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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, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 140 p.

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

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3 Citations

Adaptation of a MR imaging protocol into a real-time clinical biometric ultrasound protocol for persons with spinal cord injury at risk for deep tissue injury: A reliability study

Swaine, J. M., Moe, A., Breidahl, W., Bader, D. L., Oomens, C. W. J., Lester, L., O'Loughlin, E., Santamaria, N. & Stacey, M. C., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Tissue Viability. 27, 1, p. 2-9 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Tendons
Skin
Spinal Cord
Wounds and Injuries

A model of human skin under large amplitude oscillatory shear

Soetens, J. F. J., van Vijven, M., Bader, D. L., Peters, G. W. M. & Oomens, C. W. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 86, p. 423-432 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Skin
Constitutive models
Shear thinning
Parameter estimation
Shear deformation
3 Citations

An advanced magnetic resonance imaging perspective on the etiology of deep tissue injury

Nelissen, J. L., Traa, W. A., de Boer, H. H., de Graaf, L., Mazzoli, V., Savci-Heijink, C. D., Nicolay, K., Froeling, M., Bader, D. L., Nederveen, A. J., Oomens, C. W. J. & Strijkers, G. J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 124, 6, p. 1580-1596 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wounds and Injuries
Muscles
Edema
Angiography
2 Citations

Intrinsic cell stress is independent of organization in engineered cell sheets

van Loosdregt, I. A. E. W., Dekker, S., Alford, P. W., Oomens, C. W. J., Loerakker, S. & Bouten, C. V. C., 1 Jun 2018, In : Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 9, 2, p. 181-192 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Monolayers
Tissue
Myofibroblasts
Cell Count
Heart Valves

Activities 1993 1993

  • 2 Contributed talk

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

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

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