Auburn Engineering to host University of Pittsburgh MRI expert

Published: Sep 24, 2009 10:58:00 AM
Media Contact: Cheryl Cobb, cobbche@auburn.edu, 334.844.2220

Tamer S. Ibrahim, assistant professor of bioengineering and radiology and technical director of the Ultrahigh Field Human MRI Facility at the University of Pittsburgh, will present a seminar on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m. in 1124 Shelby Center as part of the College of Engineering's Samuel Ginn MRI Lecture Series, which brings leaders in the field of magnetic resonance imaging to Auburn's campus.

Ibrahim will discuss the electromagnetic challenges and advantages of human MRI at low- and high-field strength. He will also present a new electromagnetic vision for high-field MRI that will allow the technology to continue its meteoric ascent as a diagnostic tool for human medicine.

Ibrahim's research focuses on the development of radiofrequency techniques and devices for human and animal MRI applications, wireless micro-neural interfaces, bomber radome characterization and intelligent high-way wireless systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 scientific journal articles, book chapters, editorials and international conference proceedings.

Ibrahim earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University in 1996, 1998 and 2003, respectively. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, he was a member of the electrical and computer engineering faculty at the University of Oklahoma, also working at its bioengineering center.