Matthias Rudolph

Alumni of the Department High-Field Magnetic Resonance

Main Focus

Ultra lowfield magnetic resonance imaging for the development of Hyperpolarized contrast agents

Newly developed Hyperpolarization techniques for MRI and NMR are working best at field strengths in the mT range. To investigate these newly developed techniques a NMR/MRI system operating at a static magnetic field in the mT range has to be developed.

The aims of this project are:

  • Development and construction of a low noise NMR/MRI setup using a SQUID sensor
  • Optimizing the dc SQUID sensor to increase the signal to noise ratio by a factor of 2 – 5 in comparison to a commercially available SQUID.
  • Optimizing hyperpolarized contrast agents to make them suitable for first in vivo tests

Curriculum Vitae



Study of physics at the university of Tübingen, Germany.

Diploma thesis on 'Asymmetric dc-SQUIDs'

since 2012

PhD thesis at the University of Tübingen on 'nano-SQUIDs for the investigation of small spin systems'

since 12.2014

Guest scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for biological Cybernetics on the 'Low Field Magnetic Resonance' project

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