I am recently appointed to the chair of Health Technology Implementation at the TechMed Center of the UTwente. Before, I was head and chair of the department of Physics and Medical Technology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (VUmc). I received myMSc in Applied Physics at the Technical University Eindhoven in 1985 and my PhD in Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht in 1990.
My research interest and expertise started with medical laser applications and expanded to a broad range of surgical equipment and imaging modalities.
I have developed special imaging techniques for diagnostics and to study the interaction of equipment with the patient in view of safety, treatment quality and development of new applications. My advanced imaging facilities are being used for testing medical equipment of international companies. I am working in close collaboration with the clinical professionals and have practical experience in the OR assisting in surgery with complex technologies. I am active in patient safety, innovation and valorisation of new medical technology with several patents and devices being commercialized. I am author of over 150 papers, proceedings and book chapters.


  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Tissues
    • Patient
    • Skin
    • Therapeutic Procedure
    • Child
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    • Oxygenation
    • Light
    • Temperature


Ancillary activities

  • Kiwa DARE, WoerdenMember Consultative Body of Notified Body Kiwa DARE
  • Central Committee of clinical research in human subjects at the Ministry of Health in The HagueMember of CCMO council at ministry VWS as expert Medical Devices
  • EU commission in BrusselsReviewer/advisor EU Expert Panel Medical Devices

Rudolf M Verdaasdonk is professor of Physics and Medical Technology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (VUmc) since 2009 and at present assigned as visiting professor to the University of Twente. He contributes to the Erasmus Mundus program and IQ-Med project of Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU in Gjövik.
He received his MSc in Applied Physics at the Technical University Eindhoven in 1985 and his PhD in Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht in 1990.


Thermal Effects of CO2, KTP, and Blue Lasers with a Flexible Fiber Delivery System on Vocal FoldsJournal of Voice (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Schimberg, A. S., Heldens, G. T. N., Klabbers, T. M., van Engen-Van Grunsven, A. C. H., Verdaasdonk, R. M., Takes, R. P., Wellenstein, D. J. & van den Broek, G. B.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.03.006
Maxwell's equations explain why irreversible electroporation will not heat up a metal stentInternational journal of heat and mass transfer, 169, Article 120962. van der Geld, C. W. M., van Gaalen, R. T., Scheffer, H. J., Vogel, J. A., van den Bos, W., Meijerink, M. R., Besselink, M. G. H., Verdaasdonk, R. M. & van Gemert, M. J. C.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.120962The vascular occlusion test using multispectral imaging: a validation study: The VASOIMAGE studyJournal of clinical monitoring and computing, 35(1), 113-121. Bruins, A. A., Geboers, D. G. P. J., Bauer, J. R., Klaessens, J. H. G. M., Verdaasdonk, R. M. & Boer, C.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10877-019-00448-z
Optimizing Settings for Office-Based Endoscopic CO2 Laser Surgery Using an Experimental Vocal Cord ModelLaryngoscope, 130(11), E680-E685. Schimberg, A. S., Klabbers, T. M., Wellenstein, D. J., Heutink, F., Honings, J., van Engen-Van Grunsven, I., Verdaasdonk, R. M., Takes, R. P. & van den Broek, G. B.https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28518Enhanced topical cutaneous delivery of indocyanine green after various pretreatment regimens: comparison of fractional CO2 laser, fractional Er:YAG laser, microneedling, and radiofrequencyLasers in medical science, 35(6), 1357-1365. Nieboer, M. J., Meesters, A. A., Almasian, M., Georgiou, G., de Rie, M. A., Verdaasdonk, R. M. & Wolkerstorfer, A.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-020-02950-2

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