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“Passionate about multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle clinical challenges using science and technology.”

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Rob Mestrom is an Assistant Professor in the research group Electromagnetics at the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has over 10 years of experience in multiphysics and modeling and worked on a large variety of engineering applications such as MEMS, antenna arrays, RF transceivers, RF hyperthermia antenna design, and EMC. His current research focuses on the application of electromagnetic waves for medical applications, where involvement of and joint work with (academic) clinical partners ensures clinical relevance of the work.  

Rob Mestrom currently works on neurostimulation, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and EEG-based stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). He applies electromagnetic field modeling to investigate the mechanisms of action, with the aim to optimize excitation stimuli for personalized care. Another application area is multiphysics (electromagnetic and thermal) modeling and model reduction for deep hyperthermia, where he is developing approaches for optimization and control to obtain focused energy deposition during treatments.  

Since 2017, Rob Mestrom has been member of the Committee on Electromagnetic Fields of the Health Council of The Netherlands.

Academic background

Rob Mestrom studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he obtained his MSc degree in 2005 with the distinction cum laude. In 2009, he obtained his PhD under supervision of professors Henk Nijmeijer and Rob Fey of the Dynamics&Control group. He then became a postdoctoral researcher at TU/e to investigate approaches for antenna beam steering by means of RF-MEMS technology and phased arrays within the European CATRENE framework PANAMA. In 2012, he was appointed Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetics research group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. From 2012 to 2015, he worked in education management as the Vice-Director of Education for the Bachelor Automotive program of the Electrical Engineering department. 

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    DIY electromagnetic phantoms for biomedical wireless power transfer experiments

    van Nunen, T., Mestrom, R., Visser, H., Huismans, E. & Bentum, M., 20 Jun 2019, Wireless Power Week 2019 proceedings. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Effect of finite precision on em simulations for high-contrast biological media at low frequencies

    van Rossum, M. J. R. A., Mestrom, R. M. C. & van Beurden, M. C., Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 21st International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 523-527 5 p. 8879369

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

  • Low-power BPSK inductive data link for an implanted intracortical visual prosthesis

    Omisakin, A., Mestrom, R. & Bentum, M., 7 Oct 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 5 p. 8857225

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    Low-power communication for an implanted intracortical visual prosthesis

    Omisakin, A., Mestrom, R. & Bentum, M., 31 Mar 2019, 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 4 p. 8740084

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

  • Courses

    Electromagnetics I

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    Press / Media

    Targeting Epilepsy with Head-Worn Electrodes

    Rob Mestrom & Paul A.J.M. Boon

    13/02/19

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    Targeting epilepsy with electrodes on the head

    Rob Mestrom

    11/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Targeting epilepsy with electrodes on the head

    Rob Mestrom & Paul A.J.M. Boon

    11/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Targeting epilepsy with cranial electrodes

    Rob Mestrom & Paul A.J.M. Boon

    11/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    A methodology to design an in-body to out of body tracking system

    Author: Guo, B., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Reniers, A. (Supervisor 1), Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 2) & Visser, H. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Brain blood perfusion and white matter integrity in accelerated cognitive ageing patiens with epilepsy

    Author: Stevens, J., 31 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Breeuwer, M. (Supervisor 1), Pluim, J. (Supervisor 2), Aldenkamp, A. (Supervisor 2), Zinger, S. (Supervisor 2), Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 2) & Bernas, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    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

    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

    Flow control of the floating cup variable pump (FCVP)

    Author: Ebben, P., 30 Sep 2014

    Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), Post, W. (Supervisor 2), Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 2) & Achten, P. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master