Feng Jia recieved the B.S. degree from the Peking University, Beijing, China and the M.S. degree from the Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a PhD-student in the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg. He had submitted his PhD thesis and expects to defense his thesis in July 2010. The title of his thesis is 'Design optimization of MRI gradient coils'. Since July 2010, he works in the group of Internal Senior Fellow Jan G. Korvink at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). His current research interest includes coil designs in magnetic resonance imaging, theoretical and numerical method for magnetic resonance imaging and multi-physics field modeling and simulation.
High and ultra high field MRI can help us to explore the inner world of living bodies noninvasively with great sensitivity and resolution. The high-resolution image due to the use of high and ultra high field can be blurred by image artifacts. In high and ultra high field MRI, these image artifacts can be caused by magnetic susceptibility effects. In my research, numerical methods will be proposed to reduce magnetic susceptibility effects.