• Question: What influenced your choice of your PhD research topic

    Asked by Geoff to Christopher on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Christopher Mirfin

      Christopher Mirfin answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      I worked in a hospital for a summer when I was younger – and saw how cool MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) it was. Unfortunately MRI can be a bit daunting for patients as it can take a while 30/40 minutes for a scan. So I’m looking at ways of speeding it up and making better quality images.

      To do this you need to use higher strength magnets and design clever electronics – which is what I do 🙂