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22 September 2020

Professor Jo Hajnal honored by admission to Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences Professor Jo Hajnal admitted as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

MRI scanners

Professor of Imaging Sciences at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences Jo Hajnal has been elected as one of 53 new fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

The Fellows join the Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

“I am delighted to be recognised by my professional peer group in this way. My good fortune stems in very large part from contributions by the many talented people that I have the privilege to work in with collaboration. I thank them.”

Professor Jo Hajnal

Professor Hajnal joined King’s College London in 2012 as Professor of Imaging Science and now leads a wide-ranging research program focusing on imaging technology, particularly MRI and ultrasound, and image acquisition-reconstruction-analysis methods.

Specifically, he focuses on imaging in the presence of motion, particularly neonates and fetuses, parallel imaging (transmit and receive) and accelerated/quantitative imaging.

He leads the new 7T for London ultra-high field in vivo imaging initiative, funded by the Welcome Trust, and leads the data acquisition component of The Developing Human Connectome Project data acquisition and the iFIND project.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology.

“The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.”

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

All the new Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM on Tuesday 22 September, and they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia. 

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Jo Hajnal

Professor of Imaging Science