Ruud M. Verdaasdonk, Ir PhD
Ruud Verdaasdonk received his MSc in Applied Physics at the Technical University Eindhoven in 1985 and his PhD in Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1990. He is professor in Physics and Medical Technology and from 2009 to 2018 he has been head of the department of Physics and Medical Technology at the VU University Medical center in Amsterdam. His research interests and expertise started with medical laser applications and expanded to a broad range of surgical equipment and imaging modalities. He is working in close collaboration with the clinical professionals and has practical experience in the OR, assisting with complex technologies. He is active in patient safety, innovation and valorization of new medical technology with several patents and devices being commercialized.