Jenny Dankelman

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.
Main position Hoogleraar TUD
Disciplines Technology in medicine and health care
  Cardiovascular disorders
  Mechanical engineering
Chair Technologie voor minimaal-invasive chirurgie en interventies
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2019
Chair of
Member of Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Technische Universiteit Delft
Fac. Werktuigbouwkunde, Afd. Biomechanical Engineering
Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
tel.  015 278 5565
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Jenny Dankelman develops instruments for minimally invasive surgery. In the past, such instruments were used only in exploratory surgery. Now, however, surgeons can use them for keyhole surgery without needing to make major incisions. Dankelman and her group have developed an instrument that can find its way through branched arteries and a miniscule water-jet dissector capable of removing cartilage. Dankelman brings together researchers from the worlds of engineering and medicine, shares her knowledge with medical practitioners, and has dedicated herself to developing safe and low-cost medical instruments for poor countries.