SCIENTISTS

Eiichi Fukushima

Eiichi Fukushima, PhD Eiichi performed his first NMR experiment as a grad student at University of Washington in 1960. He worked at Los Alamos before coming to Lovelace Medical Foundation, Albuquerque, in 1985 to do flow NMR/MRI. Current projects include Earth's field NMR for detection of leaked oil in the arctic and development of portable single-sided NMR detector. He is past chair of AMPERE's Division of Spatially Resolved NMR was on the editorial board of Journal of Magnetic Resonance. He co-authored an early how-to NMR book that was published in 1981 and still in print (in 2016) and edited a collection of fundamental papers in biomedical NMR as well as co-edited several conference proceedings. eiichi@abqmr.com

Stephen A. Altobelli

Stephen A. Altobelli, PhD Steve received his Ph.D. at Ohio State (1982) in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering. His expertise is NMR imaging, hydrodynamics, blood flow, and computing. He co-founded New Mexico Resonance and served as its president before joining ABQMR. He pioneered the use of NMR for the study of fluid flows such as of gases, porous media, and of non-Newtonian fluids, especially concentrated suspensions. He is a reviewer for Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Rheology, and ASME Transactions Biomedical Engineering, as well as DOE/SBIR proposals, and has been Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico. salto@nmr.org

Mark Conradi

Mark Conradi Mark Conradi started his teaching career at College of William and Mary before moving to Washington University in St. Louis where he was for 31 years. His group used NMR to study metal-hydrides with potential applications for hydrogen fuel storage. His interests evolved from molecular rotations and diffusion in molecular solids to systems at high pressures, including development of diamond-anvil cell NMR. He was also involved in use of hyperpolarized helium-3 for the study of ventilation and micro-structure in human lungs. He retired from his professorship to join ABQMR where he has worked on earth's-field NMR and other development of NMR techniques and hardware. msc@wuphys.wustl.edu

Hilary Fabich

Hilary Fabich, PhD Hilary joined ABQMR in November 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow after receiving her PhD from University of Cambridge. She performed her first MR experiment almost ten years earlier as an undergraduate at Montana State University with Profs. Joe Seymour and Sarah Codd studying the gelation of algal and bacterial alginate solutions. She also studied the effect of an intermediate filament on the mechanical properties of a mammalian cell in the Weitz lab at Harvard one summer. With her BS in Chemical Engineering, she went to Chalmers University, Sweden, where she used MR to study silica gels. She then went to Cambridge as a Gates Fellow to work with Drs. Daniel Holland and Andy Sederman where she significantly enhanced the speed of the ultrashort echo time (UTE) pulse sequence, allowing for 1D and 2D imaging of millisecond scale processes and applied it to image bubble dynamics in a model fluidized bed. At ABQMR she is excited to further her knowledge of MR techniques and to develop a system to study fluid dynamics at elevated pressures. h.fabich@gmail.com

Dean Kuethe

Dean Kuethe, PhD Dean trained as a Comparative Physiologist with a Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University. He accidentally became an applied physicist in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by using it, early on, to study fluid mechanics. He is now engaged in using MRI to image lungs well enough to rival X-ray CT. An application is to study acute respiratory distress syndrome in lab animals with hopes of helping physicians save more lives in intensive care units. Previous projects include imaging gases in lungs at thermal equilibrium magnetization to measure physiological parameters like ventilation-to-perfusion ratios, imaging the velocity of mist and its suspending gas separately, measuring nano-pore size by the alteration of spin-rotation relaxation of gases, and measuring the effective diffusion coefficients of turbulent flows. As most of his colleagues, he traveled from Lovelace to New Mexico Resonance; he landed at ABQMR in 2012. dean.kuethe@gmail.com

SUPPORT & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Alice Hannon

Alice Hanno Alice came out of retirement after her 30+ years in medical and scientific research administration to keep our front office going after Patti Beers' passing. She moved to New Mexico from Minnesota in 1976 and lived in TorC for 5 years before settling in Duke City. Alice is currently finishing her BA at SNHU with a focus on history. alice@abqmr.com

BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Altobelli, Eiichi Fukushima, Dean Kuethe,

Arvind Caprihan

Arvind Caprihan, Ph.D. Arvind received his Ph.D. from Rice University (1971) in Electrical Engineering. He taught Biomedical Engineering at COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1972 to 1982 after which he came to Lovelace Medical Foundation and started the NMR program. He was a founding member of New Mexico Resonance but now works at Mind Research Network, also in Albuquerque. His general interest is in mapping fluid flow and diffusion in physical systems and in the brain. His current interests are in understanding diffusion-based markers of white matter injury, mapping brain connectivity changes associated with age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, and small vessel vascular disease leading to cognitive impairment and dementia. acaprihan@mrn.org

Tomoyuki Haishi

Tomoyuki Haishi Tomoyuki received his PhD at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in the laboratory of Prof. Katsumi KOSE. He spent three months in New Mexico Resonance while he was a graduate student and performed stray field imaging. He incorporated MRTechnology, Inc in Japan (1999) and has been its president ever since. He developed a compact Windows(R)-based MRI console which led to a MR-Microscope with an 1.0T permanent magnet having a 60mm air gap and a compact mouse MRI system with modified Halbach permanent magnet. More recently, he and his collaborators developed a software-based pulse programmer for a digital NMR/MRI transceiver and applied it to superconducting magnets including ultra-high filed magnets up to 14.1Tesla. He has been on the board of ABQMR since its inception. tomoyuki.haishi.mrtechnology@gmail.com
Last Updated Sept. 11, 2017