Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

Professor Feng Liu

Contact details

Office 548, Level 5, General Purpose South building, (78)
Tel: +61 (0)7 33653982
Fax: +61 (0)7 33654999
feng@itee.uq.edu.au
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Biography

Professor Feng Liu received his PhD degree in biomedical engineering in 2000 from Zhejiang University, China. He joined the University of Queensland in 2000. Dr Liu’s expertise lies in medical imaging. His primary contribution has been in the areas of (1) MRI hardware design and electromagnetic analysis; (2) cardiac electrical function imaging. He has over 260 publications to date including over 100 fully refereed journal papers and seven patents (three of them have been licensed to the MRI industry). He is also heavily involved in collaborative and consulting projects with industry partners around the world.

Research Interests
  • Magnetic Resonance Engineering (focus - Electromagnetic Analysis and Design in MRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (focus - MR Image reconstruction, including parallel imaging, compressed sensing)
  • Bioelectromagnetism (focus - cardiac electrical imaging)
  • Computational Electromagnetics (focus - Finite-difference Time-domain (FDTD))
  • Engineering Optimization (focus - electromagnetic imaging technology)
  • High-performance Parallel Computing (focus - GPU computing)
Teaching & Learning 

Teaching courses:

Achievements/Highlights
  • Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA), Australian Research Council, 2013.
  • Featured articles, selected by IOP (Institute of Physics). J Jin, F Liu, E Weber, S Crozier, Improving SAR estimations in MRI using subject-specific models, Phys Med Biol, 57: 8153-8171, 2012.
  • UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship, The University of Queensland, 2006.
  • Most downloaded paper of the year. L Xia, M Huo, Q Wei, F Liu and S Crozier, Analysis of cardiac ventricular wall motion based on a three-dimensional electromechanical biventricular model, Phys Med Biol, 50: 1901-1917, 2005.
Key Publications
  • Y. Yu, J. Jin, F. Liu and S. Crozier, Multidimensional compressed sensing MRI using tensor decomposition-based sparsifying transform, PLoS ONE 9(6): e98441. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.00984412014. [IF – 4.24]
  • J. Jin, F. Liu, E. Weber and S. Crozier, Improving SAR estimations in MRI using subject-specific models, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 57(24), pp. 8153–8171, 2012. [IF – 2.829]
  • F. Liu, J. Zhu, L. Xia and S. Crozier, A Hybrid Field-harmonics Approach for Passive Shimming Design in MRI, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 21, pp.60–67, 2011. [IF – 1.041]
  • J. Jin, F. Liu, E. Weber, Y. Li, and S. Crozier, An Electromagnetic Reverse Method of Coil Sensitivity Mapping for Parallel MRI - Theoretical Framework, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol.207, pp.59-68, 2010.   [IF – 2.138]
  • A. Trakic, H. Wang, E. Weber, B.K. Li, M. Poole, F. Liu and S. Crozier, Image reconstructions with the rotating RF coil, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol. 201, no.2, pp. 186–198, 2009. [IF – 2.138]
  • F. Liu, B.L. Beck, J.R. Fitzsimmons, S.J. Blackband and S. Crozier, A theoretical comparison of two optimization methods for radiofrequency drive schemes in high frequency MRI resonators, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 50, pp. 5281–5291, 2005. [IF – 2.829]
  • L. Xia, M. Huo, Q. Wei, F. Liu and S. Crozier, Analysis of cardiac ventricular wall motion based on a three-dimensional electromechanical biventricular model, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 50(8), pp. 1901–1917, 2005. [IF – 2.829]
  • F. Liu, B.L. Beck, B. Xu, J.R. Fitzsimmons, S.J. Blackband and S. Crozier, Numerical modelling of 11.1 T MRI of a human head using a MoM/FDTD method, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, vol. 24B (1), pp. 28–38, 2005. [IF – 0.792]
  • F. Liu and S. Crozier, An FDTD model for the calculation of gradient-induced eddy currents in MRI system, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol.14, No.3, pp. 1983–1989, 2004. [IF –1.041]
  • F. Liu and S. Crozier, Electromagnetic fields inside a lossy, multi-layered spherical head phantom excited by MRI coils: models and methods, Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol.49, pp. 1835–1851, 2004. [IF – 2.829]
  • F. Liu, S. Crozier and H.W. Zhao, On the electric field gradients in the human body for magnetic stimulation by gradient coils in MRI, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol.50, pp. 804–815, 2003. [IF – 2.278]

 

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Biomedical Engineering