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Michel Versluis

Full Professor in the Physics of Fluids group
Chair Physical and Medical Acoustics

My research interests lie in the experimental observation of the exciting world of bubbles and jets in multiphase flow phenomena such as air entrainment, sonoluminescence and cavitation.

I am particularly interested in the physics of bubbles and droplets used in medical applications, both in imaging and in therapy, and in the physics and control of bubbles and droplets in microfluidics.


Michel Versluis Short Bio

Michel Versluis was born in The Netherlands in 1963. He graduated with a degree in physics in 1988 from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a special interest in molecular physics and astrophysics, working in the field of far-infrared laser spectroscopy of interstellar molecular species. Later, he specialized in the application of intense tunable ultraviolet lasers for flame diagnostics, resulting in a successful defense of his PhD thesis in 1992.

After a two-year research position working on molecular dynamics at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia) he continued to work on developing laser diagnostic techniques for internal combustion engines (Lund, Sweden) and industrial jet flames and solid rocket propellants (Delft, The Netherlands).

Dr. Versluis is now full professor Physical and Medical Acoustics at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in the Physics of Fluids group. He is an expert in ultra high-speed imaging with a particular interest in the use of microbubbles and microdroplets for medical applications, both in imaging and in therapy, and in the physics and control of bubbles and droplets in microfluidic applications in medicine and the nanotechnology industry.


Recent highlights

Published in journals

with high impact factor

Giant and explosive plasmonic bubbles by delayed nucleation. 
PNAS 115 (30) 7676-7681 (2018).

High-frame-rate CEUS PIV in the abdominal aorta
Radiology 289 (1), 119-125 (2018).

Sonoprinting and the importance of microbubble loading. 
Biomaterials 83, 294–307 (2016).

Hot papers

Highest number of citations 

published in the last 2 years

Evaporating pure, binary and ternary droplets.
J. Fluid. Mech. 823, 470–497 (2017).

Stability of monodisperse coated microbubbles.
Langmuir 32, 3937−3944 (2016).​

Stent configurations for aortoiliac occlusive disease
J. Vasc. Surg. 66, 251–260 (2017).

Most popular

Highest number of citations

on average per year

Drug transfer into cells via sonoporation.

J. Control. Release 112, 149 (2006). 

A model for coated bubbles accounting for buckling and rupture.
  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 118, 3449 (2005). 

Acoustic behavior of microbubbles
and implications for drug delivery.

Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 72, 28–48 (2014).

Get in Touch

Michel Versluis

Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

+31 53 489 6824

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