Dr. Christopher Bidinosti


Chris Bidinosti

Associate Professor of Physics

Ph. D. (University of British Columbia, 2000) 

Phone: (204)786-9718
Fax: (204)774-4134
U of W office: 3L17

COURSES (2016-2017):

  • PHYS-4901 - Advanced Physics Lab
  • ACS-4306/7306 - Applied Parallel Programming

My main research interest is the development of novel techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with a particular focus on low field NMR/MRI and the use of hyperpolarized nuclei.  Applications of my work range from medical imaging to fundamental physics.  Current research projects and collaborations include (i) TRASE MRI, which is a new imaging technique that uses RF phase-gradient fields to achieve spatial encoding, (ii) experimental searches of the possible permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron and Xe-129, and (iii) high performance computing using graphics processing units (GPUs).  I also have a general interest in magnetics, including coil design, active and passive shielding, and magnetometry.


  • VV Kuzmin et al.,"An improved shielded RF transmit coil for low-frequency NMR and MRI", Journal of Magnetic Resonance 256, 70 (2015).
  • JW Martin et al.,"Large magnetic shielding factor measured by non linear magneto-optical rotation", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 778, 61 (2015).
  • RV Bergen et al.,"4D MR phase and magnitude segmentations with GPU parallel computing", Magnetic Resonance Imaging 33, 134 (2015).
  • CP Bidinosti, Y Sakamoto and K Asahi,"General solution of the hollow cylinder and concentric dc surface current", IEEE Magnetics Letters 5, 04800304 (2014).
  • CP Bidinosti and JW Martin,"Passive magnetic shielding in static gradient fields", AIP Advances 4, 047135 (2014).
  • ME Hayden, CP Bidinosti and EM Chapple, "Specific Absorption Rates and Signal-to-Noise Ratio Limitations for MRI in Very-Low Magnetic Fields", Concepts Magn Reson 340A, 281 (2012).
  • R Kraayvanger, CP Bidinosti et al.,"Measurement of alveolar oxygen partial pressure in the rat lung using CPMG spin-spin relaxation times of hyperpolarized He-3 and Xe-129 at 74mT", Magn Reson Med (2010).
  • CP Bidinosti et al., "A simple wide-band gradiometer for operation in very low background field", Concepts Magn Reson 37B, 1 (2010).
  • CP Bidinosti and ME Hayden, "Selective passive shielding and the Faraday bracelet", Applied Physics Letters 93, 174102 (2008).