Head & Investigator Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Metabolic Imaging Group Clinical Imagining Research Centre, Singapore
Dr. Velan received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics – Biophysics (Interdisciplinary) with a research focus in Magnetic Resonance from University of Madras, India (1997), and his Post-doctoral fellowship in MR methodologies at the NIH (1997-98). He then joined as a senior scientist in Biological Imaging Center at the Beckman Institute of California Institute of Technology, California where he worked on high field Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (1999-2003). From 2003-2009 he served as an Assistant Professor at the Center for Advanced Imaging & Department of Radiology of West Virginia University, United States. During this period he developed several localized MRS techniques for clinical applications. In June 2009 he joined the laboratory of molecular imaging, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium as the Head of MRS and Metabolic Imaging group. He has developed several magnetic resonance techniques for Magnetic Resonance imaging, EPR Imaging, self-diffusion measurements, high resolution MRS, and localized MRS suitable for pre-clinical and clinical applications. He currently serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals and funding agencies.
Magnetic Resonance Physics, Multi-Modal Imaging (MR-PET), Localized MR Spectroscopy