Jos Vander Sloten
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Jos Vander Sloten obtained his MSc and PhD in mechanical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in 1985 and 1990 respectively. Currently he is full professor within the Division of Biomechanics at KU Leuven. He chairs the Leuven Medical Technology Centre (L-MTC), which he founded in 2008. His teaching assignments are engineering mechanics, problem solving and engineering design, computer integrated surgery systems. From 2006 to 2012 he served as programme director of the Master in Biomedical Engineering at KU Leuven. His research interests are computer applications in musculoskeletal biomechanics and computer integrated surgery, on which he authored more than 160 journal papers. He is member of the council of the Belgian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, and a former council member of the European Society of Biomechanics. In the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES) he served as secretary-general (2003-2004), president-elect (2005) and president (2006). He was recently elected as Founding Fellow of EAMBES. He is a co-founder of the spin-off company Custom8, member of the board of directors of the company Materialise NV and provides consultancy to the company Mobelife NV.