Peter Clarys was born in Ieper, Belgium, in 1962. He obtained three M.S. degrees in physical education (1985), biomedical research sciences (1987), and management (1992) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and received his Ph.D. degree from the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the same university in 1994. He was a Research Assistant at the laboratory of Professor André Barel (from 1986 to 1997). Using noninvasive biophysical measurements on the skin, different methods and models were developed for the study of percutaneous penetration processes of topically applied substances. Since 1998, has been a Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, and he is also the Coordinator of the Master Program Physical Education option Health and Fitness. His research is oriented towards two broad domains: (1) using noninvasive biophysical measurements of the skin in the study of percutaneous penetration in general, percutaneous penetration under physiotherapy treatment conditions (iontophoresis, ultrasound), influence of nutritional supplements on skin conditions, and (2) in the domain of fitness and health, nutrition and sport performance, nutritional supplements.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2010