Users Executive Committee

Chair

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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: 1/2020-12/2022

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

  • Jairo Velasco
  • Jairo Velasco
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Strongly correlated physics in two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene, multilayers of graphene, and black phosphorus. Recently, I have been working on planar tunneling spectroscopy of 2D materials at low-temperatures and ultra-high magnetic fields. I am interested in performing direct measurements of Landau levels in 2D materials as electron-electron interactions emerge. I am also interested in scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy of 2D materials.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Matt Yankowitz
  • Matt Yankowitz
    University of Washington
    Department of Physics
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    3910 15th Ave. NE
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Electronic and structural characterization and control of 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures, in particular those with tunable moiré superlattice bands. Focus on transport and STM characterization of correlated electronic states, superconductivity, magnetism, and the quantum Hall effect. Integration of high-pressure techniques at high magnetic field.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

Representing the EMR Advisory Sub-Committee

  • Troy Stich
  • Troy Stich
    Wake Forest University
    Phone: 336.702.1945
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Mechanism determination for metalloenzymes: focusing on radical SAM and cobalamin-dependent systems. Spectroscopy: UV-vis, resonance Raman, and electron paramagnetic resonance characterization of enzyme reaction intermediates. Chemical and computational modeling of enzymatic chemistry: generation and characterization of substrate, transition state, and product analogues. Chemical biology: design mutagenic variants that yield novel product outcomes.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

Representing the ICR Advisory Sub-Committee

  • Franklin Leach
  • Franklin Leach
    University of Georgia
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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: 1/2020-12/2022

Representing the NMR/MRIs Advisory Sub-Committee

  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research interest: Neuroimaging and multimodal studies of brain dynamics
    Term: 1/2021-12/2023

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

  • Aaron Rossini
  • Aaron Rossini
    Iowa State University
    Department of Chemistry
    2415 Osborn Drive, 1605 Gilman Hall
    Ames, Iowa 50011-1021
    Phone: 515-294-8952
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: His current research interests focus on exploring the development and application of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy for the characterization of materials and the applications and/or development of NMR techniques.
    Term: 1/2017-12/2022

Representing the PFF Advisory Sub-Committee


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* Member of Users Executive Committee

  • 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Jia (Leo) Li
  • Jia (Leo) Li
    Brown University
    182 Hope St
    B&H building Box 1843/physics
    Providence, RI 02912
    Phone: 4018639689
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: I study emergent quantum phenomena in 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures. I am particularly interested in using interfacial and proximity effects to probe, control and engineer quantum phases in 2D materials, such as fractional quantum Hall effect, superfluidity, superconductivity, and topological ferromagnetism. For example, my work on graphene double-layer structure, performed mostly at the national high magnetic field lab, has led to the experimental realization of the fractional quantum Hall effect with 2-component correlation, as well as excitonic condensate.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Johannes Pollanen
  • Johannes Pollanen
    Michigan State University
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    BPS Building, 567 Wilson Rd. Rm 4216
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Phone: 517-884-5675
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: I am broadly interested in the interface between condensed matter physics and quantum information science (QIS). My research group works on hybrid systems comprised of trapped electrons on superfluid helium, superconducting quantum bits (qubits), color-center defects in diamond, quantum acoustic systems based on piezoelectric surface acoustic waves (SAW), and low-dimensional electron systems in semiconductors.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Sufei Shi
  • Sufei Shi
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    110 8th St.
    RI 132, RPI
    Phone: 518-276-2671
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Magneto-optical spectroscopy of vdW heterostructures and strongly correlated states.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Raivo Stern
  • Raivo Stern
    Natl Institute of Chemical Physics & Biophysics
    Akadeemia tee 23, 12618 Tallinn, ESTONIA
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Fazel Tafti
  • Fazel Tafti
    Boston College
    Physics Department
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Phone: 617-552-2127
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: An expert in electrical and thermal transport measurements under intense magnetic fields and at high pressures. He is also an expert in the crystal growth of both correlated and topological systems including intermetallics, oxides, chalcogenides, and pnictides.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Jairo Velasco
  • Jairo Velasco*
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Strongly correlated physics in two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene, multilayers of graphene, and black phosphorus. Recently, I have been working on planar tunnelling spectroscopy of 2D materials at low-temperatures and ultra-high magnetic fields. I am interested in performing direct measurements of Landau levels in 2D materials as electron-electron interactions emerge. I am also interested in scanning tunnelling microscopy/spectroscopy of 2D materials.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Sanfeng Wu
  • Sanfeng Wu
    Princeton University
    Department of Physics
    305 Jadwin Hall, Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ, 08544
    Phone: 206-669-5557
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: I am interested in studying strongly correlated and topological quantum matter in 2D materials and devices, especially under high magnetic fields.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Matt Yankowitz
  • Matt Yankowitz*
    University of Washington
    Department of Physics
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    3910 15th Ave. NE
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Electronic and structural characterization and control of 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures, in particular those with tunable moiré superlattice bands. Focus on transport and STM characterization of correlated electronic states, superconductivity, magnetism, and the quantum Hall effect. Integration of high-pressure techniques at high magnetic field.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022


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* Member of Users Executive Committee

  • Rodolphe Clérac
  • Rodolphe Clérac
    Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
    115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
    33600 Pessac, France
    Phone: +33 5 56 84 56 50
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interest: Coordination Chemistry, Magnetic Materials, Molecular Magnetism, Physical Properties of Materials.
    Term: 1/2019-12/2022

  • Carole Duboc
  • Carole Duboc
    Université Grenoble Alpes
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    3 Rue Michel Ange
    75016 Paris, France
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Mechanism, Magnetic properties
    Term: 1/2021-12/2023

  • Sandrine Heutz
  • Sandrine Heutz
    Imperial College London
    Department of Materials
    Bessemer Building, South Kensington Campus
    Kensington, London SW7 2BP, UK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 6727
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interest: Current research directions focus on magnetic properties of molecular thin films, spintronic applications, novel fabrication methods for oxides, detailed structural characterization of films and interfaces, and nanowire devices
    Term: 1/2020-12/2023

  • Troy Stich
  • Troy Stich*
    Wake Forest University
    Phone: 336.702.1945
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Mechanism determination for metalloenzymes: focusing on radical SAM and cobalamin-dependent systems. Spectroscopy: UV-vis, resonance Raman, and electron paramagnetic resonance characterization of enzyme reaction intermediates. Chemical and computational modelling of enzymatic chemistry: generation and characterization of substrate, transition state, and product analogues. Chemical biology: design mutagenic variants that yield novel product outcomes.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Joshua Telser
  • Joshua Telser
    Roosevelt University
    Chemistry and Department of Bio/Phys/Health Sci
    425 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Room WB 716D | SCH 600J
    Phone: 312-341-3687
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: My general research interest is in the area where inorganic, physical, and biological chemistry all come together.
    Term: 1/2018-12/2023

  • Joseph Zadrozny
  • Joseph Zadrozny
    Colorado State University
    Phone: 970-495-4168
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Chemical Design Principles, Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Photochemical Catalysts
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022


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* Member of Users Executive 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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

  • Facundo Fernández
  • Facundo Fernández
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    901 Atlantic Drive NW
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0400
    Phone: 404-385-4432
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Prof. Fernandez’s current research interests include the field of metabolomics and the development of new ionization methods and ion mobility tools for probing composition and structure in complex molecular mixtures.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Franklin Leach
  • Franklin Leach*
    University of Georgia
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Patricia Medeiros
  • Patricia Medeiros
    University of Georgia
    Marine Sciences Department
    #160 Marine Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-3636
    Phone: 706-542-6744
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research interest: 1) identifying sources, transport, alterations and fate of organic compounds in the aquatic environment, 2) characterizing the composition of riverine, estuarine and marine dissolved organic matter (DOM), and 3) assessing microbial- and photochemical-derived changes in DOM composition.
    Term: 1/2021-12/2023

  • Mike Senko
  • Mike Senko
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Research and Development
    355 River Oaks Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95134
    Phone: 408-965-6535
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: My primary research focus is on ion control and manipulation with RF ion guides and collision cells as well as precision mass measurement with electrodynamic and electrostatic ion traps.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Paul Thomas
  • Paul Thomas
    AbbVie, Inc.
    Phone: 847-935-2890
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Bioanalytical Chemistry and bioinformatics with a focus on the development and application of new methods for the analysis of biotherapeutics.
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022


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* Member of Users Executive Committee

  • Christian Bonhomme
  • Christian Bonhomme
    Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris
    Sorbonne Université UMR CNRS 7574
    4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Phone: 3+33 1 44 27 62 91
    Fax: 301-402-0119
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: My topics of interest are related to: (1) NMR methodology applied to the characterization of complex materials (including hybrids), (2) DNP applied to biomaterials, (3) first-principle calculations of NMR parameters, (4) Path-Sum approach applied to spin dynamics, a new mathematical approach
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Galia Debelouchina
    Photo credit: Division of Physical Sciences, UCSD
  • 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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

  • Brian Hansen
  • Brian Hansen
    Aarhus University
    Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN)
    Nørrebrogade 44
    Building NBG/10G, 10G-5-38
    8000 Aarhus C
    Denmark
    Phone: +4578463572
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: MR microscopy, the coupling between brain function and microstructure, and diffusion MRI
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research interest: Neuroimaging and multimodal studies of brain dynamics
    Term: 1/2021-12/2023

  • Danielle Laurencin
  • Danielle Laurencin
    CNRS
    Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier
    ICGM-UMR 5253, Université de Montpellier, Pl. E. Bataillon, CC 1701, 34095 Montpellier, France
    Phone: +33 (0)4 67 14 38 02
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: solid state NMR of inorganic and hybrid materials, 17O and 43Ca NMR, oxygen-17 isotopic labeling, biomaterials
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Anant Paravastu
  • Anant Paravastu
    Georgia Tech
    School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    311 Ferst Drive NW
    Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building
    Atlanta, GA 30332
    Phone: 240-643-9476
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: The Paravastu Laboratory investigates the nano-scale assembly of naturally-occurring peptides, designer peptides, and peptide analogs. Central to this research are detailed solid-state NMR structural investigations
    Term: 1/2020-12/2022

  • Rossini
  • Aaron Rossini*
    Iowa State University
    Department of Chemistry
    2415 Osborn Drive, 1605 Gilman Hall
    Ames, Iowa 50011-1021
    Phone: 515-294-8952
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Focus on exploring the development and application of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy for the characterization of materials and the applications and/or development of NMR techniques.
    Term: 1/2017-12/2022

  • Sonia Waiczies
  • Sonia Waiczies
    Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
    Experimental Ultrahigh Field Magnetic Resonance
    Robert-Roessle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
    Phone: +49 30 9406 4542
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Research Interests: Application of ultrahigh field MR methods (particularly fluorine, 19F MR methods) in neuroimmunology. While the applications of 19F MRI in biomedical research are very wide, I am focusing on studying the pathogenesis and therapy of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis with 19F MR methods.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024

  • Tuo Wang
  • Tuo Wang
    Louisiana State University
    Chemistry
    329 Choppin Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: 225-578-3922
    Research interests: The research in Wang group is focused on the application of solid-state NMR and DNP to carbohydrate-rich biosystems.
    Term: 1/2022-12/2024


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Visiting scientists who share the results of their experiments use our facilities for free. In addition, the MagLab offers several funding opportunities to assist with dependent care, travel and other expenses.

While our Open House event generally takes place on the last weekend in February, this year we are postponing in hopes of bringing back a safe, in-person Open House event on Saturday, April 23rd. We will continue to monitor health and safety data in our local community and will share more updates on our Open House event plans soon. 

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