Dr. Christopher Bidinosti


Christopher Bidinosti Title: Professor
Office: 3L17
Building: Lockhart Hall
Phone: 204.786.9718

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


  • PHYS-2202: Optics & Waves (Winter 2021)
  • PHYS-2303: Modern and Thermal Physics, Laboratory (Winter 2021)
  • PHYS-4201: Electrodynamics (Winter 2021)

Research Interests:
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.


  • PJ Nacher, S Kumaragamage G Tastevin and CP Bidinosti, "A fast MOSFET rf switch for low-field NMR and MRI", Journal of Magnetic Resonance 310, 106638 (2020)
  • CY Liu, T Andalib, DCM Ostapchuk and CP Bidinosti, "Analytic models of magnetically enclosed spherical and solenoidal coils", Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research A 949, 162837 (2020)
  • S. Ahmed et al., "Fast-switching magnet serving a spallation-driven ultracold neutron source", Physical Review Accelerators and beams 22, 102401 (2019)
  • S Ahmed et al., "A beamline for fundamental neutron physics at TRIUMF", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 927, 101 (2019)
  • S Ahmed et al., "First ultracold neutrons produced at TRIUMF", Physical Review C 99, 025503 (2019)
  • 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, CP Bidinosti, ME Hayden and P-J Nacher,"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, H-Y Lin, ME Alexander and CP Bidinosti,"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)