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


Eiichi Fukushima, PhD
Tongsheng Zhang, PhD

Tongsheng has a Bachelor's degree from Lanzhou University and his master's and PhD at Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in functional neuronal stimulation. He worked at the Central Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ulm, Germany, in magnetic brain stimulation and microwave hyperthermia. He also worked at the 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.tzhang@unm.edu

Baosong Wu, PhD

Baosong joined ABQMR as a postdoctoral fellow/geoscientist in the last half of 2013. His work is centered around developing new measurement methods in low field NMR. Currently he is also studying flow imaging. He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology and 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 and developed a downhole NMR fluid analysis laboratory and its related measurement methods. wu_baosong@hotmail.com

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

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

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. jboros3@hotmail.com

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 has also 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 employs ten massage therapists and administrative staff.njsowko@gmail.com

Patrice Beers

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.

Patti has been with ABQMR, Inc. from its 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 from December 2000. She has a B.A. degree from Fairfield University and a wide range of experience in a variety of business settings. pbeers@abqmr.com

Mark Conradi is a professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis where his group uses NMR to study metal-hydrides with potential applications for hydrogen fuel storage. His interests have evolved from molecular rotations and diffusion in molecular solids to systems at high pressures, including development of diamond-anvil cell NMR. He is involved in use of hyperpolarized helium-3 for the study of ventilation and micro-structure in human lungs. At ABQMR, he works on an earth's-field NMR project and enjoys the development of NMR hardware


Steve Altobelli, Eiichi Fukushima, Tongsheng Zhang, Dean Kuethe,

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 from University of California, Berkeley, in physical chemistry while working in the 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 and taught chemistry at the School for Independent Learners and at Diablo Valley College until she joined ABQMR in January 2009. She left the company in 2015 to teach at CNM and to be more with her family.

Dean Kuethe, PhD
Tomoyuki Haishi
Last Updated April 3, 2016