Research groups

The department of Biomedical Engineering has eleven research groups, divided over three clusters:

Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering

Within this cluster, principles from (fluid and solid) mechanics and biology are applied to a variety of biomedical problems and devices. In particular prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and diseases of the cardiovascular and the musceloskeletal systems are examined.

The following research groups belong to this cluster:

Chemical Biology

Within this cluster issues in biomedical engineering are approached on a molecular basis using the interplay of organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry physical chemistry and chemical physics. Using these disciplines biological processes as well as the interactions between synthetic and living matter are studied at the level of molecules and used as a source of inspiration for the design and synthesis of new drugs and biomaterials.

The following research groups belong to this cluster:

Biomedical Imaging & Modelling

Within this cluster methods and techniques from mathematics, computer science, physics, electrical engineering and medicine are used in the imaging, modelling and interpretation of biomedical systems. In both research and clinical diagnostics these methods are applied to measure, understand, predict and depict the structure, function and metabolism of living cells and tissues.

The following research groups belong to this cluster: