Zhiyong Zhang

Dr. Zhiyong Zhang is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his B.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2015) in Electronic Science from Xiamen University. From 2013 to 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, advised by Prof. Lucio Frydman. He continued as a Koshland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weizmann Institute from 2015 to 2017 where he also received a VATAT fellowship and a Dean’s fellowship. From 2017 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Michael (Miki) Lustig’s group in the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley. In both 2016 and 2018, he was nominated as a Young Investigator Award Finalist by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). In 2019, Dr. Zhang was also recognized as a Junior Fellow by the ISMRM. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. He serves as a reviewer for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, and Scientific Reports. His research interests lie in the broad areas of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, spectroscopy sequence development, and signal and image processing. He is also interested in translating novel MR techniques into diagnostic medicine and clinical practice.


09/2006-07/2010        Bachelor of Engineering (cum laude), Physics

Xiamen University, China

   09/2013-09/2015        Visiting PhD student, Department of Chemical and Biological Physics

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

09/2010-12/2015        Doctor of Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology

Xiamen University, China

Work experience

09/2015-10/2017         Koshland Postdoctoral fellow

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

10/2017-06/2019         Postdoctoral fellow

   University of California, Berkeley CA, US

1. Z. Zhang, M. Lustig, L. Frydman, Phase-encoded xSPEN: A novel high-resolution volumetric alternative to RARE MRI. Magn. Reson. Med., 2018 DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27143
2. Z. Zhang, L. Frydman, Partial Fourier techniques in single-shot cross-term spatiotemporal encoded MRI, Magn. Reson. Med. 79 (2017):1506–1514
3. Z. Zhang, A. Seginer, L. Frydman, Single-scan magnetic resonance imaging with exceptional resilience to field heterogeneities, Magn. Reson. Med. 77(2017): 623–634
4. Z. Zhang, N. Shemesh, L. Frydman Efficient spectroscopic imaging by an optimized encoding of pre-targeted resonances, Magn. Reson. Med. 77(2017): 511–519
5. Z. Zhang, L. Frydman, Targeted MRSI via fully-refocused spatiotemporal imaging and polychromatic spectral pulses, J. Magn. Reson. 259 (2015) 24-31
6. Z. Zhang, P.E.S. Smith, S. Cai, Z. Zheng, Y. Lin, Z. Chen, Establishing resolution-improved NMR spectroscopy in high magnetic fields with unknown spatiotemporal variations, J. Chem. Phys. 143 (2015) 244201
7. Z. Zhang, P.E.S. Smith, L. Frydman, Reducing acquisition times in multidimensional NMR with a time- optimized Fourier encoding algorithm, J. Chem. Phys. 141 (2014) 194201.
8. Z. Zhang, Y. Huang, P.E.S. Smith, K. Wang, S. Cai, Z. Chen, High-resolution heteronuclear multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy in magnetic fields with unknown spatial variations, J. Magn. Reson. 242 (2014) 49-56.
9. Z. Zhang, H. Chen, C. Wu, R. Wu, S. Cai, Z. Chen, Spatially encoded ultrafast high-resolution 2D homonuclear correlation spectroscopy in inhomogeneous fields, J. Magn. Reson. 227 (2013) 39-45.
10. Z. Zhang, S. Cai, K. Wang, H. Chen, Y. Chen, Z. Chen, Fast high-resolution 2D NMR spectroscopy in inhomogeneous fields via Hadamard frequency encoding and spatial encoding, Chem. Phys. Lett. 582 (2013) 148-153.
11. H. Chen, Z. Zhang*, K. Wang, S. Cai*, Z. Chen, Ultrafast H1 J-resolved spectroscopy via H2 distant dipolar field in magnetic fields with unknown spatial variations, Chem. Phys. Lett. 587 (2013) 99-104.