Natural Sciences - Materials Science

TU/e appoints ASML pioneer and building materials authority as honorary doctorates

Materials Science - Innovation

Rector Lenaerts praises knowledge, vision, perseverance and touch of rebelliousness Next Thursday, during the Research Day at TU/e, Martin van den Brink (ASML) and Karen Scrivener (EPFL) will receive honorary doctorates for their scientific contributions to their fields. This is an annual tradition to honor people outside of the university for their major scientific input and pioneering work.

Modeling smart polymer materials

Materials Science - Life Sciences

Guido Kusters created mathematical models to aid in the development of smart polymers, and he defended his PhD thesis cum laude at the Department of Applied Physics and Science Education on May 29th.

TU Delft brings hopeful story on critical raw materials

Smartphones, solar panels, medical equipment and electric vehicles are just a few examples of everyday products that use critical raw materials. The demand for these materials is on the rise, and it's expected to further increase in the coming years mainly due to the energy transition.

Disorder improves battery life

What determines the cycle life of batteries? And, more importantly, how can we extend it? An international research team led by TU Delft has discovered that local disorder in the oxide cathode material increases the number of times Li-ion batteries can be charged and discharged. Their results have been published in Nature .

Strings that can vibrate forever (kind of)

Physics - Materials Science

Researchers from TU Delft and Brown University have engineered string-like resonators capable of vibrating longer at ambient temperature than any p

Breakthrough in capacitor technology

Materials Science - Innovation

Pacemakers, defibrillators, radar technology and electric vehicles all need electrical components called capacitors that can store and release a lot of energy in a matter of a few microseconds. Researchers at the University of Twente have recently found a way to increase these capacitors' storage, efficiency and durability.

TU Delft and VDL ETG T&D research contactless wafer handling for better chip production

Materials Science - Innovation

Every time the robotic arm picks up a wafer for placement in the chip machine, very small particles are generated which are harmful for the chip production process.