Olivier BEUF

Olivier Beuf got his PhD degree in Physics from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in 1998 before joining UC San Francisco for a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship. After a year as an MRI application engineer at SIEMENS Healthcare, he joined the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a Junior research scientist in 2001. He has been a senior research scientist since 2011 and the Director of the CREATIS lab since 2015.


  • 2015-now: Director of the CREATIS lab (CNRS UMR5220, INSERM U1206)
  • 2012-now: Leader of work package 2 "Emerging Imaging Techniques" of  the Labortory of Excellence - LabEx PRIMES « Physique, Radiobiologie, Imagerie Médicale Et Simulation ».
  • 2007-2018: Team leader of « NMR and optics: From measure to biomarker ».
  • PI for the equipment project of a high magnetic field preclinical 11.7T MR systems in the CPER 2016-2020.

  • Technical platforms for Imaging: Polytech engineering school – Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Polytech engineering school – Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University
  • MRI: Instrumentation and clinical applications: Master MISS – Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University

  • O. Beuf, A. Briguet, M. Lissac and R. Davis, Magnetic resonance imaging for the determination of magnetic susceptibility of materials. J. Magn. Reson., series B 112:111-118 (1996).
  • R. Bolbos, H. Benoit-Cattin, J-B. Langlois, A. Chomel, E. Chereul, C. Odet, P. Pastoureau, M. Janier, O. Beuf, Knee cartilage thickness measurements using MRI: a 4(1/2)-month longitudinal study in the meniscectomized guinea pig model of OA. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15(6):656-65 (2007).
  • O. Beuf, F. Jaillon and H. Saint-Jalmes, Small animal MRI: signal to noise ratio comparison at 7T and 1.5T with multiple-animal acquisition strategies. Magn Reson Mater Phy 19(4):202-208 (2006).
  • C. Armenean, E. Perrin, M. Armenean, O. Beuf, F. Pilleul, H. Saint-Jalmes, RF Induced Temperature Elevation along Metallic Wires in Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Influence of diameter and length. Magn Reson Med. 52:1200-1206 (2004).
  • B. Leporq, H. Saint-Jalmes, C. Rabrait, F. Pilleul, O. Guillaud, J. Dumortier, JY. Scoazec, O. Beuf, Optimization of intra-voxel incoherent motion imaging at 3.0 Tesla for fast liver examination. J Magn Reson Imaging 41(5): 1209–1217 (2015).

  • O. Beuf and H. Saint-Jalmes, Measurement methods and devices for magnetic resonance applications - PCT/FR2014/050276.
  • O. Beuf, F. Pilleul, H. Saint-Jalmes, F. Jaillon, M. Armenean, S. Piranda, J-F. Delforge, E. Mahler. Endocluminal RF coil NMR imaging or spectrometry - PCT/FR2008/052248.
  • O. Beuf and H. Saint-Jalmes, Multipurpose connexion/receiver device for nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - PCT/FR2002/003264.