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
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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.


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

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