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Gernat, D.C. (author)
The growing group of health-conscious consumers drives the development and sales in the market of low- or non-alcoholic beverages. In particular, sales in alcohol-free beer (AFB) has drastically gained in recent years, giving the incentive to further advance alcohol-free products. This thesis comprises the development of a new technology to...
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Kusnandar, K. (author)
Participation of actors is essential for achievement of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With respect to sustainable agriculture the UN has introduced a collaborative framework for food systems transformation encompassing: 1) food system champions identification; 2) food systems assessment; 3) multi-stakeholder...
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Nguyen-Minh, T. (author)
Texture and anisotropy are persistent characteristics of polycrystal. Because of the ordered and periodic arrangement of atoms in crystal lattices, responses of each oriented crystals in a polycrystal to the same external forces are not similar. Crystal grains which are better accommodated to boundary conditions because of their energetically...
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Fonseca, Xavier (author)
This thesis broadens current understanding of how location-based games can promote meaningful social interaction in citizens' own neighbourhoods. It investigates social cohesion and the role of social interaction to its promotion, delves into which requirements users have for playing in their neighbourhood and with its citizens, and takes a...
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Zhuo, M. (author)
Conventional battery models (e.g., Pseudo-2D model) were developed especially for particle-based battery electrodes and have limitations in addressing the newly-emerging fiber-based ones. This thesis proposes numerical tools for efficient property evaluation of fiber-based electrodes and for multiscale simulation of battery electrochemical...
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Swamy, A. (author)
The intraoperative guidance and placement of spinal screws is a complex procedure. High technical expertise is required fromthe surgeons in order to achieve adequate fixation and ensure patient safety by preventing vascular and neurological injuries. The conventional screw placement techniques face several challenges. Surgeons heavily rely on...
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Duro, G. (author)
Banks constitute important areas for the river ecology since they provide a multitude of favourable conditions for flora and fauna. The hydromorphological diversity typical of these transitional zones between water and land, and the associated processes of erosion and accretion, make riverbanks vital for many aquatic and riparian plants and...
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Robbins, S.A. (author)
Machine Learning (ML) is reaching the peak of a hype cycle. If you can think of a personal or grand societal challenge – then ML is being proposed to solve it. For example, ML is purported to be able to assist in the current global pandemic by predicting COVID-19 outbreaks and identifying carriers (see, e.g., Ardabili et al. 2020). ML can make...
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Baldassarre, B.R. (author)
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Abobeih, M.H.M.A. (author)
Owing to its exceptional spin properties and bright spin-photon interface, the nitrogenvacancy (NV) center in diamond has emerged as a promising platformfor quantum science and technology, including quantum communication, quantum computation and quantum sensing. In this thesis we develop novel methods for atomic-scale imaging and high-fidelity...
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Sarna, K. (author)
This thesis presents a new method for the continuous observation of aerosol-cloud interactions with ground-based remote sensing instruments. The described method is based on the measurements from UV lidar, radar and radiometer. All of those instruments are capable of obtaining continuous, high-resolution measurements. In order to facilitate its...
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Li, Z. (author)
Surface cracks are serious threats to the structural integrity of offshore metallic pipes. This dissertation proposes a protocol of composite reinforcement on surface cracked metallic pipes subjected to cyclic loads, aiming to decrease the crack growth rate and prolong the residual fatigue life. The main objective of this dissertation is to...
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van Hooft, J.A. (author)
Weather and climate influence life in many ways; varying climatic conditions can be associated with varying human cultures and on a day-to-day basis, the weather influences our plans and mood. As such, a proper prediction of the weather is of great importance. Ultimately, the weather is fueled by solar irradiation, which changes sharply over the...
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Madadi, B. (author)
Automated vehicles (AVs) are on the horizon, and they are expected to deliver traffic safety and efficiency benefits to transportation systems. There are different automation levels for AVs based on the functionalities of the automation systems and their operating design domain (i.e., on which conditions these functionalities can be realized)....
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Bohra, D. (author)
Increasing level of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) because of human activities is a serious threat to ecosystems on Earth due to global warming. A transition to net-zero CO2 emissions before 2050 is necessary to limit the global mean surface temperature rise to 1.5ºC-2ºC above preindustrial levels. Carbon capture and utilization technologies...
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Zhou, F. (author)
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), usually working in the frequency from tens of megahertz to several gigahertz, is widely applied in mapping near-surface applications. In recent decades, GPR is frequently utilized for fluid-related applications, such as groundwater assessment, contaminant monitoring, and water-filled fracture detection, based on...
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Boschan, J. (author)
Systems far from equilibrium have numerous practical uses, but challenge our understanding of their underlying physics. Materials like foams, emulsions, suspensions and granular matter can show liquidlike properties or get trapped in a solidlike jammed state. The phase transition between the flowing and static state is often referred to as the ...
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Bouman, D. (author)
Quantum technology is an exciting research area that has gained a lot of interest in the past few decades with the advances made in quantum computing. The quantum computer promises speedups that are impossible to achieve with classical computers. It does so by exploiting quantum mechanical properties such as entanglement and superposition with...
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Blanken, D.M. (author)
Cells, the building blocks of life, are vastly complex. This complexity confers to every living organism the ability to maintain oneself, reproduce oneself, and evolve. Creating a minimal system from nonliving components that is capable of self-maintenance, self-reproduction, and evolvability, will greatly increase our understanding of life....
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Rijnsburger, S. (author)
River plumes are the link between the river and the ocean, and therefore play an important role for the health of coastal and marine ecosystems. As a result of human activity in coastal areas, the freshwater discharge transports anthropogenic inputs into the ocean. It is therefore important to understand the processes controlling transport,...
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