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Henriques da Silva, M.D. (author)
Polyphenols are molecules with a wide range of bioactive properties. They are being applied as nutraceuticals or natural colorants. The growing interest in these molecules has led to the creation of projects such as the BacHBerry project (www. bachberry.eu), with the main goal of discovering novel polyphenols and tapping their commercial...
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Hoomans, S. (author)
The central research question in this study is: Which meaning is given to sustainability within a Dutch housing association and does making sense of the concept of sustainability lead to sustainable strategic choices? The chosen research strategy is a longitudinal case study in the Dutch housing association Welbions. Data was collected in three...
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Do, T.K.A. (author)
The main objective of this study is to unravel the physical processes that control typical coastal systems in Central Vietnam while challenged by the fact that it is a data limited environment. Inlets and bays are the typical coastal system along the central coast of Vietnam. These coastal systems are strongly influenced by tropical monsoon...
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Pezzotti, N. (author)
Visual analysis of high dimensional data is a challenging process. Direct visualizations work well for a few dimensions but do not scale to the hundreds or thousands of dimensions that have become increasingly common in current data analytics problems. Visual analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual...
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de Nijs, F. (author)
Intelligent autonomous agents, designed to automate and simplify many aspects of our society, will increasingly be required to also interact with other agents autonomously. Where agents interact, they are likely to encounter resource constraints. For example, agents managing household appliances to optimize electricity usage might need to share...
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Pinto Moura, J.P. (author)
Cavity optomechanics studies the interaction between mechanical resonators and optical cavities through radiation pressure forces and aims to harness this interaction for applications in the areas of high precision metrology, tests of fundamental quantum mechanics, or quantum information processing. For the most ambitious of these applications...
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Wang, Y. (author)
Molecular self-assembly has been realized as a powerful approach to control the organization of materials from molecular to macroscopic length scale. While for a long time molecular self-assembly has focused on the investigation of systems involving a single component and under thermodynamic equilibrium. In recent years the interests are...
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Sunil, E. (author)
The current system of Air Traffic Control (ATC) relies on a centralized control architecture. At its core, this system is heavily dependent on manual intervention by human Air Traffic Controllers (ATCos) to ensure safe operations. The capacity of this system is, therefore, closely tied to the maximum workload that can be tolerated by ATCos....
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Brandt, C. (author)
The research field of geometry processing is concerned with the representation, analysis, modeling, simulation and optimization of geometric data. In this thesis, we introduce novel techniques and efficient algorithms for problems in geometry processing, such as the modeling and simulation of elastic deformable objects, the design of tangential...
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Smolders, A.L. (author)
Scientists say that trust in inter-organisational relationships leads to high performance, project success, and better quality in construction work. Later research shows that distrust also plays an important role in preventing excessive trust in relationships. It is better to say that a stable state of trust is the balance between trust and...
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Proutski, A. (author)
Materials possessing superconducting properties are highly sought after due to their potential technological applications. Much of the work has focused on utilising a thin insulating barrier separating a pair of superconducting electrodes, a Josephson junction, as a workhorse in the field of superconducting based quantumcomputation. Yet such...
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Shomar Monges, H. (author)
For millennia, humans have used microbes to produce industrial products of social and economical value through fermentation processes. In recent years, the application of engineering principles to microbiology have dramatically expanded our ability to modify and optimize microbes for the production of a wide variety of commercial products from...
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Vuik, V. (author)
Flood risk reduction in coastal areas is traditionally approached from a conventional engineering perspective, where dikes and dams are built to withstand the forces of tides, surges and waves. Recently, a nature-based approach to flood risk reduction is increasingly promoted, in which the benefits of coastal ecosystems for reducing the impact...
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van der Stoep, A.W. (author)
A general purpose of mathematical models is to accurately mimic some observed phenomena in the real world. In financial engineering, for example, one aim is to reproduce market prices of financial contracts with the help of applied mathematics. In the Foreign Exchange (FX) market, the so-called implied volatility smile plays a key role in the...
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Harkes, D.C. (author)
Information systems are systems for the collection, organization, storage, and communication of information. Information systems aim to support operations, management and decision-making. In order to do this, these systems filter and process data according to business logic to create new data. Typically these information systems contain large...
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Rosdahl, T.O. (author)
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Lüthi, F. (author)
Quantum computers promise to solve certain problems such as quantum chemistry simulations much more efficiently than their classical counterparts. Although it is still unclear what material system will ultimately host large-scale quantum computers, solid-state systems are promising candidates due to their inherent scalability and advanced...
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Woicke, S. (author)
Many successful landings have been performed on celestial bodies such as Mars, the Moon, Venus and others. All of these had in common that they were designed such that they had to land in regions, which were supposedly free of any hazards or that a certain level of risk was accepted. However, while rocks and other geological features are...
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Janssen, T.M.L. (author)
In a semiconductor factory, integrated circuits (or chips) are constructed on top of slabs of silicon, called wafers. The construction of these wafers is complicated and many different processing steps are needed to gradually building the chip layer by layer. Of these steps, photolithography uses the most expensive equipment. Therefore, the...
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Sánchez Gómez, S. (author)
Buildings are becoming taller, lighter, slenderer. These changing characteristics make tall buildings more sensitive to environmental loads, including wind gusts. A building is considered "tall" when its height and slenderness influence the design. Given the demand of improving building performance, the serviceability limit state (SLS) has...
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