Eiichi Fukushima 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 soil moisture content and development of portable single-sided NMR detector. He is past chair of AMPERE's Division of Spatially Resolved NMR and is on the editorial board of Journal of Magnetic Resonance. He co-authored a how-to-do NMR book that is still in print after 34 years and edited a collection of fundamental papers in biomedical NMR as well as co-editing several conference proceedings.

SCIENTISTS

Eiichi Fukushima, Ph.D.
Tongsheng Zhang

Tongsheng has a Bachelor's degree from Lanzhou University and his master's and PhD at Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in Biomedical Engineering, specialized in functional neuronal stimulation. He worked in Central Institute of Biomedical Engineering at University of Ulm, Germany, in magnetic brain stimulation and microwave hyperthermia. He combined ultrasound wave and magnetic field to focus the current in biological tissues. He also worked at Brain Imaging Center, University of New Mexico, to study the genesis of Biomagnetic signals at neuronal membrane channel level. He and a colleague pioneered piglet neocortex slice model for electroneurophysiology research and also transformed a micro-SQUID system into a so-called zero field NMR device. He joined ABQMR in September, 2011. He is also a research associate professor at University of New Mexico..

Baosong Wu

Baosong joined ABQMR as a postdoctoral fellow/geoscientist to during the last half of the year 2013. His work is centered around developing new measurement methods in low field NMR. Currently he is also focusing on some research about flow imaging. He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology and received his master's degree in Measurement Techniques & Measuring Instruments from North University of China. He received his PhD at the China University of Petroleum, Beijing in Geological Resources and Geological Engineering while working in the NMR laboratory of Prof. Lizhi Xiao. He focused on developing NMR techniques used in the oil industry. During his PHD, he developed the downhole NMR fluid analysis laboratory and its related measurement methods.

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 to measure things of interest to people who study fluid mechanics. He is currently engaged in getting MRI to image lungs well enough to rival X-ray CT. One 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 have been to image 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. Like most of his scientist colleagues, he traveled the path from Lovelace to New Mexico Resonance and landed at ABQMR in 2012.

Stephen A. Altobelli, Ph.D

Ph.D, Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, Ohio State (1982), is a Scientist with expertise in 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.

SUPPORT and ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Jim Boros

Jim received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University. He has worked at several firms and as an independent consultant designing circuitry and firmware for embedded controllers for industrial, aviation, and scientific applications. He is currently developing electronics for Earth field NMR and well logging NMR applications along with circuitry for integrating COTS equipment for use in ABQMR projects. In his off time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, and music,

Nick Sowko

Nick has his degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he worked automating analog test measurements. He designs hardware and software at ABQMR for proof-of-concept or low volume production for a variety of applications with the current project using Earth's Field NMR for detecting oil leaks trapped under Arctic ice. He also has worked on a software console for an ultracompact MRI device. At nanoMR he helped develop and coordinate the production of a microcoil pathogen detection system. Other projects have included real-time embedded programming for tracking and pointing systems, integrating audio, video, and rf equipment for security applications, and making and testing a land-mine detection system for use in a war zone. Nick also co-owns a massage studio where he employes ten massage therapists and administrative staff.

Patrice Beers

Patti has been with ABQMR, Inc. from the beginning (2005) as Administrative Officer and manages all office functions including accounting, payroll, purchasing, grants, contracts, and compliance. Prior to ABQMR she held the same position with New Mexico Resonance beginning in December 2000. She has a B.A. degree from Fairfield University and a wide range of experience in a variety of business settings. staff.

BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Altobelli, Eiichi Fukushima, Tongsheng Zhang,

Lana Chavez

Lana received her Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Northern Arizona University where she worked in Michael Eastman's lab. She received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in physical chemistry while working in the NMR laboratory of Alex Pines. She developed and performed Xenon-129 NMR spectroscopy and imaging experiments for the development of a biosensor and to study flow through porous media. She also developed numerical models for the biosensor system. Lana worked at Schlumberger-Doll Research as an intern where she developed a fast imaging technique. Lana taught chemistry at the School for Independent Learners (high school) and at Diablo Valley College. She joined ABQMR in January 2009.

Dean Kuethe