Tête-à-Tête series- Dr. Ruud Kortlever

“Electrocatalysis has real potential.” This witty phrase is not for us, but picked off from the webpage of the Kortlever Group. The Kortlever Group focuses on achieving large-scale energy storage through electrochemistry. From discussing the research carried out within the group to the global vision of attaining a sustainable future, Dr. Ruud Kortlever shares his insights and opinions with us in this interview!

Tête-à-Tête series- Dr. Sikke Klein

For our latest Tête-à-Tête series article, we sat down with Prof. Sikke Klein to dive into the mesmerising world of gas turbines and discussed related research at EFPT and what the energy transition means for gas turbines. Afterall, gas turbines keep the world going around !!

Tête-à-Tête Series- Dr. Hanieh Bazyar

March 2020 noted the start of Hanieh’s tenure track position as Assistant Professor at TU Delft. Starting during a pandemic is never an ideal situation, nevertheless, she manages to join as many online meetings as possible to learn about the research activities of the department and know her colleagues. However, a formal introduction of her research to the students of EFPT could not be made. In this article, we would like to introduce Hanieh Bazyar and her exciting research to the students of EFPT.

Tête-à-Tête Series- Dr.Carlos Infante Ferreira

Having completed more than three decades of an illustrious career in teaching and research , Associate Professor Carlos Infante Ferreira will officially retire this March. A friendly, approachable face to students, Dr. Ferreira has mentored and sparked many young minds. Speaking about his choice to move to academia, he says,“After a few years in industry, I recognised that it is quite nice to exchange ideas with young people and learn from them as well. At some point I felt like coming back and contributing to education. The future is of the youth and it is good to share some experience with them”. His commitment to nurture the next generation was clearly seen when he enthusiastically recollected and  shared the projects and awards won by his students.

Tête-à-Tête Series- Prof. Jerry Westerweel

The fluid mechanics lab at TU Delft performs a range of fundamental studies that lead to design of energy efficient systems and processes. From ships to sporting equipment to biological flows, the scope of research within the lab is far-reaching. Westerweel, the current chair of the lab, is an experimentalist whose notable contributions lie in the field of turbulence. Having digitized the Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) technique, Jerry has used PIV in studying many types of flows, one of the most interesting flows being the blood flow in the beating heart of a chicken embryo.

Tête-à-Tête Series- Prof. Bendiks Jan Boersma

For our first interview, we sat down for a chat with our Head of Department, Professor Bendiks Jan Boersma, to discuss the structure and organization of the department, our research goals and the opportunities TU Delft offers for its students.