Wilbert Bartels graduated in Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in 1997. In 2001 he received his PhD at Utrecht University after defending his thesis entitled "Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Guidance and Evaluation of Endovascular Therapy".
Currently, Wilbert Bartels works at the UMC Utrecht as an Associate Professor. As a group leader in the MR Physics group, he supervises a number of PhD candidates and MSc students. He is the coordinator of and lecturer in several courses in the field of medical imaging in general and MRI physics in particular.
His main research interests are interventional MRI, MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound and MRI methods for planning and evaluation of vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery and radiotherapy.