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Persoonlijk profiel


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

Research profile

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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Onderzoeksoutput 2003 2019

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Open Access

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

Omisakin, A., Mestrom, R. & Bentum, M., 23 jul 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Binary phase shift keying
Electric power utilization
Digital to analog conversion

Low-power communication for an implanted intracortical visual prosthesis

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Phase shift keying
Phase noise
Telecommunication links

Microwave heating: an innovative approach for evaporator technology

Del Hoyo Arroyo, M., 2 mei 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 47 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptiePd Eng ThesisAcademic

1 Citaat (Scopus)

An MR-compatible printed antenna based murine superficial hyperthermia applicator

Raaijmakers, E. A. L., Mestrom, R. M. C., Sumser, K., Salim, G., van Rhoon, G. C., Essers, J. & Paulides, M. M., 2018, In : International Journal of Hyperthermia. 34, 6, blz. 697-703 7 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Magnetic resonance
Microstrip antennas
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


Electromagnetics I

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Extension Internship EM

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

Auteur: Guo, B., 31 aug 2015

Begeleider: Reniers, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Mestrom, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Visser, H. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Flow control of the floating cup variable pump (FCVP)

Auteur: Ebben, P., 30 sep 2014

Begeleider: Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Post, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Mestrom, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Achten, P. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Impact-based frequency up-conversion in an electret-based electrostatic energy harvester

Auteur: Lensvelt, R., 25 jan 2018

Begeleider: Fey, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Mestrom, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Modeling of dynamic effects in high-voltage electrostatic clamps

Auteur: van den Biggelaar, A., 30 aug 2016

Begeleider: Mestrom, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & van Duivenbode, J. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

Auteur: van Rooijen, R., 30 jun 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master