Mitchell S. Albert


Mitchell S. Albert

Dr Albert is the Lakehead University (LU)/Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) Research Chair and Professor of Chemistry at LU. He co-invented the hyperpolarized (HP) gas MRI technology, and has been an ongoing pioneer in developing and applying HP gas MRI to new applications in research and preclinical settings. Dr Albert received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Stony Brook, and served as a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School prior to joining the faculty at LU/TBRRI. Dr Albert has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and holds a 1.0 field-weighted citation impact, an H-index of 18, and 15% of his work appears in the top 10% most cited journals worldwide. His collaboration is International with 47.4% of his work co-authored by researchers in other countries. He is a leader in next-generation outgrowths of HP gas MRI: HP xenon functional MRI (xenon fMRI), HP xenon biosensor MR molecular imaging, and fluorine-19 lung MRI of inert fluorinated gases. For his contributions to the field of HP gas MRI, Dr Albert received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from U.S. President William Clinton in 1998.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Chair and Professor, Lakehead University (LU)/Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), Ontario, Canada