Within 20 years, functional polymers will be the smartest material that exists, says Dr Kaspar Janssen (Industrial Desig
Polymers that repair themselves after a crack has appeared. Sybrand van de Zwaag (AE) is developing ‘self-healing plas
Constructions need to be increasingly light and strong. That can be done, according to
Prof. Theo Dingemans (AE), almo
What was the role of TU Delft in the development of plastics? Information specialist Jorden Esser went searching in the
In the Delft recycling lab in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, they don’t like to talk about plastic
By 3D printing parts in plastic, scientists are able to conduct much better research on new medical instruments. They ar
The cream-coloured wastewater from the Mars, Bounty and Twix bars is filled with fatty acids and sugars. A small portion
Soldiers use helmets to protect their heads from bullets and bomb fragments. With their overwrapped composite helmet, th
An old chemical reaction – the Fisher Tropsch process – is expected to make it possible to produce plastic from biom
Floating screens that are one metre deep and a hundred kilometres long are expected to remove floating plastic waste fro
Myanmar is opening up to the outside world. Engineers from TU Delft are discovering some great opportunities to conduct research and teach there. ‘It is an engineer’s paradise.’
Earthquakes, tsunamis, rushing mobs – in the Transport and Planning department, test subjects are being immersed in a ‘disaster’, with the ultimate goal of improving the usability of traffic models for evacuation.
TU Delft is heading a European research programme on CO2 capture, with a budget of €10 million. This could result in the first large-scale application of a new class of porous materials.
"There is a group of people over the age of 60 with a lot of knowledge, many of them qualified in Delft"
"To a chemist, space inside a molecule is the same thing as a large house is to a designer"
"So many people just keep plugging away, wasting a lot of energy, emotions and government subsidies"
As a rapid succession of electric sparks generates nanosized metal particles, it opens the way to produce new energy mat..
Running into your forties and suffering from intense heat, sweating and rapid heartbeat that accompany the menopause? A ..
When leaves are falling this autumn, a number of them will be zapped from the rails by an on-board laser system. TU rese..
Scientists from TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience were able to detect extremely small changes in forces on gra..
Not only dogs and rats can sniff out explosives. Genetically modified bacteria can do so too. Or so TU Delft students pa..
High up in the Andean Mountains in Ecuador CEG researchers Dr. Henk Jonkers and Virginie Wiktor are trying to prevent ir..
GPS-tracks from volunteers can be used to improve maps. In the future, maps may even go live: displaying what’s taking..
Sustainability is business since municipalities demand contractors to deliver 'extra value' in terms of sustai..
The Ecoliner is a sail-assisted cargoship under design at Dykstra naval architects. Master student Emiel Mobron optimise..
In 2030, solar energy will be the least expensive form of all, predicts Prof. Miro Zeman of Photovoltaic materials and D
Children with cancer feel often lonely when they are in hospital. In order to cheer them up, nine students in the Intera
The super-resolution technology shows objects ten times sharper than a regular light microscope.
Light will soon play an important role in minimally invasive surgery (keyhole operations), in which medical instruments
Sunlight can be used to purify water. This process is not yet in common use, however, because it requires large, expensi
Tvilight ensures adequate lighting that continually travels along with road users. “Road users therefore do not notice
Fireflies formed a source of inspiration for his Ndassie lamp. “As a child, I tried to catch them and put them in a ja
The government is looking for techniques for producing new fuels from CO2, light and water. One of the seven proposals t
The government is looking for techniques for producing new fuels from CO2, light and water. One of the seven proposals to be funded was from TU Delft.
Last summer, the former Shell chief Jeroen van der Veer was appointed as the new chair of the Supervisory Board. Van der Veer graduated from TU Delft in 1971 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He replaced Gert-Jan Kramer, who served as chair for two terms.
“How safe are we really?” was the question posed at TU Delft’s 172th Dies Natalis celebration. New technologies offer opportunities, but they also pose threats.
"To meet the deadlines, we even made recordings at midnight"
"The most serious consequence will be mistrust of governments regarding this subject"
"Bureaucracy, corruption and an unstructured environment make the work a challenge."