Hans van Oostrom, Ph.D.

Johannes (Hans) van Oostrom
Hans van Oostrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director, Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education
Primary Faculty
Human physiologic simulation
Nuclear Sciences Building 202A, P.O. Box 116561, College of Engineering, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 392-1345
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1988
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1993
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology, University of Florida, 1994-1998

Research Summary:

Dr. van Oostrom’s research is focused on the mathematical modeling of human physiology. These models are the heart of the Human Patient Simulator™ (HPS) used in all medical schools to train clinicians. Dr. van Oostrom works on improving models and implementations for the HPS. In addition, these models can be used as a basis to improve clinical measurements, allowing clinicians to better determine the state of their patients.

Honors and Awards:

  • College of Engineering Faculty Advisor/Mentor of the Year Award, 2014-2015

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citation Link

Lansdorp B, van Putten M, de Keijzer A, Pickkers P, van Oostrom JH.  A Mathematical Model for the Prediction of Fluid Responsiveness.  Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 4(1). 53-62. 2013.

Peterson M, Schwab W, McCutcheon K, van Oostrom JH, Gravenstein N, Caruso L: Effects of elevating the head of bed on interface pressure in volunteers. Implications for pressure ulcer formation. Crit Care Med 36: 3038-3042, 2008.

Krueger C, van Oostrom JH, Shuster J.   A longitudinal description of heart rate variability in 28-34-week-ol preterm infants.  Biol Res Nurs.  11(3):261-8. Jan 2010

van Oostrom JH, Kentgens S, Beneken JEW, Gravenstein JS: An integrated coronary circulation teaching model. J Clin Monit Comput 20:235-242, 2006.

Meka VV, van Oostrom JH: A bellows-less lung system for the Human Patient Simulator. Med Biol Comput Eng 42:413-418, 2004.