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My ambition is to develop devices and approaches based on electromagnetic technology for improving care & cure. Hereto, I focus on developing novel monitoring, MRI, (neuro-)stimulation and therapy approaches, as well as MR-guided therapy. My main goal is to ensure that our research reaches the patient.

Research profile

Maarten Paulides is Director of the Center for Care and Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) of the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)In addition, he is Associate Professor both in the Electromagnetics group of TU/e and at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam. A main theme in Paulides' career has been the development and validation of applications for hyperthermia to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment on head and neck tumors. Hyperthermia has the ability to increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, or to reduce side effects by allowing the same effectiveness at a reduced radiation or chemotherapy dose. This is very important in head and neck tumors, since they form in an anatomically very fragile and complex area of the body.  

In his early career, Paulides focused on developing hyperthermia equipment, but over the years his focus has shifted to developing simulation- and MRI-guided interventions and assessment of the clinical benefit of head and neck hyperthermia. His work resulted in novel hyperthermia applicators, patient-specific simulation technology and pioneering data for improving electromagnetic exposure guidelines. 

Paulides specializes in electromagnetic simulations, antenna design, hyperthermia technology, magnetic resonance imaging and MR-guided intervention. Validation has always been a focus point of his, leading to expertise in clinical studies and treatment assessment.  

In his role as Director of C3Te,  Paulides facilitates and stimulates cross-disciplinary research and valorisation in the area of medical applications. 

Academic background

Maarten Paulides holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering (2002) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and a cum laude PhD in Health and Medical Physics (2007) from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After obtaining his PhD, Paulides stayed at Erasmus University, as subsequently research associateAssistant Professor and Associate Professor. In 2018, he returned to TU/e as Associate Professor. In November 2018, he became director of the Center for Care and Cure Technologies Eindhoven (C3Te), part of TU/e. Throughout his career, Paulides has served many times as technical committee member for the international congress on hyperthermic oncology (ICHO2012 & 2016), was a visiting researcher (Duke University Medical Center, GE Global Research Center) and adviser of serval research groups/clinics (Chalmers/Göthenburg, Zurich University/Aarau clinic, Czech Technical University). He currently serves in the Dutch Health Council, ICNRIP/WHO, COST action CA17115 (“MyWave”) and co-founded Sensius BV, a startup in medical hyperthermia technology. 

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, other, Doctor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Electrical engineering, Master

External positions

Member of the Scientific Expert Group (SEG), International Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP, www.icnirp.com)

1 Jan 2017 → …

Member of the EMF committee, Gezondheidsraad

1 Jan 2017 → …

Associate Professor, Erasmus Medical Center

16 Oct 2002 → …

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Research Output

Recent technological advancements in radiofrequency- andmicrowave-mediated hyperthermia for enhancing drug delivery

Paulides, M. M., Dobsicek Trefna, H., Curto, S. & Rodrigues, D. B., 27 Mar 2020, In : Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Systematic review of pre-clinical and clinical devices for magnetic resonance-guided radiofrequency hyperthermia

    Adibzadeh, F., Sumser, K., Curto, S., Yeo, D. T. B., Shishegar, A. A. & Paulides, M. M., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Hyperthermia. 37, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    A phase-cycled temperature-sensitive fast spin echo sequence with conductivity bias correction for monitoring of mild RF hyperthermia with PRFS

    Wu, M., Mulder, H. T., Zur, Y., Lechner-Greite, S., Menzel, M. I., Paulides, M. M., van Rhoon, G. C. & Haase, A., 1 Jun 2019, In : Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine (MAGMA). 32, 3, p. 369-380 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Challenges and opportunities in thermal tissue modelling for electromagnetic applications

    Paulides, M. M., Sumser, K., Ribeiro, I. V. B., Neufeld, E. & van Rhoon, G. C., 1 Mar 2019, 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 4 p. 8740283

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Confirmation of thermal dose as a predictor of local control in cervical carcinoma patients treated with state-of-the-art radiation therapy and hyperthermia

    Kroesen, M., Mulder, H. T., van Holthe, J. M. L., Aangeenbrug, A. A., Mens, J. W. M., van Doorn, H. C., Paulides, M. M., Oomen-de Hoop, E., Vernhout, R. M., Lutgens, L. C., van Rhoon, G. C. & Franckena, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Radiotherapy and Oncology. 140, p. 150-158 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)


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

    Maarten Paulides (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.

    Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

    Dutch Cancer Society, project 11368

    Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 2018

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

  • Dutch Cancer Society, project EMCR2009-4270

    Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 2009

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

  • Dutch Cancer Society project EMCR2012-5472

    Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 2012

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

  • Activities

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (External organisation)

    Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Member)
    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

    Lecturer in the European School of Antennas (ESoA, Naples, Italy) on EM hyperthermia in Radiation Oncology

    Maarten Paulides (Speaker)
    10 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Board of Thermotherapy Netherlands (External organisation)

    Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Member)
    1 Jun 2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

    COST action CA17115 MyWave (External organisation)

    Maarten Paulides (Chair)
    1 Oct 20181 Oct 2022

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

    Lecturer in Biology Imaging Guided RT at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute

    Maarten Paulides (Consultant)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesOutreachProfessional


    OGO Rock your baby

    1/09/16 → …


    Press / Media

    Ten new EUR-Fellows appointed

    Maarten Paulides


    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    Design of a high-power filter for MRI-guided hyperthermia cancer therapy

    Author: Kleijer, M., 2019

    Supervisor: Paulides, M. (Supervisor 1) & Bronckers, L. (. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Design of a murine microwave phased array hyperthermia applicator for head and neck regions

    Author: Raaijmakers, E. A., 2015

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

    Student thesis: Master

    Development of a new hyperthermia application for treatment of head and neck tumors : a theoretical exploration

    Author: Paulides, M., 31 Oct 2002

    Supervisor: Zwamborn, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    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

    Improvement of head and neck hyperthermia treatment planning

    Author: Rijnen, Z., 28 Feb 2009

    Supervisor: Paulides, M. (Supervisor 1) & Motoasca, T. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master