Pablo Irarrázaval

Pablo Irarrázabal
  • PositionProfessor
  • Academic unitDepartment of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Research AreasBiomedical imaging

Industrial and Electrical Engineer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master of Science and PhD from Stanford University, United States. He was Vicedean for Academic Affairs in the UC School of Engineering and Visiting Professor of the Imaging Sciences Division at King's College London in 2003 and of the Medical Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. In 2000 he founded and directed the Biomedical Imaging Center in the UC (CIB) - then called Magnetic Resonance Research Center -, until 2013.

He was the Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (IIBM UC) since its creation in 2016. He is a tenured professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the School of Engineering UC and researcher of the CIB, focused on the study of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


  • Industrial and Electrical Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1988.
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, United States, 1991.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Sanford University, United States, 1995.

Research lines

  • Magnetic resonance
  • Medical imaging training
  • Image processing