Dr Joost Lumens studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he obtained his MSc degree in Medical Engineering in 2005. He obtained his PhD degree in 2010 at Maastricht University (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Dept. of Physiology). During his PhD, he developed and validated a computational model of left-right ventricular interaction dynamics and applied it to study right ventricular failure in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. He continued his academic career as a post-doctoral fellow at the LIRYC Electrophysiology and Heart Modelling Institute of CHU de Bordeaux (France), where he currently holds a Visiting Professor position. In Bordeaux, he combined computational, experimental and clinical data to unravel the working mechanisms of cardiac pacing therapies in the dyssynchronous failing heart.
Since 2012, he is working again at the CARIM, where he leads the CircAdapt Research and Education team (www.circadapt.org). His research team typically combines advanced computational modeling/simulation techniques with experimental and/or clinical data to gain mechanistic insight in cardiac diseases and their treatments (e.g. cardiac resynchronisation therapy). Importantly, translation of novel mechanistic insights into diagnostic, therapeutic and educational improvement is always pursued. Dr Joost Lumens received prestigious personal (Dutch Heart Foundation & NWO Vidi) and EU consortium funding (H2020 ERA-NET EraCoSysMed Joint Transnational Call 2015; ERA-CVD Joint Transnational Call 2018, coordinator of EMPATHY project) for projects focussed on computational cardiac electro-mechanics and hemodynamics. He is the current chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) working group on e-Cardiology (2018-2020).