Joost Lumens second prize IMPACT COURSE competition
Dr Joost Lumens (Dept. of. BME) has won the second prize of UM’s IMPACT COURSE competition. The aim of the course is to create awareness among Maastricht researchers (from UM, MUMC and Zuyd Hogeschool) about the social impact of research and the opportunities of knowledge utilisation.
The five nominees, who pitched their research projects on 3 October, were: Barbara Belfi (School of Business and Economics/ROA), Katrien Bernaerts (Faculty of Humanities and Sciences), Rico Möckel (Faculty of Humanities and Sciences), Joost Lumens (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences) and Darian Meacham (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences). The subjects ranged from the effectiveness of education to refugee children to the development of environmentally friendly coatings.
Joost Lumens was runner-up with his research into the virtual fingerprint of the damaged heart. He focuses on creating patient-specific computer simulations of the heart. Eighteen UM researchers and two from Zuyd Hogeschool participated in this IMPACT COURSE. The jury consisted of Nick Bos, vice-president of the Executive Board, Jan Cobbenhagen, CEO of Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus and KTO, Jacqueline de Groot, Public Affairs officer at UM, and Margot Krijnen, UM press officer.