Mehmet Akçakaya

Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2018
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Transforming healthcare and biomedical sciences with fast high-precision Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive and radiation-free medical imaging technology that has found immense utility in the diagnosis of numerous diseases and biomedical research, for instance in understanding the human brain. Despite its advantages, MRI still faces major challenges in acquisition duration, necessitating trade-offs in spatial and temporal resolutions. Mehmet’s research develops transformative new methods for fast high-precision MRI to enable the visualization of structures that cannot be characterized with current technology.