Dr. Ir. Mark van Helvoort, PMP, PBA, is a program manager at Philips responsible for public–private partnerships related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI scanners are complex systems with an inherently challenging electromagnetic environment. As project manager, he is currently involved in investigating the coexistence of active medical implantable devices and MRI. Before this function, he was a hardware architect responsible for system electromagnetic compatibility(EMC) design and a group leader responsible for RF electronics. Before joining Philips in 1999, he was with AMP (currently TE Connectivity) where he was responsible for very high-speed connector simulations and investigations related to automotive wire harnessing and EMC aspects of premises networks. He was responsible for the installation of an EMC test lab for automotive components. He received his PhD from Eindhoven University in 1995. His thesis described the grounding structures for the EMC protection of cabling and wiring. Parts of his thesis were adapted for publication in a Dutch journal for installers (Installatie Journaal). In 2011, van Helvoort and Melenhorst authored a Dutch book on EMC EMC van Installaties—Op weg naar eletromagnetische compatibiliteit. In total, van Helvoort, at the time of writing, holds 78 publications and 30 patents. He is a senior member of IEEE.
Mark van Helvoort is part time trainer EMC at High Tech Institute and at PAO Techniek and Management.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Business Analysis / Requirements Analysis
System Design / Architecture
Program and Project Management