Short news science - Delta 11

Photo: DUT racing team.
Photo: DUT racing team.

Racing team
The Formula Student Racing team DUT12 has started building their all-electric racing car. Last month the students laminated the first half of the outer shell. They succeeded in reducing the weight and making a smoother finish by using a new production process. Other students assembled the first 30-Volt battery units from 24 modules. All parts for the engines have arrived as well, and assembly of these will start soon. The parts will also have to be tested in order to program the controllers.

Food City
How to feed 9 billion people by 2050, most of whom will live in cities? ‘Food for the City’ (NAI Publishers) is a book that offers 13 views of how to continue feeding the cities, as proposed by a farmer, philosopher, chef and an urbanist – to name a few. The book, edited by Brigitte van de Sande, will be presented this Thursday evening, 5 April, in The Hague, starting at 17:00. And yes, food will be served.

Delta conference
Students, professors and delegates from the Deltaprogramme were welcomed to the first Knowledge Conference by Rector Karel Luyben and Delta Commissioner Wim Kuijken last Tuesday. The programme ranged from multifunctional dikes to building with nature and tsunami adaptation. The tongue in cheek competition ‘Delta’s next top model’ was won by Professor Guus Stelling (CEG), who improved on his own hydrological models, which he had created 20 years ago. The letdown of the event, according to Ties Rijcken (MSc), was the absence of research funds.

Reconnecting Rotterdam
TU alumnus Aart de Koning (MSc) was rewarded the biannual ‘Cuperus Prize’ for his thesis on traffic management. MP Charlie Aptroot presented the award at the Intertraffic event, held in Amsterdam on 28 March. De Koning designed a plan to reconnect Rotterdam with its harbor by means of public transport. Running passenger trains on freight rails, transport by boat and a new public transport tunnel were some of his original ideas. De Koning graduated at both CEG and Architecture and now works with Goudappel Coffeng in Deventer.

02 juni 2014

Universe’s fingerprints

Universe’s fingerprints Dr Jian-Rong Gao of the quantum transport group (AS faculty) developed a sensor that can detect infrared light from outer space with unprecedented sensitivity.
15 april 2013

Vacuum gripper

PhD student Durandus Vonck developed a vacuum tool that allows surgeons in keyhole surgery to get a grip on tissue without damaging it. It all began with the idea of using vacuum for getting a grip on tissue during an operation. ...

28 juni 2012

Short news science - Delta 19

Short news science - Delta 19 Rocket Across the road from the Sports Centre, rocket scientist, Dr Vitaly Yemets, from the University of Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine), has been testing a new highly reactive oxidizer. ”There has been no explosion, so it is a ...
21 juni 2012

Short news science - Delta 18

Short news science - Delta 18 Spaciousness Architect and TU Professor Dick van Gameren has been awarded the best building award 2012 for his project Villa 4.0. Prof. Van Gameren totally transformed a twice renovated dull bungalow in Naarden near Hilversum. He ...

14 juni 2012

Short news science - Delta 17

Short news science - Delta 17 Neutron microscope The Larmor microscope at the Isis neutron centre, near Oxford, England, will receive funding of 2.3 million euros from the Dutch organization for scientific research - NOW. The TU is one of the three Dutch ...
07 juni 2012

Short news science - Delta 16

Short news science - Delta 16 Kids House The Kids House at the Floriade agricultural exposition in Venlo is an example of bio-based building. It was opened as a BE-Basic initiative by Dutch Minister Verhagen (Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation) last ...