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Burger, Franziska (author)
This thesis investigates how artificial intelligence can support e-mental health for depression, i.e. the delivery of treatment and prevention interventions for depression using technology. E-mental health for depression is a promising means for bridging the treatment gap since it addresses many of the barriers that prevent people in need of...
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du Fossé, I. (author)
Due to their size-dependent properties, high photoluminescence quantum yield and relatively cheap solution-based processing, colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are of great interest for application in optoelectronic devices. However, the efficiency of these devices is often limited by the presence of trap states: localized electronic states that lead...
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Xu, X. (author)
H2O2 is a relatively 'green' oxidant because its by-products are only H2O. In recent years, an increasing number of enzymatic synthesis methods based on H2O2 have been estab-lished. H2O2-driven reactions are usually applied as an alternative to NAD(P)H-dependent reactions to avoid complicated cofactor regeneration systems.<br/><br/>The aim of...
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Marulo, F. (author)
In the context of rapid urban transformations, this thesis explores the possible preservation strategies for historic military systems that used to be embedded in extra-urban settings, but that now are absorbed in the development dynamics of complex metropolitan areas. The research stems from the main peculiarity of these heritage systems:...
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Garming, M.W.H. (author)
Scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) can capture detail on the single nanometer length scale through the interaction of a tightly focused electron beam with a sample, but this impressive spatial resolution is not matched with a capability to resolve dynamic processes on the ultrafast time scale. A variety of processes occur at nanosecond and...
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Khoshrou, A. (author)
In a world replete with observations (physical as well as virtual), many data sets are represented by time series. In its simplest form, a time series is a set of data collected sequentially, usually at fixed intervals of time. In a number of applications, the mean and the variance of the time series is time-invariant and there is no seasonality...
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Romijn, J. (author)
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Wang, N. (author)
The pledge for a carbon-free energy system in 2050 requires significant investments into renewable energy sources (RES). The relevant questions are: what technologies to select, where to build them, how much the capacities are, and at what cost. In order to answer these techno-economic questions, optimization models are commonly used to sketch a...
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Zhang, Y. (author)
In order to compensate the limited availability of raw material resources and meet the growing demand for decreasing CO2 emissions during cement and concrete productions, a practical method is to decrease the clinker content in cement. This strategy mainly consists of substituting a part of the clinker with supplementary cementitious materials ...
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Palffy, A. (author)
This thesis addresses the problem of object detection with automotive radar sensors in the field of intelligent vehicles with special attention to vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. It is not the goal of this work to improve the hardware design or signal processing algorithms of the radar sensors themselves, but to...
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Ahmad, J.I. (author)
Drinking water distribution systems (DWDSs) are intended to supply hygienically safe and biostable water for human consumption. To supply aesthetically pleasant drinking water at the customers tap, water treatment and supply requires energy for production and distribution purposes (e.g. overall between 0.47 kWh/m<sup>3</sup> in the Netherlands)....
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Mozaffarzadeh, M. (author)
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Zhou, Y. (author)
As one of the most important freight transportation modes, maritime transport has been the backbone of international trade and global economy. From the cargo flow point of view, seaports and inland shipping link the individual countries and the global waterborne transportation networks. To analyze the current ship traffic and port performance or...
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Bicudo, Bruno (author)
In a global context of ever increasing population, climate change, and freshwater quality deterioration, water reclamation presents itself as a valid and valuable supplier of the resource. However, sewage and treated effluents remain important sources for waterborne pathogens, including Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (ARB), a global emerging...
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Hekkelman, B. (author)
We consider energy systems in the built environment. With the transition to a more sustainable, distributed, and 'smart' energy system, such local grids are undergoing significant changes. Among other developments, the new role of end-users as 'prosumers' - users that can either produce or consume power depending on the situation - is turning...
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Braun, M. (author)
This thesis addresses the topic of visual person detection and pose estimation. While these tasks are relevant for a broad range of applications, this thesis focuses on the domain of intelligent vehicles in urban traffic scenes. This domain is particularly interesting due to specific challenges related to visual perception from a moving vehicle....
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Rossi, E. (author)
Self-healing concrete has attracted increasing attention of researchers and industry over the last decades. Given the brittle nature and the relatively low tensile strength of concrete, the occurrence of cracks is an almost unavoidable phenomenon affecting (reinforced) concrete structures. Cracks allow harmful agents present in the environment...
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Makris, K. (author)
Plastic materials, such as PVC and HDPE, have become dominant construction materials for sewer systems, mainly due to their reputed chemical resistance. Nonetheless, plastic sewer pipes have operated for decades in a hostile environment, raising concern among sewer managers over the longevity of their drainage systems. Therefore, the main aim of...
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van Onselen, L. (author)
Junior designers may experience struggles with collaborative partners (e.g clients, managers, and stakeholders) who may prioritise values differently and which may yield frustration, conflict, and stress. Particularly, junior designers may find coping with value-based conflicts challenging as support is lacking. Senior designers can develop...
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Broeren, F.G.J. (author)
Most materials around us have properties that are determined at extremely small scales. Often the atoms and molecules that make up these materials determine how they behave under load. While this already leads to a great variety of material properties, a lot more is possible. <br/>Mechanical metamaterials use structure to extend the available...
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