Passionate about multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle clinical challenges using science and technology.
Rob Mestrom is an Assistant Professor in the research group Electromagnetics at the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has over 10 years of experience in multiphysics and modeling and worked on a large variety of engineering applications such as MEMS, antenna arrays, RF transceivers, RF hyperthermia antenna design, and EMC. His current research focuses on the application of electromagnetic waves for medical applications, where involvement of and joint work with (academic) clinical partners ensures clinical relevance of the work.
Rob Mestrom currently works on neurostimulation, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and EEG-based stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). He applies electromagnetic field modeling to investigate the mechanisms of action, with the aim to optimize excitation stimuli for personalized care. Another application area is multiphysics (electromagnetic and thermal) modeling and model reduction for deep hyperthermia, where he is developing approaches for optimization and control to obtain focused energy deposition during treatments.
Since 2017, Rob Mestrom has been member of the Committee on Electromagnetic Fields of the Health Council of The Netherlands.
Rob Mestrom studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he obtained his MSc degree in 2005 with the distinction cum laude. In 2009, he obtained his PhD under supervision of professors Henk Nijmeijer and Rob Fey of the Dynamics&Control group. He then became a postdoctoral researcher at TU/e to investigate approaches for antenna beam steering by means of RF-MEMS technology and phased arrays within the European CATRENE framework PANAMA. In 2012, he was appointed Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetics research group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. From 2012 to 2015, he worked in education management as the Vice-Director of Education for the Bachelor Automotive program of the Electrical Engineering department.
Low-power BPSK inductive data link for an implanted intracortical visual prosthesis41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2019)<br/> (2019)
DIY electromagnetic phantoms for biomedical wireless power transfer experimentsWireless Power Week 2019 (2019)
Low-power communication for an implanted intracortical visual prosthesis13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019 (2019)
Bi-directional wireless data transfer for an implanted cortical visual prosthesisURSI Benelux Forum 2018 (2018)
An MR-compatible printed antenna based murine superficial hyperthermia applicatorInternational Journal of Hyperthermia (2018)
Current Educational Activities
- Lid in de commissie elektromagnetische velden van de Gezondheidsraad, een onafhankelijk wetenschappelijk adviesorgaan met als opdra, Gezondheidsraad - commissie elektromagnetische velden
- Secretary of the IEEE Benelux Section, IEEE