrates prototype of new type of display at Mobile World Congress

14 March 2017

Santiago Cartamil-Bueno has shown a prototype display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, based on the graphene balloons he recently discovered by accident. After a week, the PhD candidate returned to Delft with a stack of business cards from major companies such as Samsung and Sony. Due to the rise of virtual and augmented reality, Cartamil-Buenos new technology may very well come at an...Continue


Marileen Dogterom to receive a Suffrage Science award

07 March 2017

This evening, on International Women’s Day, prof. dr. Marileen Dogterom will receive a Suffrage Science Award at the Royal Society in London. The award, one of twelve in total, comes with special suffrage heirloom jewellery, which will be handed over during an evening celebrating the achievements of leading women scientists.Continue


Jacob Hoogenboom receives grant from NWO

28 February 2017

Dr. ir. Jacob Hoogenboom (ImPhys) has received a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research under the Open Technology Programme.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


AS-research graces the cover of Nano Letters

19 January 2017

In November 2016, we wrote about a new type of sensor. This sensor, which the Organic Materials & Interfaces group of the department of Chemical Engineering worked on, has the potential to replace sniffer dogs when it comes to detecting explosives. An artist’s impression of such a nanosensor now graces the cover of the latest issue of Nano Letters, an honour that not many scientists can lay claim...Continue


Isabel Arends in ‘Portraits of Science’

19 January 2017

In ‘Portraits of Science’ TU Delft showcases a number of people who, with their achievements, have made 2016 a special year. ‘People who know how to get the best out of themselves and who inspire others to do the same’, as Tim van der Hagen, president of the Board of TU Delft, puts it. Continue


New MOOC ‘Advanced Transport Phenomena’ about to start

29 December 2016

On the 4th of January, a new MOOC ‘Advanced Transport Phenomena’ will kick off. The MOOC takes six weeks in total and it has a study load of approximately eight to ten hours a week.Continue


Discovery by Delft researchers opens the door to new electronics

28 December 2016

A group of European scientists led by researchers at TU Delft has discovered how phase transitions propagate throughout materials called ‘nickelates’. The discovery improves our understanding of these novel materials, which can potentially be used in future electronics.Continue


Ronald Hanson to make an appearance in television show MindF*ck on New Year’s Eve

23 December 2016

For a special edition of the popular television show MindF * ck, which will be broadcast on New Year's Eve, illusionist Victor Mids will teleport a person from the Netherlands to another place on earth. Mids will also speak with prof. dr. ir. Ronald Hanson during the show.Continue

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