Prof. Dr. Waldemar Zylka


Waldemar Zylka is Professor of Physics, Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Faculty of Physical Engineering, Westphalian University, Campus Gelsenkirchen, and founding memeber of the Westphalian Institute of Health.

His research interests are in system biology, especially mathematical cancer modelling and its personalized medical usage through tomographic imaging technologies like MRI, CT and MPI and other techniques, e.g. image analyses and image guidance in therapy. His second research focus is modelling and design of coils and calculation of near-field electromagnetic field applied to MRI, MPI and other modalities with emphasis on quality and risk management. 

Waldemar Zylka has co-/authored numerous publications, has served on program committees at several international conferences in physics, medical imaging and engineering, and is serving as reviewer for a number of international journals and various research programs, e.g. of the European Community. He is an international partner in the Brazilian PISA project investigating imaging with a 7T MRI system.  He is member of the German Physical Society (DPG), German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT).

Waldemar Zylka received a number of honorary research and visiting professor fellowships among others to the University of Dundee, Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, (UFSCar). He founded the UNIBRAL exchange program (2008-2012), which provided scholarships for more than 40 students to undertake an exchange semester in Brazil or Germany, respectively. 

Numerous outstanding student’s thesesbased on Waldemar Zylka's research and under his supervision have been awarded and honored as the yearly best theses of the Westphalian University.

Waldemar Zylka is initiator, idealizer, and programm-chairman of the first German study program on Medical Radiologytechnology (BSc) implemented by Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V. (since 2019) and Haus der Technik e.V. Essen (2014-2018), respectively.

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