dr. H.G.E. Meijer (Hil)

Associate Professor

About Me

Hil Meijer is an associate professor (UHD) in the group Applied Analysis at the Department of Applied Mathematics. I started at the University of Twente in 2007, after finsihing a PhD Mathematics in Utrecht (2006). My research interests are in applied dynamical systems theory and neuroscience.

How can we use neuromodulation to improve neuronal function?

Combining mathematical modeling with numerical analysis, I collaborate with several (clinical) groups to analyse real data to improve clinical understanding, diagnostics and protocols.  Current projects focus on ion dynamics during energy deprivation (ischemia), neurostimulation for improved stimulation protocols in epilepsy surgery (with UMC Utrecht). I am a co-developer of MatCont, a leading numerical bifurcation analysis toolbox, for which I contribute new numerical algorithms and give courses and tutorials on its use.

Other and previous projects considered sensory processes, in particular somatosensation in relation to pain, and neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease combining models  and experiments. 

Teaching includes Mathemtical Modelling, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Nonlinear Dynamics, Matlab, and Numerical Methods for Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.


Engineering & Materials Science
Bifurcation (Mathematics)
Bifurcation Analysis
Medicine & Life Sciences
Basal Ganglia
Electric Stimulation


Jansen Klomp, L., Coutinho de Almeida, R., Meulenbelt, I. , Post, J. N. , & Meijer, H. G. E. (2022). Simulating differentiation from iPS cells to chondrocytes. Poster session presented at Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Conference 2022, Lunteren, Netherlands.
Kalia, M. , Meijer, H. G. E., Ligtenstein, S. L. B. , & van Putten, M. J. A. M. (2022). A neural mass model for the EEG in ischemia. Poster session presented at Lorent Workshop Bridging the Gap, Leiden, Netherlands.
Meijer, H. G. E. , Jansen Klomp, L. F. , Hebbink, G. J., van Blooijs, D., Zijlmans, M., & Huiskamp, G. J. M. (2022). Dynamical neural network reconstruction based on stimulation data. Poster session presented at Perturbations In Epilepsy, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Zamanzadeh, M. , Meijer, H. G. E., & Ouakad, H. M. (2022). Internal resonance in a MEMS levitation force resonator. Nonlinear Dynamics, 110(2), 1151–1174. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-022-07721-y
Kalia, M. (2022). Data, models and transitions in computational neuroscience: Bottom-up and top-down approaches. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554091
Zamanzadeh, M. , Meijer, H. G. E., Jafarsadeghi-Pournaki, I., & Ouakad, H. M. (2022). Modal interaction in a levitation force MEMS based resonator. In Proceedings of ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2021) (Vol. 7B). [V07BT07A064] (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 7B-2021). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2021-72755
Engels, M. , Kalia, M., Rahmati, S., Petersilie, L., Kovermann, P. , van Putten, M. J. A. M., Rose, C. R. , Meijer, H. G. E., Gensch, T., & Fahlke, C. (2021). Glial chloride homeostasis under transient ischemic stress. Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 15, [735300]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2021.735300

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