Wasif Zia

Postdoc Alumni


Dr. rer. nat. Wasif Zia earned government certification for pioneering work during the final year project in 2008, before going on to complete his doctorate at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2016. He has also co-authored a leading textbook on compact/mobile NMR devices (Compact NMR, De Gruyter Boston/Berlin 2014).

He holds the world record in building and shimming arguably the smallest permanent magnet based novel MR devices including single-sided, and closed Halbach-like geometries. He specializes in data acquisition techniques and MR methodologies to tackle low signal, high noise environments.

After his doctorate, he went on to develop high wattage flexible coils and other rigid coils for 9.4 T and medical 7 T MRI scanners in the UK, 2018. Currently, he is developing arguably the World’s strongest 9.4 T human neuro-imager at Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.