dr.ir. F.F.J. Simonis (Frank)

Assistant Professor

About Me

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 T 2 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. He currently mainly teaches courses covering MRI and researches new applications of low-field MRI as assistant professor in the Magnetic Detection and Imaging group.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Motion Estimation
Magnetic Fields


Fahmi, S., Simonis, F. F. J., & Abayazid, M. (2018). Respiratory motion estimation of the liver with abdominal motion as a surrogate. International journal of medical robotics and computer assisted surgery, [e1940]. DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1940
Perik, T., van Zandwijk, J. K., Simonis, F. F. J., Geelkerken, R. H., & ten Haken, B. (2018). Image fusion of LF-MRI and MRA for endovascular interventions. Abstract from 10th Annual ISMRM Benelux Chapter Meeting 2018, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C3627
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C3627
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands