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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 area of physical and medical acoustics.

I am particularly interested 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 for medicine and for nanotechnology industry.

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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.

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Published in journals

with high impact factor

Evaporating droplets on oil-wetted surfaces: suppression of the coffee-stain effect.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117, 16763 (2020).

Sonoprinting of nanoparticle-loaded microbubbles: unraveling the multi-timescale mechanism. 

Biomaterials 217, 119250 (2019).

Multicore liquid PFC-loaded multimodal nanoparticles for ultrasound and 19F MRI applied to in-vivo cell tracking.  

Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1806485 (2019)

Hot papers

Highest number of citations 

published in the last 2 years

The Role of Ultrasound-Driven Microbubble Dynamics in Drug Delivery

Langmuir 35, 10173–10191 (2019).


Microbubble agents: new directions

Ultrasound Med. Biol. 46, 1326–1343 (2020).


Ultrasound contrast agents modeling: a review

Ultrasound Med. Biol. 46, 2117–2144 (2020).

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).