Steven Petit passed cum laude the Master Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007. He obtained his PhD at Maastricht University in 2010 (MAASTRO Clinic) on radiation therapy and medical imaging, followed by a short term research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA. In 2010 Steven embarked on the medical physics program at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam. His 4 year medical physics specialization included amongst others a total of 11 months of clinical and research training at Leiden University Medical Center, The Hague based MC Haaglanden, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA.
Since 2014 Steven is a registered medical physicist and assistant professor at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. From August 2015 to February 2016 he was affiliated with Harvard University.
Steven supervises four PhD students that work on medical imaging and/or radiation therapy workflow automation. He is responsible for the clinical implementation and quality assurance of novel techniques for radiation therapy, such as automated radiation treatment planning, PET and MRI scanning, non-rigid registration algorithms and deep learning based workflow improvements. Steven is involved in varies national and international committees (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW), Netherlands Commission on Radiation Dosimetry (NCS), European Society of Radiation Oncology).