The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is expanding its expertise in the field of Medical Ultrasound Imaging, specifically in novel ultrasound image acquisition & reconstruction techniques.
We are looking for an expert, junior scientist who wants to take on this challenge in close collaboration with other departmental groups, national medical centers, as well as industrial partners. We offer a full-time tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor within the PULS/e lab (Photoacoustics & Ultrasound Lab Eindhoven). The PULS/e lab has created an environment for innovation, excellence and early clinical translation of novel ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging techniques.
Innovations in acquisition techniques is currently one of the most active and industry-supported fields in medical acoustics and is essential for the viability of the other research activities in the lab. Especially translation to clinic and industry, essential for success, not only builds upon functional imaging and modelling but also strongly depends on the introduction and translation of innovative acquisition technology.
This research line will encompass the development of novel image acquisition techniques using new or existing transducer technology. The catch phrase ‘beating the physical limits of ultrasound’ involves more than just high frame rates. The primary focus will lie on the development of novel acquisition geometries including novel tomographic ultrasound techniques and multi-probe US imaging technology (also for photoacoustics) that allow high-resolution, high-contrast imaging. you will also develop US sequencing and coding techniques to increase both spatial and temporal resolution, and image contrast.
The advanced imaging setups require image reconstruction techniques to exploit the full potential of the acquisition methods proposed. Image reconstruction techniques will be based on physical models of wave propagation and advanced signal processing techniques for the measurements of tissue motion and flow. Special attention will be paid to the area of speed-of-sound measurements and subsequent aberration correction (during beamforming) which will vastly improve image quality. Physical models of wave propagation will also be used for acoustic simulations that can be used for benchmarking and verification of new methods. Research in this topic should be medically oriented and sustainable by support from extramural funding.
The area of ultrasound image acquisition will be well embedded in the department. You will be closely collaborating with the research groups on ultrasound functional imaging and photoacoustics, image analysis, cardiovascular biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics and soft tissue biomechanics and engineering. Outside the department you will be working closely with the departments of Electrical Engineering (signal processing), Physics (new sensing technologies), and Industrial Design (wearables).
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact dr.ir. Richard Lopata, Associate Professor, r.lopata[at]tue.nl or
+31 40 247 4878.
For information about terms of employment, please contact Sascha Sanchez-van Oort, HR Manager, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 7310.
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