Dr. Bangerter is currently Reader in Magnetic Resonance Physics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College. He received a Bachelor's degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His doctoral studies were conducted under the supervision of Dr. Dwight Nishimura and Dr. John Pauly, both pioneers in pulse sequence development and signal processing in MRI. Prior to joining Imperial, Dr. Bangerter spent a decade in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, where he founded and directed the BYU Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Laboratory. His research focuses largely on the development and optimization of new MR imaging techniques at high and ultra-high main polarizing field strengths (3 and 7 Tesla) to a variety of applications, with a recent focus on musculoskeletal applications and the in vivo assessment of cartilage health.