Wright elected to ISMRM board

Dr. Steve Wright, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).Dr. Steve WrightThe ISMRM Board is the governing and leading body of the society in scientific and other affairs. Wright and the other new board members will be installed during the ISMRM's upcoming meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.Wright, who holds the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professorship II in Engineering, has joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiology in the Texas A&M Health Science Center. His research interests are in the areas of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and antenna theory. He established Texas A&M's Magnetic Resonance Systems Lab, which aims to develop instrumentation and techniques to improve magnetic resonance imaging and to train students in MRI, radio frequency, applied electromagnetics, and image and signal processing.Prior to joining the Texas A&M electrical and computer engineering faculty, Wright was a research engineer for magnetic resonance imaging at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., and an adjunct assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Wright also is a Fellow of the ISMRM, as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.The ISMRM is a nonprofit professional association devoted to furthering the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology. The society holds annual scientific meetings and sponsors other major educational and scientific workshops. Its multidisciplinary membership of more than 6,000 consists of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists and technologists. http://www.ece.tamu.edu/NewsAndEvents/Newsletter/Vol11No1/news_wright_ismrm.php