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Mark van Helvoort


Mark van Helvoort is a program manager at Philips responsible for public–private partnerships related to MRI. He is involved the coexistence of AIMDs and MRI. As architect, he was responsible for system-level EMC. At AMP he simulated interconnects, investigated automotive harnesses and EMC of premises networks. He was responsible for the installation of an automotive EMC test lab. He received his Ph.D. from Eindhoven University in 1995. He is a part time technical trainer.

Biography

Dr. Ir. Mark van Helvoort, PMP, PBA, is a program manager at Philips responsible for public–private partnerships related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI scanners are complex systems with an inherently challenging electromagnetic environment. As project manager, he is currently involved in investigating the coexistence of active medical implantable devices and MRI. Before this function, he was a hardware architect responsible for system electromagnetic compatibility(EMC) design and a group leader responsible for RF electronics. Before joining Philips in 1999, he was with AMP (currently TE Connectivity) where he was responsible for very high-speed connector simulations and investigations related to automotive wire harnessing and EMC aspects of premises networks. He was responsible for the installation of an EMC test lab for automotive components. He received his PhD from Eindhoven University in 1995. His thesis described the grounding structures for the EMC protection of cabling and wiring. Parts of his thesis were adapted for publication in a Dutch journal for installers (Installatie Journaal). In 2011, van Helvoort and Melenhorst authored a Dutch book on EMC EMC van Installaties—Op weg naar eletromagnetische compatibiliteit. In total, van Helvoort, at the time of writing, holds 78 publications and 30 patents. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Mark van Helvoort is part time trainer EMC at High Tech Institute and at PAO Techniek and Management.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Business Analysis / Requirements Analysis
    System Design / Architecture
    Program and Project Management

Personal Interests

    Videography, Reading, Writing, Education

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - EMC for Installers - 1st Edition book cover

Videos

Short introduction to EMC for Installers (book)

Published: Feb 01, 2020

The integration of electronics in large systems and installations steadily increases, consider for example the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things.

Direct Current Induction - Demonstration of Tesla meter in traction

Published: Dec 21, 2017

Dutch trains and trams use DC traction. Obvious to some and less to others, DC currents can induce disturbances in other circuits. To demonstrate and explain this effect we took the Elektor-Tesla-meter on tour by train and tram to Amsterdam.The design of this Tesla meter was published in various editions of Elektor in January 1997.

Visit to the Elektor Lab

Published: Jan 26, 2018

Remarkably Mark used an Elektor project from 1997, the Tesla Meter, which the slightly modified to suit EMC measurements around DC (yes) powered trams, buses and trains in Holland. With some remarkable results!

DeNeCoR Combining EEG and MRI

Published: Apr 25, 2019

Demonstrator of an MRI compatible EEG-cap with reference layer to detect and correct disturbances caused by MRI fields.

DeNeCoR Combining EEG and MRI

Published: Apr 25, 2019

Automatic detection of epileptic spikes in EEG with suppression of MRI disturbances. Newest features: source localisation and spike clustering.

DeNeCoR MR Conditional Neuroscopy combining optics and US

Published: Apr 25, 2019

Demonstration of MR conditional neuro-endoscope with combined optical and ultrasound imaging.

DeNeCoR EEG measurement with Electo Potential Sensors

Published: Apr 25, 2019

The DeNeCoR project demonstrated coexistency between nano-electronics based diagnosis and therapy systems. During the second review partners Plessey and University of Sussex demonstrated their (dry) EPS sensors for EEG capturing.

DeNeCoR combinging TMS and EEG Kempenhaeghe

Published: Apr 25, 2019

DeNeCoR Demonstration of EEG registration during TMS excitation at Kempenhaeghe.

DeNeCoR Modeling and visualization of epileptic discharches

Published: Apr 25, 2019

Software demonstration delivered by the DeNeCoR consortium. Presentation prepared by Stephan Meesters, Kempenhaeghe, Heeze, September 2016

DeNeCoR Rehabilitation Robot at Leitat (Spain)

Published: Apr 25, 2019

The DeNeCoR project will demonstrate coexistency between nano-electronics based diagnosis and therapy systems. During the second review by the ENIAC experts Spanish partner Leitat demonstrated their rehabilitation robot.