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Joseph Rispoli

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joseph V. Rispoli graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1998, obtained B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2002, and earned the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2015.  During the nine-year interim between degrees, he was a development engineer with Dell in Austin, Texas, where he worked on high-speed digital design and virtualization technology for multiprocessor servers.
Dr. Rispoli’s research focuses on novel hardware and methodology for magnetic resonance imaging. He is particularly interested in anatomically-tailored radiofrequency coil design for high-field studies, in vivo spectroscopy of multiple NMR-active nuclei, and electromagnetic modeling for patient safety and design evaluation. He has developed over 20 radiofrequency coils for 7 tesla human studies including investigations of cancer biomarkers and associated metabolites using proton and carbon-13 spectroscopy.
Dr. Rispoli is a core faculty member of the Purdue Neurotrauma Group (PNG), committed to improving the early detection and rapid treatment of possible impairment in youth sports and other activities. By incorporating multinuclear MR spectroscopy and other imaging techniques into PNG’s longitudinal studies of youth athletes, MRBEL is working to elucidate the molecular biomarkers and mechanisms of sub-concussive injury and mild traumatic brain injury.