MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering

Department of Biomechanical Engineering

Picture of Wouter Abbas

ing. W. Abbas (Wouter)


Technician within the Faculty of Engineering Technology, group Biomedical Engineering.


My name is Wouter and I was born in Curaçao in 1957. I studied mechanical engineering at the HTS of Enschede (1980).

In 2000 I started working on the University of Twente as an Technician in the Low Temperature group of superconductivity.

Since 2008 I join in the group Biomedical engineering as an technician.

Additional to my work I join the student karting club “A la Kart” (www.alakart.nl) at the Universiteit.

Before 2000 I worked at several companies as a mechanical-, development- and technical engineer.

Curriculum Vitae


Selection of publications:

A Fully Automatic Press for Mechanical and Electrical Testing of ITER Conductors Under Transverse Cyclic Load.


The paper describes the design of a cryogenic fully automatic press to investigate the changes in the mechanical and electrical properties of the full-size ITER cable samples (Nb3Sn) under transverse variable load along 40,000 cycles and at 4.2 K.