prof. Charlotte Debbaut (PhD)

CRIG member
Charlotte Debbaut

Assistant professor, IbiTech-bioMMeda
Post-doctoral assistant, IbiTech-bioMMeda
Principal investigator: prof. Patrick Segers (PhD)


Research focus

Within bioMMeda, our cancer-related research focuses on different topics of targeted drug delivery by combining computer modelling and experimental techniques to simulate phenomena such as drug transport.

In this respect, we are studying the mass transport of drugs in order to optimize the drug delivery during intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Furthermore, we are studying drug delivery during transarterial therapies for liver cancer.


Prof. dr. ir. Charlotte Debbaut (°1986) received the degree of “Bachelor of Science in the Engineering Sciences: mechanics-electrotechnics” in 2007 at Ghent University and the degree of interuniversitary “Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering” (greatest distinction) in 2009, granted by Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2013, she obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering entitled “Multi-level Modelling of Hepatic Perfusion in Support of Liver Transplantation Strategies” at Ghent University in the bioMMeda research group (Biofluid, Tissue and Solid Mechanics for Medical Applications). Currently, she’s assistant professor (10%) and postdoctoral assistant (90%) at bioMMeda. Her research mainly focuses on modelling organ perfusion in the context of liver transplantation and pathology, as well as modeling mass transport in the context of intraperitoneal chemotherapy and artificial organs.

Research team

  • Hooman Salavati - doctoral fellow
  • Tim Bomberna - doctoral fellow

Contact & links

  • IBiTech - bioMMeda, Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University Campus UZ - Blok B - Ingang 36, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Biommeda