Steve Conolly

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Montford G. Cook Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

340 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Mailcode 1762

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Research Interests

The Conolly Lab has built the world’s highest spatial resolution MPI scanner and the only projection MPI scanner in the world. In addition, the lab has built the only 3D Projection-Reconstruction MPI scanner currently in existence.


  • 1989 Ph.D., Stanford University, Electrical Engineering

Major Awards

  • 2013 Conference Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging
  • 2006 Invited speaker for National Academy of Engineering’s Lilian M. Gilbreth Lecture on Small MRI Scanners
  • 2004-2007 Elected member of the ISMRM Annual Meeting Program Committee
  • 2004 Outstanding Inventor award by Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing-Awarded to the top 27 inventors over the last three decades at Stanford, 19 patents
  • 2004 Invited Speaker for Natitional Academy of Engineering JAFOE, Kyoto
  • 1991 Finalist for the SMRM Young Investigator Award
  • 1982 National Merit Scholar, Tau Beta Pi
  • 1982-1985 National Science Foundation Fellow

Professional Experience

  • 2009-2013       Head Graduate Advisor, UC Berkeley Bioengineering
  • 2006-2014       Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, UC Berkeley Bioengineering
  • 2006-2009       Chair of the Executive Committee, UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering
  • 2006-Present Professor, Department of Bioengineering
  • 2004-2006       Associate Professor, Bioengineering UC Berkeley
  • 2001-2004 Senior Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1989-2000 Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1984-1989 Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University