Zhifeng Kou

Zhifeng Kou

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Zhifeng Kou


Dr. Kou is a translational neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and also an imager.He focuses on the use of advanced imaging technologies to provide solutions for clinical problems. Particularly, he is specialized in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of traumatic brain injury and clinical neuroscience in general. Along with other imaging modalities, he investigates the cerebral hemodynamic, metabolic and connectomic changes of the brain after head injury. By teaming up with emergency physicians, neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists, Dr. Kou's team is working on the forefront of brain injury clinical research and neuroscience investigations in a highly translational manner.

Courses Taught

  • BME 5040 Engineering Analysis
  • BME 6480 Biomedical Instrumentation

Awards and Honors

  • 2015, NIH R21, Assessing Brain Tissue Viability after TBI: A Susceptibility Mapping Approach
  • 2012, Seed Grant, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • 2011, Charles Haynes Fellowship award, North America Brain Injury Society (NABIS), for promising young professionals that best promote the mission of the society for brain injury research.


Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Research Interests

Neuroimaging of traumatic brain injury, biomedical signal processing (MR pulse sequence design), biomedical image processing,  and neuroscience.

Courses taught by Zhifeng Kou

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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