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Yves De Deene

professor of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Engineering | E6B - room 1.123
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University


Yves De Deene is a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Macquarie University who started his academic career at the Ghent University in Belgium where he worked as a medical physics researcher at the University Hospital in the field of radiotherapy and medical imaging.

He is passionate about research and teaching in the area of medical imaging and medical physics. His primary research interest is in safeguarding modern radiotherapy and improving quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the guidance of radiation treatment. He lectures on MRI physics, medical physics and professional engineering. He collaborates with different medical centres in Sydney.

Yves De Deene sympathizes with scientific research that is curiosity driven and creative and opposes research that is solely directed by performance metrics and 'box ticking' mentality. He is also concerned about human rights, civil rights and sustainability and tries to minimize his own ecological footprint on planet earth in different ways.


PhD in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (Gent University, Belgium, 2000)
MSc in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering - Medical Physics (Gent University, Belgium, 1996)
BSc in Electrical Engineering - Electronics, VLSI (KAHO, Belgium, 1992)



ENGG200 Professional Engineering: Practical Engineering (Macquarie University)
PHYS5011 Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (University of Sydney)
PHYS5012 Radiation Physics and Dosimetry: 3D Radiation Dosimetry (University of Sydney)
PHYS5006 Medical Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (University of Sydney)
Workshop on quantitative MRI: From spin dynamics to advanced MRI techniques.



My main research interests and activities are focussed on quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3D radiation dosimetry, multi-nuclear MRI and hyperpolarized MRI and is targeted towards the improvement of cancer treatment. To find out more about our research, please click the 'Research Topics' on the left. Students may find more information on possible thesis subjects by clicking 'Thesis Projects'.


Research Centre Affiliations & Honorary fellowships

WiMed Research Centre
The Ingham Institute
The Institute of Medical Physics
Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre
Macquarie University Research Centre in Quantum Science and Technology

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