I’m a researcher with an engineering and medical background, currently performing research on the interface between clinical application and mathematical challenges in electrocardiography and other applications in cardiac electrophysiology.

Work experience

2016-present (0.4FTE, permanent position): Senior scientist at Philips Research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, focusing on cardiac electrophysiology modeling.
2016-present (0.6FTE): Postdoctoral researcher at the CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, part of Maastricht University Medical Center+, Maastricht, the Netherlands, investigating the substrate of cardiac arrhythmias.
2010-2016: MD/PhD student at the BioInformatics and BioMathematics (BMI) group of the Department of Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, and the CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, part of Maastricht University Medical Center+.

Education

2010-2016: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Maastricht University
2008-2014: MSc. Medicine (M.D.) – Maastricht University
2009-2010: MSc. Operations Research (cum laude) – Maastricht University
2005-2009: BSc. Knowledge Engineering (cum laude) – Maastricht University
2005-2008: BSc. Medicine – Maastricht University
2004-2005: Physics – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Awards

2018: Awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), funding a 4 year research project on personalization of computational heart models in sudden cardiac arrest.
2018: Awarded a Dekker junior postdoc grant from the Dutch Heart Foundation; because of overlap with the Veni grant I could not accept this grant but the Dutch Heart Foundation has kindly offered to include me in the laureates’ training and support program.
2017: Finalist and winner of the 2nd prize in the Young Investigator Award: Basic and Translational Science – EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM Conference 2017
2016: Clinical Needs Translational Award – ESC-CinC award
2015: Young Investigator Competition Finalist – ISCE Annual Conference 2015
2014: Young Investigator Award Winner – CinC Conference 2014
2014: Best Oral Presentation – Our Department’s Promovendi Day 2014
2014: Best Oral Presentation – Our Department’s Promovendi Day 2013
2013: Best Poster Presentation – CinC Conference 2013

Publications

See a list of publications here.