Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Rani van Hoof is a PhD Candidate in the Mechanics of Materials group of the department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her research focusses on creating a digital twin of the device-tissue interactions between medical devices (e.g. catheters and stents) and the arterial wall, using reduced order modelling (ROM). This research is part of the European project TASTI (Application-TAilores SynThetic Image generation). She is supervised by Olaf van de Sluis, Joris Remmers and Clemens Verhoosel.

Academic background

Rani van Hoof obtained her MSc degree in Medical Engineering at the TU/e in 2023. Her MSc thesis was about modelling uncovered stents for the treatment of ascending aortic aneurysms using Isogeometric Analysis (IGA). This project was executed in collaboration with the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+). During this project, she was supervised by Wouter Huberts, Clemens Verhoosel, Sai Chandana Divi, Robin Willems, Shaiv Parikh and thoracic surgeon Elham Bidar of the MUMC+. Subsequently, she completed an internship at the Research & Development department at Philips, where she created a three-dimensional Finite Element Analysis (FEA) model of the vasculature involved in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In her PhD project, she works on modelling device-tissue interactions between medical devices and the arterial wall.