Richard Frayne, PhDPhD in Medical Biophysics Faculty of Medicine University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
BA Sc in Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Areas of Research
Dr Frayne is interested in studying vascular disease using magnetic resonance and various other medical imaging techniques with a particular focus on translating new imaging tools to the patient. His training philosophy expects from all of his students and fellows continued personal development in four key areas: fundamental knowledge, research skills and outputs, as well as academic leadership. These expectations provide the foundation for and serve to underwrite the future success of his trainees. Over nearly twenty years his trainees have been very successful in their subsequent careers or research training. Six have gone on to become university professors, many have adopted leadership roles in companies and a few have followed an entrepreneurship opportunity.
Working with this supervisor
I am currently accepting inquires for graduate students and fellows to work in a number of research areas (see www.ucalgary.ca/vil/prospective-trainees for area description, specific position requirements and instructions on how to make contact). Graduate Student candidates typically require a bachelor degree in engineering, computing or physical sciences with an average of ≥80% (GPA ≥3.7/4.0, A-, or equivalent). Good experimental or theoretical skills are generally valued, as is prior experience in a research setting. Good computer skills are essentially and an ability to program in C++, Python or Matlab is strongly suggested. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.