Computer generated heating, 3D printed bras, Tiny Houses, and hacking your NS Dagkaart; these are Delta's 12 most read English articles from 2015.
Perhaps Delta's most read article this year, period, TU Delft graduate Shou-en Zhu created an affordable way to manufacture high-quality graphene and it certainly made waves.
In Febuary, one of the coldest months, everyone was excited by the prospect of free heating. Nerdalize received a grant to develop their unique heating innovation; warm houses with the heat generated by computers.
The OV-Chipkaart was recently revealed as the most expensive travel card in Europe, so it is unsurprising that when Wahyu Pratomo, a TU Delft student, used a €14 Dagkaart to make €150 worth of train journeys it made the news. Travelling from Delft to Groningen, Maastricht, Vlissingen then back to Delft Wahyu certainly got bang for his buck.
Considered one of Delft‘s more 'elite’ fraternities, Delftsch Studenten Corps (DSC), has some 1900 members with a large number of clubs and activities. As for the hazing periods, DSC made clear these are a thing of the past.
The end of Sodexo‘s catering monopoly over TU Delft saw a new 'Catering Vision' come to campus, promising more variety. Students and staff, particularly internationals, had long been dissatisfied with Sodexo’s service.
A new material patented at TU Delft has the potential to be used for cheap, printable solar cells. Named EDOT-OMeTPA this material also has potential applications in wearable technologies.
The Design/Synthesis symposium, saw a number of students from Aerospace Engineering present their student projects. There was a search and rescue drone, a nano-satellite for low orbit earth observation, and even an aeroplane without wing-flaps.
Wageningen University hoped that WEpods, created with help from researchers at TU Delft, will be the first self-driving vehicles in the Netherlands that are completely autonomous, able to adapt and change their route using sight capabilities.
Two TU Delft architecture students took the tiny-house movement to the extreme, starting their own architectural firm. They build small self-contained customisable structures for people who want to downsize and minimise their environmental impact.
As many people are all too aware, finding a well-fitted bra can be an impossible mission. TU Delft Master's graduate Lidewij van Twillert designed body scanning technology which creates perfectly fitted, 3D printed bras.
TU Delft said goodbye to the ‘Spaceboxes’, the small studios nestled behind the EWI Faculty. Built in 2003, the structures have poor ventilation and despite a convenient location are no longer up to scratch.
The Paris Climate Conference was much anticipated in 2015. However several TU Delft students who attended a youth version of the conference came back unoptimistic about reaching climate change goals.