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Jürgens, H. (author)
Microorganisms, enhanced by genetic engineering, are important cell factories for conversion of renewable feedstocks into fuels, chemicals, biomaterials, nutraceuticals and drugs. Microbial synthesis of these products from chemically simple carbon substrates often requires a net input of free energy in the form of ATP, which is typically...
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Xu, D. (author)
Quantum computing is a flourishing field of scientific and technological research. The development of quantum computing in the past decades is the so-called second quantum revolution, where various aspects of quantum physics, such as entanglement and superposition, are used to form the main building block of computation — the quantum bit, or...
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Zhou, H. (author)
Applying deep neural networks (DNNs) for system identification (SYSID) has attracted more andmore attention in recent years. The DNNs, which have universal approximation capabilities for any measurable function, have been successfully implemented in SYSID tasks with typical network structures, e.g., feed-forward neural networks and recurrent...
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van der Krogt, M.G. (author)
Dikes are crucial for the protection against floods. One of the ways in which dikes can fail is by the instability of the inner slope. Credible probabilities of failure for slope stability are essential for the safety assessment of existing dikes and the design of dike reinforcements. This dissertation focuses on improving failure probability...
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Fahim, P.B.M. (author)
Freight transport and logistics (FTL) produce around 15% of the world’s GDP and account for approximately 10% of finished product costs on average. However, through its contribution to the carbon footprint and traffic congestion, today’s FTL operations are often considered to be non-sustainable from an economic, environmental, and societal...
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Nakate, P.A. (author)
Industrial emissions are discussed worldwide for their adverse effects on the global climate change. Nitric oxide (NOx) emissions are harmful among the various flue gases emitted in the atmosphere. There are multiple routes of formation of NOx in industry. The formation of NOx due to local overheating in fuel lean conditions is the most common...
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Ebrahimigharehbaghi, S. (author)
In 2020, owner-occupied housing accounted for 57% of the housing stock in the Netherlands. Homeowners are fully responsible for the implementation of energy retrofits. Moreover, the processes of energy retrofitting are complex and homeowners face problems such as finding financial support, reliable information and contractors. The complexity of...
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Han, C. (author)
In the efficiency-driven photovoltaic (PV) industry, the market dominating crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology has been developing towards PV devices with carrier-selective passivating contacts (CSPCs). Especially, the silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cell, based on hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) contact stacks, and the poly-Si...
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Tanis, F. (author)
This dissertation is an invitation to the reader to explore Güzel İzmir / Beautiful İzmir in Turkey. Through three different semi-fictional narratives, it aims to draw attention to specific and singular spaces as they were recorded and remembered through old postcards, black and white photographs, stories, and written travelogues in the past...
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Marques Pereira, V. (author)
An approach to improve the performance of steels for fusion and fission reactors is to reinforce them with oxide nanoparticles. These can hinder dislocation and grain boundary movement and trap radiation-induced defects, thus increasing creep and radiation damage resistance. Steels containing these oxide particles are called ODS steels (Oxide...
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Kouvelas, N. (author)
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Peng, D. (author)
Nowadays, we are faced with serious challenges in public health worldwide. However, the challenges cannot be solved only in the domain of architecture, medical science or management. A successful hospital building is more than a nice building or an efficient healing machine. Patient journey is such a concept that tries to explore the possibility...
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Mirra, M. (author)
Existing masonry buildings are very frequently part of the architectural context for several countries all over the world. These constructions often feature masonry walls as vertical structural elements, and timber floors and roofs as horizontal components. The often poor characteristics of masonry, along with the in-plane flexibility of the...
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Wei, L. (author)
<b>Chapter 1</b> is the introduction, which presents thestate of the art in synthesis and application of these, in fact, bi-functionalmaterials for sorption enhanced CO<sub>2</sub> methanation.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:12.5pt">    In <b>Chapter 2</b>, zeolite 13X and 5A supported...
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de Leeuw den Bouter, M.L. (author)
Each year, hundreds of thousands of infants develop hydrocephalus ("water on the brain"). This is a disease that, if untreated, leads to brain damage and ultimately death. The prevalence of hydrocephalus is relatively high in children living in the Global South (in sub-Saharan countries, for example), but access to advanced imaging technology is...
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Reggiani, G. (author)
Although many agree that the use of bicycles improves mobility and quality of life in a city, much less clear is how to assess the progress being made in this direction and how to plan bikeable cities. The bikeability of a city depends on many diverse and interrelated factors such as the land use and transport system, culture and social norms,...
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den Ouden, O.F.C. (author)
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Zheng, X. (author)
Large deformations in fluid-saturated geomaterials are central to numerous geotechnical applications, such as landslides and dam failures, pile installations, and underground excavations. An in-depth understanding of the soil's hydromechanical behaviour during large-deformation processes is essential for quantitative predictions about such...
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Prins, Peter J. (author)
<b>Research question</b><br/>The topic of this dissertation is the numerical computation of the forward and inverse Non-linear Fourier Transform (NFT) for the Korteweg–de Vries equation (KdV), for sampled signals that decay sufficiently fast on both sides. With NFTs certain non-linear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) can be solved in a way...
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Pierotti, J. (author)
One of the world’s biggest challenges is that living beings have to share a limited amount of resources. As people of science, we strive to find innovative ways to better use these resources, to reach and positively affect more and more people. In the field of optimization, we aim at finding an optimal allocation of limited sets of resources to...
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