I am professor in Biomedical Photonic Imaging in the Faculty of Science and Technology, and Vice Dean Research in the same faculty. I obtained a Master degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (1988), a PhD degree in fluid dynamics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (1995) and joined the University of Twente. In 2000 I was appointed as assistant professor in biomedical optics and broadened my scope to low-coherence interferometry and photoacoustic and acousto-optic imaging for biomedical purposes. In 2010 I became full professor and group leader of the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group. My current research interests are laser speckle based perfusion imaging, photoacoustic imaging, thermal imaging and quantification of photoacoustic imaging using acousto-optics.
- My presentation titled 'Handheld laser speckle contrast imaging and the challenge of movement artifacts' in the SPIE JBO Hot Topics in Biomedical Optics Webinar 'Advances in Laser Speckle Measurements for Biomedical Applications', given on 5 June 2023.
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In the press
- Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging for improving breast reconstruction surgery after cancer surgery. Tubantia, 18 March 2021
- My videolecture for the Universiteit van Nederland in September 2019: 'In the future, will we place breasts in the spotlights'? (In Dutch). This lecture of 15 minutes gives an introduction to medcal photoacoustic imaging and its application for breast cancer imaging, and a demo of our photophone.