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Vibration-free cooling to measure ‘voices’ from space

Together with their team, cryogenic engineer Cris Vermeer and Marcel ter Brake, Professor at Energy, Materials and Systems, of UT’s MESA+ Institute, are developing a cooling system for the Einstein Telescope project. This European observatory will be dedicated to measure gravitational waves from space. A scale model of part of the telescope will serve as research platform for building a custom-made, vibration-free cooling device.

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‘Personal branding is a journey, not a destination’

While coaching top managers, Stefan Scheidt realized that executives needed better personal branding – and so he decided to start a PhD research on the topic. Tomorrow, the doctoral candidate at the University of Twente is defending his thesis. ‘Personal branding is not only about standing out, but also about fitting in.’

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‘Impact of Covid-19 on doctors was both positive and negative’

For her Master thesis, University of Twente graduate of Business Administration Lotte Sander studied the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing of doctors. ‘I expected the influence to be only negative, but surprisingly the pandemic has also had a positive effect.’

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Predicting vegetation health

UT scientist Yijian Zeng and his team, from the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), combined two existing computer models into a powerful tool to monitor the impact of drought and heat waves on vegetation. They received a three year grant from Netherlands eScience Center to further develop and refine their new model.

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Hand-held laser for flexible medical diagnostics

Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) is a technology used to measure blood flow in skin tissue. Ata Chizari, PhD researcher at the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group, supervised by Professor Wiendelt Steenbergen, modified the existing equipment into a flexible, hand-held device.

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Out of Office: Rupsa Basu

From finish line to formula

The athletics track is not only reserved for sprint specialists and marathon maniacs. Mathematician and statistician Rupsa Basu also regularly ventures inside the lines. The PhD candidate is trying to figure out how fatigue affects running patterns. The aim is to improve sports performance and prevent injuries.

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'Students realise: as an elderly person, I will also need care in the future'

'Let's be honest', says Professor of Healthcare Operations Management Erwin Hans, 'the study of Industrial Engineering & Management is largely about how we can make companies make even more money.' At the same time, he sees that his students like to do more than that. 'A lot of students think it is just cool to use their knowledge to create societal impact.'

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‘Studenten realiseren zich: ik heb als oudere straks ook zorg nodig’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze achttiende aflevering: Erwin Hans, hoogleraar Healthcare Operations Management.

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Aan de borreltafel

‘Studenten realiseren zich: ik heb als oudere straks ook zorg nodig’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze achttiende aflevering: Erwin Hans, hoogleraar Healthcare Operations Management.

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Over a pint

'Students realise: as an elderly person, I will also need care in the future'

'Let's be honest', says Professor of Healthcare Operations Management Erwin Hans, 'the study of Industrial Engineering & Management is largely about how we can make companies make even more money.' At the same time, he sees that his students like to do more than that. 'A lot of students think it is just cool to use their knowledge to create societal impact.'

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Artificial nose: Smelling using polymer brushes

Leon Smook, MSc student at the Faculty of Science and Technology, made an important step in the development of an artificial nose. By computer-simulating the binding of scent molecules to different polymers, he contributed to a polymer-based receptor design that could efficiently capture scent molecules. His work resulted in no less than three scientific publications.

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‘Daddy looks at how green the grass is’

'Over a Pint' is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this seventeenth episode: Thomas Groen, associate professor of Natural Resources.

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‘Papa kijkt hoe groen het gras is’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze zeventiende aflevering: Thomas Groen, universitair hoofddocent Natural Resources.

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Aan de borreltafel

‘Papa kijkt hoe groen het gras is’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze zeventiende aflevering: Thomas Groen, universitair hoofddocent Natural Resources.

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Over a pint

‘Daddy looks at how green the grass is’

'Over a Pint' is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this seventeenth episode: Thomas Groen, associate professor of Natural Resources.

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4TU project on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Embodied AI

‘Diversity is a good scientific practice’

‘Machines that we interact with have power over us,’ says UT researcher Cristina Zaga. ‘Just think of facial recognition systems that have troubles recognizing dark-skinned faces, the inherent bias it has. That is why we need technology that represents the entire population.’ The scientist is leading project DEI4EmbodiedAI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Embodied Artificial Intelligence), which is officially kicking off today.

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