- BSc, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2003.
- MSc, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2007.
- PhD, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2011.
Yiğitcan Eryaman (first name pronounced Yee-EE-jon), a native of Turkey, received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey.
Following the graduation, he joined the “National Magnetic Resonance Research Center” in Department of Electrical Engineering, Bilkent University, where he earned his MS and PhD degrees. In his master thesis he worked on electromagnetic problems related to design and optimization of internal coils that can be used to obtain high signal to noise ratio images in MRI.
In his doctoral studies he focused on electromagnetic problems related to radio frequency heating of metallic devices caused by MRI scans. He came up with new methods based on transmitting RF pulses with multiple element coil arrays that can be used to improve the safety of patients with implants. Dr Eryaman is a member of the 2011 Fellows project Team MS, which focuses on improving the efficiency of ultra-high field magnetic resonance systems (e.g., 7-T systems) for imaging patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In March 2012, Dr Eryaman was named winner of the “Serhat Ozyar Honour Award” for his PhD thesis and previous work in Turkey. The award, given by the Turkish Chamber of Electrical Engineers and Middle East Technical University (METU, in Turkey) and named in honor of the young Turkish scientist Serhat Ozyar who passed away in 2002, is given each year to a few young scientists from a wide range of different scientific disciplines. Dr Eryaman gave a presentation on his thesis work and current work in the M+Visión Consortium. · Though accomplished in his research before joining the Fellowship, Eryaman feels the focus on innovation is rewarding. “It is nice to see technology or hardware that you designed being used in a real-life clinical problem, doing something good for patients.”