UT researcher Burcu Gümüscü has been awarded a prestigious grant worth €25.000 from the Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon Fonds. She will use it to develop a new sensing platform that tests if patients take their medicine as prescribed.
Dust swirls in the wind as a dirt bike roars by. Birds are chirping. And a drone buzzes, hovering above the grass field. That is the reality on a ‘test farm’ in the small town of Bentelo, where ITC researchers help local farmers on their way towards precision farming.
Fire-retardant coatings protect steel constructions due to a chain of chemical reactions when exposed to heat. These change the coating into a thick, insulating layer. Current coatings are all based on chemistry and offer little room for improvement. Therefore, the Physics of Fluids group at the UT and the company PPG are developing a completely new fire-retardant coating based on microscopic water droplets.
Do you ever take the time in your busy life to wonder about everyday phenomena? Things that are obvious to us or perhaps just make for a handy trick? There is always a scientific explanation for such phenomena. In Everyday Science, a UT researcher sheds light on an everyday topic.
Hoogleraar Jaap Buurke pleit voor samenwerking tussen verschillende vakgebieden. Donderdag spreekt hij zijn oratie uit in de Waaier. ‘Wetenschappers houden vaak te rigide vast aan bestaande vormen van kennis.’
In the Netherlands, it’s common sense that when you own a property, you also have the land rights to prove that you do. In Colombia, people live in a different reality – especially in rural areas. That’s why ITC researchers and the Dutch Kadaster are helping the Colombian people to receive the rights they are entitled to.
The healthcare sector faces enormous challenges, such as the ageing population, more demanding patients, personalised care and the affordability of the latter. Erwin Hans, professor of Operations Management in Healthcare, travels all over the world to explain that the logistics in the healthcare sector can be improved and made more efficient.
Tot voor een paar jaar geleden had niemand van de term nepnieuws gehoord, maar tegenwoordig zijn de verdraaide feiten een gevaar voor onze vrije, democratische samenleving. Nu de waarheid vaak wordt gereduceerd tot een mening, tiert het online nepnieuws welig. Hoe kon het zover komen en hoe moeten we ons handhaven in het post-truth-tijdperk? En kan de wetenschap ons daarbij helpen?
Developing blood vessels within engineered tissues. That is a simple description of Jeroen Rouwkema’s highly complex research in the field of tissue engineering, a field that aims to one day replace donor organs and animal testing. ‘We are able to 3D print the larger vessels and we are using the natural organizational capacity of cells to create the smaller vascular structures.’
Since practice makes perfect, researchers Dennis Reidsma, Robby van Delden and Dees Postma from the Human Media Interaction (HMI) department are working on a project called ‘Smart Sports Exercises’. The goal: creating an interactive volleyball floor that helps players and coaches improve their game.
Two UT students have made a HoloProjector, a device projecting a 3D hologram of a coach. This prototype is a part of the European project ‘Council of Coaches’ aiming to create a virtual system which supports clients’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Integrated Circuit Design (ICD). The term might sound foreign to you, but you encounter it nearly every minute of every day. It’s everywhere. ‘It’s so small that people don’t notice it, but without it the world would be a total mess. Society without it is like stone age. We are the secret agents that make progress possible.’
Influenza virus remains a major threat, causing millions of infections and deaths every year. Largely because it mutates – a lot. Within a project worth one million euros, UT professor Jurriaan Huskens is aiming to answer why these mutations happen and what effects they have on the infectivity. His first paper on the topic was just accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
Viticulture is a popular, but also a very intensive form of agriculture. Besides producing grapes and therefore wine, vineyards can have a negative impact on biodiversity. Which is why the international project SECBIVIT aims to explore alternative forms of grape cultivation. The UT is leading a part of this recently launched research project.