Dr. J. Thomas Vaughan Jr.
earned two undergraduate degrees from Auburn University, a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Biology. He received a Biomedical Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has over 30 years of experience, including positions at NASA, Philips Health Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Minnesota.  

Dr. Vaughan has more than 20 patents and has authored and contributed to several publications on the topic of MR safety and RF coils, including:  

'RF Coils for MRI' - ISBN: 978-0-470-77076-4
'Ultra High Field MRI: High-Frequency Coils' - ISBN: 978-0-387-34231-3. 

Charles Lemaire 
received his undergraduate degree in electronics engineering from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on VLSI circuits and integrated circuit fabrication (B.E.E., with Honors). He has taken numerous graduate courses in electronics, lasers, magnetics and coding theory. He earned an M.B.A. from the College of St. Thomas and earned a JD from William Mitchell College of Law. 

Charles is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and practiced with Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth for nearly ten years. He has also worked at IBM Corporation on several projects. He was a member of IBM's corporate RISC Architecture Review Board. 

Charles is a co-inventor on ninety patents issued to a number of companies in a wide variety of technology fields. The inventions range from microcode, microprocessor technology and multiprocessor architecture to optics, microphones, voice synthesis and talking pagers.