Vaccinations are useful alright, but nobody really enjoys their administration. Microneedles are not only less frightening than the dreaded long hypodermic needle, Anne Römgens thinks they come with many other benefits. She examined this new technique as a PhD candidate at Biomedical Engineering.
When you buy a truck from DAF, you can also conclude a service contract for it. The price of such a contract depends on the expected maintenance costs. Graduating student Lex Roording went into the technical differences between the various types of trucks, in order to help DAF determine the right price for these service contracts.
By building up solar cells from thin layers of different materials, you can make optimum use of the whole light spectrum. PhD candidate Alice Furlan tried one option by sticking thin silicon layers onto a layer of semiconductive plastic, thereby making a cell that absorbs sunlight from infrared to ultraviolet.
Patients suffering from ADHD often have a problematic perception of time. Based on that fact, PhD student Pongpanote Gongsook from Thailand made a video game for young children, in which their time perception is measured without them noticing. It turns out that in almost nine out of ten cases, this video game, called Timo’s Adventure, recognizes players with ADHD.
Biomedical Engineering student Michiel Twisk is conducting his graduation research in two groups of different departments. At Chemical Biology (Biomedical Engineering) he made a molecule that you can use to coat gold particles, and at Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics (Applied Physics and Biomedical Engineering) he is using this molecule to test a new principle for a biosensor.
A bra with a built-in pedometer, which only shows its greatest beauty after sufficient movement. ID student Daphne Menheere hopes that this will enable her to make (former) breast cancer patients live healthier lives and make them feel better about their bodies.
Teaching and sustainable energy form a double thread in Boukje Huijben’s life. For her PhD she investigated which business models are the best for introducing solar power, and how our government policy is a help here - or a hindrance.