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Peter Mansfield

Peter Mansfield, British physicist, educator. Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2007; recipient Antoine Beclere medal, International Radiol Society/Antoine Beclere Institute Physics, 1989, Gold medal, European Association Radiology, 1995, Garmisch Partenkirchen prize, Germany, 1995, Rank prize, 1997, Nobel prize in physiology/medicine, 2003, Medical Research Council Millennium medal, London, 2009.

Background

  • Mansfield, Peter was born on October 9, 1933 in London. Son of Sidney George and Rose Lilian (Turner) Mansfield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Queen Mary College, University London, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Queen Mary College, University London, 1962. Doctor (honorary), University Strasbourg, France, 1995.

      Doctor (honorary), University Kent, Canterbury, England, 1996. Doctor (honorary), Jagellonian University Physics, Krakow, Poland, 2000.

    Career

    • Research associate department physics University Illinois, 1962—1964. Lecturer department physics University Nottingham, England, 1964—1968, senior lecturer, 1968—1970, reader department physics, 1970—1979, professor, 1979—1983, 1988—1994, emeritus professor, since 1994. Professional fellow Med Research Council, London, 1983—1988.

      Senior visitor Max Planck Institute Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany, 1972—1973.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include pioneering work with magnetic resonance imaging (Medical Research Institute), discovering how the signals emitted by the body in response to the magnetic field could be mathematically analyzed to produce a clear image. Discovering how fast imaging could be possible by developing the Medical Research Institute protocol called echo-planar imaging, allowing weighted images to be collected many times faster than previously possible.

    Works

    • Co-author: Nuclear magnetic resonance Imaging in Biomedicine, 1982. Editor: Medical Research Institute in Medicine, 1995, Nuclear magnetic resonance Imaging, 1991.

    Membership

    Fellow: Academy Medical Sciences, Society Magnetic Resonance, Royal College Physicians (honorary), Institute Physics (honorary Duddel medal 1988), Royal Society (Mullard medal 1990), Royal College Radiology (honorary). Member: European Society Magnetic Resonance in Medicine & Biology, Society Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (president 1987-1988, Gold medal 1983), Society Magnetic Resonance Imaging (honorary), British Institute Radiology (honorary Barclay medal 1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, walking, languages, DIY.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Margaret Kibble, September 1, 1962. 2 children.
    • father: Sidney George Mansfield
    • mother: Rose Lilian (Turner) Mansfield
    • spouse: Jean Margaret Kibble
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    • 1959
      Queen Mary College
    • 1962
      Queen Mary College
    • 1995
      University Strasbourg
    • 1996
      University Kent
    • 1962 - 1964
      Research associate, department physics University Illinois
    • 1964 - 1968
      lecturer, department physics University Nottingham
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1970 - 1979
      lecturer, department physics University Nottingham
    • 1983 - 1988
      professional fellow, Med Research Council
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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