He received a doctorate degree in Medical Radiological Physics from Harvard in 1979.
Norbert Pelc ScD / American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Norbert Pelc received a doctorate degree in Medical Radiological Physics from Harvard in 1979. He worked at GE Medical Systems in the Applied Sciences Laboratory from 1978 until 1990 and managed this R&D group for a number of years. During this time, he was involved in research in all the major imaging modalities, and was instrumental in GE’s development of leading edge products in CT, MRI, and digital radiography. Dr. Pelc joined Stanford University in 1990 and is now Professor of Bioengineering, Radiology, and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering. In 2012, Dr. Pelc was named the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Pelc is an author of more than 175 peer reviewed papers and more than 300 presentations at major scientific conferences. He holds 87 issued US patents in all major imaging modalities.
Dr. Pelc is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded a number of other honors, including Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and Fellow of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology of the American Heart Association. He also received General Electric’s Steinmetz Award, which is grated in recognition of long-term contributions to research and development. He has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of respected journals, he was a member of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Study Section of NIH, he served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Whitaker Foundation, and was a member of the first Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH.
Dr. Pelc’s research interests, broadly, are in the physics and mathematics of diagnostic imaging, and in the development of new techniques and applications. He has been especially active in MRI, CT and digital x-ray imaging research, and in hybrid multi-modality platforms. Current research interests are in advanced CT system design, including system geometries and reconstruction methods, and in the development of new applications.