Make a biosensor that will detect heart failure in good time. This is the assignment set by the international competition SensUs, which is being run by the Honors Academy. For the organizers, a group of Bachelor's students majoring in Software Science have designed an online platform that will go live during the two-day event in September, enabling the worldwide audience to follow the activities of the participating teams in the Auditorium.
TU/e team FAST will this afternoon, Thursday July 6, present REX, a system which converts formic acid into electricity, and which can be linked to an electric bus as a range extender. REX can provide an electric power of 25 kilowatt – 42,000 times more than scale model Junior, which was presented early last year by the student team from Eindhoven.
Two young TU/e researchers have been granted Off Road subsidies for research off the beaten track. Assistant Professor Karin Smolders wants to apply light therapy for chronic alcohol addiction and postdoc Jean-Philippe Frimat is going to try and keep brain tissue alive in the lab.
After a gastric reduction, severely overweight patients do not only lose weight fast, gradually they are also affected less by additional disorders such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes and sleep apnea. Graduating student Ruben Deneer used data from Catharina Hospital to develop the Metabolic Health Index: a measure for the extent to which patients still suffer from these so-called comorbidities.
Scientists at TU/e and Kent State University (Ohio, USA) have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source. The researchers publish their findings in the scientific journal Nature on 29 June.
Team training in obstetrics teams in hospitals helps reduce harm to new-born babies in the event of acute complications during birth. This is the finding of the PhD study undertaken by gynaecologist Joost van de Ven in collaboration with the Máxima Medical Center (MMC). Van de Ven also showed that this training method was cost-effective. On Tuesday he defends his thesis.
The Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Science to Onno Boxma, full professor of Stochastic Operations Research in the TU/e department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Sergey Foss, full professor of Applied Probability, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Queuing Systems journal, is Boxma’s honorary tutor.
Startup Hugsy, the spin-off from a student project at TU/e's Department of Industrial Design, has secured over 200,000 euros through crowdfunding. Before the end of the year, the small company hopes this funding will enable it to market a smart baby blanket carrying the mother's scent and a simulation of her heartbeat.
How can you save energy in a museum such that your collection is not damaged and yet visitors have a comfortable climate? Rick Kramer managed to achieve this balance with the climate control he developed himself for the indoor climate of museums. The method was successfully tested in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Friday June 16th, he gained his PhD with distinction for his work at the Built Environment department.
As of next week researchers at TU/e, Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht can apply to a fund worth ten million euros set aside for joint projects. At an ‘Alliance Day’ to be held on Thursday June 22 at Utrecht's Jaarbeurs convention center they will meet each other and potential partners from industry.
While you cannot see infrared light, this invisible component of the sunlight can have a great impact on the indoor temperature. For this reason the Indian PhD candidate Hitesh Khandelwal made window panes that allow infrared light to pass through when it is cold, and to reflect it under warm conditions. These ‘smart windows’ can help save heating and air conditioning costs alike.
On Wednesday June 21 former PvdA leader Diederik Samsom will speak at the official opening of the Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER), a new research center founded by TU/e in cooperation with DIFFER to perform computations concerning the energy systems of the future, such as nuclear fusion, solar fuels and thermal energy storage.
This year TU/e was 104th in the QS World University Rankings and, according to QS, is the third best university in the Netherlands. Over the past five years, TU/e has risen gradually by some fifty places up this ranking and was the fastest Dutch climber this year. At 104th in the QS ranking, this puts TU/e among the top 1 percent of the world’s 26.000 universities.
What kind of education should we be offering in 2030? What will our research targets be by then, and how can we ensure that the results of this research have greater impact, in particular in the Brainport region? Five working groups will apply themselves to these and other questions in the coming months. Yesterday the kick-off took place in Kennispoort with a parliamentary-style dialogue session.
Soon not only professors but also some associate professors will be able to award a doctorate degree. This drew countless critical questions from the Upper House directed at Education Minister Jet Bussemaker. But the members did approve the proposal.
InMotion, the student team from TU/e and Fontys, has taken the track record for electric vehicles at Circuit Park Zandvoort. In the capable hands of racing driver Beitske Visser, IM/e completed the circuit in 1.48,371, an improvement of over 16 seconds. A top speed of 240 kilometers per hour was recorded.
Due to pain and stress, prematurely born babies develop less well. Therefore, together with TU/e engineers, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, neonatologist at the MMC Veldhoven, thought of ways to make life for premature babies more comfortable. On June 2 Bambang Oetomo is leaving as part-time Professor at Industrial Design.
Sultan Jumayev is TU/e’s five-thousandth PhD candidate. What’s more, he is the first Turkmen to receive a doctorate here; a global citizen who finds friendships more important than his work and believes that his technical training must not compromise his cultural development. He will gain his PhD this afternoon at Electrical Engineering.
Today PhD-student Sultan Jumayev receives his doctorate and thus becomes TU/e’s 5000th PhD. Jumayev is the first researcher from Turkmenistan to receive a doctorate in Eindhoven, bringing the number of PhD nationalities up to 102. The very first TU/e doctorate was awarded in 1959.
“Yes, the title of my lecture is somewhat provocative,” says the spreker, “but biosensor development is going so unbelievably fast. In thirty years' time biosensors will be standard in everyone's home.” At the invitation of SensUs and Studium Generale, science journalist Diederik Jekel gave a lecture Wednesday afternoon about a revolution that he believes is already underway.
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TU/e has made a considerable leap in the prestigious international Times Higher Education World University Rankings that focus on the subject areas Engineering & Technology and Computer Science. TU/e belongs to the fifteen and eighteen best European universities on these subjects respectively. The THE ranking forms an important yardstick for government departments, policymakers and international students.
This morning in the village of Gemert in the province of Brabant a 3D-printed cycle bridge was opened. It was printed this summer in TU/e's Pieter van Musschenbroek Laboratory. This is the world's first ever 3D-printed bridge to be part of regular infrastructure. Another novelty is that the makers have succeeded in printing the bridge's reinforcements, steel cables.