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(By Graduation Date then Last Name - Most Recent First)
Hyrum Griffin
    
Graduated:  B.S. in Electrical Engineering - August 2012
Project:  Early Detection of Osteoarthritis via Sodium MRI
Project:  Partial-Volume Correction for Sodium Breast Imaging
Post-Graduation:  Graduate School - Brigham Young University
Contact:  
Tom Polley
    
Graduated:  B.S. in Electrical Engineering - April 2011
Project:  Phased Array Sodium Breast Coil
Post-Graduation:  Graduate School - Mayo Clinic
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Brock Peterson
    

Graduated:  B.S. in Electrical Engineering - August 2010
Project:  Performance Comparison of a Hybrid Dual-Tuned 23Na/1H Birdcage to a Single-Tuned 23Na Birdcage with Identical Geometry
Project:  Partial-Volume Correction for Sodium Breast Imaging
Post-Graduation:  Graduate School - Georgia Tech
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Steven Allen
    
Graduated:  B.S. in Physics - April 2010
Project:  3D Phase Sensitive Sodium B1 Mapping
Post-Graduation:  Graduate School - University of Michigan
Contact:  
Brady Quist
    
Graduated:  B.S. in Electrical Engineering - April 2010
Project:  Region-Growing Reconstruction for Large-Angle Multiple-Acquisition bSSFP
Post-Graduation:  Graduate School - Stanford University
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Danny Park
    

Danny's interest in MRI started with a senior project where he helped design a resonator coil in Winter 2009. He joined the group as a PhD student the following summer. Currently he is working on pulse sequence development and coil design.
Danny is happily married with two children. He enjoys spending most of his free time with family. Any left over spare time is spent tinkering with the computer or working with his hands.

Peter Jepsen
    

Peter Jepsen is pursuing a master's degree in the Electrical Engineering program. He is working on exploring imaging quality with additive, nonlinear gradients for breast cancer applications. He is also involved with the BYU Biomedical Engineering Club Prosthetic Leg project and the BYU Mars Rover project. Peter enjoys running, playing piano, and reading history.
Michael Mendoza
    

Michael Mendoza is a Masters student.
James Badal
    

James is a Masters student in the Electrical Engineering program. He joined BIRL group on March 2010 and is currently work on phased array sodium breast coil project. He is a Cubs fan and is interested in music, traveling, and economics.
Ali Fredrick
    

Ali Fredrick is a junior, majoring in Electrical Engineering. She joined Dr. Bangerter's MRI group in April 2011 and is currently working on new student training and the sodium breast phased array project. She is a musical theater fanatic and a die hard Auburn football fan.
Hilary Price
    

Hilary Price is a junior in Electrical Engineering. She joined BIRL her junior year and has started on a phased array sodium breast coil project. Her other interests include piano, ballroom dancing, and racquetball. Hilary is currently on leave as she is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ahsan Javed
    

Ahsan Javed is a senior, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He joined the BIRLY group in January,2010 and is currently researching on B1 Mapping and Sodium Imaging. He likes reading, playing sports (Pretty much anything with a Racket and Cricket), and loves spending time with his Family. Ahsan is from Lahore, Pakistan, and is proud of it .
John Campbell
    

John Campbell is a junior in the Electrical Engineering program at BYU. He joined Dr. Bangerter's research group in the fall of 2010 under the Don B. Olsen Mentorship award. John is currently working on the sodium phased array coils. He enjoys doing biomedical research. However, when he has some time, he also participates in humanitarian efforts in Africa. He also enjoys every outdoors sport known to man.
Raul Lopez
    

Raul Lopez is a Junior, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He joined BIRL in Winter of 2011. He transferred from Pan American University in Aguascalientes Mexico. His major interest are in Signal Processing and computer programming. He enjoys practicing Taekwondo and playing soccer every time he has a chance.
Jorge Jimenez
    


David Clark
    

David is a junior studying Exercise Science. He joined the research group in the fall of 2011. He will be primarily involved in the medical and clinical aspects of the research performed. He plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2013. Other interests include running, mountain biking and Frisbee. David also volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician for BYU.
Daniel Gardner
    

Daniel Gardner is from Milpitas, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He graduated from BYU in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and minors in CS, Math, and Business. He joined BIRL during the summer of 2013. While working at the MRIRF, he performed research on the application of Balanced Steady-State Free Precession (bSSFP) to water-fat separation in MR images. Daniel now is a Computer Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. He writes control software for the Department of Energy's National Ignition Facility, the largest laser in the world. While working at LLNL, Daniel plans to pursue graduate studies part-time.
Kevin Perkins
    

Kevin lives in Provo and is working in American Fork. He works as a software engineer for a small cyber-security company that was bought by Raytheon. He finds the work he does interesting and is learning a lot.