Frank Simonis studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He graduated from the TU/e in 2011 on research in the group of professor Nicolay focused on a novel method to obtain T2 maps of the mouse heart. He started his PhD at the University Medical Centre of Utrecht under professor Jan Lagendijk with supervision of dr. Nico van den Berg. In his PhD project the body's physiological response to local RF heating caused by MR measurements was investigated. The capacity of the body to regulate temperature at a local scale (e.g. by elevation of local blood flow) is largely unknown and was a main topic of his research. Next to that, he did research on improving the estimation of the arterial input function in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI.
He currently is assistant professor in the Magnetic Detection and Imaging group where he mainly teaches courses covering MRI in the Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering programs. His research within the group focusses on new applications of low-field MRI (≤1.5T).