ISMAR awards the ISMAR prize every other year for outstanding achievement in the field of magnetic resonance. The ISMAR Prize is presented during the opening session of the ISMAR conferences and it is sponsored by Cambridge Isotope Laboratories.

2021 - Kamil Ugurbil

Professor Kamil Ugurbil was awarded the 2021 ISMAR Prize for his many novel and impactful contributions to magnetic resonance imaging. In particular, Prof. Ugurbil has played a central role in the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as an essential tool in the field of neuroscience, including elucidation of fundamental mechanisms by which brain activity leads to contrast in MRI images and development of technology for MRI and fMRI at very high magnetic fields.