Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Techniques
Department of Biomechanical Engineering - Delft University of Technology Arjo Loeve
Lecturer Delft University of Technology
BioMechanical Engineering
(+31)-15-2782977 Mekelweg 2 2628 CD, Delft Room F-0-200
Bio | Projects | Assignments

After obtaining my Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialized in Biomedical Engineering, at the TU Delft, I received my Doctor's degree for my thesis "Shaft-Guidance for Flexible Endoscopes" (or PDF 18.7 mb) on June 12, 2012.

The combination of tomorrow's advanced technology and medicine makes this research area exciting and even life-saving. Whether it is by designing or improving a surgical instrument or prosthesis or by investigating the mechanical properties of the human body, we are always working to obtain knowledge and create solutions that provide more and better possibilities in medicine.

My research currently focuses on:
‐ Well‐cleanable medical instruments and rigidifiable flexible instruments,
‐ ‘Engineering for Forensics’, my research line aimed at forensic tools and workflow.
I believe the quintessence of creating successful solutions in medical engineering and forensics is 1) to dissect each problem to its core in order to find the fundamental problems and 2) to solve these problems with the solution that is as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Currently, I work at the TU Delft as a:

  • researcher and project leader with the Netherlands Forensic Institute on a broad range of research topics in "Engineering for Forensics",
  • researcher with the Erasmus MC on the validation of a new sensor for measuring blood pressure pulse waves,
  • member of the orginazation team of Design of Medical Devices Conference - Europe Edition and iSMIT2016,
  • lecturer and educational block coordinator for the Bachelor Clinical Technology.

Besides my work as a researcher, I am a free-lance photographer (, wind sailor, speed skater, and hobby musician.

Curriculum Vitae

View CV (PDF 260kB)


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Media exposure

The Morning Call - Superbug linked to Olympus scopes was hiding in plain sight, 19 januari 2016
United States Senate - Patty Murray - Superbugs and How Ineffective Monitoring of Medical Device Safety Fails Patients, 13 januari 2016
Enterprise - Olympus corp. faces probe on fatal infections, 3 januari 2016
Los Angeles Times - How a medical device maker kept U.S. hospitals in the dark about deadly infections, 20 december 2015
Volkskrant - 'Sporenonderzoek bij zedenzaak omstreden', 28 maart 2013 (in Dutch)
TUDelta - 'The Stiff Guide', 14 juni 2012
Teleac Hoe?Zo!Radio (NL), maandag 6 april 2009 (Jos Wassink)  
TUDelta - Tussenstand, 26 maart 2009


Please check my CV (PDF 260kB) for a complete overview.

SHAPE - Schachtgeleiding voor flexibele endoscopen
TraceWard - Drag trace prevention in sexual assault evidence collection
Engineering for Forensics - Innovating forensic tools and methods
Dental Drill with Sensory Feedback - Dental drill with integrated OCT scanning technology - STW project
FUSIMO - Patient specific modeling and simulation of focused ultrasound in moving organs

Photo album
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