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Norbert Pelc elected to National Academy of Engineering


Norbert Pelc entered the field of Medical Physics as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. He received his doctorate degree in Medical Radiological Physics from Harvard in 1979 where he conducted research on Computed Tomography and also PET. He worked at GE Medical Systems from 1978 until 1990 where he contributed to all the major imaging modalities but especially in CT, MRI, and digital radiography. Dr. Pelc joined Stanford University in 1990 and is now a Professor, and the Associate Chair for Research of the Radiology Department.

Dr. Pelc attended his first AAPM meeting 35 years ago and has been a member since 1978, serving on task groups, the Imaging Physics Committee, and Science Council. He is also a long-time member of the RSNA and the ISMRM. He has served as reviewer for funding organizations including NIH, and was a member of the first Advisory Council of NIBIB.

He is a Fellow of the AAPM, Fellow of the ISMRM, and Fellow of AIMBE. He is especially proud of the honors received by his trainees, including 5 RSNA Research Fellow Awards and two ISMRM Young Investigator Awards. His current research interests are in advanced CT system design, including system geometries and reconstruction methods.