Ian Connell

Ian Connell

Graduate Student, Western University
Contact Information:
• Email: iconnell at uwo dot ca

Profile & Research Interests

Ian is currently a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Ravi Menon.  He is actively involved with the RF engineering group dedicated to hardware design for the high-field 7T MRI system housed at Robarts Research Institute.  Ian’s work revolves around most aspects of hardware design, implementation, safety and performance testing for ultra-high field MRI.

Ian’s research interests lie in MRI hardware design and implementation; computational electromagnetic simulations, SAR and RF coils safety; multi-channel transmit and receive arrays and filter design and optimization.


  • Bachelors Degree – B.Eng –  from McMaster University in Engineering Physics.  (Nuclear Engineering)
  • Graduate Degree – Ph.D. The University of Western Ontario – Ongoing

Recent Publications

  • MRI RF Array Decoupling Method and Frequency Selective Magnetic Wall Filters, IEEE Trans. Med. Imag.
  • Design of a Parallel Transmit Head Coil at 7T with Frequency Selective Magnetic Wall Filters, Submitted, IEEE Trans. Med. Imag

Awards & Scholarships

  • Trainee Stipend, ISMRM 2014
  • 3rd Place Poster Award, 11th Imaging Network Ontario Symposium, 2013