‘Rapid developments of LEDs offers all kinds of medical potential’
- Tuesday, 12 January 2021
You can use ultraviolet light from LEDs to combat coronavirus. But it’s not as simple as commercial providers are presenting it right now, concludes Professor Kouchi Zhang. On the need for a sound scientific basis and the potential for LEDs in medical applications.More ...
Cardiac mapping of very young children reveals conduction disorders related to atrial fibrillation
- Friday, 8 January 2021
Research of Medical Delta professor prof. dr. Natasja de Groot (Erasmus MC and TU Delft)More ...
Profcast Kofi Makwinwa (in Dutch)
- Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Recently, Professor Kofi Makinwa was interviewed for the Dutch podcast series 'De ProfCast'. In this podcast series Marieke and Dave (who present the show) talk to scientists who want to improve the world, who are passionate about educating young people and who are looking for that one little spark. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5bjMuGjPsehn7B3fHEJZ3S?si=i8RfhnEIQ4ucUN34xSj8-Q
Albert Theuwissen plenairy spreaker ISSCC 2021 (International Solid-State Circuits Conference )
- Wednesday, 6 January 2021
There’ s more to the picture than meets the eye, and in the future it will become only much more
Over the past five decades, solid-state imaging has gone through a difficult “childhood”, changing technology during its “adolescence”, and finally growing up to become a mature, “adult” technology that can compete with the human visual system when it comes to image quality. State-of-the-art mobile devices enjoyed by consumers, rely on a multi-disciplinary mixture of analog electronics, digital circuits, mixed-signal design, optical know-how, device physics, semiconductor technology and algorithm development. As a result, the CMOS image sensors utilized in today’s mobile phones come close to perfection as far as imaging characteristics are concerned. However this does not mean that further developments in the field are no longer necessary. On the contrary, new technologies and new materials are opening up new dimensions and new applications which complement the classical imaging functionality of the sensors. This trend will ultimately convert the image sensor landscape from image capturing to smart vision. Consequently, the future of solid-state imaging will not revolve around the shooting of beautiful images only, as the market driver will no longer only be limited to the mobile phone market.
Delft Bioengineering Institute awards Tiago Costa and Massimo Mastrangeli with 20KEUR grants
- Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Dr. Tiago Costa (BE) and Dr. Massimo Mastrangeli (ECTM) have been awarded grants of 20KEUR by the Delft Bioengineering Institute (BEI) to pursue their research projects on ultrasound-based regeneration of neuronal circuits and medical implants to investigate cell mechanobiology, respectively.
Their multidisciplinary project proposals, conceived to bridge expertise among different departments within TU Delft, are among the 5 selected for the grants out of the 13 total submissions received by the BEI in response to their first call for proposals.
The projects will be run respectively in collaboration with Dr. Dimphna Meijer (TNW/BN) and Dr. Mohammad J. Mirzaali (3mE/BM).
Below are short summaries of the projects.
Regenerating neuronal circuits using ultrasound
People suffering from neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, have impaired neuronal circuits. Generation of new neuronal circuits by using a patient’s own stem cells may prove helpful in treating the disease. One of the difficulties in inducing neurons from stem cells, is the low efficiency rate we are able to achieve so far. In this project, BEI PIs Tiago Costa of Microelectronics (EWI) and Dimphna Meijer of Bionanoscience (TNW) join forces to explore the use of ultrasound for effectively building active neuronal networks from stem cells.
Project title: SoundCircuit: Regeneration of neuronal circuits using ultrasound
BEI PIs: Tiago Costa (EWI/ME), Dimphna Meijer (TNW/BN)
Medical implants to investigate cell mechanobiology
In order to study the cell’s behavior and differentiation, we need to be able to measure the mechanical, electrical, and biochemical signals that are dynamically transmitted throughout the cells. This requires the creation of biomaterial models equipped with different sensor types. In this project, BEI PIs Mohammad J. Mirzaali of Biomechanical Engineering (3mE) and Massimo Mastrangeli of Microelectronics (EWI) will team up to design, fabricate and test the proof-of-concept for medical implants equipped with force sensors that can reach a sensitivity level of one micronewton, so the mechanobiology of cells can be effectively investigated.
Project title: Sixth Sense Biomaterials
BEI PIs: Mohammad J. Mirzaali (3mE/BM), Massimo Mastrangeli (EWI/ME)
Read the full story on the TU Delft page.
New Associate Professor: Justin Dauwels
- Saturday, 12 December 2020
Per 1 January 2021, Prof. Dauwels starts at CAS. His expertise is in statistical signal processing and machine learning. Welcome!More ...