Dr. J. Kalkman

Main activities
Biomedical optics
Focus of research

The research has two aims, both concerning the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The first aim is to retrieve more information from OCT measurements than just morphology. The goal is to determine parameters such as thickness, oxygen saturation, flow, and hematocrit from OCT data. The primary clinical application is ophthalmology. The second aim is to miniaturize an OCT system by using integrated optics. This project is within a nationwide program called MEMPHIS. In collaboration with the University Twente components will be designed and fabricated to make a small, low cost and robust OCT device.

Curriculum Vitae

 Curriculum vitae
Jeroen Kalkman was born in Velsen, The Netherlands. He received a VWO degree (pre-university education) in 1993 at the 'oecomenische scholengemeenschap het Baken' in Almere. From 1994 he studied physics at the Free University Amsterdam. The study was completed with a final experimental research project that was done at the Solid State Physics department. The scope of this work was `Hydrogen diffusion in YMg alloys' and was performed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. R. Griessen. In 1999 he received his 'doctoraal' degree in experimental physics. In 2000 he worked as a Ph. D. student at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam on diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging. In 2001 he started as a Ph. D. at the FOM Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics in the Photonic Materials group under supervision of Prof. Dr. A. Polman. Subject of the research was 'Controlled spontaneous emission in erbium-doped microphotonic materials'. He defended his thesis on March 9th 2005 at the University of Utrecht. After two years in the Biomedical Photonics group at Philips NatLab in Eindhoven, he now works in the department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. His focus is on optical coherence tomography.