Email: jiaen.liu at


Tsinghua University (2005), Environmental Engineering
Graduate School
Tsinghua University (2007), Instrument Sci & Tech
Graduate School
Uni of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2015), Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest

  • Fast and motion-robust MRI acquisition and reconstruction
  • High-resolution MRI for in vivo imaging intracortical structure and deep nuclei
  • Novel MRI contrast and quantification of tissue properties, e.g. relaxometry, microstructure, electromagnetic properties, etc.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Mapping electrical properties heterogeneity of tumor using boundary informed electrical properties tomography (BIEPT) at 7T.
Wang Y, Shao Q, Van de Moortele PF, Racila E, Liu J, Bischof J, He B, Magn Reson Med 2019 01 81 1 393-409
Effect of head motion on MRI B0 field distribution.
Liu J, de Zwart JA, van Gelderen P, Murphy-Boesch J, Duyn JH, Magn Reson Med 2018 12 80 6 2538-2548
Impulse response timing differences in BOLD and CBV weighted fMRI.
de Zwart JA, van Gelderen P, Schindler MK, Sati P, Liu J, Reich DS, Duyn JH, Neuroimage 2018 11 181 292-300
Electrical properties tomography: Available contrast and reconstruction capabilities.
Hancu I, Liu J, Hua Y, Lee SK Magn Reson Med 2018 Oct
In vivo imaging of electrical properties of an animal tumor model with an 8-channel transceiver array at 7?T using electrical properties tomography.
Liu J, Shao Q, Wang Y, Adriany G, Bischof J, Van de Moortele PF, He B, Magn Reson Med 2017 Dec 78 6 2157-2169
Electrical Properties Tomography Based on $B_{{1}}$ Maps in MRI: Principles, Applications, and Challenges.
Liu J, Wang Y, Katscher U, He B IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2017 Nov 64 11 2515-2530

Honors & Awards

  • ISMRM Junior Fellow
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
  • Best Abstract Presentation in ISMRM Motion Study Group
  • Best Dissertation Award in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota