Doctoral Candidate

Larissa Jansen

Department / Institute
Biomedical Engineering


Larissa Jansen is a Doctoral Candidate (PhD) in the cardiovascular biomechanics group under supervision of Associate Professor Richard Lopata. Her research is focused on developing novel 3-D ultrasound imaging acquisition techniques aiming for a larger field of view and improved temporal resolution while remaining good contrast and spatial resolution. Based on these new techniques, abdominal aortic aneurysms will be mechanically quantified for improved clinical decision making regarding these aneuryms. The project involves a variety of aspects including image acquisition, image processing and in silico simulating. Methods will be developed, tested and evaluated at the ultrasound laboratory at the TU/e and later on patients in a clinical setting. 

Speed of sound will remain unaltered. This challenges us to push ultrasound to novel limits.


Larissa Jansen studied the bachelor Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and received her BSc degreee in 2016. In her final bachelor project she compared 3-D computational fluid dynamics models with 2-D models for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. She continued with the master Medical Engineering within the cardiovascular biomechanics group at the TU/e and received her MSc degree in 2018. As part of her MSc degree, Larissa completed an internship at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she computed fiber orientations in the myocardial wall from ex vivo and in vivo diffusion tensor MRI images using finite element modeling. In her final master project, supervised by Associate Professor Richard Lopata, she reconstructed time-resolved 3-D ultrasound images of the human heart from multi-orientated 2-D ultrasound images of the heart. In 2019 she started as a PhD candidate in the cardiovascular biomechanics group under supervision of Lopata, where she will develop novel ultrasound imaging acquisition techniques for improved mechanical quantification of abdominal aortic aneurysms. 

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