Bio-Electromagnetic Technologies

Bio-electromagnetic program supports development of technologies using static or dynamic electromagnetic fields for sensing, imaging, or therapeutic effects.


The emphasis is on increasing the sensitivity, spatial/temporala resolution, efficacy, or safety of bioelectromagnetic devices through the development of novel hardware, method of operation, or pre-/post-processing techniques for single modalities or the combination of multiple modalities.


This program may support the development of magnetic particle imaging, electrical impedance tomography, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, electromagnetic-field-induced hyperthermia/ablation, and microwave/terahertz imaging, for example.
Related programs are MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, Ultrasound, and X-ray Electron and Ion Beam.


Grant Number Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
5-R01-EB027004-02 A high-performance unshielded wearable brain-computer interface based on microfabricated total-field OPMs Jose Contreras-Vidal University of Houston
5-R01-EB013302-06 Improved Spatial Resolution in Magnetoencephalography with an Optically Pumped Magnetometer Array Peter Schwindt Sandia Corp-Sandia National Laboratories
1-U01-EB028662-01 4D Transcranial Acoustoelectric Imaging for High Resolution Functional Mapping of Neuronal Currents Russell Witte University of Arizona
5-U01-EB025121-03 A magnetic particle imager (MPI) for functional brain imaging in humans Lawrence Wald Massachusetts General Hospital
5-R44-EB023147-03 High-resolution micro-magnetometer based on novel nano-junction oxide SQUIDs Douglas Paulson Tristan Technologies, Inc.
1-R43-EB029773-01 Magnetic Particle Detection Test for Vulnerable Carotid Plaque Valerie Humblet Collagen Medical, Llc
1-R21-EB028075-01A1 A Kilohertz-Frequency, Continuous-Wave Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulator to Increase the Dynamic Range of Subthreshold Neuromodulation
Richard Ivry University of California Berkeley
1-R15-EB028535-01 A Single-Sided Magnetic Particle Imaging Scanner for In Vivo Breast Cancer Imaging Alexey Tonyushkin University of Massachusetts Boston
5-R01-EB004866-12 Novel Traveling Wave Tubes for CW and Pulsed DNP NMR Richard Temkin Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5-R21-EB028064-02 Direct 3D Reconstruction Methods for Electrical Impedance Tomography for Stroke Imaging Sarah Hamilton Marquette University