Maarten Paulides

EM4C&C

The Research Laboratory on Electromagnetics for Care & Cure (EM4C&C) is an important and fast growing topic within the Electromagnetics Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The EM4C&C lab investigates novel approaches for application of electromagnetic waves in medical applications, like combining electro-encephalography (EEG) with simultaneous neurostimulation, magnetic resonance (MR) guided thermal therapy and wireless communication with implanted electronics. The lab is chaired by Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten Paulides, and the main themes of research are:

-          Neurostimulation – led by Dr. Ir. Rob Mestrom, supported by Prof. Dr. Paul Boon

-          Clinical MR hardware – led by Dr. Ir. I Zivkovic, supported by Dr. Debra Rivera

-          MR guided therapy - led by Dr. Ir. Maarten Paulides 

-          In-body sensing and power transfer – led by Ir. Ad Reniers, supported by Prof. Dr. Ir. Huib Visser 

The research spans from fundamental work on the modelling of electromagnetic wave interaction with tissues to the development, evaluation and validation of novel techniques, tools and devices. Examples are understanding and modelling of neurostimulation and the development of novel heating devices for MR imaging guided cancer therapy. Our approach is based on multidisciplinary health-related research projects that are being conducted in synergy with medical partners and a wide range of industries (small, medium and large enterprises). Whenever required, we seek to supplement our electromagnetic expertise with the strengths of other groups of the TU/e, including sensing, modeling, imaging, monitoring, minimally-invasive interventions, ICT embedded systems and ubiquitous computing.

The lab develops novel electromagnetic technologies, in close collaboration with medical and industrial partners, aimed at direct impact for patients and society. 

The Care & Cure Lab of the Electromagnetics Group (EM4C&C) is an important driver for medical technology research at Eindhoven University of Technology. We investigate novel approaches for application of electromagnetic waves in medical applications, like combining electro-encephalography (EEG) with simultaneous neurostimulation, magnetic resonance (MR) guided radiation and thermal therapies and wireless communication with implanted electronics. The lab is chaired by Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten Paulides, and the main themes of research are:

Progress in Waves - Inaugural Lecture Maarten Paulides

If you have missed the Inaugural Lecture of Prof.dr.ir. Maarten Paulides on June 3rd you can watch it here>>. The title of his lecture is ‘Progress in Waves’. During the lecture, he spoke about the history of the biomedical electromagnetics field, the results of his research on hyperthermia therapy, and his vision on the future of the field. He also highlighted the need for collaboration, particularly between the three sides of ‘The Golden Triangle’. Advancement in all three comes in waves, and waves can reinforce each other. In his appointment, he is hoping to see progress via these reinforced waves.

Research Infrastructure

Meet some of our Researchers

"Draadloos het hoofd in om een implantaat op te laden"

On the 23rd of May, Huib Visser and Tom van Nunen appeared in NRC with an article on wireless charging of brain implants. Please note that this article is only in Dutch.

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Contact

  • Visiting address

    Groene Loper 19 9.096
    Building number 19
    Flux, room 9.096
    5612 AP Eindhoven
    Netherlands
  • Postal address

    P.O. Box 513
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    Netherlands
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