This lecture series is presented by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and the ANU College of Health and Medicine, and features Dr Willem van Meurs.
Willem van Meurs, PhD in control engineering, Toulouse, France, 1991, grew up in a medical family in the Netherlands. He has a lot of respect for acute care physicians making critical decisions about interventions on fragile patients in complex conditions in seconds or minutes. At the Universities of Florida and Porto he built tools on which doctors can train without anyone getting hurt when they make a mistake. Over 7000 of his training simulators are in use worldwide. He is the author of Modeling and simulation in biomedical engineering, McGraw-Hill, 2011. Dr. van Meurs is currently a consultant to the Australian National University working on space medicine and space physiology and an invited researcher in the Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology group of the University of Twente, The Netherlands