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Users Executive Committee

Chair

Nicholas P. Butch
Nicholas P. Butch

NIST Center for Neutron Research

100 Bureau Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102

Phone: 301-975-4863

Email: nbutch@umd.edu

Website

Research Interests: Single crystal synthesis techniques: Czochralski, metallic flux, Bridgmann, Commercial and custom-built helium refrigerator systems, low-temperature measurements, Measurements under applied pressure and in high magnetic fields, Neutron and x-ray scattering.

Term: 1/2017-12/2023

Vice Chair, General Field Facilities (DC Field, High B/T, and PFF)

Brad Ramshaw
Brad Ramshaw

Cornell University

Department of Physics

Clark Hall, Room 531

Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: 1-607-255-1956

Email: bradramshaw@cornell.ed

Research Interest: He designs and builds experiments to probe the fundamental transport and thermodynamic properties of quantum materials—systems that exhibit non-trivial quantum phenomena. Current examples of his research include the identification of unique phases of matter in topological semimetals, uncovering broken symmetries in high-Tc superconductors using ultrasound, and probing topological superconductivity using the unique experimental technique of resonant ultrasound spectroscopy.

Term: 1/2020-12/2025

Vice Chair, Resonance Facilities (EMR, ICR, NMR/MRI's)

Franklin Leach
Franklin Leach

University of Georgia

Phone: 706- 542-7146

Email: leach@uga.edu

Research Interest: The leach lab at the University of Georgia focuses its research activities on the determination of molecular structure by FTMS in the context of environmental health with emphasis areas ranging from the interaction of emerging contaminants with natural organic matter and biota in wetland ecosystems to how the metabolic profile of organisms is affected by environmental exposures. The primary goal of these wide-ranging activities is to enable a more detailed understanding of environmental interactions and make a positive impact on public health.

Term: 1/2020-12/2024

Representing the DC Field/High B/T Advisory Sub-Committee

Nat Fortune
Nat Fortune

Nat Fortune

Smith College

Department of Physics

Clark Science Center

315 McConnell Hall

Northampton MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-3980 office, (413) 585-3919 lab

Email: nfortune@smith.edu

Research Interests: Small sample calorimetric measurements and thermometry in high magnetic fields, especially at low temperatures and as a function of magnetic field orientation; magnetic-field-induced phase transitions and quantum oscillations in quasi 2D organic superconductors and 2D/3D topological materials.

Term: 1/2020-12/2025

Raivo Stern
Raivo Stern

Natl Institute of Chemical Physics & Biophysics

Akadeemia tee 23, 12618 Tallinn, ESTONIA

Email: raivo.stern@kbfi.ee or raivo.stern@gmail.com

Research Interests: Properties of low-D quantum magnets, magnetic field induced phases and QCP, BEC, superconductivity. My main technique is still NMR (both static and pulsed fields), also thermodynamic and magnetic (magnetization and torque) measurements at high magnetic fields.

Term: 1/2020-12/2025

Representing the EMR Advisory Sub-Committee

Selvan Demir
Selvan Demir

Michigan State University

437 Chemistry Building

Phone: (517) 353-1080

Email: sdemir@chemistry.msu.edu

Research Interests: Chemical synthesis of exchange coupled lanthanide systems. She is particularly interested in generating strong exchange through radical linkers.

Term: 1/2023-12/2025

Representing the ICR Advisory Sub-Committee

Nathalie Agar
Nathalie Agar

Harvard University

Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Radiology

Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, 60 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-525-7374

Email: Nathalie_Agar@dfci.harvard.edu

Research interest: Our research team develops mass spectrometry approaches for surgical pathology and drug development with a focus on translating methodologies for the practice of individualized medicine and the analysis of clinical trial specimens. We further integrate our analyses with complementary studies such as phosphoproteomics, transcriptomics, cyclic immunofluorescence microscopy imaging, and MRI.

Term: 1/2021-12/2023

Franklin Leach
Franklin Leach

University of Georgia

Phone: 706- 542-7146

Email: leach@uga.edu

Research Interest: The leach lab at the University of Georgia focuses its research activities on the determination of molecular structure by FTMS in the context of environmental health with emphasis areas ranging from the interaction of emerging contaminants with natural organic matter and biota in wetland ecosystems to how the metabolic profile of organisms is affected by environmental exposures. The primary goal of these wide-ranging activities is to enable a more detailed understanding of environmental interactions and make a positive impact on public health.

Term: 1/2020-12/2024

Representing the NMR/MRIs Advisory Sub-Committee

Galia Debelouchina
Galia Debelouchina

University of California San Diego

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

9500 Gilman Dr # 0307

La Jolla, CA 92093

Phone: 858-534-3038

Email: gdebelouchina@UCSD.EDU

Research Interests: My group is developing sensitivity-enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy techniques and applying them to study the structure of chromatin related proteins both in vitro and in cells.

Term: 1/2021-12/2023

Shella Keilholz
Shella Keilholz

Emory University/Georgia Tech

Department Biomedical Engineering

1760 Haygood Dr, HSRB Suite 200, Atlanta GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-2433

Email: shella@gatech.edu or skeilho@emory.edu

Research interest: Neuroimaging and multimodal studies of brain dynamics

Term: 1/2021-12/2023

Representing the PFF Advisory Sub-Committee

Nicholas P. Butch
Nicholas P. Butch

NIST Center for Neutron Research

100 Bureau Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102

Phone: 301-975-4863

Email: nbutch@umd.edu

Website

Research Interests: Single crystal synthesis techniques: Czochralski, metallic flux, Bridgmann, Commercial and custom-built helium refrigerator systems, low-temperature measurements, Measurements under applied pressure and in high magnetic fields, Neutron and x-ray scattering.

Term: 1/2017-12/2023

Brad Ramshaw
Brad Ramshaw

Cornell University

Department of Physics

Clark Hall, Room 531

Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: 1-607-255-1956

Email: bradramshaw@cornell.edu

Research Interest: He designs and builds experiments to probe the fundamental transport and thermodynamic properties of quantum materials—systems that exhibit non-trivial quantum phenomena. Current examples of his research include the identification of unique phases of matter in topological semimetals, uncovering broken symmetries in high-Tc superconductors using ultrasound, and probing topological superconductivity using the unique experimental technique of resonant ultrasound spectroscopy.

Term: 1/2020-12/2025

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Last modified on 19 December 2022