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The Team

Magnetica’s Management team offers a high level of expertise and experience in the commercialisation of Australian technologies, IP development and management and specialised industry experience in the global medical device and the superconducting magnet industries. It oversees a high performing team passionate about advancing and productising Next Generation MRI technologies. 

Chief Executive Officer
Duncan Stovell

Duncan is an experienced executive, having successfully fulfilled a range of commercial and technical roles in high-tech companies, operating within medtech, energy, mining, defence and communications industries.

Lead Technical Advisor
Stuart Crozier

Founding inventor of Magnetica's key technologies, Professor Stuart Crozier is also the Director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Chief Financial Officer
Karen MacLachlan

A chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business. Karen specialises in providing CFO services to growth and emerging corporates.

Product and Operations Manager
Sara Eastwood

Sara is a Manufacturing Engineer and experienced project and program manager with technical knowledge spanning many fields. She holds a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering.

Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Kim Lotze

Kim is an experienced Quality and Regulatory Affairs professional and leads Magnetica’s activities in this discipline.

ICT Manager

Kevin Yeh

With dual Masters in Electrical Engineering & Marketing and able to speak four languages, Kevin is responsible for company wide ICT and sourcing for R&D and production activities.

Mechanical Engineer
Mohammad Asgari

Mohammad is experienced in the design and development of new products and systems across different industries. He is responsible for the analysis, assessment, and development of design solutions across our products to comply with specifications.

Manufacturing Technician & Storeperson
Steve Bennie

Steve has worked across a number of industries, providing him with a broad range of skills that he uses to enhance our production activities.

RF Coil Engineer
Ivan Hughes

Ivan Hughes is an RF coil engineer and is experienced in the design and development of MRI RF coils with multi-channel or multi nuclei at various field strengths as high as 21T.

RF Coil Engineer
Mingyan Li

Dr Mingyan Li is an experienced MRI RF coil developer from 1T to 9.4T. Mingyan’s expertise lies in MRI RF coil design, simulation and evaluation, MRI sequence optimisation, ultra-high field MRI development, fast imaging and non-Cartesian MRI development. He holds a PhD in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.

MRI Technologies Advisor
Feng Liu

Professor Feng Liu is a specialist in MRI superconductor magnet design. Feng’s expertise lies in medical imaging, MRI hardware design, electromagnetic analysis and cardiac electrical function imaging. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

CAD Engineer & CAM Programmer
Karl Richards

Karl brings his experience gained in Medical R&D Mechanical Design and manufacturing processes from many sectors of industry and has a passion for design. He's responsible for CAD modelling, CAM programming and application thereof.

Manufacturing Technician
Dave Sims

Dave has a wealth of experience and a gift for problem solving, developed over a career spent leading teams of fitters and mechanics.

Gradient Coil Engineer
Fangfang Tang

Fangfang is responsible for gradient coil design and simulations. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

RF Coil Advisor
Ewald Weber

Ewald Weber is a specialist in the development of medical imaging equipment, systems, and manufacturing of RF coils. Ewald has designed a large variety of multi-functional pre-clinical and MRI coils.

Magnet Design Specialist
Riyu Wei

Dr Riyu Wei has been a key member of the Magnetica team for over 10 years. Riyu holds a PhD. in Computational Mechanics with a particular expertise in mechanical engineering, structural analysis, design and advanced computational modelling.