Joost Lumens

Joost Lumens

Full Professor of Computational Cardiology at Maastricht University

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, the Netherlands

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Personal History

Prof Joost Lumens is a Full Professor of Computational Cardiology at Maastricht University.


Academic History

After completing a BSc in Biomedical Engineering, he obtained his MSc degree in Medical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (2005). He used the CircAdapt model to study the effect of ageing on left ventricular mechanics for his final MSc project. For the next four years, Prof Lumens was a PhD candidate at the Department of Physiology of Maastricht University Medical Center. During his PhD, he increased the application range of the CircAdapt model by the development and implementation of the TriSeg module of left-right ventricular interaction mechanics.1

In 2011, Prof Lumens worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Clinical Electrophysiology department headed by Prof. Michel Haïssaguerre (Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux-Pessac, France). His postdoctoral research focused on the mechanisms of dyssynchronous heart failure and its treatment with cardiac resynchronization therapy.1, 3


Career Overview

Prof Lumens is a Full Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Maastricht University Medical Center.

His research mainly focuses on cardiovascular mechanics and hemodynamics under physiological and various pathophysiological circumstances, such as pulmonary hypertension-induced right heart failure, dyssynchronous heart failure and valvular heart disease. To gain mechanistic insight into these different forms of heart failure, he often combines computer simulations with experimental and clinical data.1

He works on the development and application of the CircAdapt model as an advanced cardiovascular simulation tool for education and research and explores the potential of CircAdapt as a support tool for clinical decision-making.1

Prof Lumens has received prestigious personal and EU consortium funding for projects focused on computational cardiac electro-mechanics and hemodynamics. He is the current chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) working group on e-Cardiology (2018 - 2020).3


Career Timeline

  • Maastricht University
    • 2012 - Present: Full Professor, Computational Cardiology
    • 2017 - 2022: Associate Professor
    • 2012 - 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    • 2010 - 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • 2015 - 2020: Visiting Professor, IHU-LIRYC, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • 2011 - 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, University Hospital Bordeaux, Haut-Lévêque


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac Electromechanics and Hemodynamics
  • Computational Modeling/Simulation
  • Simulation-Based Clinical Decision Support
  • Signal Processing
  • Simulation-Based Physiology Education





Articles by Joost Lumens, Full Professor of Computational Cardiology at Maastricht University

Electro-energetics of Biventricular, Septal and Conduction System Pacing

Frits Prinzen, Joost Lumens, Jürgen Duchenn, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(4):250–7.