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 (2018-2019):

  • PHYS-2201 - Electricity & Magnetism
  • PHYS-4901 - Advanced Physics Lab

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.


  • ML Honke and CP Bidinosti, "The metallic sphere in a uniform ac magnetic field: A simple and precise experiment ...", American Journal of Physics 86, 430 (2018).
  • T Sato et al., "Development of a co-located Xe-129 and Xe-131 nuclear spin masers with external feedback scheme," Physics Letters A 382, 588 (2018).
  • M Mercredi et al., "Assessing the accuracy of using oscillating gradient spin echo sequences with AxCaliber to infer micron-sized axon diameters", Magn Reson Mater Phy 30, 1 (2017).
  • T Andalib et al., "Sensitivity of fields generated within magnetically shielded volumes to changes in magnetic permeability", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 867, 139 (2017).
  • 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).