Robert S Reneman
Maastricht University, Netherlands

Robert S Reneman is professor emeritus at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) of Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. He received his MD degree at the University of Amsterdam in 1961 and his PhD degree in clinical physiology at the University of Utrecht and became a registered anesthesiologist at the Academic Hospital Utrecht in 1966. He worked as an anesthesiologist at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of this hospital from 1966 till 1970. From 1970 till 1972 he trained in physiology and bioengineering at the Virginia Mason Research Center and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.

After a short period at the Janssen Research Foundation in Beerse, Belgium as head of the Life Science Department, he became professor of physiology at Maastricht University in 1974 and was chairman of the department till 1990. At Maastricht University he became responsible for the cardiovascular research program and founded CARIM in 1988. He was scientific director of this institute till 1999. From 1985 till 1999 he was also professor of physiology at the Technical University in Eindhoven and is affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA since 1990. He is Honorary Professor at the Institute for Microcirculation of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. He was visiting professor in Berlin (1975) and in Seattle (1976 and 1985). His research interest includes cardiovascular (patho)physiology and the development and application of non-invasive vascular ultrasound. He served as principal investigator on many project and program grants funded by the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research, the Dutch Heart Foundation and the European Union.

He has hold many honorary positions, among which, President of the European Society for Microcirculation, President of the Federation of European Physiological Societies, Vice President and President of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Board of Trustees of Leiden University. He is a member of Academia Europeae, the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

He served on the board of such international journals as Circulation Research, Microvascular Research, News in Physiological Sciences, Cardiovascular Research and the European Journal of Physiology (Field Editor and Executive Editor) and serves on the board of Ultrasound in Medicine ad Biology since its founding in 1978. He is a member of societies as the American Physiological Society (elected fellow of the Cardiovascular Section), the European Society of Cardiology (elected fellow), the American Heart Association (elected fellow) and the Microcirculatory Society.

He received a variety of honors and awards, among which the Malpighi Award of the European Society for Microcirculation (Stockholm, 2000), and he is Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion and Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur.

He is the (co)author of 452 papers in international refereed journals, 156 books and book chapters and the supervisor of 65 PhD theses.