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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

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.

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    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., Jun 2019, In : NMR in Biomedicine. 32, 6, 12 p., e4087.

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    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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    The expression of anaerobic metabolites in sweat and sebum from human skin subjected to intermittent and continuous mechanical loading

    Soetens, J. F. J., Worsley, P. R., Herniman, J. M., Langley, G. J., Bader, D. L. & Oomens, C. W. J., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Tissue Viability. 28, 4, p. 186-193 8 p.

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    There is an individual tolerance to mechanical loading in compression induced deep tissue injury

    Traa, W. A., van Turnhout, M. C., Nelissen, J. L., Strijkers, G. J., Bader, D. L. & Oomens, C. W. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Clinical Biomechanics. 63, p. 153-160 8 p.

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    Activities

    • 2 Contributed talk

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

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

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

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

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    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