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

Associate Professor

About Me

Hil Meijer is an associate professor (UHD) in the MIA group at the Department of Applied Mathematics. I started at the University of Twente in 2007 after finishing a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Utrecht (2006).

Can we characterise dynamical transitions in models using knowledge from geometry and structure? 

My research interests are in applied dynamical systems theory and neuroscience. Model simulations are helpful in understanding a model's behaviour, but we need clever approaches to determine linearised stability. 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.

How can we use neuromodulation to improve neuronal function?

Combining mathematical modelling with numerical analysis, I collaborate with several (clinical) groups to analyse clinical data to improve understanding, diagnostics and protocols. Current projects focus on ion dynamics during energy deprivation (ischemia) and neurostimulation for improved stimulation protocols in epilepsy surgery. Other and previous projects considered sensory processes, such as pain-related somatosensation and neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, combining models and experiments. I am open to new collaborations.

Teaching includes Mathematical Modelling, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Nonlinear Dynamics, Programming, and Numerical Methods for Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Neuroscience.


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


van Blooijs, D., Blok, S., Huiskamp, G. J. M., Van Eijsden, P. , Meijer, H. G. E., & Leijten, F. S. S. (2024). The effect of propofol on effective brain networks. Clinical neurophysiology, 161(5), 222-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2024.01.012
Přibylová, L., Sevcik, J., Eclerova, V., Klimes, P., Brazdil, M. , & Meijer, H. G. E. (2023). Weak coupling of neurons enables very high-frequency and ultra-fast oscillations through the interplay of synchronized phase-shifts. Network Neuroscience, 8(1), 293-318. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1162/netn_a_00351
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, BioSB 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). Article 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, Article 735300. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2021.735300

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