Professor Hennig is an internationally leading pioneer in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). His research interests include MRI methodological and technological developments and their applications in clinical medicine and basic science. He has made numerous and seminal contributions to MRI technology development since the inception of MRI several decades ago. At present, Professor Hennig’s key fields of interest are neurology and neuroscience, cardiovascular MRI, MR in oncology and metabolic disease. He has published over 500 scientific papers (h-index 95) and holds more than 100 patents. He received numerous international awards including Gold Medal of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Max Planck Award, Houndsfield Medal for Medical Imaging, and Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science. He was also the past President of ISMRM and is presently serving on the editorial board of MRM, MAGMA and Applied Magnetic Resonance.