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Xin, Y. (author)
Outbreaks of bacteria have caused many problems over the last few years and are a major public health concern. Bacteria are now affecting our lives in many ways to a more severe extent, from contaminated food in markets to polluted water. There are some devices available which detect bacteria, however, all of them can only be used in the lab...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Hutter, E.M. (author)
In this thesis, we have investigated the optoelectronic properties of metal halide perovskites with a special focus on their application in solar cells. In less than a decade of development, metal halide perovskites have yielded solar cells with efficiencies comparable to commercialized technologies. However, there has been limited knowledge...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Janbroers, S. (author)
This thesis focused on iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. It deals with different iron phases that might play a role in the catalytic process. As the activation step takes place inside the reactor (in-situ at high temperature and pressure), studying the catalyst activation process is not trivial. In addition, since the working catalysts are...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Morales Beltran, M.G. (author)
The use of outriggers in tall buildings is a common practice to reduce response under dynamic loading. Viscous dampers have been implemented between the outrigger and the perimeter columns, to reduce vibrations produced by strong winds. However, its behaviour under strong earthquakes has been not yet properly investigated. Strong earthquakes...
doctoral thesis 2018
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de Jager, R.R. (author)
The liquefaction flow slide is an important failure mechanism for under water slopes composed of sand.

The failure of the sand body is the result of liquefaction of loosely packed sand, which suddenly looses a large part of its strength and starts behaving as a fluid. Liquefaction flow slides occur unexpectedly and develop at a very...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Agbo, I.O. (author)
Complementary Metallic Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology scaling enhances the performance, transistor density, functionality, and reduces cost and power consumption. However, scaling causes significant reliability challenges both from a manufacturing and operational point of view. Obtaining reliable memories require accurate understanding of...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Li, X. (author)
Since 1978, urban redevelopment in China has resulted in large-scale neighbourhood demolition and forced residential relocation, which can severely disrupt established people-place interactions in the demolished neighbourhoods. Urban redevelopment in China has also been criticized by the public and scholars, because the position of the residents...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Radermacher, M. (author)
Artificial sand nourishments are a common measure to mitigate coastal erosion problems. Such nourishments can have an impact on currents and waves near the beach, especially when the nourishment has a large size. As nourished beaches often have a recreational function, these altered wave and current patterns may pose a threat to swimmers. This...
doctoral thesis 2018
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den Hollander, M.C. (author)
This thesis argues that in order to increase the likelihood that product lifetime extension in a circular economy will be successful from both an environmental and an economic perspective, industrial designers need to be able to control not only the spatial dimension (materialization and geometry) of products, but also their temporal dimension....
doctoral thesis 2018
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van der Horst, J. (author)
Optical imaging is one of the primary tools in biological and medical research. Over the years many different optical imaging modalities have been developed that have driven the imaging performance in terms of image resolution, contrast, imaging time, and maximum allowed sample size. The goal of this work is to develop techniques for 3D optical...
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Papapetridis, I. (author)
Mankind’s energy requirements, which are currently mainly covered by the combustion of fossil fuels, have been steadily increasing in the past half century. While fossil fuels have a high energy content, their use results in significant emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly CO2, methane and nitrous oxide). As the industrialization of developing...
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Kapsenberg, G.K. (author)
Slamming of ships is a phenomenon characterized by a high wave load of short duration. Usually the ships structure responds in a vibratory manner on this load; the response can be either a local or a global vibration mode or it can be in both modes together. These short duration loads are caused by large amplitude motions, even to the point that...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Pei, W. (author)
Much of the observational data that we see around is, is ordered in space or time. For instance, video data, audio data or text data. This ordered data, called sequence data, calls for automatic analysis using supervised learning. Traditional single-observation supervised learning is challenged by sequence data, because (1) the length of...
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Wohl, Sharon (author)
This dissertation builds upon research that considers how cities operate as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). It focuses on how certain characteristics of urban form can support an urban environment's capacity to self-organize, enabling emergent features to appear that, while unplanned, remain highly functional. The main thrust of the work is to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kotb, O. (author)
Due to the increasing share of renewable energy sources in modern power systems and electricity market deregulation, heavy inter-regional and cross-border power flows are becoming a commonplace in system operation. Moreover, largescale integration of renewable energy sources is expected to pace up, therefore new solutions have to be developed to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Versteijlen, W.G. (author)
Offshore wind generated electricity is currently one of the most promising sources of energy to contribute in creating a sustainable global energy mix. The latter is essential for minimising the detrimental impact of human-induced accelerated climate change. The cost of offshore wind power has strongly decreased over the past years due to ...
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van der Velde, J.R.T. (author)
This study enlarges on the notion of composition in landscape architecture. It builds upon the ‘Delft method’, which elaborates composition as a methodological framework from its sister discipline architecture. At the same time takes a critical stance in respect to this framework, informed by recent epistemological developments in landscape...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Souverijns, Niels (author), Gossart, Alexandra (author), Gorodetskaya, Irina V. (author), Lhermitte, S.L.M. (author), Mangold, Alexander (author), Laffineur, Quentin (author), Delcloo, Andy (author), van Lipzig, Nicole P. M. (author)

Local surface mass balance (SMB) measurements are crucial for understanding changes in the total mass of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, including its contribution to sea level rise. Despite continuous attempts to decipher mechanisms controlling the local and regional SMB, a clear understanding of the separate components is still lacking, while...

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Vegt, N.J.H. (author)
The possibilities of applying game elements for positive behavior change in non-game contexts (i.e. gamification) seem limitless, ranging from politics to treatment of mental illness. However, the number of applied gamification studies is still limited. Our research (part of CRISP G-Motiv) aimed to contribute to the knowledge about designing and...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Dong, H. (author)
Concrete is currently the most widely used material in construction field. A good performance of concrete structures is required for reaching the designed service life. However, the initial scatter in the quality of concrete is unavoidable in practice, possibly resulting from improper design, poor execution, or deterioration due to stresses...
doctoral thesis 2018
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