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from Dr. Joseph Hornak
Director, Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

The RIT Magnetic Resonance Laboratory is a research and development laboratory devoted to solving real world problems with magnetic resonance.

An important missions of the laboratory is training the next generation of scientists. We train BS, MS, PhD, and post-doctoral level scientists in various aspects of magnetic resonance. Our unique hands-on training approach emphasizes project science as well as theory, design, function, and operation of the magnetic resonance technique. This approach allows our graduates to quickly integrate into a new position with minimal retraining. If you are interested in a career solving problems with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), electron spin resonance (ESR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), consider a science degree from RIT specializing in magnetic resonance. If you are an employer looking to hire a scientist with magnetic resonance expertise, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with one of our students.

The laboratory has several pieces of specialized magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging instrumentation on the RIT campus. Among these are a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer with micro imaging accessory, a low frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (LFEPR) spectrometer, an Overhauser magnetometer with base station, a three-axis magnetometer, and a radio frequency imaging coil test bridge. Other pieces of instrumentation are available through our consortium of experts in industry and academia. This instrumentation includes whole body magnetic resonance imaging systems. The laboratory has a library of specialized magnetic resonance and magnetics software that allows us to perform some unique analyses.

The laboratory was founded in 1985 as an area of excellence on the RIT campus. The laboratory initially specialized in the design and construction of high efficiency coils for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of extremities. It developed and patented the single turn solenoid style coil. Other initial areas of specialization included multispectral tissue classification, MRI of materials, and the design of magnetic resonance instrumentation. The laboratory evolved into its present consortium of scientists and engineers from academia and industry with magnetic resonance expertise. This consortium gives us a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering capabilities. We offer a variety of services through consulting and sponsored project arrangements.

What can magnetic resonance do for you? Explore our capabilities, instruments, and technical reports through the links on this page for an idea of what we have done in the past. Then, please contact us to explore how we can solve your specific research and development problems with magnetic resonance.

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
54 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604

voice: 585 475-2904     fax: 585 475-5988     e-mail: jphsch@rit.edu

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