Zhiyong ZHANG

Associate professor

Email : zhiyong.zhang@sjtu.edu.cn

Office address : 417 Med-X Bldg. (Xuhui)


Dr. Zhiyong Zhang is currently a Tenure-Track Associate Professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests lie in the broad areas of magnetic resonance imaging system and technique development, as well as image processing. He is also interested in translating novel MR techniques into diagnostic medicine and clinical treatment practice. His lab develops MRS/MRSI sequences together with motion tracking system that allow robustly detecting signals from small molecules in the brain for early diagnostic and treatment target of disease. Another main focus is integration of MRI diagnosis and treatment, including real-time imaging and reconstruction, overcoming field inhomogeneities et. al.

Dr. Zhiyong Zhang 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. Thereafter, he continued as a Koshland Postdoctoral Fellow advised by Prof. Lucio Frydman 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 Rabi Young Investigator Award Finalist by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). In 2019, Dr. Zhang was recognized as a Junior Fellow by the ISMRM. 

Education background

2006-2010 Bachelor – Xiamen University

2010-2015 Ph.D. – Xiamen University  

Work Experience

2013-2015, Visiting student, Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science

2015-2017, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science

2017-2019, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Research Interests

Medical Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Medical Devices and Instrumentation

Honors And Awards
  • ISMRM Junior Fellow (2019)
  • ISMRM magma cum laude Merit Award (2019)
  • Finalist, Rabi Young Investigator Award, ISMRM (2018)
  • ISMRM magma cum laude Merit Award (2017)
  • ISMRM summa cum laude Merit Award (2016)
  • Finalist, Rabi Young Investigator Award, ISMRM (2016)
  • Koshland Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science (2016-2018)
  • Dean of Faculty Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science (2016-2018)
  • VATAT Fellowship, Israel’s Council for Higher Education Planning and Budgeting Committee (2016-2018)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Annual Meeting Program Committee, ISMRM (2019-2020)

Trainee Advisory Working Group, ISMRM (2019-2020)


Biomedical Image processing (BI-908)

Selected Publications

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.


1. Zhiyong Zhang, Caijiao Zhong, Hao Chen, Zhong Chen, Shuhui Cai, “UF Spectrum” software for the ultrafast NMR base on spatiotemporal encoding, 2013SR081836 (Software Copyright)

2. Zhiyong Zhang, Zhong Chen, Kaiyu Wang, High-resolution heteronuclear multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy in magnetic fields with unknown spatial variations, Chinese Patent ZL2013104618367

3. Lucio Frydman, Zhiyong Zhang, Cross-term spatiotemporal encoding for magnetic resonance imaging, International (PCT) patent application: WO 2017/021967