The Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) is a graduate school established in 2006 in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative. In 2012, the German Research Foundation re-evaluated AICES' scientific concepts and funded the Graduate School for a second time. AICES offers a doctoral program for Bachelor and Master students enabling a shortened and attractive path to the doctorate. It conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between mathematics, computer science and engineering, which is reflected by a collaborative effort of more that 25 institutes from 8 academic departments.



Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl, Ph.D.

Prof. Martin Grepl, Ph.D.

Philips Research Eindhoven

Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam. Its focus is in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting. 

Philips Research Eindhoven is located in the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Its research activities are in the fields of Professional Healthcare and Personal Health. The activities of the AdapTT project fall into the Professional Healthcare category. With varied and numerous partners including universities and external companies, and excellent research facilities, Philips Research Eindhoven provides the ideal setting for meaningful innovation.



Ir. Ralph Maessen

Dr. Aaldert Elevelt

Dr. Marco Baragona

Dr. Valentina Lavezzo

Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

The Uniklinik RWTH Aachen is one of the largest hospital buildings of Europe and unites more than 50 clinics and institutes. Per year, more than 46500 patients are treated stationary. More than 250000 patients receive ambulant treatments.

Prof. Dr. Kuhl's Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology is the clinical partner of the AdapTT project. Not only famous for its breast cancer research, the clinic for Interventional Radiology also has a lot of experience in liver ablation techniques. As a project partner, the clinic furthermore provides a number of different exciting medical imaging facilities.

The MRI research part of the project is pursued together with the Institute for Physics of Molecular Imaging (PMI) led by Prof. Schulz.




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volkmar Schulz

Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Kuhl

European Commission

Our project is funded by a Marie Curie scholarship in the framework of Horizon 2020. This type of Marie Sklodowska Curie actions aim at setting up Innovative Training Networks (ITN), which "bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers". The AdapTT project is a European Industrial Doctorate (ITN-EID) program. An EID joins at least one academic and one industrial partner, which need to be located in at least two different European countries. In our case, Philips Research Eindhoven is the industrial partner, whereas the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen is the academic entity.