MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering

CTW - BW

Full professors

Bart Koopman (Chair)

Professor Biomechanical Engineering

Interests: Movement biomechanics, adaptive prosthetics

Prof.dr.ir. Koopman, H.F.J.M. (CTW)

Herman van der Kooij

Professor Biomechatronics & Rehabilitation Technology

Interests: Human motor control and movement disorders, medical robots, exoskeletons

Hans Rietman

Professor Rehabilitation & Technology

Interests: Prosthesis, therapy robots

Prof.dr. Rietman, J.S. (CTW))

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Nico Verdonschot

Professor Biomechanical implants

Interests: Implants, biomechanics, finite element models, musculoskeletal modeling

Bart Verkerke

Professor Biomedical Product Development

Interests: Implants, the spine

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Jan G. Grandjean

Professor Technology in Cardiac Surgery

Sarthak Misra

Interests: Surgical robotics, Medical microrobotics

Research staff

Edwin van Asseldonk

Interests: human motor control and adaptation, rehabilitation robots, cortical plasticity

drs. Asseldonk, E.H.F. van (CTW)

Sebastiaan Behrens

Research technician – Reflexleg

Arjen Bergsma

Project leader – Flextension

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dr.ir. Belt, D. van de (CTW)

Dorien van de Belt

Mobility coordinator – Faculty of Engineering Technology

Interests: Education, human movement / dynamics, dance and technology, internationalization of education

Edsko Hekman

Interests: biomedical design, prostheses, orthoses, implants and spine

ir. Hekman, E.E.G. (CTW)

dr.ir. Homminga, J.J. (CTW)

Jasper Homminga

Interests: tissue mechanics, finite element models, osteoporosis & scoliosis

Gijs van Oort

Interests: Robotics and Mechatronics, Dynamics simulation

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Arno Stienen

Interests: biomedical design, biomechatronics, exoskeletons, human movement

Jeroen Rouwkema

Interests: tissue engineering, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, mechanobiological modeling

dr. ir. Rouwkema, J (CTW)

dr. ir. Schouten, A.C. (CTW)

Alfred Schouten

Interests: Human motor control, afferent feedback, system identification, diagnostic robotics

Hielke Kiewiet

Research Assistant at the SOFIE project

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Joost van Kordelaar

Postdoctoral researcher

EMBalance

Alonso Sanchez

Postdoctoral researcher

Magnetic Microrobotics

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Pedro Moreira

Postdoctoral researcher

MIRIAM

Aisha Meel-van den Abeelen

Postdoctoral researcher

USE

ir. Wessels, M (CTW)

Martijn Wessels

Scoliosis correction

Heidi Witteveen

Postdoctoral researcher

Project manager Symbitron project

 

 

PhD students

Tjitske Boonstra

Balance control - BrainGain

drs. T.A. Boonstra (CTW)

Vera Bulsink

SOFIE

Denise Engelhart

Balroom

Engelhart, D. MSc. (CTW)

Carbone, V. MSc. (CTW)

Vincenzo Carbone

TLEMsafe

Rene Fluit

TLEMsafe

Mark Vlutters

BALANCE

Gustaaf Vrooijink

iMIT

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Momen Abayazid

Robotics Needle Steering

Navid Shahriari

RICIBION

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Roy Roesthuis

H-Haptics

Alexander Otten

VirtuRob

ir. A. Otten (CTW)

Ravi Sinha

Lab-on-a-chip

Iris Hoogendoorn

Surface for health

Joan Lobo Prat

Flextension

Serdar Ates

Arvid Keemink

Amber Emmens

Symbitron

Alexander Kuck

NEURAS

Kenan Niu

BioMechTools

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Rıza Bayoğlu

Musculoskeletal modeling of the spine

Bob Giesberts

Clubfoot (Symbionics)

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Teun Stortelder

Symbionics

Frank Halfwerk

Technical Physician / Doctoral Candidate

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Claudia Haarman

PDEng student

Symbionics

Stergios Verros

Symbionics

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Kostas Nizamis

Symbionics

Supporting staff

Lianne Bode

Secretary

Abbas, W. (CTW)

Wouter Abbas

Technician

Nikolai Melikian

Technician / ICT

Melikian, N.A. (CTW)

Victor Sluiter

Technician