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2019 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship Recipients Announced

2019 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship Recipients Announced

Dr Mingyan Li, recipient of 2019 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship

On Wednesday 19th February 2020, the Honourable Kate Jones MP announced the 2019 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship recipients. 35 people received Fellowships this year, with the majority being awarded to The University of Queensland applicants. Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President from The University of Queensland and Duncan Stovell, our CEO, attended the event in support of the successful recipients. The Industry Research Fellowships are to support PhD qualified researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland, while partnering with industry.

Dr Mingyan Li was one of the successful applicants and will be working with Magnetica for the next three-years. The project is entitled “Radio frequency platform development for a portable MRI head scanner”. Mingyan will be working as an RF Coil Engineer within the Magnetica team to develop a novel radio frequency (RF) platform for a portable human head MRI scanner. The proposed novel RF platform will improve clinical diagnostic precision and intervention outcomes by providing high quality anatomical and neural brain images with higher resolution, faster and safer solutions.

Magnetica is honoured to have the opportunity to work with Dr Li; another great example of Magnetica’s ongoing collaboration with The University of Queensland and in particular the Biomedical Engineering team. Mingyan is the second Industry Research Fellowship recipient to be working with Magnetica. Dr Fangfang Tang commenced her three-year Fellowship in late 2018, with a focus upon the development of novel Gradient Coils. The research being undertaken in RF coils by Mingyan is highly complimentary with Fangfang’s work but retains a different research focus.

Additional photos from the event may be seen below.