Walter F. Block

Ph.D.

Professor, MRI Imaging

wfblock@wisc.edu

608-772-5612

1137 WIMR

Education

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign IL

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

Department Affilations

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Physics

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Positions

  • 1988-1991 – Computer Engineer, GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, WI
  • 1991-1993 – Systems Engineer, GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, WI
  • 1993-1998 – Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • 1998-2000 – Assistant Scientist, Departments of Medical Physics and Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
  • 2000-2006 – Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  • 2000-2006 – Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  • 2006- present – Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  • 2006-2013 – Associate Professor, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  • 2006-2013 – Professor, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Research Interests

  • Magnetic resonance (MR) interventional procedures
  • MR angiography and cardiac imaging – specifically designing real-time magnetic resonance acquisition and processing algorithms and systems for these procedures
  • MR contrast mechanisms
  • Signal and image processing
  • Distributed computing

Awards and Honors

  • 2000-2003 – Whitaker Foundation Grantee
  • 1984 – Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • 1985 – Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • 1986 – MacClinchie Senior Scholarship

Memberships

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society