Associate Professor

Maarten Paulides

My ambition is to fight disease using electromagnetic technology: developing novel treatment and MR imaging approaches for image-guided therapy. My main goal is to ensure that our research reaches the patient.

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Group / Unit
Electromagnetics
Department / Section
Electrical Engineering
Building
Flux
Floor / room
9.096

Research Profile

Maarten Paulides is Director of the Center for Care and Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) of the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In addition, he is Associate Professor both in the Electromagnetics group of TU/e and at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam. A main theme in Paulides' career has been the development and validation of applications for hyperthermia to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment on head and neck tumors. Hyperthermia has the ability to increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, or to reduce side effects by allowing the same effectiveness at a reduced radiation or chemotherapy dose. This is very important in head and neck tumors, since they form in an anatomically very fragile and complex area of the body.   In his early career, Paulides focused on developing hyperthermia equipment, but over the years his focus has shifted to developing simulation- and MRI-guided interventions and assessment of the clinical benefit of head and neck hyperthermia. His work resulted in novel hyperthermia applicators, patient-specific simulation technology and pioneering data for improving electromagnetic exposure guidelines.  Paulides specializes in electromagnetic simulations, antenna design, hyperthermia technology, magnetic resonance imaging and MR-guided intervention. Validation has always been a focus point of his, leading to expertise in clinical studies and treatment assessment.   In his role as Director of C3Te,  Paulides facilitates and stimulates cross-disciplinary research in the area of medical applications. 

Academic Background

Maarten Paulides holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering (2002) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and a cum laude PhD in Health and Medical Physics (2007) from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After obtaining his PhD, Paulides stayed at Erasmus University, as subsequently research associate, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. In 2018, he returned to TU/e as Associate Professor. In November 2018, he became director of the Center for Care and Cure Technologies Eindhoven (C3Te), part of TU/e. Throughout his career, Paulides has served many times as committee member, visiting researcher and adviser. He currently serves in the Dutch Health Council, ICNRIP/WHO, COST action CA17115 (“MyWave”) and co-founded Sensius BV, a startup in medical hyperthermia technology. 

Ancillary Activities

  • Deelname aan de Scientific Expert Group en high frequency commissie, International Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
  • Honorair contract, Erasmus MC Kanker Instituut
  • Adviseren van ministers op het gebied van de gezondheidseffecten van electromagnetische velden, vaste EMV comissie
  • Consultant medische fysica, Sensius BV