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Elise Al

Bachelor Student

Elise studied Applied Physics and was working on her bachelor end project exploring improved radial sampling schemes with optimized efficiency. Besides this Elise also has hobbies but decided not to bother you with these.

Ingo Hermann

PhD Student
jointly with Prof. Lothar Schad,
University of Heidelberg

Ingo was a Ph.D. student at Heidelberg University working with our lab. His research focused on programming and optimizing several methods in quantitative cardiac imaging (T1, T2 and T2* mapping) and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), especially for the detection of multiple sclerosis in the brain and renal MRF.

Jaap Boon

Master Student

He plays guitar, he plays water polo and he played with the MRI. Jaap studied the effects of external loads on the knee cartilage for his master final project.

Telly Ploem

Master Student

What does travel, cooking and kitesurfing have in common? Telly loves them and they are not possible to do inside the MRI scanner. Anyway, Telly joined the lab for his master thesis project about the effect of external loading on knee cartilage using MRI.


Bram Simons

Master Student

Bram's project combined compressed sensing with spike sorting to find/make an online spike sorting algorithm. His hobbies are road biking, running and playing (board) games. He often plays online chess while he should be working.

Joana Vera-Cruz

Master Student

Joana was an Erasmus master student of Biomedical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon). The main goal of her project was measuring myocardium oxygenation with BOLD MRI (using spiral k-space trajectories). Other passions: dancing (salsa and semba), cinema, sewing.


Friso de Boer

Bachelor Student

Ever thought a magnetic field could be perfect? Friso was trying to make it even better. A bachelor project can only be fun if you learn to bend the field like an avatar.

Ties Tensen

Bachelor Student

The aim of Ties' project was to develop an open-source MRI pulse sequence simulator for educational purposes. Besides being a BSc Applied Physics student at the TU Delft, Ties also pursued a BSc Business Administration at the Erasmus University. His hobbies are golf, cooking, travelling and investing.


Roeland Naaktgeboren


Master Student

Born and raised on flat land, Roeland enjoys climbing in and outdoors when he has free time. With his remaining time, Roeland worked on radiofrequency pulse design for improved quantitative MRI.

Jasper van Leeuwen


Master Student

Apparently, playing board games and deciphering puzzles were not enough, so Jasper also worked with active switching of dielectric pads to modify the B1+ field during his master thesis project.


Hülya Falkena


Bachelor Student

Dancing, reading, and meeting up with friends are some of the things Hülya did during her time with the Lab, besides developing phantoms and software for quantitative MRI.

Merijn Berendsen


Bachelor Student

The complex nature of MRI fascinated Merijn, so for his project he worked on developing advanced quantitative mapping methods.


Sebastian Domsch

Research Consultant

Sebastian is a Data Scientist. But as his primary occupation fails to please his insatiable thirst for MRI research, he conducted multiple research projects with the MARS lab as a side hustle.

Mark Vermeulen


Master Student

Mark was studying Applied Physics when he joined the lab. His master thesis project was about calculating the relaxation behaviour during off-resonant MRI pulses. For his own relaxation he likes reading and biking.


Joao Tourais



Apparently Joao wasn't sufficiently repelled by MRI research during his Ph.D. at the University of Eindhoven, so after that he decided to chip in his expertise at MARS Lab. 

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