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Personal profile


My ambition is to fight disease using electromagnetic technology: developing novel treatment and MR imaging approaches for image-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 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 committee member, visiting researcher and adviser. 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 2004 2019

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., 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


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

Electromagnetic waves

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

Art Therapy
Hot Temperature

Feasibility and relevance of discrete vasculature modeling in routine hyperthermia treatment planning

Sumser, K., Neufeld, E., Verhaart, R. F., Fortunati, V., Verduijn, G. M., Drizdal, T., van Walsum, T., Veenland, J. F. & Paulides, M. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Hyperthermia. 36, 1, p. 801-811 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Hot Temperature
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Flexible 3D-printed water bolus inserts

Paulides, M., Abdel-Alim - van den Berg, A. L., Ruiter, A. I., Boogerd, N. & van Rhoon, G. C., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Patent No. EP18213946

Research output: PatentPatent applicationProfessional


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

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

Co-recipient of the Gezel Award of Technology Foundation STW.

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

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

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 31 May 2008

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

EUR Fellowship of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Jan 2016

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific

Fellowship of the Dutch Cancer Society

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Jan 2008

Recognition: Othervisiting scholarScientific

Activities 2015 2019

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

Thermotherapy Netherlands (TTNL) (External organisation)

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

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

COST action CA17115 MyWave (External organisation)

Maarten M. Paulides (Member)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

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

Maarten M. Paulides (Member)
1 Mar 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional

Gezondheidsraad (External organisation)

Maarten M. Paulides (Member)
1 Feb 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional

Co-founder and technical lead of Sensius BV (www.sensius.biz)

Maarten M. Paulides (Consultant)
1 May 2015

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional


OGO Rock your baby

1/09/16 → …


Student theses

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


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


Parameter estimation for hyperthermia treatment planning using model-based observer design

Author: van Rooijen, R., 30 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 1), de Hon, B. (Supervisor 2), Weiland, S. (Supervisor 2), Ozkan, L. (Supervisor 2) & Paulides, M. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master