Studied Medicine in Leiden and Applied Physics in Delft. In 2000, he received his PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology and became registered as a neurologist in the same year. After working at the department of Neurology of the HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague for a few years he decided to move to Enschede in 2004. Prof. van Putten is heading the department of Clinical Neurophysiology of Medisch Spectrum Twente, a large teaching hospital. At the same time, he joined the Institute of Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. In December 2008 Michel was appointed professor of Clinical Neurophysiology. Besides the clinical work at the department of Clinical Neurophysiology, he is one of the consultants for neurological patients in the ICU. Prof van Putten has a strong interest in developing new techniques to improve brain monitoring in the ICU with a focus on detecting epileptiform discharges and ischemia, where he uses the EEG as an important tool. In addition, his research involves the pathophysiology of epilepsy and ischaemia, and fundamentals of the EEG generation.