Frans van de Vosse graduated in physics and is professor of Cardiovascular Biomechanics at the Eindhoven University of Technology and honorary professor of Cardiovascular Biomechanics at Maastricht University Medical Centre. He is specialised in computational fluid dynamics and fluid structure interaction, experimental verification, and cardiovascular physiology. Current research relates to the computational and experimental biomechanical analysis of the cardiovascular system and its application to clinical diagnosis and intervention. To advance the translation of research to the clinic he initiated and cofounded the School of Medical Physics and Engineering). He initiated and supervised a number of national and international projects or project work packages on the interface between technological and clinical research including EU-funded projects in FP6, Eureka andFP7. He has (co-)supervised more than 30 PhD students and is (co-)author of over 120 scientific publications in internationally refereed technological as well as clinical journals. His current research interests are related to the computational and experimental biomechanical analysis of the cardiovascular system and its application to clinical diagnosis and intervention, cardiovascular prostheses, extra corporeal systems and medical devices.