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"Find a passion in life, but keep the balance. I think our greatest contribution is to train our students" 

Research profile

Cees Oomens is full professor in Biomechanics of Soft Tissues at the department of Biomedical Engineering (research group Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology). Currently his research is focused on damage and adaptation of soft biological tissues. A hierarchical approach is used, ranging from studies on cultured cells, tissue engineered constructs of muscle and skin, in-vivo animal studies and human studies. Theoretical models include convective and diffusive transport processes in deforming structures, and the interaction with growth, synthesis and damage development. A major application field is a study on the etiology of pressure ulcers. The goals are to develop an objective method to identify patients at risk of developing a pressure ulcer, and to develop techniques for early detection of deep tissue injury. Other application fields are the interaction of skin with devices for personal care and trans-epidermal drug delivery. 

Academic background

Cees Oomens received his MSc in Physics in 1979 from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). In 1985, he obtained his PhD at the University of Twente on a study on the mechanical behavior of skin. He returned to Eindhoven to become assistant professor, and in 1990 he was appointed associate professor. From September 2009 until 2011, he was president of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, which in 2015 presented him its Experienced Investigator Award. That same year, Cees Oomens was appointed as full professor of Biomechanics of Soft Tissues at the department of Biomedical Engineering at TU/e. Since September 2017, he is vice-dean of the department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Research Output 1983 2019

Evaluating aetiological processes for monitoring and detection of deep tissue injury

Traa, W. A., 19 Feb 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 140 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigating the influence of intermittent and continuous mechanical loading on skin through non-invasive sampling of IL-1α

Soetens, J. F. J., Worsley, P. R., Bader, D. L. & Oomens, C. W. J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Tissue Viability. 28, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Pressure Ulcer
Sacrum
Skin
Sebum
Cytokines

Magnetic resonance elastography of skeletal muscle deep tissue injury

Nelissen, J. L., Sinkus, R., Nicolay, K., Nederveen, A. J., Oomens, C. W. J. & Strijkers, G. J., Apr 2019, In : NMR in Biomedicine. 32, 6, 12 p., e4087

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Magnetic resonance
Muscle
Skeletal Muscle
Elastic moduli

Mechanical and biochemical response of human skin to diverse loading conditions

Soetens, J. F. J., 18 Jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 112 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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Skin
1 Citation (Scopus)

Myoglobin and troponin concentrations are increased in early stage deep tissue injury

Traa, W. A., Strijkers, G. J., Bader, D. L. & Oomens, C. W. J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 92, p. 50-57 8 p.

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Troponin
Myoglobin
Blood
Tissue
Biomarkers

Activities 1993 1993

  • 2 Contributed talk

ASME winter annual meeting (WAM) New Orleans, Louisiana, November 28 - December 3, 1993

C.W.J. Oomens (Speaker)
28 Nov 1993

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Invited lecture, Minisymposium: Ineractie tussen experimentele en numerieke methoden, V.U. Brussel

C.W.J. Oomens (Speaker)
22 Jan 1993

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Courses

Biomechanics

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Numerical analysis of continua

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Student theses

A 2-D finite element model of a muscle cell in agarose gel-matrix

Author: Tran, N. H., 29 Feb 2000

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2) & Breuls, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A 3-D finite element model of the tibialis anterior muscle of a rat: a contribution to pressure sores research

Author: Breuls, R., 31 Mar 1998

Supervisor: Janssen, J. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bosboom, E. (Supervisor 2) & Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A 3-D structural skin model: development and implementation

Author: Feron, R., 30 Sep 1993

Supervisor: Starmans, F. (Supervisor 1), Douven, L. (Supervisor 2), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2) & Janssen, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A biomechanical view on atrial fibrillation: feasibility of stretch-activated ectopic beats in the left atrium

Author: Meiburg, R., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 1), Dekker, L. (Supervisor 2), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2) & van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master