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Chathuranga Abeywardana
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, high-field EPR, ODMR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
defect centers, instrumentation / methods development, nitroxides, single-molecule magnets

My main research interest is to study nano scale spin environments in different systems employing NV centers in diamond as a magnetic sensor. I hope SharedEPR would be great community to stay touched with recent developments in the field.


Nick Agladze
Laboratory Manager
Physics Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, rapid-scan EPR, THz EPR

Research Areas:
defect centers, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, organic radicals

As a Principal Experimentalist at the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology I am looking for new users of our Terahertz Facility, including high field EPR instrument.


Rana Dib Akiel
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University of Southern Califronia
Tarzana, California
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, high-field EPR, ODMR

Research Areas:
defect centers, nitroxides, nucleic acids

As a graduate student, my research interest is to use defect nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds as magnetic sensor to study the dynamics of spin labeled biological molecules.


Cameron Allen
High School / Secondary School Student
SMART center
Farmington Hills, Michigan
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR

Research Areas:
education

I am a new student at the SMART center and I plan to do more research in the near future.


Mark Anders
Graduate Student
Penn State University
University Park, PA
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EDMR

Research Areas:

I'm a graduate student at Penn State interested in EDMR in electronic materials. Most of my experience is with SiC-based electronic devices.


Alex Angerhofer
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, ENDOR, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, in-cell EPR, microresonators, pulse EPR, rapid-freeze quench, spectroelectrochemistry, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
enzymes, transition metals

Research Interests: 1. Investigate the reaction mechanisms of metallo enzymes, and 2. utilize micro-resonators to study metabolic radicals in live mammalian cells.
Motivation for participating in the SharedEPR network: join forces with other members to apply EPR methods to new areas of research and to facilitate the progress of young investigators in the field.


Aydin Babakhani
Principal Investigator
ECE Department
Rice University
Houston, Texas
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, high-field EPR, microresonators, pulse EPR, special resonators, THz EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
instrumentation / methods development

My research group builds single-chip EPR transceivers in silicon/CMOS. The single-chip solution has two major benefits:

1) It can be easily scaled to wave-scaled EPR arrays enabling reliable fabrication of 1000s of EPR spectrometers.
2) Silicon/CMOS fabrication technology can reduce the cost of EPR spectrometers to below $100 in high-volumes.

My team also works on low-cost single-chip sources and detectors in the THz frequencies that can be used in high-field EPR.


Ryan Patrick Barnes
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
EPR Techniques:
other

Research Areas:

I am interested in the thermodynamics of the coupling between proteins and their solvating hydration water. To access the thermodynamics I employ a combination of EPR and NMR techniques mainly focusing in relaxometry. My current goal is to access energy scales in the protein water coupling phenomena from EPR noise spectroscopy.


James Arthur Bench II
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University of Denver
Englewood, Colorado
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
education, nitroxides, soluble proteins

I work with Tau Protein and aquire distance measurements using DEER


Lakshmi Bhaskaran
Graduate Student
Physics
Florida State University and MagLab
Tallahassee, FL
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EPR theory and simulation, high-field EPR

Research Areas:
instrumentation / methods development, single-molecule magnets, transition metals

I am Graduate Student working at National High Magnetic Field laboratory. My interest lies in investigating the transition metal ions with giant magnetic anisotropy using high field EPR. I am also developing a high pressure cell/cavity to study the effect of structure on these materials.


Josh Biller
Postdoctoral Scholar
Electromagnetics
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, Colorado
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DNP, EPR microscopy, EPR oxymetry, imaging, pulse EPR, rapid-scan EPR, special resonators

Research Areas:
diagnostics / imaging, instrumentation / methods development, nitroxides

My background is in relaxation measurements (T1,T2) of organic radicals in aqueous phase (250 MHz - 34 GHz) and development of rapid scan EPR imaging at 250 MHz. I am now constructing a low field DNP spectrometer (0.1-10 mT) to characterize a variety of DNP agents in the "hyperfine dominant region". This will allow selection of the best DNP agent for use with our ultra-low field MRI (ULF-MRI) spectrometer. In both experiments, we study/manipulate spin physics unique to low magnetic fields.


Christoph Boehme
Principal Investigator
Physics and Astonomy
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EDMR, ENDOR, high-field EPR, microresonators, ODMR, pulse EPR, special resonators

Research Areas:
defect centers, energy materials, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development, organic semiconductors

My research is focused on spin-selection rules and other spin-dependent electronic transitions in condensed matter with low spin-orbit coupled electron states which can potentially be utilized for spin-to-charge conversion in spin-based technologies (spintronics, quantum computing). Materials of interest are organic and other carbon based semiconductors, silicon based materials such as mono-, poly, micro, and nano-crystalline as well as amorphous silicon and silicon nitride.


Frauke Breitgoff
Graduate Student
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry
ETH Zürich
Zürich, Zürich
Website
EPR Techniques:
DEER / PELDOR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
instrumentation / methods development, membrane proteins, nitroxides, soluble proteins, transition metals

To increase the sensitivity and distance range of DEER/PELDOR is the aim of my PhD project. In this respect, I am working with shaped pulses generated by an Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) and DEER pulse sequences involving more than 4 pulses.


R David Britt
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, ENDOR, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, rapid-freeze quench, spectroelectrochemistry, THz EPR

Research Areas:
catalysis, energy materials, enzymes, instrumentation / methods development, membrane proteins, nitroxides, soluble proteins, transition metals

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David S Cafiso
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
membrane proteins

Our research efforts have been directed at the use of spectroscopic methods, such as EPR spectroscopy, to determine the structures and structural transitions in membrane transport proteins and proteins involved in neuronal exocytosis. We have also made extensive use of EPR based methods to characterize the mechanisms of reversible protein-membrane interactions, and to examine the dynamics and conformational equilibria in membrane proteins.


Jason Campbell
Principal Investigator
Engineering Physics Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EDMR, rapid-scan EPR

Research Areas:
defect centers, instrumentation / methods development

We utilize a variety of home built CW spectrometers to perform ESR and EDMR on a wide variety of samples. I am most interested in new instrument development for biochemical and solid state studies.


Leah Casabianca
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
EPR Techniques:
DNP

Research Areas:

My group is interested in using DNP for studying interactions between nanomaterials and biologically-relevant molecules.


Siddarth Chandrasekaran
Graduate Student
Chemistry and ACERT
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EPR theory and simulation, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
education, lanthanides, membrane proteins, nitroxides, organic radicals, soluble proteins

I am interested in studying the dynamics of lipids and proteins in the cell membranes. Currently as a graduate student at ACERT and the Freed group, I have been developing two dimensional and high field epr experiments to study biomembranes.


Timothee Chauvire
Postdoctoral Scholar
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
energy materials, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development, organic radicals, soluble proteins

I began a postdoctoral fellowship in the ACERT laboratory in Jack Freed's group and I actually work on different projects:
1) I'm elucidating electron transfer mechanism by ESR spectroscopy different photochemical systems.
2) I'm studying by spin label ESR spectroscopy the interaction of Tau protein with microtubule (Alzheimer Disease).
I would like to have more knowledge in instrumentation development especially in time-resolved ESR spectroscopy and rapid-freeze quenching device.


Taeyoung Choi
Professional
Nanoscale Studies
IBM Almaden Research Center
San Jose, California
EPR Techniques:
EPR microscopy

Research Areas:
transition metals

Magnetometry having both high energy and nanoscale spatial resolution has been an important goal for applications in diverse fields covering physics, chemistry, and biomedical science. We recently developed electron spin resonance scanning tunneling microscopy and demonstrate coherent manipulation of quantum spins on individual atoms on surfaces. This new tool allows us to study magnetic interaction of engineered nanostructures and utilize them for quantum sensors.


Jessica Clayton
Graduate Student
Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, high-field EPR

Research Areas:
instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, membrane proteins

My research interests include instrumentation and methods development for high-field EPR at 240 GHz, with a focus on application of Gd(III) based spin labels for structure studies of membrane proteins.


Thierry Dubroca
Postdoctoral Scholar
EMR
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Tallahassee, Florida
United States
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DNP, high-field EPR

Research Areas:
instrumentation / methods development

My research activities focus on the instrumental development of high field DNP. Field of 14T and above. Magic Angle Spinning and Overhauser DNP.


Eduardus C. Duin
Principal Investigator
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Website
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, rapid-freeze quench

Research Areas:
catalysis, enzymes

EPR spectroscopy is essential for the understanding of reaction mechanism of metalloenzymes. It is important to promote this technique and open up my lab to anybody that needs access to this technique.


Gareth R. Eaton
Principal Investigator
Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EPR oxymetry, ESEEM / HYSCORE, imaging, pulse EPR, rapid-scan EPR, special resonators

Research Areas:
defect centers, diagnostics / imaging, education, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, nitroxides, organic radicals, transition metals

The Eaton group develops new electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods and instrumentation to address significant biochemical and chemical problems. A major current emphasis is on EPR methods to improve sensitivity and solve biomedical problems. The conventional approach to detection of signals from unpaired electrons detected only a small fraction of the intensity on each slow pass through the spectrum. By scanning much faster and changing the detection hardware we have achieved dramatic


Sandra Eaton
Principal Investigator
Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Website
EPR Techniques:
imaging, pulse EPR, rapid-scan EPR, special resonators

Research Areas:
education, enzymes, nitroxides

The Eaton group develops new electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods and instrumentation to address significant biochemical and chemical problems. A major current emphasis is on EPR methods to improve sensitivity and solve biomedical problems. The conventional approach to detection of signals from unpaired electrons detected only a small fraction of the intensity on each slow pass through the spectrum. By scanning much faster and changing the detection hardware we have achieved dramatic