Prof. Peter Hilbers

Current Position

  • Professor, TU/e
  • Deputy Director, Brainbridge Program


  • PhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 1989
  • MSc, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

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Peter Hilbers (1957) is fulltime professor “BioModeling and BioInformatics” at the biomedical engineering department of the TU Eindhoven. He studied Mathematics at the University of Groningen, where he also completed his PhD study on ‘Mapping of algorithms on processor networks’ in 1989. From 1989 till 1996, he worked at the Shell Laboratories in Amsterdam. He was appointed as a part-time Professor on “Large scale computing and applications” at the Eindhoven University in 1993, and as a full Professor in 1996. He is leading the division “BIOMedical Imaging & Modeling” and also heading the Computational Biology group of the BioMedical Engineering department of the TU Eindhoven. Since 2005 he is involved in the research and edcucational programs of the Sino-Dutch Biomedical & Information Engineering School of Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. In October 2007 he became the dean of the department of BioMedical Engineering of the TU/e.
His main research interests are large scale computer simulations, computational modeling and applications in biomedical engineering, systems biology, molecular systems, catalysis, and polymer chemistry.
He is reviewer for several internationally outstanding journals, member of several programme committees of international conferences, is author of a book on Processor Networks and Aspects of the Mapping Problem (Cambridge University Press) and author of more than 150 scientific articles in high quality international journals including publications in Nature and Science.