Electromagnetics for Care & Cure Lab (EM4C&C)

  • Groene Loper - Building 19, Flux 9.096

    5612 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering - Flux 9.096

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

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The lab develops novel electromagnetic technologies, in close collaboration with medical and industrial partners, aimed at direct impact for patients and society. 

Organisational profile

The Research Laboratory on Electromagnetics for Care & Cure (EM4C&C) is an important and fast growing topic within the Electromagnetics Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The EM4C&C lab investigates novel approaches for application of electromagnetic waves in medical applications, like combining electro-encephalography (EEG) with simultaneous neurostimulation, magnetic resonance (MR) guided thermal therapy and wireless communication with implanted electronics. The lab is chaired by Dr. Ir. Maarten Paulides, and the main themes of research are:

-          Neurostimulation – led by Dr. Ir. Rob Mestrom, supported by Prof. Dr. Paul Boon

-          Clinical MR hardware – led by Dr. Ir. I Zivkovic, supported by Dr. Debra Rivera

-          MR guided therapy - led by Dr. Ir. Maarten Paulides 

-          In-body sensing and power transfer – led by Ir. Ad Reniers, supported by Prof. Dr. Ir. Huib Visser 

The research spans from fundamental work on the modelling of electromagnetic wave interaction with tissues to the development, evaluation and validation of novel techniques, tools and devices. Examples are understanding and modelling of neurostimulation and the development of novel heating devices for MR imaging guided cancer therapy. Our approach is based on multidisciplinary health-related research projects that are being conducted in synergy with medical partners and a wide range of industries (small, medium and large enterprises). Whenever required, we seek to supplement our electromagnetic expertise with the strengths of other groups of the TU/e, including sensing, modeling, imaging, monitoring, minimally-invasive interventions, ICT embedded systems and ubiquitous computing.


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    Research Output

    Antenna‐in‐package measurements

    Reniers, A. C. F., Johannsen, U. & Smolders, A. B. B., 6 Mar 2020, Antenna‐in‐Package Technology and Applications: Antenna‐in‐Package Measurements. Liu, D. & Zhang, Y. (eds.). Wiley, p. 115-145

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • EEG functional connectivity is a weak predictor of causal brain interactions

    Vink, J. J. T., Klooster, D. C. W., Ozdemir, R. A., Westover, M. B., Pascual-Leone, A. & Shafi, M. M., 1 Mar 2020, In : Brain Topography. 33, 2, p. 221-237 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Co-recipient (last author) of the 2015 editor’s award for the best paper (physics) in the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

    Paulides, Margarethus M. (Maarten) (Recipient), 1 Jan 2016

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Co-supervisor of a Gezel Awardee of Technology Foundation STW.

    Paulides, Margarethus M. (Maarten) (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

    Editor’s award for the best paper (physics) in the International Journal of Hyperthermia in 2007

    Paulides, Margarethus M. (Maarten) (Recipient), 31 May 2008

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific


    • 2 Membership of council
    • 2 Membership of network
    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Startup or spinoff

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (External organisation)

    Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Member)

    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

    COST action CA17115 MyWave (External organisation)

    Maarten Paulides (Chair)

    1 Oct 20181 Oct 2022

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

    International Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP, www.icnirp.com) (External organisation)

    Maarten Paulides (Member)

    1 Mar 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional

    Student theses

    Exploitation of real-time S-parameter measurements for improving simulation guided hyperthermia

    Author: Berkvens, J. E., 2017

    Supervisor: Smolders, A. (Supervisor 1), Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 2) & Paulides, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master