MRI Research Amsterdam UMC

Aart Nederveen

Full professor

Aart Nederveen (1974) has been actively engaged in the field of medical physics since 1998. After completing his PhD thesis in radiotherapy, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the NMR department of the Bijvoet Center in Utrecht. Alongside, he pursued studies in philosophy in Leiden and Utrecht, fostering an interest in the societal implications of medical technology.

In 2005, Aart Nederveen joined the Radiology department of the AMC in Amsterdam, where he assumed the role of research coordinator for the 3T MRI research facility of the AMC/UvA. Completing his medical physicist training in Radiology in 2009, he became a Principal Investigator (PI) at the AMC in 2012. In 2017, he was appointed as a professor of Applied MR Physics at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).

Aart’s research primarily revolves around advancing medical imaging through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Leading a research group, he focuses on the design and validation of innovative MRI technologies, particularly in cardiovascular, muscular and oncologic imaging. Recently, he has delved into exploring whether humans possess electromagnetic sensitivity, a question with implications for both MR safety and the increasing presence of manmade electromagnetic fields in the environment.

With a mentoring role for over 30 PhD students in the past 15 years, Aart Nederveen co-leads various research projects funded by organizations such as the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences, the National Institute of Health, and the Dutch Cancer Society. While actively involved in several scientific societies, he serves as a reviewer for international journals, scientific conferences and grant applications.