Informatie over Prof.dr. N. de Jong


nicodejong Nico de Jong was born on 4 November 1954, in Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands, where he got his M.Sc. in the field of pattern recognition. After graduation he started working at his parents’ farm with the intension to take over after his fathers’ retirement. After a year he decided to return to science.

Since 1980, he has been a staff member of the Thoraxcentre of the ErasmusUniversity, and the University Hospital Dijkzigt Rotterdam, since recently called the Erasmus MC and the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands . At the Department of Biomedical Engineering, he first was involved in the development of linear and phased-array ultrasonic probes for medical diagnosis, especially compound and transoesophageal transducers. In 1986, his interest in ultrasound applications shifted toward theoretical and practical background of ultrasound contrast agents. In 1993, he received his PhD for the thesis ‘Acoustic properties of ultrasound contrast agents’.

Currently, he is interested in the development of three-dimensional transducers and ultrasound contrast imaging. Together with dr. Folkert Ten Cate, he is organiser of the annual European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging , held in Rotterdam,which is attended yearly by about 175 scientists from all over the world.

Since three years there has been an intense co-operation with the Physics of Fluids group, Applied Physics, University of Twente. Their fundamental knowledge of the physics of bubbles and dr. de Jong’s knowledge of ultrasound contrast agents have proven to be very compatible. The combination of both has, amongst others, resulted in the construction of the Brandaris fast framing camera to study bubbles at frame rates on the order of 25 million frames per second. Since 2003 he is part time professor at the University of Twente on Medical Ultrasound and Therapy.