prof. dr. ir. G.J. Verkerke
Bart (GJ) Verkerke was born in Amsterdam on 19 June 1957 .
He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, where he graduated in 1981.
He performed his military service as officer and did reseach on military boots.
In 1983 he started to work at the Rehabilitation Center Muiderpoort in Amsterdam on the design of new rehabilitation products.
He started his PhD-study in 1987 and completed it in December 1989. The research topic was the development and test of a a modular femur endoprosthetic system.
Since 1990 he is working at the University of Groningen / University Medical Center Groningen, since 2006 as professor in BioMedical Product Development.
In 2004 he started to work for one day a week at the University of Twente as professor in the Design of BioMedical Products.
1981 – 1982: Military service, University of Twente , Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Research study to improve military foot-wear.
1983 – 1984: Project leader, Rehabilitation Institute 'Muiderpoort', Amsterdam . Research studies to improve existing and develop new rehabilitation equipment.
1985 – 1986: Head of the Design Centre, Rehabilitation Institute 'Muiderpoort', Amsterdam .
1987 – 1989: PhD-study at the University of Twente , Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and University Hospital Groningen: Design and testing of a Modular Femur Endoprosthetic System.
1990 – 1995:Head section Biomechanics/Medical Product Development, University of Groningen , Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Biomedical Technology.
1995 – 1999: Project leader Biomechanics/Medical Product Development, University of Groningen , Faculty of Medicine, Division of Artificial Organs.
1999 – 2002: Assistant Professor, University of Groningen , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
2002 – 2006: Associate Professor, University of Groningen , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
1993 – present: Director of D P, partners in product development and consultancy.
2004 – present: Professor in Design of Biomedical Products, University of Twente , Faculty of Constructive Technical Sciences, Department of Biomechanical Engineering.
2006 – present: Professor in Biomedical Product development, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Scientific and management experience
Organizor of the workshop 'Medical product development' at the University of Groningen , November 1991.
Organizor of the symposium 'Drug targeting and drug delivery methods and techniques at the University of Groningen , December 1991.
International project leader Eureka project 'Artificial Larynx', June 1992 - June 1998.
Participant of the Comett-project 'Rapid prototyping'; organizor of the workshop 'Rapid prototyping'; research study in Belfort ( France ), Institut de Genie Energetique: Laser flow visualization, Rapid prototyping, June 1993 - September 1994.
International project leader Craft project 'Voice producing prosthesis', February 1996 – February 1998.
Project leader STW-project 'Voice producing prosthesis', February 1996 – June 2001.
Project leader PBTS-project 'Spinal discus prosthesis', January 1997 – January 2001.
Co-organisor of the workshop ‘Animal experiments’, Groningen , March 1998
Organisor of the international Eureka workshop ‘Newvoice’, Groningen , April 2002 – June 2002.
International project leader Eureka project 'Newvoice’, April 2002 – January 2007.
Congress president of the 10th International Congress on Surgical and Prosthetic Rehabilitation after Laryngectomy and the 6th International EGFL Workshop, April 2005
Member MT European AsiaLink project ‘CaseCube’, January 2005 – January 2008.
Loon JP van: The Groningen temporomandibular joint prosthesis, 1999
Vries MP de: A new voice for the voiceless. Design and in-vitro testing of a voice-producing element, 2000
Geertsema AA: Tracheostoma valves and their fixation. Towards an artificial larynx, 2000
Ament W: Exercise and Fatigue, 2001
Hummel JM: Supporting medical technology development with the analytic hierarchy process, 2001
Eijkelkamp MF: On the development of an intervertebral disc prosthesis, 2002
Magetsari R: Re-use of osteosynthesis plates and screws in developing countries, 2005
Plaats A van der: The Groningen hypothermic liver perfusion system for improved preservation in organ transplantation, 2005
Hallers EJO ten: Accessory devices fixation for voice rehabilitation in laryngectomised patients, 2006
Sardjono TA: Spinal X-ray image analysis in scoliosis, 2007
Purnama IKE: Imaging the Human Spine using Ultrasound: A Preliminary Study to Follow Scoliosis Progression, 2007
Tack JW: A membrane-based voice-producing element for improved voice quality after laryngectomy, 2007
Houwen EB van der: Rethinking devices for laryngectomees (running)
Dewi DEO: Ultrasound scanning of the spine (running)
Dewo P: An osteosynthesis plate for developing countries (running)Tomaszewski PK : Fixation of upper leg prostheses by osseointegration (running) Buijs GJ: Resorbable osteosynthesis plates (running)
Course ‘Medical Product Development’ for students from the Hanzehogeschool van Groningen.
Course ‘Heart and Circulation Technology’ for the BMT-Summerschool, University of Groningen
Mentor for MSc- and BSc-candidates and trainees.
Courses ‘Medical Product Development 1’, ‘Medical Product Development 2’ and ‘Biomechanics 1’ for the Bachelor’s study ‘Life Science & Technology’, specialisation ‘Biomedical Engineering’ of the University of Groningen .
Courses ‘Biomechanics 2’ and ‘Mulltidisciplinary project' for the Master’s study ‘Biomedical Engineering’ of the University of Groningen
Course ‘Design of Biomedical products’ for the Master’s study ‘Biomedical Engineering’ of the University of Twente
Member of the European Society of Artificial Organs (ESAO) since 1994
Member of the European Society of Engineering in Medicine (ESEM) since 1994.
Member of the European study group for surgical reconstruction after laryngectomy (EGFL) since 1994.
Member of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Biomaterialen (NVB) since 1996
Member of the Vereniging voor Biofysica en Biomedische Technologie since 1997
Member of the Indonesian Biomedical Engineering Society (IBES) since 2005
President of the European Society of Engineering in Medicine (ESEM) since 2007.
Secretary-general of the European study group for surgical reconstruction after laryngectomy (EGFL) since 2003.
Chairman of the ‘Study Programme Committee of the Master’s program Biomedical Engineering since 2003.
Treasurer of KIVI (Royal Dutch Society for Engineers) since 2004.
Editor of ‘Technology and Health Care’ since 2003.
Editorial board member ‘Open Biomedical Engineering Journal’ since 2007
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