- Monday, 7 May 2018
Plantenna - Botanic sensor networks, towards an Internet Of Plants
The Plantenna programme focuses on the heavily intertwined problems of climate change, pollution and food shortages. In view of the growing world population and increasing urbanisation, these are issues that are set to intensify. A key component of the project will be the development of sensor technology that will collect information within plants about the condition of the crop and its immediate environment. By linking together plants equipped with this technology in networks – an ‘internet of plants’ – the information collected can be used to monitor the climate and weather and increase crop yields through more efficient fertilisation and irrigation. Kofi Makinwa is one of the researchers involved in Plantenna project.
Vacancy: Assistant/Associate Professor of Bioelectronics
The Bioelectronics group is offering a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the field of biomedical circuits and systems. You will further develop existing research topics, such as mixed-mode and digital circuits and systems for active wearable and implantable medical devices and create new topics, which may include bioelectronic medicine. You will be involved in teaching at the BSc and MSc levels in the TU Delft's Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programmes and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Technical Medicine programme. Collaborative initiatives are strongly encouraged. You are expected to write research proposals for national and international funding organisations.
Prof. dr. Makinwa installed as KNAW member
Prof. Dr. Kofi Makinwa, Professor Electronic Instrumentation and chair of the Micro Electronic department to the faculty of EEMCS, was selected as a new member of The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) in April. Members of the KNAW, leading scientists from all disciplines, are chosen on their scientific achievements. The new academy members were installed on September 17 in Amsterdam.