Richard Lopata (1980) received his M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2004 and a PhD degree at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in 2010 on 3-D ultrasound elastography. In 2016 he became an Associate Professor on Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging & Modeling and head of the Photoacoustics and Ultrasound Laboratory Eindhoven (PULS/e) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has graduated over 40 MSc students and 4 PhD students, and is currently supervising 15 PhD students and three post-docs. Over the years he was awarded several personal grants (VENI, VIDI, ERC starting) and H2020 projects. His research interests include ultrasound functional imaging, photoacoustics, and ultrasound-based biomechanical modeling of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue.