At TU Delft (TUD) the key geoscience disciplines are geology and geophysics, while the key engineering disciplines are geomechanics and flow, transport and chemistry in porous media. Common themes in our research revolve around the use of subsurface resources (in particular energy, minerals and space), the uncertainty, heterogeneity and complexity of the subsurface and the related coupled multi-scale processes.
X-ray Imaging Facility
The X-ray Imaging Facility at Delft University of Technology (TUD) has been instrumental over the past ten years for applied earth science and civil engineering research in the Netherlands using X-ray computed tomography (CT).
TUD offers X-ray imaging and laboratory facilities which allow for 3D imaging from the decimetre- to the micrometre-scale, as well as for any required sample preparation. Equipment includes several X-ray CT scanners, light microscopy equipment and 3D-visualisation software. The Department of Geoscience and Engineering has an advanced infrastructure and expertise in applications related to fluid flow, mechanics and seismics for petroleum engineering, geothermal energy, subsurface storage and seismicity. Our strength, established in over a decade of X-ray imaging research, lies in the interpretation of images using our multi-physics knowledge and linking it to the wide variety of application areas.
Dr. Auke Barnhoorn
Dr. Lora Armstrong
Dr. Anne Pluymakers
Dr. Ir. Dominique Ngan-Tillard
Prof. Dr. Pacelli Zitha
Curious to learn more?
Twenty-four European facilities for electron and X-ray microscopy are joining hands. To better understand Earth and planetary materials and to together unveil the secret codes hidden under our feet. Curious? Like to learn more? Interested in gaining access to our EXCITE Imaging facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first geoscientists to be informed when we open calls for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.