Blaine Chronik, Professor

Blaine Chronik

Contact Information

Office: Room 228, PAB
Tel: 519 661-2111, 86455

Medical Physics overview

Research Areas

Medical physics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests

The MR Systems Development Lab has personnel engaged in research in the following areas:

  • Electromagnetic and mechanical modeling in MRI systems
  • Medical device assessments for MRI environment
  • Resistive magnet design and manufacture
  • Gradient coils
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation in MR environment
  • Eddy current modelling


  1. McCready, M.A., Handler, W.B., Chronik, B.A. “An improved homogeneity design method for fast field-cycling coils in molecular MRI” (2022) Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 87 (6), pp. 3011-3021. DOI:10.1002/mrm.29178
  2. Sakhr, J., Chronik, B.A. “Parametric modeling of steady-state gradient coil vibration: Resonance dynamics under variations in cylinder geometry” (2021) Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 82, pp. 91-103. DOI:10.1016/j.mri.2021.06.007
  3. Pardy, J., Attaran, A., Handler, W., Chronik, B.A. “Head-only 21 MHz radiofrequency exposure system design and implementation” (2021) International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 31 (2), art. no. e22521. DOI:10.1002/mmce.22521
  4. Sakhr, J., Chronik, B.A. “Harmonic Standing-Wave Excitations of Simply-Supported Isotropic Solid Elastic Circular Cylinders: Exact 3D Linear Elastodynamic Response” (2020) International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 12 (6), art. no. 2050060. DOI:10.1142/S175882512050060X

[Complete Publication Listing (Scopus)]


NMM 2276: Applied Math for Mechanical & Electrical Engineering III
NMM 3415: Advanced Applied Math for Electrical Engineering
Physics 4662: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Physics 9660: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


  • NSERC/Synaptive-Medical Senior Industrial Research Chair, 2015-2021

Professional Activities

“Western Innovation Ambassador” , Western University, 2016-present;