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May 2018:
Congratulations to Mengxiao Liu for receiving the Jack H. Lunsford '57 Endowed Fellowship in Physical Chemistry

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lab setup We are developing and applying magnetic resonance techniques for the investigation of rapid processes and molecular dynamics. Hyperpolarization of nuclear spins yields unprecedented levels of signal, which enables us to acquire NMR spectra of reactions as they occur, in real time. Applications of these techniques include the fields of enzyme catalysis, reactions in organic chemistry, polymers, and more.
Signals from hyperpolarized spins, recorded after a stopped-flow injection, reveal reaction kinetics and intermediate species on a sub-second to second time scale and inform on molecular structure, dynamics and interactions. To enable the use of hyperpolarization in NMR, we develop new hardware and specially adapted NMR experiments, and investigate the dynamics of hyperpolarized spin systems.

Research Areas
Hyperpolarization Catalysis & Polymerization Bio-DNP DNP/NMR Methods