Today’s medical care requires a rapid adoption of new technologies. In particular, we see increasing use of micro-electronics in diagnostics, surgery, implants, pacemakers and other applications. Through micro-electronic systems, it is possible to make tools smaller and more accurate. Therefore, to be informed about new technologies and practical medical applications of Micro- Electronics and Computer Engineering, MEST (Micro-Electronic Systems and Technology Association) kindly invites you to participate in Symposium on Smart Medical Devices on October 6, 2010 in Delft, The Netherlands

Title : MEST Symposium on Smart Medical Systems
Date :                  
October 6, 2010
Place :
Dept. of Architecture,

Building number 8,

Julianalaan 134, Delft
Delft University of Technology
Registration is possible from the 3rd of September via

Fee:                             MEST members                                  Free

TUDelft students or employees          €10

Non- TUDelft                                     €20

Lunch, Coffee, and Booklet are included in the registration fee.


Time                           Description

08:30-09:15                 Registration / Coffee

09:15-09:30                 Welcome and Opening

dr. Ronald Dekker , TUDelft

09:30-10:10                 Fractional Flow Reserve: Integrating Physiology, Technology
and Clinical Cardiology.
Dr. Jan Willem Sels, Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven
10:10-10:25                 Coffee Break

10:25-11:05                 Corporate Venturing: >From Research to Product Development:

Developing a Rapid   and Sensitive Magnetic Biosensor.
André  Immink, Philips Healthcare Incubator

11:10-11:50                 Past, Current & Future X-ray Detectors for Medical Imaging
Tim Poorter, Philips Medical

12:00-13:30                 Lunch

13:30-14:10                 Implantable Hearing Prosthesis: How Interdisciplinary

Research and Development Revolutionize Hearing
Carl van Himbeeck, Cochlear Technology Centre

14:15-14:55                 Wireless Body Networks
Guido Dolmans, IMEC Holst Centre

15:00-15:15                 Coffee Break

15:15-15:55                 Panel discussion

Electronics in Healthcare: “Clinical Pull or Technological Push”
Moderator: dr. Wouter Serdijn

16:00-17:00                 Refreshments

With best regards,

On behalf of MEST

Talk: From Atoms to Planets - Both are in Focus of MEMS Instruments! (Link to Poster)

Speaker: Prof. dr. Urs Staufer

When? Thursday, 06 May 2010

Time: 16:30 - 17:10

Where? Snijderzaal, 1st Floor, EEMCS

Free drinks and snacks as well as an opportunity to interact with the speaker will be provided to all the attendees at EEMCS /PUB after this talk.

When? 17:10 - 19:00

Where? /PUB, Basement, EEMCS



Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems or MEMS are interesting elements for scientific instrumentation. They form a natural interface between the micro- and macro-world. They allow me to work for applications ranging from physics, biology, to medicine and even planetology, which nicely accommodates my curiosity. On the other hand, working in different fields requires a lot of flexibility and frustration tolerance. I will try to explain this by reporting on the Mars MissionPhoenix”, for which I worked during the last 10 to 12 years. For the first time and thanks to our instrument, an upper time limit for the exposure of Martian soil to liquid water could be foundabout 10,000 years in the last 500 million years. Why is this important? It is too short for supporting the evolution of life!


Speaker Biography:

Urs Staufer studied Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he graduated in Experimental Solid State Physics in 1986. He received his PhD summa cum laude for a thesis on applying the scanning tunneling microscope for surface modifications in 1990. He then joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA as a post-doc for working on a microfabricated electron column for electron beam lithography applications. After having returned to Switzerland, he stayed at the Univ. of Basel, IBM Rüschlikon Research Laboratory and the Univ. of Neuchatel, where he was appointed as Associate Professor in 2003. Prof. Staufer was leading the group “Tools for Nanoscience” in the Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory until 2007, when he was appointed as Full Professor at the 3mE Faculty of the Delft University of Technology. His current interest is in applying fundamental knowledge from Nanoscience in engineering research.

Talk: Industry vs. Academia i.e. Electrons vs. Photons (Link to Poster)

Speaker: Prof. dr. Edoardo Charbon

When? Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Time: 12:45 - 13:45

Free Lunch: 12:30 - 12:45

Where? Lecture Room B, EWI



The industry vs. academia dilemma is one that characterizes most careers in technical disciplines. They are two distinct worlds, often light-years apart, sometimes on a direct collision course, especially when it comes to culture, funding, and economics. In this talk, I will offer my experience and my career path as a humble answer to the dilemma, while not trying to establish specific trade-offs or recipes for success. I will also give an overview of my research activities and how they relate to my choices.


Speaker Biography:

Edoardo Charbon (M’00) received the Diploma from ETH Zurich in 1988, the M.S. degree from UCSD in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from UC-Berkeley in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering and EECS. From 1995 to 2000, he was with Cadence Design Systems, where he was the architect of the company’s initiative on information hiding for intellectual property protection purposes. In 2000, he joined Canesta Inc. as its Chief Architect, leading the development of wireless 3-D CMOS image sensors. Since November 2002, he has been a member of the Faculty of EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, working in the field of CMOS sensors, biophotonics, and ultra low-power wireless embedded systems. In Fall 2008 he has joined the Faculty of TU Delft, as full professor in VLSI design, succeeding Patrick Dewilde.

Prof. Charbon has consulted for numerous organizations, including Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and the Carlyle Group. He has published over 150 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings and two books, and he holds 12 patents. His research interests include high-performance imaging, quantum integrated circuits, and design automation algorithms.

Prof. Charbon has served as Guest Editor of the TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS and SYSTEMS and the JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CIRCUITS and as Chair of technical committees in ESSCIRC, ICECS, ISLPED, and VLSI-SOC.

Are you a PhD candidate at the TU Delft?

Or do you supervise a PhD candidate?

Or are you interested in the challanges of doing a PhD in Delft?

Or do you just want free drinks?

Come talk to Db (the largest fraction in the TU Delft workers council)!

Come listen to what the Rector of the TU Delft, Karel Luyben, has to say about PhD canditates at the TU Delft!


Location: EWI building, 1st floor: Snijderszaal.
Time: 15:30-17:30
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010



Short introduction to Db, a fraction in the workers council. We will explain what we do for PhD's and what the current PhD related issues are.

Tell us about your problems and successes! Tell us anything you want us to know concerning supervision, publications, your go/no go decision, the time you need to do your PhD, expectations after graduating, etc.

Koen Bertels: How does he manage his 15 PhD candidates?



Karel Luyben comments on the input of PhD candidates.

17:30 onwards
Free drinks!