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 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).


Medicine & Life Sciences
Individual Biological Variation
Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prostatic Neoplasms
Engineering & Materials Science
Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Mir, N., Fransen, S. J. , Wolterink, J. M. , Fütterer, J. J. , & Simonis, F. F. J. (2023). Recent Developments in Speeding up Prostate MRI. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.29108
van Zandwijk, J. K. (2023). Position-dependent vascular imaging with tiltable MRI. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558839
Noordman, C. R., Yakar, D., Bosma, J. , Simonis, F. F. J., & Huisman, H. (2023). Complexities of deep learning-based undersampled MR image reconstruction. European radiology experimental, 7(1), Article 58. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41747-023-00372-7
Devia-Rodriguez, R., Huizing, E., Ünlü, Ç. , Simonis, F. F. J., Bokkers, R. P. H., Vries, J.-P. P. M. D. , Schuurmann, R. C. L., Nakladal, D., Buikema, H., Hillebrands, J.-L., & Leuvenink, H. G. D. (2023). Validation of an ex vivo Flow Model Including Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Study the Effects of Endovascular Treatments on the Arterial Wall. Journal of vascular research, 60, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1159/000529115

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Technohal (building no. 18), room 2180
Hallenweg 5
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Technohal  2180
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands