Desmond Teck Beng Yeo
After joining GE Research as a magnetic resonance scientist in 2008, Desmond worked on multiple projects at various stages of the R&D pipeline. One of his earliest works at GE Research was the conception of a dual-function MRI-RF hyperthermia applicator for improved imaging and targeted application of sub-lethal heat that is used as an adjuvant to radio- or chemotherapy for cancer treatment. This work was recognized with a first-prize award in the engineering category at the ISMRM 2011 conference. Since then, Desmond has also made scientific contributions in the areas of image-guided therapy, AI-based MRI workflow, and local specific absorption rate (SAR) management for ultra-high field multi-channel RF transmit MRI systems. Prior to joining GE Research, Desmond had worked on image reconstruction, motion correction, and functional MRI and electro-cortical stimulation for brain pre-surgical planning. He has co-authored more than 100 journal and conference publications, and serves actively as a peer scientist reviewer for several journals. He was recognized as a Distinguished Reviewer by JMRI in 2017, and by MRM in 2018 and 2019.
In his current role as Technology Manager of the MRI and Superconducting Magnet group, he leads a team of talented scientists, engineers and technicians that develops next-generation MRI and superconducting magnet technologies and applications. Desmond obtained his M.S.E (Electrical Engineering) and Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering: Systems) from the University of Michigan, and his M.B.A. (Finance) from New York University.