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Özlem Ipek

Dr Özlem Ipek

Lecturer of MRI Engineering

Research interests

  • Imaging sciences


Dr. Özlem Ipek is a Lecturer of MRI Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences. She has over twelve years of experience on the development of 7 Tesla MRI parallel-transmit (PTx) radiofrequency (RF) technology and MRI safety management.

Prior to King’s, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Radiology and Radiotherapy at UMC Utrecht, Netherlands (2008-2012), and as a Scientist and Managing Director of RF lab at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (2013-2018). She was awarded a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University, Netherlands (2014), Engineering (ir.) and a MSc degree in Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands (2008), and a BSc degree in Physics at METU, Ankara, Turkey (2005).

Her key expertise lie in developing, designing and prototyping MRI hardware for low field to ultra-high filed MRI for human head, extremities, pelvis and whole-body imaging, and electromagnetic field simulations and measurements of medical devices. She is leading an MRI engineering research programme at King’s College London and its associated RF lab. She is a chair of the ESMRMB (European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology) Early Career Researcher’s Committee, and a member of executive board of ESMRMB since 2019.

Özlem is also a course teacher on the Advanced Physics and Biophysics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging module and course leader of the Signals and Systems module at King's.