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Dr Zhaolin Chen has substantial experience in both industry and academic research. He is at the forefront of both biomedical imaging and engineering research and translating engineering and scientific research into real-world applications. He is currently the lead CI for establishing a national capability of a mobile MRI network.

Dr Chen's research is funded by ARC, NHMRC, and industry networks. He has received over 7 million funding in total. His research is published in top tier medical imaging journals including Medical Image Analysis, European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging (EJNMMI), NeuroImage, Human Brain Mapping, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and IEEE journals. 

Dr Chen is active in translating research outcomes into real-world applications. He has a total of ten patents and many of them have been licensed. These innovations are touching millions of lives each year and are used nearly in all countries around the world. His patents can be found on the Google Patent page [link].

Research interests

  • Machine learning and deep learning-based medical imaging 
  • Methods development including acquisition and reconstruction for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography
  • Multimodal imaging and data analysis including simultaneous MR-PET

Supervision interests

Accepting PhD students in the above research areas. I currently have scholarships and top-ups available.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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