Dr.ir .F.F.J. (Frank) Simonis

Assistant professor
Technohal room: 2180
Phone: +31 53 489 2944
E-mail: f.f.j.simonis@utwente.nl


Frank Simonis studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His Master’s program included many MR related courses and during that time he did an internship on the magnetic susceptibility of water at the ETH Zürich in the group of professor Pruessmann. He graduated from the TU/e in 2011 on research in the group of professor Nicolay focused on a novel method to obtain T2 maps of the mouse heart. After obtaining his Master’s degree he started his PhD at the University Medical Centre of Utrecht under professor Jan Lagendijk with supervision of dr. Nico van den Berg. In his PhD project the body's physiological response to local RF heating caused by MR measurements was investigated. The capacity of the body to regulate temperature at a local scale (e.g. by elevation of local blood flow) is largely unknown and was a main topic of his research. Next to that, he did research on improving the estimation of the arterial input function, which is an important parameter in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. He currently teaches MRI and researches new applications of low-field MRI as assistant professor in the Magnetic Detection group.


MRI, low-field, MR imaging in upright position