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Bernhard Gruber
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Gruber, BSc.

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0003-4901-5732


Computer Simulation; Electromagnetic Fields; Equipment Design; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Medical 3D-Printing

Research interests

My main research interest is the development, design, and construction of hard- and software for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications at 1.5, 3.0 and 7 Tesla (UHF). Most academic work in MRI focuses on acquisition and reconstruction development, but hardware and software need to advance together to gain maximum benefit of MRI technologies. The developed instrumentation shall bring new levels of disease and biology under the lens of non-invasive human imaging.

Development includes phased radiofrequency coil arrays for e.g. parallel imaging, parallel transmission coil arrays (pTx) for parallel excitation, B0 shimming hardware for B0 field optimization, FPGA programming for computational task and many more hardware related development. 

Selected publications

  1. Gruber, B. et al., 2020. Anatomically Adaptive Coils for MRI—A 6-Channel Array for Knee Imaging at 1.5 Tesla. Frontiers in Physics, 8. Available at:
  2. Gruber, B. et al., 2018. RF coils: A practical guide for nonphysicists. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 48(3), pp.590–604. Available at: