Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Dencks
ID 04/227
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Ste­fa­nie Dencks stu­died elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ha­no­ver, Ger­ma­ny, and con­ti­nu­ed her stu­dies of bio­me­di­cal en­gi­nee­ring at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny. There, she re­cei­ved the Dipl.-Ing. de­gree in 2002 and also fi­nis­hed sup­ple­men­ta­ry cour­ses of Latin Ame­ri­ca stu­dies in­clu­ding a stay ab­road in San­tia­go, Chile, for her di­plo­ma the­sis.

In 2003 she joined the Me­di­cal Phy­sics group in the Dia­gnostic Ra­dio­lo­gy of the Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal in Kiel, Ger­ma­ny, where she wor­ked on ul­tra­sound cha­rac­te­riza­t­i­on of bone and ul­tra­so­nic si­gnal ana­ly­sis wi­t­hin the EU-pro­ject FEMUS (de­ve­lop­ment of an ul­tra­sound scan­ner for the pro­xi­mal femur) and the DFG-pro­ject “Mul­ti­modal ul­tra­sound-ba­sed as­sess­ment of cor­ti­cal bone strength”. (Du­ring this time she took two par­en­tal lea­ves.) In 2008 she got a scho­lar­ship of the Wil­helm and Gün­ter Es­ser-Fo­un­da­ti­on, Bo­chum, to com­ple­te her re­se­arch, and in 2009 she re­cei­ved her Dr.-Ing. de­gree in elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring from the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny.

From 2009 to 2011 she was mem­ber of the re­se­arch staff of the Ul­tra­sound De­part­ment of Phy­si­ka­lisch-Tech­ni­sche Bun­des­an­stalt (na­tio­nal in­sti­tu­te of me­tro­lo­gy) in Braun­schweig, Ger­ma­ny, where she did re­se­arch on mo­ni­to­ring high-in­ten­si­ty fo­cu­sed ul­tra­sound the­ra­py.

Since 2011 she is Se­ni­or Sci­en­tist at the in­sti­tu­te for Me­di­cal En­gi­nee­ring at the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny. Her re­se­arch is fo­cu­sed on me­di­cal ul­tra­sound com­pri­sing si­gnal ana­ly­sis as well as ima­ging and image pro­ces­sing. Cur­rent ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons are ultrasound localization microscopy and the en­han­ce­ment of the vi­si­bi­li­ty of can­nu­las in US mo­ni­to­ring.