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Aghajani, S. (author)
Microprocessors, long-lasting batteries, and sensors are a number of examples of nanotechnology revolutionising our daily lives. Nanotechnology is the study, development, and manufacturing of structures and devices which derive unique and novel properties from nanoscale phenomena. To realise such structures and devices, a set of processes...
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Sonck, M.M. (author)
This doctoral thesis investigates the concept of responsibility in the setting of industrial research and innovation (R&I). Companies have multiple responsibilities in society: profit generation for shareowners, legal and contractual liabilities, as well as socially and morally binding obligations beyond legal compliance. These...
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Oosthoek, K. (author)
Cybercrime is negatively impacting everybody. In recent years cybercriminal activity has directly affected individuals, companies, governments and critical infrastructure. It has led to significant financial damage, impeded critical infrastructure and harmed human lives. Defending against cybercrime is difficult, as persistent actors perpetually...
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Yan, R. (author)
High-strength steel (HSS) has higher strength but lower ductility than mild steel. The cross-section of the structural members may be reduced using HSS instead of mild steel, provided the buckling of elements does not govern the failure. The reduced member size benefits the environment and economy by means of less energy consumption, less carbon...
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Ripepi, D. (author)
In the last century, the indiscriminate use of fossil energy to power the industrial revolution and technological progress of humankind, has led to the depletion of limited natural resources and, most importantly, the emission and accumulation of alarming levels of pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. One of the major...
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Najafian, S. (author)
My thesis investigates what makes good explanations for group recommendations, considering the privacy concerns of group members. Let’s give an example. Have you ever been to lunch with other colleagues on a business trip? Do you recall how long it took you to pick a restaurant? In these situations, recommender systems could help people decide,...
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Das, A. (author)
A future quantum network will allow distributing entanglement over in principle arbitrarily long distances. This topic holds importance for applications in quantum information science as well as for fundamental investigations, and currently receives significant attention around the world. It will enable a plethora of new applications such as...
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van der Meulen, P.Q. (author)
Whereas aberrating layers are typically viewed as an impediment to medical ultrasound imaging, they can, surprisingly, also be used to our benefit. As long as we can model the effect of an aberrating layer, we can utilize ‘model-based imaging’, the imaging technique explored throughout this thesis, to reconstruct ultrasound images where...
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Wang, S. (author)
Automated Mobility-on-Demand (AMoD) systems are expected to revolutionize urban mobility systems. However, there are uncertainties in the planning and operations of AMoD systems. We deem the agent-based approach as being well suited for modeling new phenomena in future AMoD systems and therefore shed some light on the uncertainties about the...
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Liu, X. (author)
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Gupta, A. (author)
Man-made systems, such as manufacturing and transportation networks, and their interactions with the environment are driven by human-designed operational rules. These rules are most often based on the asynchronous occurrence of discrete events over time, such as the arrival and departure of trains at a station. The modelling, analysis, and...
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Aparicio Maldonado, C. (author)
The research performed in this thesis focuses on the understanding on the interactions of bacteria and phages occurring via anti-phage defense system mechanisms. This involved a set of literature research and experimental studies that provide an overview of the diverse defense systems described at the time of submission.
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Ariëns, M.I. (author)
Hydrogen gas is an essential reagent in numerous industrial processes including ammonia synthesis. Ammonia is a key intermediate in the synthesis of nitrogen-based fertilisers, e.g. nitrates and urea. According to recent estimates (2008), approximately half of the world population is fed by nitrogen-based fertilisers of synthetic origin....
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Carmiggelt, J.J. (author)
Knowledge about the magnetic and electronic properties of materials does not only expand our fundamental understanding of nature, but is also crucial for the development of new technologies. Today’s electronic devices rely on electrical currents to transport and process information, which generate a lot of heat waste via Joule heating. These...
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Döpke, M.F. (author)
Experimentally investigating the nanoscale behavior at oxide-electrolyte interfaces has proven to be extremely challenging. Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations have arisen as a potential computational alternative to gain atomic level insights at these interfaces. But how accurately do these simulations represent the physics and chemistry at the...
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Schut, A. (author)
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Uribe, N. (author)
Farmers around the world are facing the need to improve crop yield due to substantial increase in food demand. However, in an effort to meet the global growing food demand, nutrient pollutants in runoff have also increased due to intensified agricultural practices. For this reason, stakeholders and decision-makers have tried to shift from...
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Uwihirwe, J. (author)
For the development of regional landslide early warning systems, empirical-statistical thresholds are of crucial importance. The thresholds indicate the meteorological and hydrological conditions initiating landslides and are an affordable approach towards reducing people’s vulnerability to landslide hazards. This thesis defined different...
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D'Aguanno, A. (author)
The flight envelope of an aircraft operating at high subsonic velocities is bounded by several limitations, one of these consists in thewing experiencing oscillations of a shockwave on its suction side for a certain range ofMach number (Ma), angle of attack (®) and Reynolds number (Re). This phenomenon is referred to as transonic buffet and it...
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Tomas Martinez, S. (author)
The majority of bacteria grow in the form of microbial aggregates known as biofilms. In these biofilms, microorganisms are embedded in a mixture of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by the microorganisms themselves. EPS is a complex mixture of biopolymers of different nature, such as polysaccharides, proteins, nucleic acids or...
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