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Evren Özarslan

Senior Associate Professor

My primary research interest involves characterizing the microstructure of complex media using magnetic resonance techniques.


I obtained a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Florida. Subsequently, I performed research at the Section on Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Later, I accepted a position with the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and I was promoted to the rank of assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

I worked as a faculty member in the Department of Physics at Bogazici University before joining the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Linköping University. I became a docent in 2018.

About me


Field of Teaching

  • Examinator for TBMT02 - Medical Imaging
  • Teacher in TVFA02 - Medical Radiation Physics
  • Teacher in TBMI02 - Medical Image Analysis



Alfredo Miguel Ordinola, Evren Özarslan, Ruiliang Bai, Magnus Herberthson (2024) Limitations and generalizations of the first order kinetics reaction expression for modeling diffusion-driven exchange: Implications on NMR exchange measurements Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 160, Article 084701 Continue to DOI
Velencia J. Witherspoon, Michal E. Komlosh, Dan Benjamini, Evren Özarslan, Nickolay Lavrik, Peter J. Basser (2024) Novel pore size-controlled, susceptibility matched, 3D-printed MRI phantoms Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Continue to DOI


Zhaowei Cheng, Songtao Hu, Guangxu Han, Ke Fang, Xinyu Jin, Alfredo Miguel Ordinola, Evren Özarslan, Ruiliang Bai (2023) Using deep learning to accelerate magnetic resonance measurements of molecular exchange Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 159, Article 054201 Continue to DOI
Alfredo Ordinola, Shan Cai, Peter Lundberg, Ruiliang Bai, Evren Özarslan (2023) On the sampling strategies and models for measuring diffusion exchange with a double diffusion encoding sequence Magnetic Resonance Letters, Vol. 3, p. 232-247 Continue to DOI
Deneb Boito, Anders Eklund, Anders Tisell, Richard Levi, Evren Özarslan, Ida Blystad (2023) MRI with generalized diffusion encoding reveals damaged white matter in patients previously hospitalized for COVID-19 and with persisting symptoms at follow-up Brain Communications, Vol. 5, Article fcad284 Continue to DOI


Supervisor for PhD students

PhD Graduates


Jens Sjölund, 2018

Xuan Gu, 2019