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Kevin R. Minard, Ph.D.


Kevin Minard
Kevin Minard

Dr. Minard is a Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging physicist who came to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) after earning his Ph.D. at Rice University. At PNNL he has applied MR imaging to address important problems facing the environment, toxicology, energy, and human health. Highlights include the development of imaging methods for tracking tumor growth kinetics in toxicology studies, development of the world’s first combined optical and MR microscope for studying health and disease at a cellular level, development of both liquid- and gas-phase MR imaging for visualizing respiratory structure and function, magnetic particle detection, and use of MR imaging for visualizing hydrogen fuel cell performance.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Rice University, 1995
  • M.A., Physics, Rice University, 1992
  • B.A., Physics, State University of New York, 1988

Awards, Honors & Appointments

  • FSD Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL, 2004
  • FSD Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL, 2001
  • EHSD Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL, 1999
  • Schlumberger Fellowship, Rice University, 1993
  • Bonner Book Prize, Rice University, 1989
  • Physics Alumni Award, SUNY/Geneseo, 1987

Selected Publications

Corley RA, HE Trease, K Minard, DN Rommereim, JS Kimbell, CG Plopper, and C Timchalk. 2002. "New technologies in the development of three-dimensional computational fluid dynamic models of the mammalian respiratory tract for studying the health implications of airborne pollutants." Toxicol. Sci. 66, (1-S), 1658.

Minard KR and RA Wind. 2002. "Picoliter 1H NMR Spectroscopy." J. Magn. Reson. 154, 336-343.

Wind RA, PD Majors, KR Minard, EJ Ackerman, DS Daly, GR Holtom, BD Thrall, and TJ Weber. 2002. "Combined Confocal and Magnetic Resonance Microscopy." Appl. Magn. Reson. 22, 145-158.

Minard KR and RA Wind. 2001. "Solenoidal Microcoil Design. Part I: Optimizing RF Homogeneity and Coil Dimensions." Concepts Magn. Reson. 13(2), 128-142.

Minard KR and RA Wind. 2001. "Solenoidal microcoil design - Part II: Optimizing winding parameters for maximum signal-to-noise performance." Concepts Magn. Reson. 13(3):190-210.

Contact Information

Systems Biology at PNNL

Research & Capabilities