Why they chose a career in science
At present only 30% of researchers worldwide are women, according to data from UNESCO. In order to draw more attention to women and girls in science, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on 11 February. We would like to introduce 4 of our female scientists to you, with the goal of inspiring more women and girls to follow in their footsteps.
Mirjam Nelisse, research scientist
If you want to analyse the safety risks and reliability of infrastructure, go to research scientist Mirjam Nelisse. As strange as it may sound, 100% safe infrastructure is not the aim.
Meet Mirjam Nelisse
Sayeda Nowrozon Nahar, chemical engineer
The passion of chemical engineer Sayeda Nowrozon Nahar is asphalt, sustainable asphalt to be precise. Wouldn't it be great if we could soon drive on roads made of bio-asphalt throughout the Netherlands?
Romée Kars, Geologist
Romée Kars and her fellow researchers from the Geological Survey of the Netherlands use geomodelling to map the Dutch subsurface. This is inspiring work, because what is more interesting than the earth, the basis of everything?
Meet Romée Kars
Group Care for pregnant women: A game changer for maternal and child care
Approximately 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Group care breaks the vicious circle of poor quality and inadequate utilization of services by offering care that addresses health holistically. It also focuses on health promotion and information and meets the needs of the end users. TNO and partners co-create strategies, learn implementation lessons and build ecosystems for learning and adaptation to bring group care to scale in seven countries.
In2Innovation: Digital replicas with predictive capability
In this episode, we speak to Joep Paulissen, a consultant in the area of ‘digital twins’ – digital replicas of structures, with predictive capability.
Monitoring your health using light: TNO designs wearable optical sensors
Wearable biosensors that use light and detectors to provide real-time feedback on our health. They're not only a useful tool to prevent health problems, but some people even owe their lives to them.
A View of the Universe: TNO Contributes to TMT Success
TNO is making a powerful contribution to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
TNO’s view of 2030: 50% of plastics designed for circularity
Our ambition for 2030: 50% plastics produced circularly. Currently, 70% of plastics are still incinerated. This can quickly be improved. Find out how.
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