Zhifeng Kou

Zhifeng Kou

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

818 W Hancock Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201


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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.


Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Courses Taught

 BME5040 Engineering Analysis; BME6480 Biomedical Instrumentation.

Research Interests

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

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.