The ‘Netherlands’ most powerful nerd’ has a new title: TU Delft alumnus of the year. Ronald Prins, co-founder and ..
Name: Olivier Siegelaar (29) Degree Programme: Alumnus, Mechanical Engineering Sport: Rowing (Laga) Boat: Holland Eight ..
Meningitis and sepsis: two diseases caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). Until 2007, vaccines we..
Laura Ramirez Elizondo and Pavol Bauer believe it is time for a complete overhaul of our electricity grid. Laura and Pav..
Skating coach Jac Orie was one of the first to discover this. Over the past fifteen years he collected training data fro..
TU Delft PhD student Rienk van der Slikke has developed a method to measure the response in terms of speed of a sports w..
How can we make PE fun for children who do not like PE lessons? Children are creative, and this can be put to good use i..
Resolving all the problems surgeons face is far from easy. Tim Horeman has already
set up three businesses and is now ..
For quite a few Delft Dream Teams, the sporting season revolves around the hunt for new victories and records.
Lucas van Vliet Dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences Professor of Image Analysis, Lucas van Vliet has been appointed..
Maritime engineer Thierry Schmitter (47) was an active mountain climber until he broke his back in an avalanche. What fo..
In the future, Quidditch will no longer be the prerogative of Harry Potter, predicts Frans van der Helm, Director of the..
On 2 June TU Delft held a special day for alumni, so they could take a look round and find out about the technology of t..
‘Sport is physical exercise with arbitrary, self-imposed, absurd handicaps,’ wrote Hugo Brandt Corstius. And that’..
The Alumnus of the Year, the Marina ten Damme grant and the Royal IHC Teamwork Award: the Delft University Fund awarded ..
As part of the signature course of the Advanced Prototyping minor, IDE student David van Nunen, member of the national f..
In Rio de Janeiro it will become apparent whether speed strips on oars can make the difference between winning and losin..
“Engineers play an important role in innovation. In order to develop new solutions, they need to be able to work creat..
In a winding descent a cyclist like Vincenzo Nibali flies down the slope like a condor while Thibaut Pinot cycles down w..
Pawelczak and his students have devised a new system for small sensors that reduces energy consumption to a minimum. “..
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are fast approaching. Seven TU Delft students and alumni are participating, and we a..
The ring of fire technique has been developed by Professor Fulvio Scarano (Aerospace Engineering), who wants the bubble ..
Professor Tim van der Hagen took office as President of the Executive Board on 1 May. One of his key aims will be to red..
What is the ideal throwing technique for a pitcher? This is the question being considered by TU Delft researchers
“The best in the world.” That is what Dr Jouke Verlinden has to say of the Laser sailing simulator developed by TU D..
An end to inhibitive regulations and laws that hamper innovation. The Green Village, on TU Delft campus, aims to become ..
Almost a century after autoclaved aerated concrete was first developed, it has been rediscovered as the most energy-frie..
Dr Olindo Isabella (EEMCS) has received a Horizon 2020 research grant for developing better and cheaper solar cells.
Technopolis science park for high-tech start-ups had a first this summer. In early June, four plastic bridges were taken..
Accidents, fires, strokes and other calamities. These are things that the emergency services encounter on a regular basi..
n the final day of the large-scale and highly complex move to the new Applied Sciences faculty building, doctoral candid..
A quantum computer uses bits that are not only 0 or 1, but can be both at the same time. Unfortunately, this quantum inf..
Wind turbine masts could be made 30% lighter. This is according to meteorologist Dr Maarten Holtslag
Ten experienced TU Delft researchers have been awarded Vidi grants by the NWO. ‘An absolute record’, said Rector Mag..
Robotic support can be useful if you suffer from muscular disease.
In the best Dutch tradition, one-third of all childbirths take place in a home environment.
His report was not called into question. “But the pressure was extreme.” Professor of Housing Systems Peter Boelhouw..
Hidden in the covers of 16th-century books are innumerable
pieces of parchment adorned with medieval texts. Material
Plans and maps are rapidly being replaced by spatial models. In the world of 3D geo-information, the Netherlands is doin..
The robots are coming, as we’ve been hearing for quite a while. Nearby, in The Hague, scientists, engineers and TU Del..
The International Festival of Technology wants to show everything TU Delft has to offer.
Kees Lau has run an architect’s office in Leiden for more than thirty years. He started out on
his own and gradually ..
How does collaboration with robots work? Professor Catholijn Jonker, Interactive Intelligence research group leader in t..
Dr.ir.ing Tim Horeman-Franse Engineer of the Year At a ceremony attended by Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel, TU Delf..
We must not fill the world with robots without first seeing how they influence humans. Instead, society needs to focus f..
A wireless home? No, Bluetooth-inventor Jaap Haartsen still has cables in his house. “I like to keep my work separate ..
Gauging distance with one eye is tricky. That also applies to robots with one camera and to bees with eyes set right nex..
Do a search for ‘robot hand’ online and you’ll soon come across mechanical metal constructions with humming actuat..
What future awaits us? In twenty years’ time, will smart robots be assisting us with
all kinds of household chores? ..
Making self-driving cars is one thing, but allowing them on the roads in large numbers is something else.
Anyone who has recently flown from Schiphol Airport may have bumped into him: Spencer, a blue-and-white robot on wheels...
If your legs are paralysed, everyday activities like getting up off a deep sofa, walking over rough terrain or going ups..
Chinese students are in the habit of having a nap after lunch. We learn to do this at primary school so that we feel ref..
‘The notion that technology is neutral and carries no values is outdated’. TU Delft marked its 174th Dies Natalis wi..
Inventors: Dr David Vermaas and Dr Wilson Smith Although sun and wind are inex-haustible sources of energy, they don’..
Robotics is this year’s theme for Delft University of Technology. It was introduced at the
university’s 174th birth..
It will be a first for Amsterdam. Next year, drunk hooligans and other visitors to the Red Light District can find their..
‘Let’s get child mortality rates are just as low in Africa as they are in the Netherlands’. With these rousing wor..
The lab of materials and environment (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences) is a world leader in concrete techno..
Making smart use of an existing ‘brain atlas’ provides a treasure trove of information on how hormones affect our br..
It was a world first. Insiders knew that the condensin protein plays a role in the folding and fixing of DNA strands, bu..
Imagine a house that you can put into a backpack. Two students from TU Delft have developed amazing foldable structures ..
Try making drinking water with nothing more than plastic, sea water and lots of sun.
Tactile and digital simultaneously. IDE alumna Helma van Rijn developed a teaching method for children with autism or a ..
‘Still very relevant’ is what Rector Magnificus Karel Luyben called the Studium Generale Lecture Series (SG) during ..
In the lavishly illustrated historical atlas of Delft (‘Historische atlas van Delft’), TU alumnus and urban planner ..
Neanderthals were anything but stupid. Researchers from TU Delft and Leiden have discovered that these primeval people u..
The new building for Applied Sciences was delivered on time and on budget on 4 February.
TU Delft will convert to wind energy in January 2017.
From the first coachload of Indonesian students to the 1,500 international students who joined Master’s degree program..
Researchers at the South Pole launch test balloons. As soon as the
atmosphere is stable enough, they will launch an en..
For the past three years, TU Delft has had an office on the campus of Unicamp university in Brazil. But how do you organ..
TU Delft has been collaborating with China for decades, but the relationship only
really intensified three years ago. ..
The latest measurement instrument of the TU Delft measures the crystal structures of many different materials and is uni..
Science is not above sexism. At least scientists and engineers are not.
They are Physics graduates, but they knew nothing about running a business. This is the realisation dawning on the owner..
They developed the new online course Leadership for Engineers, which engineers all over the world can follow free of cha..
Industrial design engineer Wouter Kets doesn’t really have an affinity with cars. “Ask me to name all the latest Mer..
There are many ways that well-intentioned designs can go wrong, according to PhD candidate Annemarie Mink (Industrial De..
“After two and a half years work, my book about the opposition to shale gas in the Netherlands, Tussen hoogmoed en hys..
The aim of the Delft Global Initiative is to unite
researchers, lecturers and students in order to actively contribute..
Technical universities should become more visible in Europe, according to the Idea League, the alliance of TU Delft and ..
“Matter consists of molecules and atoms. So does the human brain. In the picture of classical mechanics, each future s..
Residents of Hong Kong flush their toilets using seawater. In the mid-twentieth century, the city state installed saltwa..
TU Delft believes that student ambassadors and regional groups are the ideal means for attracting the most promising int..
One of the primary concerns for Vietnamese house builders is keeping heat out. This objective was traditionally aimed at..
The TU Delft Library is co-founder of DataCite, the global organisation that registers research data. The organisation i..
Even the best patents promising many benefits won’t
necessarily attract queues of buyers.
‘Dutch universities need to offer appealing career paths and outstanding research facilities in order to attract and r..
Building maintenance at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is now costing s..
The general consensus in Nicaragua is that bamboo is a material for the poor. It’s only used for scaffolding during co..
After a one-day delay spent waiting for the right wind direction, the Stratos II+ rocket finally lifted off from its lau..
Grasping and lifting a coffee cup without spilling a drop. That’s no easy task for a machine, as first-year students o..
Offshore wind farms should generate power in an environmentally friendly manner, but the noise produced under water duri..
There was ‘double Dutch’ success down under in this year’s World Solar Challenge. After crossing 3200 kilometres o..
Good news for Nick van der Giessen, professor of Water Management in the faculty of Civil
Engineering and Geosciences. ..
To the moon and back fifty times. 42 Million kilometres was the distance travelled during 57,000 hours of active servic..
A new teaching building, Pulse, is to be erected between the faculties of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) and Mechan..
It looks just like steak, but in fact it is a totally vegetarian, soya-based dish.
“I shall behave as expected of a good student.” So begins the Bachelor’s Pledge that second-year students of Mecha..
Biophysicist Professor Cees Dekker had a notable start to the year. He was appointed as a Professor of the Royal Netherl..
Biofuels such as ethanol from sugar cane and cellulose ‘waste’ are theoretically sustainable, as their combustion re..
A philanthropist with a double life. Jacques van Marken, founder of the Dutch Yeast and Methylated Spirits Factory and t..
Engineers from Delft have designed a kind of Delta plan for Texas. The aim is to protect the inhabitants in and around H..
Politicians will meet at the Climate Summit in Paris to discuss the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) rep..
They designed the Rijksmuseum app, which this year won several awards, and will release what they believe is the new sta..
A life free of stress thanks to smart planning software? It sounds too good to be true. But Calendar42, TU Delft alumnus..
I hate lotteries, especially all the advertising they send in the post, but the Postcode Lottery’s Green Challenge alw..
To deal with climate change we need sustainable energy systems, but foreign energy suppliers are currently pushing Dutch..
A quick visit to startup fortress YesDelft shows that young
entrepreneurs are also working on climate change solutions..
Climate change is a slow process, which means that its monitoring must not be swayed by the issues of the day, says Prof..
Travelling from Delft to a wedding in southern India by motorbike in 2011, Henk Wapstra met a British agricultural inspe..
Mr. Victor van der Chijs President Executive Board University of Twente Victor van der Chijs LL.M is the new chairman of..
Sea levels may rise a lot more this century than is assumed in the IPCC report.
‘However realistic a virtual environment is, as long as a trainee knows he or she is not in a simulator, he will not p..
Better treatment of waste water will release fewer greenhouse gases, says Mark van Loosdrecht, professor of Environmenta..
Cheaper and better. With such succinct words of praise, a product is sure to sell itself. However, the practical applica..
While working as a PhD student in the Department of Biotechnology (Faculty of Applied Sciences), Dr Shiva Salek develope..
Making fresh water from salt water is common enough in deserts bordering on the sea. Eric Geboers came up with the idea ..
Politicians meet at the climate summit at the end of November in Paris to discuss the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on C..
It’s definitely the cleanest place on campus: the Class 100 cleanroom within the Dimes Technology Centre (DTC). It’s..
The students of the Formula Student team achieved an impressive score to win gold both at Silverstone in Great Britain a..
The biofilm printer made from the children’s construction kit K’NEX was held in high esteem at the iGEM Jamboree, he..
Corine Horsch, doctoral candidate in interactive intelligence (EEMCS), has developed an interactive app together with Ut..
The experiment performed by Prof. Ronald Hanson and his team is the final nail in the coffin for locality and realism as..
Each year, TU Delft students choose the best lecturer in their faculty. From these, the best lecturer of the university ..
TU Delft welcomed 4,051 new first -year students at the beginning of this new academic year. The number of Master’s st..
More than 600,000 people from all over the world have already registered for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at Delf..
On 7 September, astronaut Andreas Mogensen succeeded in controlling a rover on the ground at ESA in Noordwijk from the I..
Researchers from VU Amsterdam and TU Delft have set up a van to be used to measure the brain patterns of stroke patients..
Art historians knew that there was another painting hidden under Rembrandt’s Old Man in Military Costume, as this had ..
‘Engineers are not cookies waiting to be baked.’ It was with these wise words that Dirk Jan van den Berg, President ..
In a period of two months, TU Delft alumnus Allard van Hoeken gave around
100 interviews in response to the introducti..
Cheap electricity, no plutonium and no meltdowns. This is what the thorium molten salt reactor is promising. TU Delft ha..
Beating human heart cells are expected to give a significant boost to drug research. Researchers at TU Delft are working..
A capital of €60 billion in sewer drains lies buried in the Netherlands. These drains must gradually be replaced, but..
Floating construction: several municipalities in the Netherlands are working with it on a small scale. TU Delft alumnus ..
After more than 40 years of research on the hulls of sailing yachts in the towing tank at Delft, boat expert Dr Lex Keun..
Automated container terminals can process greater volumes, in addition to causing less damage to machines and containers..
How does a civil engineer become editor-in-chief of the feminist magazine Opzij? This question is often posed to Irene d..
The days of flat maps are over; everything is moving to 3D’, according to Dr Sisi Zlatanova. She has developed a 3D da..
In the 1930s, Professor Vening Meinesz performed highly precise measurements of gravity around the world while floating ..
Forget about subsidence, rising sea levels and flash flooding. An even greater danger is now threatening the dikes in th..
Proffessor Lex Haak, Ir. Julia Cramer, Prof. MarileenDogterom, Thom Hoffman
At what point does the current change direction in an estuary? Research conducted within the Chair in Hydrology, in coll..
When you pour a spoonful of cocoa powder in a cup of water, it always floats on top. And that’s no way to make hot cho..
After years of development, two graduates and a contribution from STW, the Fleet Cleaner is
complete. The remote-contr..
The two most important days in the lives of doctoral candidates are the days on which they start their
research and th..
For his graduation project in the cyber-physical systems research group (Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering), Joha..
Following their joint alumni tour of the United States, TU Delft, Twente University and TU Eindhoven visited Scandinavia..
Hunched up under the worktop trying to fix a clogged drain reminds me of the theme of this issue of Delft Outlook: float..
The robot ray Galatea will never get tangled in seaweed or ropes. This is because it does not have a propeller. Instead,..
The grand re-opening of the Mineralogical-Geological Museum in the Science Centre on Mijnbouwstraat took place on 23 Apr..
Oil tankers and floating oil platforms are robust constructions, or so you might think. In fact, they are riddled with c..
On 4 June, more than 100 alumni visited the campus to attend lectures that the Alumni Office had organised during the In..
The weekend of Pentecost, TU Delft Eco-Runner Team ended in first place in the hydrogen class of the Shell Eco-marathon ..
The long-term goal of the Quantum Computing Group is to realize a working quantum computer, a machine that goes beyond t..
The Delft University Fund has presented the Best Professor Award for 2015 to Prof. Jack Pronk, a professor of industrial..
In the hope of generating one million kilowatt-hours per year, TU Delft is going to cover nearly half of the total roof ..
In the coming 10 years, the TU Delft institute for quantum technology, QuTech, will receive €135 million for the furth..
Researchers Wietse van Dijk and Cor Meijneke from biomechanical engineering (3mE) have created robot boots, which provi..
Watching a video on paper or having electronics processed into clothing: these are amongst the promises of of flexible e..
In 2050, the provision of energy in Europe will be more sustainable and also more complex than it is now. This will call..
Researchers in transport and planning (CEG) have developed a smart way to travel through Senegal: by analysing a mountai..
The days of the highly toxic rocket fuel hydrazine are numbered – at least if Angelo Cervone and Barry Zandbergen from..
Gas production can be increased by injecting soap into the ground. This is the conclusion of Dr ir. Dries van Nimwegen (..
Within five years, Professor of Bionanoscience Cees Dekker (Applied Sciences) hopes to have made it possible for artific..
In the first issue of Delft Outlook in 2015, on the theme of Big Data, the article ‘Fishing in governmental data’ st..
Flying through clouds of ash, or flying on an damaged engine or a broken rudder; nothing fazes TU Delft pilots Hans Muld..
The aim of the Strategic Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Alliance, established by the three universities in 2012, was to improve re..
In the WaterLab, biotechnologist Steef de Valk is carrying out experiments with tubifex worms. These threadlike creature..
Thanks to his talent and his vision that often clashed head-on with the spirit of the times, Jo Coenen has really made h..
A new technique for imaging biomolecules is generating more data than pathologists can handle. Dr Raf van de Plas of 3mE..
For his graduation project, Stefan Roest developed a solar panel. When he wanted to test it, the sun was nowhere to be f..
Nearly all of the vehicle traffic in the Netherlands is registered continuously. In the computer lab of Prof. ir. Hans v..
‘If something is free on the internet, you pay for it with your personal information’, according to the philosophy p..
Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding in cities. In order to prevent damage, it is necessary to know how much rain falls a..
As a girl, Marian Rijk wanted to become a detective. She devoured Agatha Christie novels because she loved solving puzzl..
The temperature in a house affects the health of those who live there. To learn more about interior temperature, scienti..
An open data lab containing all information about citizens with regard to the government – Stefan de Konink thinks thi..
The city of the future will solve problems by collecting data in many different ways. The newly established Amsterdam In..
Never start a column with an anecdote about your grandmother, my writing teacher once told me, but here goes... My grand..
‘After 50 years, I wanted to do something in return.’ In 1960, ir. Bob de Lange received a grant from what was then ..
Point clouds yield highly detailed information. For example, the second Dutch Elevation Dataset (AHN2) is so precise tha..
According to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), both publications and the data underlying them ..
‘Humanity should create a system for establishing life on other planets (panspermia) using extremophiles, as insurance..
" What a cool idea," thought Guido Kooijman when he came up with the idea of his ideal gas meter. Plenty of pa..
According to the National Think Tank, the Netherlands has a shortage of data scientists. Professor of Web Information Sy..
'Big Data is also used to survey human behaviour. For the cover I wanted to photograph a group of people anonymousl..
If the technical computer scientist Lennart Klaver has his way, cars will soon be talking to their fellow road users thr..
After a successful pilot in the USA, the three universities of technology are planning another alumni tour. This time, w..
Decelerating a robot arm converts motion into heat. An ingenious spring mechanism, which can store up to 80% of the kine..
Smoke from forest and savannah fires in Africa absorbs much more solar radiation than was previously thought. This has b..
Cynthia Liem (EEMCS) has come up with an app designed to attract a new, younger audience to symphony concerts, currently..
Doctoral candidate Shouen Zhu is making millimetres of high-quality graphene for a fraction of the current price.
On 11 June 1962, three prisoners escaped from the heavily guarded prison island of Alcatraz, to the north of San Francis..
The OMI lab focuses on organic chemistry and nano-biosensors.
Researchers at the wind tunnel are using soap bubbles to chart air currents. Two decades ago, American researchers attem..
As Jaco Jansen (IDE) explains, black soldier flies contain lots of protein and better fatty acids than meat, along with ..
A fingerprint is more than just the pattern of lines that our fingers leave behind.
Driving straight through the Sahara to Dakar in a clapped-out old car: that takes guts.
In the future, we will flush our toilets with seawater and the sewage system will become a source of raw materials. This..
With their knowledge of metallurgy, mechanics and thermodynamics, mechanical engineers had to give shape to
At TU Delft neighbour Deltares, the Ballast construction company is putting the finishing touches on the world’s large..
Rising prices for raw materials are slowing down the European economy, according to Peter Rem, Professor of Resources an..
Three TU Delft students, one dream. When Robbert van Geldrop in 2004 and two fellow students of Systems Engineering, Pol..
As is the case with all other employees, professors retire when they turn 65. But there are exceptions. This week: mathe..
The highest concentration of technological alumni outside the Netherlands can be found in the United States: nearly 310..
Shortages of raw materials are forcing producers to develop new business models, in order that they can make a
People are increasingly communicating through computers, tablets and smartphones. One element that is lacking in all of ..
Next year, Minister of Infrastructure Schultz van Haegen will be meeting with the leading automobile manufacturers to di..
A toilet cistern contains around ten litres of water, and people tend to flush around three times per day, on average. I..
Seeing and grasping opportunities, while making a difference for people and the planet: this characterises the career of..
Ir. Nynke Tromp Industrial Design Engineering Her research is of international and social importance, her resear..
With more than 100 million tons of freight passing up and down each year, more water transport takes place on the Rhine ..
You have to come very close to see the type of screenings that Prof. YongXiang Yang (3mE) is shaking back and forth in a..
The isotope technetium-99m is manufactured in only a few reactors in the world. Three of these manufacturers, including ..
Alexandru Iosup from the Faculty of EEMCS has been named the best teacher at TU Delft. Ir. Jörn Zimmerling was selected..
Helix Flex could make many new surgical techniques possible in the future’, states Prof Paul Breedveld, of the Bio-mec..
Energy storage comes in all shapes and sizes. Condensers are convenient for peak storage, but they are exhausted within ..
In the United States, one out of every three corn plants ends in a bio-ethanol plant. Further increases in this share co..
In a 2013 report, the Dutch Language Union and the Council for the Dutch Language and Literature expressed serious conce..
The TU Delft alumni Jantien Herfst and Mei Ling Tan (both from TPM) have won the Viva400 Award in the category of fashio..
The Good Friends Dinner, organised by the University Fund on 6 November, began with a surprise: the quantum technology r..
The inability to become pregnant can cause a great deal of stress – hassles with clinical ovulation tests and planned ..
Since 18 November, a five-month pilot study has been running in the Faculty of EEMCS, in which alumni can become mentors..
‘Long-term plans only serve to create an illusion of control over our lives’
In many areas in Africa, the weather is erratic.
Rainfall is irregular, and there are long periods of drought. A netwo..
In March 2015, the Young Alumni Career Week will be held for the third time. Alumni graduating within the past five year..
A smart combination of an optical and a electron microscope can follow individual molecules in their course through a li..
After winning five gold medals in Australia, Nuna won the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa in early October. Follow..
In the art of the Golden Age, almost nothing was more important than the ability to depict human emotions convincingly. ..
Alec Momont, a graduating student of IDE, devised an ambulance drone that could substantially increase the chances of su..
A tripod is obviously nice for making stable video images. Lugging it around, however, is not for the industrial designe..
Two thirds of the chemical companies investigated do not take safety regulations very seriously. They are either unaware..
In September the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that the ozone layer is recovering. Prof Pieternel Le..
On the last of three launch days in Spain, the rocket motor stalled, forcing the DARE student rocket team to abandon the..
Pilots Alexander in ’t Veld and Hans Mulder discovered a software error during a simulation of a Ryan Air flight using..
A glass ceiling and a lack of interest amongst women with regard to technical degree programmes – this combination con..
An artificial leg, a hearing aid, a dust mask: there is a fair degree of stigma attached to some products. How do you de..
Wherever there are problems with flooding defences, broken levees or other water-related threats, often one of the thing..
People can be strange creatures, as ergonomics expert Professor Peter Vink (Industrial Design Engineering) knows. They w..
Preventing traffic congestion by modifying driver behaviour: that was what CEG researchers working with Technolution and..
Like other employees, professors retire when they turn 65. But there are exceptions. One of them is computer pioneer and..
The government is shifting its focus from facilitating mobility to managing mobility, says Caspar Chorus. His ‘regret ..
It is the ultimate dream of every industrial designer, Lenneke tells us: designing your own product and then bringing it..
While I was on holiday I bumped into a student from Delft. Her: twenty years old, studying at TPM, living on the Jacoba ..
At the age of fourteen, Gerald Schotman (53) already knew that he wanted to study civil engineering. He was completely f..
Ir. Ionica Smeets Science Journalist In columns and on television, she can explain scientific subjects in great detail, ..
Aviation has a limited impact on climate change, but a real one. We have to do our best to minimize that impact.
playing in a lab? That’s allowed in the ProFit Fieldlab, which was set up by the City of Delft and TU Delft..
‘Strong car brands need not worry about their image when they add an electric car to their produc..
Fast and inexpensive roll-to-roll manufacturing of silicon transistors on plastic films
Mobility and space, infrastructure planning and urban planning - in the past these were often different worlds. And too ..
Collectively as a nation, last year we travelled almost 200 billion kilometres using passenger transport according to St..
If you take a step to the side, she turns her head to follow you. As soon as she makes contact with you again, her face ..
he Chinese drive through Changsha like the Dutch ride their bikes through Amsterdam - without any regard for traffic rul..
Schwab developed the steering aid in response to accident statistics showing that the number of bicycle accidents has in..
Daniele Cavallo and Atilla Geresdi were awarded a VENI grant by the NWO.
On 11 November, TU Delft will show over eighty innovative research projects to the business community and provide leadin..
Merel Oostveen (25) is completing her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Her graduation research concerns the re..
The Indian entrepreneur, who completed a Master’s degree in ergonomics at TU Delft, looks like a cyborg. ‘This versi..
What do top-level sports and technology have to do with each other? Everything! Top-level sport is extremely demanding, ..
Amsterdam shopping street PC Hooftstraat will become home to a unique new building this autumn. One of its shops is to b..
Menopausal women who are suffering from hot flushes may no longer need to reach for the pills in the future.
TU Delft’s entry for the Solar Decathlon, a worldwide competition for energy-neutral construction held in Paris this s..
As soon as the leaves start to fall, the problems begin. Rail passengers know all about this.
Ir. Emiel Mobron studied the economic feasibility of cargo ships with sails for his graduation project in marine enginee..
In November, TU Delft will visit its alumni in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Houston during a tour of the United S..
It’s not only dogs and rats that can sniff out explosives. Genetically modified Escherichia coli bacteria can also do ..
It has started to become a tradition that during the introduction week, it is not only freshers that hang from the famou..
Scientists from the TU Delft Kavli Institute have been able to make extremely small drums made of graphene.
Two Master’s students from the Faculty of Architecture have won second prize and €2,500 in the Velux International D..
The historical collection of survey instruments was moved to the tower room at Kanaalweg 4 last summer.
Fossil fuels are not hip. Human power and renewable energt that's what the TU Delft 'dream teams' are all
Myanmar is opening up to the outside world. Engineers from TU Delft are discovering some great opportunities to conduct ..
In July 2013, TU Delft alumnus Jan van Kranendonk and his business partner Thomas de Leeuw decided to discontinue their ..
TU Delft is heading a European research programme on CO2 capture, with a budget of €10 million. This could result in t..
Earthquakes, tsunamis, rushing mobs – in the Transport and Planning department, test subjects are being immersed in a ..
A polymer prepared from waste water extends the useful life of concrete. It also appears to be
suitable as a protectiv..
Like other employees, professors retire when they turn 65. But there are exceptions. One of them is the geophysicist and..
What’s the worst that could happen? In January 1996, with this thought in mind, Jan-Jaap Koppert took the bold step of..
Aeronautics or mechanical engineering? More than 30 years ago, Richard Cobben (50) was not sure. After the open day at T..
The syndrome has seldom been outlined as clearly as it was recently on the programme EenVandaag on Radio 1. In the broad..
Within 20 years, functional polymers will be the smartest material that exists, says Dr Kaspar Janssen (Industrial Desig..
Constructions need to be increasingly light and strong. That can be done, according to
Prof. Theo Dingemans (AE), almo..
Prof. Nynke Dekker, Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht, Prof. Frances Brazier and Prof. Wubbo Ockels
By 3D printing parts in plastic, scientists are able to conduct much better research on new medical instruments. They ar..
An old chemical reaction – the Fisher Tropsch process – is expected to make it possible to produce plastic from biom..
Polymers that repair themselves after a crack has appeared. Sybrand van de Zwaag (AE) is developing ‘self-healing plas..
The Alumni Event brought approximately 350 alumni together at TU Delft on 6 June in order to
discuss the latest develo..
Soldiers use helmets to protect their heads from bullets and bomb fragments. With their overwrapped composite helmet, th..
In the 1970s, researchers were working to develop a window that could absorb light and convert it into electricity. The ..
‘I grew up with science. As a child, I was impressed by all the thick books on theoretical physics that my father had ..
In the Delft recycling lab in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, they don’t like to talk about plastic ..
When I graduated in the sixties, engineers were highly regarded. A new era followed, however, in which this regard was s..
The Netherlands recycles more than half of its plastic packaging, making it a leader in Europe. Because the demand for p..
The cream-coloured wastewater from the Mars, Bounty and Twix bars is filled with fatty acids and sugars. A small portion..
What was the role of TU Delft in the development of plastics? Information specialist Jorden Esser went searching in the ..
At Dimes, PhD student Andrea Ingenito has pulled out all the stops in order to use a thin solar cell to extract as much ..
Master’s student Januardy Djong (TPM) has reached the finals in the Shell Ideas360 competition, together with Dimas Pr..
At the dry cleaners, clothes are washed in the chemical solvent PER (perchloroethylene). Although liquid CO2 would be an..
For children with a serious illness, being in the hospital is overwhelming enough, let alone having to be in quarantine...
For their Bachelor’s final project, ten AE students developed an idea for flying to Mars and back. With their plan, wh..
Floating screens that are one metre deep and a hundred kilometres long are expected to remove floating plastic waste fro..
Building bridges out of spaghetti is serious business in Delft. The annual spaghetti-bridge building competition organis..
When fruit flies are attacked, they react like fighter planes, thrusting their bodies in a sharply slanted curve in orde..
Professor of bioprocess engineering Luuk van der Wielen (Applied Sciences), is collaborating with neurologist Stuart Fir..
Researchers of the lab of Professor Ronald Hanson (Kavli Institute for Nanoscience, Applied Sciences) have teleported in..
Dr Iulia Lefter (EEMC) has developed a security-camera extension that is capable of recognising not only aggression and ..
“How safe are we really?” was the question posed at TU Delft’s 172th Dies Natalis celebration. New technologies of..
The first two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were completed late last year, and the sequel is undergoing intensive ..
The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft celebrated its tenth anniversary on 10 March. In terms of money, the Kavli Foun..
The government is looking for techniques for producing new fuels from CO2, light and water. One of the seven proposals t..
Like other employees, professors retire when they turn 65. But there are exceptions. This week: Expert in acoustical ima..
Fireflies formed a source of inspiration for his Ndassie lamp. “As a child, I tried to catch them and put them in a ja..
Nick van der Velde was studying strategic product design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering when he went to..
My aunt takes care of elderly people with dementia. She recently told me about a new facility in her nursing home: a hom..
Last summer, the former Shell chief Jeroen van der Veer was appointed as the new chair of the Supervisory Board. Van der..
In 2030, solar energy will be the least expensive form of all, predicts Prof. Miro Zeman of Photovoltaic materials and D..
Alumnus Frits Brouwer has been the director of KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) for ten years. On 1..
Dr Hester Hellinga has discovered that people who are satisfied with their views are often also satisfied with the amoun..
Sunlight can be used to purify water. This process is not yet in common use, however, because it requires large, expensi..
The super-resolution technology shows objects ten times sharper than a regular light microscope.
Why this is important The sharp increase in data traffic (internet) is approaching the limits of the current broadband t..
Light will soon play an important role in minimally invasive surgery (keyhole operations), in which medical instruments ..
Russian science remains largely closed to anyone who cannot speak the language, but Zverkovskyi can. This is convenient,..
Delft research varies in scale, nature, topic, applicability, perspective and a number of other variables. However, they..
Technology leads to environmental problems
During the 172th Dies Natalis celebration on 10 January, TU Delft awarded an honorary doctorate to the American safety e..
His research on storing wind energy in ammonia has earned Ab Streppel the UfD-Cofely Energy Efficiency Award.
Tvilight ensures adequate lighting that continually travels along with road users. “Road users therefore do not notice..
Entering the cleanroom where the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) group does their research is a tedious proces..
Children with cancer feel often lonely when they are in hospital. In order to cheer them up, nine students in the Intera..
TU Delft has an increasingly international role in the academic world. One third of the Master’s students come from so..
By modelling the soft tissue biomechanics and the suspension of the human eye Dr. Sander Schutte, who recently defended ..
Clouds that grow all the way up to the tropopause at ten kilometres height or more can cause extreme summer storms.
Robots are undoubtedly getting smarter. But they’re at their smartest when they work as a team.
Like an iceberg, the vast majority of the Rijksmuseum’s collection is hidden. But not for much longer.
Very fast electronic circuits and flexible display screens; the promises of graphene are plenty.
Delft Scientists have been the first to link the presence of pharmaceutical residues in the Rhine to the demographic cha..
26 March Coach Café ‘Experienced alumnus helps starter’ 28 March | Alumni Day ‘Practical Studies’ 31 March Uf..
On the morning of November 21 2013 at 8:10, the Delfi-n3Xt satellite was launched from a base in Yasny, Russia. For almo..
A new mathematical model might one day help point out which people, on the basis of a CT-scan, are most at risk of ather..
‘The university of the future’ The annual Alumni Event will take place on 6 June 2014 from 15.30 to 22.00. Experi..
are the research priorities of the Delft University Fund
A simulator to train sailing skills, drones, 3D-printed jewellery and of course robots that hand over drinks, on January..