Nikhil Vaidya

Nikhil is from India. He got his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He then obtained a masters degree in Simulation Sciences from RWTH Aachen, Germany.


Nikhil's focus is on the forward simulation of thermal ablation treatments. His task in the project is to develop multi-scale mathematical models to accurately predict the cooling effect of blood vessels during thermal ablation. He is also investigating the possibility of using model order reduction to speed up the forward simulation.

Teresa Nolte

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My name is Teresa. I have studied Physics at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) in Germany. In 2015 I obtained a master's degree in Condensed Matter Physics. My master studies have also led me to Paris, where I have been spending one year at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.


My part in the project is the experimental validation of the numerical simulations. In order to judge if the simulations lead to meaningful results, I am interested in finding ways to visualize three-dimensional temperature distributions. To this purpose, I am studying the physics of medical imaging. Moreover, I try to adapt quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to the ablation project.


Zoi Tokoutsi

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My name is Zoi and I am a mathematician from Greece. After graduating from my Bachelor degree in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I decided to move to Germany to study the language and pursue a Master degree. For this I spent a little more than a year in Nürnberg where I studied German and moved to Berlin, where I completed the Master in Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin.


During the last part of my studies I specialized in Discrete Differential Geometry and Numerical Analysis and was particularly intrigued by medical applications of these broad subjects. Therefore I am thrilled to be part of this project and determined to overcome the challenges of applying mathematical tools on a meaningful real life application.


My role in the AdapTT project is to work on the mathematical optimization of the probe placement and the treatment progress in radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors. My aim it to improve existing state of the art methods for the assistance of radiofrequency ablation treatments and apply model order reduction techniques to achieve real time efficiency.