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Biography

Yves De Deene is a professor in Biomedical Engineering at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) where he is setting up a research and education program in Biomedical Engineering. 

He is passionate about research and teaching in the field of medical imaging and medical physics. His main research interests and activities are related to 3D radiation dosimetry, quantitative and multi-nuclear MRI and hyperpolarized gas MRI.  

After graduation in Electronics Engineering in 1991, he became involved with MRI physics research and radiotherapy and worked on various research projects at the Gent University Hospital during his civil service. Afterwords, he continued his academic studies and obtained a master degree in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering at the Gent University in 1996.

From 1997 till 2000, he was a research assistant at the Fund for Scientific Research (Flanders) during which he worked on the development of 3D radiation dosimetry by use of polymer hydrogels. This research ended up in a PhD in 2000, after which he continued his research, first as a post-doctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) until 2002 and from 2002 till 2004 back in Belgium as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders. He founded the Research Group for Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy at the Ghent University in 2005. He took on the position of lecturer (tenure track) with a 100% research mission in 2004 and of associate professor in 2008. He considers himself as fortunate of having been been able to work with a team of dedicated PhD students on various MRI research topics.

He occupies honorary positions at the Ghent University, the University of Sydney and the Ingham Institute (Sydney) and keeps collaborations with other hospitals in the Sydney area such as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) and Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). He also has active collaborations with Cochlear and Macquarie Medical Imaging.

Yves De Deene is strongly opposed to 'box ticking' mentality. He is also concerned about human rights, civil rights and sustainability and tries to minimize his personal ecological footprint in various ways.

http://science.mq.edu.au/~dyves/

Research interests

Yves' research interests and core research activities are related to 3D radiation dosimetry, quantitative MRI and hyperpolarized gas MRI. He received funding for his research through several project grants of the Belgium Science Foundation. When he moved to Sydney in November 2012, he relocated his laboratory from the Ghent University, first at the Institute of Medical Physics at the University of Sydney and from 2014 at the department of Engineering at Macquarie (MQ) University.

Teaching

Developed course material and taught past courses

  • Radiation safety: basic radiation physics module for nursing staff (Association Ghent University) - [8 h]
  • Mankind and environment: module on health and safety aspects of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (2nd  master engineering, Ghent University) – [4 h]
  • Biomedical signal and image processing: module on magnetic resonance imaging (1st Master in biomedical engineering, Ghent University) – [8 h]
  • Magnetic resonance imaging technology (2nd master biomedical engineering, Ghent University) – [30 h].
  • Radiation Dosimetry (Master of Medical Physics, University of Sydney) – [6 h]
  • Talented Student Projects (TSP): Supervision of 4 first year undergraduate science students with guest lectures (University of Sydney)
  • Practical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, 2nd year, Macquarie University) – [26 h] lectures + [36 h] practical sessions

Current courses

  • Nuclear Physics (Master of Medical Physics, University of Sydney) – [15 h] lectures
  • Medical Imaging (Master of Medical Physics, University of Sydney) – [12 h] lectures
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From basic principles to advanced techniques (Post graduate professional lecture series, University of Sydney / Macquarie University) – [40 h]
  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, 2nd year, Macquarie University) – [26 h] lectures + [36 h] practical sessions
  • Medical Imaging Systems (Bachelor of Engineering, 3rd year, Macquarie University)[12 h] lectures + [9 h] practical sessions
  • Advanced Medical Imaging (Bachelor of Engineering, 4th year, Macquarie University)[26 h] lectures + [36 h] practical sessions 
  • Program coordinator for a new specialization in Medical Imaging and Sensing and a masters program in Biomedical Engineering, Macquarie University

Community engagement

Outreach and dissemination of science programs: Yves De Deene organises and runs STEM outreach events for high school students (year 9-12). 

Consultancies and Refereeing: As part of a collaboration with the radiology department at Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie Medical Imaging, MMI) Yves De Deene gives advise to clinical researchers on MRI Physics and Engineering problems. He also gives regular advice to companies such as Cochlear with respect to MRI compatibility of hearing implants. He assists researchers in the Hearing Hub in the development of an experimental testing set-up for EEG and MEG. He also manages the Biomedical Engineering laboratory which has been used by several external researchers from various departments.

He serves on the International Advisory Editorial Board of the journal ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’, Institute of Physics (IOP) for more than 10 years.

Frequent referee for journals (on average 2-3 papers per month) such as Physics in Medicine and Biology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiation Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. Top peer reviewer according to Publons (https://publons.com/researcher/1506702/yves-de-deene/).

External assessor for research grants (Canada, Belgium, France, South Africa) and PhD thesis (Canada, Europe and Australia).

Research engagement

Consultancies and Refereeing: As part of a collaboration with the radiology department at Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie Medical Imaging, MMI) Yves De Deene gives advise to clinical researchers on MRI Physics and Engineering problems. He also gives regular advice to companies such as Cochlear with respect to MRI compatibility of hearing implants. He assists researchers in the Hearing Hub in the development of an experimental testing set-up for EEG and MEG. He also manages the Biomedical Engineering laboratory which has been used by several external researchers from various departments.

He serves on the International Advisory Editorial Board of the journal ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’, Institute of Physics (IOP) for more than 10 years.

Frequent referee for journals (on average 2-3 papers per month) such as Physics in Medicine and Biology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiation Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. Top peer reviewer according to Publons (https://publons.com/researcher/1506702/yves-de-deene/).

External assessor for research grants (Canada, Belgium, France, South Africa) and PhD thesis (Canada, Europe and Australia).

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Outputs 1994 2019

Optical CT scanning for experimental demonstration of medical x-ray CT and SPECT

De Deene, Y., Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Physics. 40, 2, p. 1-20 20 p., 024001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tomography
scanning
x rays
learning
scanners

Physico-chemical properties and optimization of the deformable FlexyDos3D radiation dosimeter

Wheatley, M. J., Balatinac, A. S., Booth, J. T. & De Deene, Y., 7 Nov 2018, In : Physics in Medicine and Biology. 63, 21, p. 1-13 13 p., 215028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Silicones
Radiation Dosimeters
Image-Guided Radiotherapy
Radiometry
Temperature

Computational simulations of the influence of angular rotation deviations in optical CT imaging of gel dosimeters

Du, Y., Yu, G., Xiang, X., Wang, X. & De Deene, Y., 5 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 847, 1, p. 1-5 5 p., 012069.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
dosimeters
gels
deviation
simulation
scanners

Computational simulations of the influence of background noise removal in optical-CT imaging of gel dosimeters

Du, Y., Yu, G., Xiang, X., Wang, X. & De Deene, Y., 5 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 847, 1, p. 1-5 5 p., 012068.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
background noise
dosimeters
gels
simulation
blanks

Convergence of SART + OS + TV iterative reconstruction algorithm for optical CT imaging of gel dosimeters

Du, Y., Yu, G., Xiang, X., Wang, X. & De Deene, Y., 5 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 847, 1, p. 1-5 5 p., 012025.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
set theory
dosimeters
gels
modulation transfer function
integrity