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CSULB Physics Professor to Discuss
MRI Technology Advances on April 17

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become one of the leading tools in medical diagnostics and materials science, but is MRI technology capable of showing activity at the atomic level?

Mladen Barbic, assistant professor of physics at CSULB, will discuss “Quest for Physics’ Holy Grail: Atomic MRI” and the latest in atomic resolution MRI research at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) Fellows Colloquium and Dean’s Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17. The event takes place at The Pointe conference center in the Walter Pyramid.

Barbic is an expert in magnetic nanostructures and micro-devices in bioengineering and micro/nano electromechanical systems. He earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at UC San Diego and did postdoctoral research in applied physics at Caltech. He has received several National Science Foundation research grants, including its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program award, which supports early career development activities of “teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.”

The program is free to members of the CNSM Fellows—the college’s premier support group—and $15 for non-members. Reservations are available by contacting Ashley Teran at 562/985-2709 or at