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He joined Philips Research in 1980 where he started a study on quantum transport properties of nanometer scale structures and initiated a project of Philips research and the TU Delft which led to the discovery and explanation of conduction quantization. From 1985 to 2001 he worked on CMOS semiconductor technology, device physics, device modeling, mass storage technology and RF-CMOS. In 1998 he was appointed as research fellow. From 2001-2003 he co-developed DVD+R DL disk technology which is incorporated in most DVD drives. He was the first non-US chairman of the IEEE-IEDM conference (premium conference on integrated circuit technology) and was part time professor at the University of Twente at the faculty of electrical engineering from 1992 to 2001. From 2006 he worked on health care related topics (resuscitation care, automated CPR, personalized care, clinical measurements and next generation patient monitor architecture). After retirement from Philips in 2017 he joined the TUe SPS group. His present interests include (low-acuity) patient monitoring, (new) clinical measurements, perioperative care, prediction and early warning of patient deterioration and physiologic modeling. He is (co) author of more than 120 published articles and conference papers and is (co) inventor of more than 35 US patents. 

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Doctor, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 197531 Dec 1979

FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics - AMOLF

1 Sep 17951 Dec 1979

Physical chemistry, Master, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 19701 Jul 1975

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Medicine & Life Sciences
Photoplethysmography Medicine & Life Sciences
Thorax Medicine & Life Sciences
Pulse Medicine & Life Sciences
Swine Medicine & Life Sciences
Oximetry Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Conductive materials Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 1983 2019

Towards modelling of patient-ventilator interactions using model based methods

van Diepen, A., Bakkes, T. H. G. F. & Woerlee, P. H., 28 Nov 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Open Access
Intensive care units
Learning systems
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A ventilation technique for oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination in CPR: Continuous insufflation of oxygen at three levels of pressure in a pig model

Ordelman, S. C. M. A., Aelen, P., Woerlee, P. H., van Berkom, P. F. J., Scheffer, G. J. & Noordergraaf, G. J., 2015, In : Resuscitation. 97, p. 103-108 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Carbon Dioxide
11 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Detection of a spontaneous pulse in photoplethysmograms during automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a porcine model

Wijshoff, R. W. C. G. R., Sar, van der, T., Peeters, W. H., Bezemer, R., Aelen, P., Paulussen, I. W. F., Ordelman, S. C. M. A., Venema, A., Berkom, van, P. F. J., Aarts, R. M., Woerlee, P. H., Scheffer, G. J. & Noordergraaf, G. J., Nov 2013, In : Resuscitation. 84, 11, p. 1625-1632

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Arterial Pressure
10 Citations (Scopus)

Improving pulse oximetry accuracy by removing motion artifacts from photoplethysmograms using relative sensor motion: a preliminary study

Wijshoff, R. W. C. G. R., Mischi, M., Woerlee, P. H. & Aarts, R. M., 2013, Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXV. Van Huffel, S., Naelaers, G., Caicedo, A., Bruley, D. F. & Harrison, D. K. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 411-417 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; vol. 789).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Exercise equipment
3 Downloads (Pure)

Potential of photoplethysmography to guide pulse checks during cardiopulmonary resuscitation : observations in an animal study

Wijshoff, R. W. C. G. R., Sar, van der, T., Aarts, R. M., Woerlee, P. H. & Noordergraaf, G. J., 2013, Proceedings Resuscitation 2013, ERC Symposium on Outcomes, 25/26 October 2013, Krakow, Poland. Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. S1-S7 (Resuscitation; vol. 84, no. supplement 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Arterial Pressure


Student theses

Experimental investigations into the role of impedance defined flow during CPR

Author: Hoeben, R., 31 Dec 2009

Supervisor: van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 1), Rutten, M. (Supervisor 2), Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 2), Strijkers, G. (Supervisor 2) & Woerlee, P. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Numerical investigation in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Author: van der Loo, J., 31 Dec 2009

Supervisor: Rutten, M. (Supervisor 1), van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2), Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 2), Woerlee, P. (External coach) & Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master