Klaas Prüssmann

Prof. Klaas Pruessmann, ETHZ

Klaas Prüssmann

PhD, Professor ETH Zurich

Foundation Board Member


Since August 2002 Klaas Prüssmann has been Assistant Professor and since October 2005 Associate Professor for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology at the ETH.



Born on June 7th of 1969 in Waiblingen, Germany, Klaas Prüssmann studied Physics and Medicine at the University of Bonn. After receiving a diploma in Physics in 1995, he was a doctoral student at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the University and ETH Zürich. In the year 2000 he received a PhD in Physics and took a position as a project leader. For his work on parallel magnetic resonance imaging he received the Günther-Laukien-Prize and the Philips Innovation Award in 2001.

The work of Klaas Prüssmann and his group is dedicated to the development of medical imaging techniques on the basis of nuclear magnetic resonance. Its current focus is on parallel acquisition methods using array antennas at field strengths up to 7 Tesla. The main goals are accelerating the imaging process, enhancing image quality, and exploiting new contrast mechanisms. For the evaluation of new developments the group closely cooperates with clinical researchers in Zurich and abroad, as well as with industrial partners.