Established in 1842, TU-Delft is the leading technical university in the Netherlands. It hosts 19,000 students and has 3,300 academic staff members. The university is heavily research oriented, publishing about 320 PhD theses and 6,000 publications each year. It was ranked 32nd worldwide in the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World Rankings in the field of Engineering and Technology, establishing TU Delft as the top-ranked Technical University in the Netherlands, and 7th ranked in Europe.
Research in the SteeleLab is centered around superconducting microwave devices. Operating at cryogenic temperatures, we use microwave signals to probe and explore mechanical resonators. We explore mechanical resonators made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from silicon nitride, to superconducting metals, to 2D materials, for applications in sensing and quantum information.