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Alex I. Smirnov
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
North Carolina State University
Raligh, NC
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, DNP, EPR theory and simulation, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, special resonators

Research Areas:
defect centers, energy materials, enzymes, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, membrane proteins, nitroxides, organic radicals, transition metals

My main research activities and interests are directed to interdisciplinary areas of magnetic resonance, spin physics, nanotechnology, and biophysics of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins. A strong emphasis is given to method and molecular development such as resonators for high field EPR and probeheads for DNP, pH-sensitive probes and labels, and biradicals for DNP.


Tatyana Smirnova
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, ENDOR, EPR oxymetry, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
enzymes, membrane proteins, nitroxides, organic radicals, soluble proteins, transition metals

My research interests are focused on application of spectroscopy, especially electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and fluorescence, in chemistry and biology, specifically to study structure and dynamics of membranes and proteins, drug-protein, and protein-protein interactions.


Xiao Song
Graduate Student
Chemistry
NCSU
Raleigh, North Carolina
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR

Research Areas:
enzymes

We are studying the formation of radicals during enzyme-catalyzed (HRP or Laccase) oxidative dehydrogenation of monolignols and their derivatives by using continuous-flow EPR in combination with surface immobilization of enzymes.


Likai Song
Principal Investigator
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Tallahassee, FL
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EPR theory and simulation, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
enzymes, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, membrane proteins, nitroxides, soluble proteins

My research interests focus on using EPR and other biophysical tools to study the structure and structure-function relationships of macromolecules, as well as developing methods and biological applications of multi-frequency and pulsed EPR. My current work involves structural analyses of membrane proteins and characterizing protein-membrane interactions. I am managing a X-/W-band Bruker E680 spectrometer and a W-band HiPER spectrometer at the NHMFL, which are open to outside researchers.


Andreas Sperlich
Principal Investigator
Experimental Physics 6
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Wuerzburg,
Germany
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EDMR, microresonators, ODMR, time-resolved EPR
zero/low field pulsed ODMR

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

My main research interests are organic semiconductors for solar cells / OLEDs and spin defects in silicon carbide for sensing, single photon sources and ultimately quantum computing.
Since we have all home-built spectrometers I'm very much interested in modern spectrometer development.

I'm excited about the opportunities and beautiful science that will be made possible by SharedEPR.


Madhur Srivastava
Graduate Student
Biomedical Engineering and ACERT
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EPR microscopy, imaging, pulse EPR
Signal Processing, Signal Denoising

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

My research is focused on developing signal processing methods to complement instrumentation in ESR spectroscopy and imaging. Currently, I am developing signal denoising methods in ACERT (Freed Group) to obtain accurate signals and reduce signal acquisition times.


Luke St Marie
Graduate Student
Physics Department
Georgetown University
Arlington, VA
United States
EPR Techniques:
THz EPR

Research Areas:
single-molecule magnets

Luke St Marie is a graduate student at Georgetown University, developing new graphene bolometers for use in THz EPR of single molecule magnets. As a newcomer to the field of EPR, he hopes that participating in SharedEPR can expose him to advancements in EPR technology and allow him to learn from experts in the field.


Viktor Stepanov
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University Of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EPR theory and simulation, high-field EPR, ODMR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
defect centers, instrumentation / methods development, nitroxides

My research interests are:
- spin dynamics of a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond at high magnetic fields
- high-frequency nanoscale NV based DEER spectroscopy


Troy A Stich
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, ENDOR, ESEEM / HYSCORE, pulse EPR, rapid-freeze quench

Research Areas:
enzymes, organic radicals, transition metals

My lab explores the plasticity of radical-forming enzymes. We identify amino acids and structural motifs that influence the reaction mechanism and modify these elements to control product outcomes.

I'm excited to participate in the SharedEPR network to meet more spectroscopists in my region of the country and to build a consortium of scientists and users who would support a bio-EPR facility based at Wake Forest University.


Sebastian Stoian
Postdoctoral Scholar
EMR
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Tallahassee, FL
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EPR theory and simulation, high-field EPR, rapid-freeze quench, special resonators, spectroelectrochemistry

Research Areas:
catalysis, energy materials, enzymes, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, single-molecule magnets, transition metals

TBA


Stefan Stoll
Principal Investigator
Chemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, ENDOR, EPR theory and simulation, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

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

My research group specializes in pulse EPR and works in several areas: (1) mapping conformational landscapes of membrane proteins using DEER spectroscopy, (2) investigating the identity and structure of paramagnetic intermediates in enzymatic reactions, (3) characterizing the structure and dynamics of energy materials, (4) developing new instrumentation and computational methods for EPR, including the simulation software EasySpin (easyspin.org).


Dieter Suter
Principal Investigator
Physics
TU Dortmund University
Dortmund,
Germany
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, microresonators, ODMR, pulse EPR, rapid-scan EPR, special resonators, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
defect centers, education, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development

Our main interest is the development of EPR technology and instrumentation for specific applications, such as measurements on small samples (using microresonators) or optical-microwave double resonance techniques for applications in semiconductors or defect centers in diamond. Several of these projects are focused on quantum computing.


Veronika Szalai
Principal Investigator
Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, spectroelectrochemistry

Research Areas:
catalysis, energy materials, enzymes, nucleic acids, transition metals

Being part of the SharedEPR network supports our work with partners to develop measurement tools for nanocatalysts and nanobiomaterials (Szalai) and nanomagnet dynamics (McMichael). Part of the Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology user facility, we develop EPR, ODMR, & FMR-based tools and instrumentation for detection, monitoring, and measurements of paramagnets and nanomagnet systems.


Claudia Tait
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, ENDOR, ESEEM / HYSCORE, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
energy materials, enzymes, instrumentation / methods development, organic radicals, transition metals

My research involves the application of a variety of EPR techniques for the investigation of electronic and structural properties of materials and biological systems. I'm interested in the improvement of methodologies and analysis methods with the aim of extending the capabilities of EPR spectroscopy.


Susumu Takahashi
Principal Investigator
Department of Chemistry; Department of Physics
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, high-field EPR, ODMR, pulse EPR, THz EPR

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

Our research interests include
- Spin dynamics of a single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond,
- Development of single-molecule magnetic resonance techniques using a NV,
- Nanomagnetism in quantum molecular magnets,
- Conformational dynamics in biological systems.


Narin Tangprasertchai
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
United States
EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, pulse EPR

Research Areas:
nitroxides, nucleic acids, soluble proteins

As a graduate student using site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) and EPR to investigate nucleic acid-protein complexes, I am joining SharedEPR in order to stay updated with developments and advancements in the EPR field, as well as broaden my academic and professional networks.


Sefadzi S Tay-Agbozo
Graduate Student
Chemistry
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Al
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, ENDOR

Research Areas:

The need to learn something new and bring that to bear on society and the scientific world in particular is the driving force behind my research interest.
Annatto (bixin) has been used extensively in the past by locals and currently by food, beverage, pharmaceutical industries, etc., mainly for appearance than for nutritional/medicinal purpose. My current research is focused on studying bixin by way of EPR so I can add to the trough of knowledge on bixin


Mark Tseytlin
Principal Investigator
Biochemistry
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, EPR oxymetry, EPR theory and simulation, imaging, in-cell EPR, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR
Rapid-scan EPR; Multi-harmonic EPR

Research Areas:

multi-functional EPR Imaging

Major focus of our lab is on the development of:
- Rapid-scan and multi-harmonic EPR
- Field-swept rapid-scan EPR
- Field-modulated pulsed EPR
- New 3D and 4D imaging algorithms
- New digital EPR methodologies and instruments
- Multi-functional EPR imaging


Ned Van Eps
Professional
Biochemistry
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, EPR theory and simulation, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
membrane proteins, nitroxides, soluble proteins

I utilize EPR, together with spin labeling, to study the function of proteins involved in cell signaling.

We use methods such as DEER/PELDOR, time-resolved EPR and traditional cw-EPR.

We follow real time dynamics of protein conformational changes using photochemistry and EPR.


Johan van Tol
Principal Investigator
National Maglab
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, DNP, EDMR, ENDOR, EPR theory and simulation, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, ODMR, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

Research Areas:
catalysis, defect centers, education, energy materials, inorganic semiconductors, instrumentation / methods development, lanthanides, organic radicals, organic semiconductors, single-molecule magnets, transition metals

Interested in all aspects of high frequency EPR


Ronald Walsworth
Principal Investigator
Physics
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
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EPR Techniques:
ODMR

Research Areas:
defect centers, diagnostics / imaging

I lead an interdisciplinary research group with a focus on developing precision measurement tools and applying them to important problems in both the physical and life sciences - from quantum physics and astrophysics to bioimaging and brain science. Relevant to this group, we are pioneers in the development and application of magnetic sensing and imaging using NV-diamond.


Eric Walter
Principal Investigator
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, DEER / PELDOR, ESEEM / HYSCORE, high-field EPR, pulse EPR, rapid-freeze quench, spectroelectrochemistry

Research Areas:
catalysis, energy materials, nitroxides, organic radicals, soluble proteins, transition metals

I am the EPR contact for EMSL, a national user facility with an extensive magnetic resonance capability. Users have access to CW-EPR at S, X, Q and W-band, and pulsed EPR at X (Bruker 580) and W-band (HIPER).


Xiaoling Wang
Postdoctoral Scholar
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Tallahassee, FL
United States
EPR Techniques:
DNP

Research Areas:
lanthanides

I have interest in the development of DNP methods and the design of polarizing radicals. Joining SharedEPR network will provide me opportunities to communicate with the EPR community and benefit my on going research.


Kashmira Wani
Undergraduate Student
Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training Center
Farmington Hills, MI
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EPR Techniques:
EPR microscopy

Research Areas:
organic radicals

I have worked with Dr. Phillip D. Morse at the Steppingstone Magnetic Resonance Training Center and utilized the concept of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometry and used a Spectrometer to analyze the effects of environmental factors on the antioxidant properties of beer as a function of time using the molecules TEMPOL and PBN. I would like to join the SharedEPR network to collaborate with other labs and so that I can take my research further.


Kurt Warncke
Principal Investigator
Physics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
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EPR Techniques:
cw EPR, ENDOR, EPR theory and simulation, ESEEM / HYSCORE, pulse EPR, time-resolved EPR

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

The biophysics research in my laboratory in the Department of Physics at Emory University focuses on elucidation of the fundamental contributions of molecular structure and dynamics to assembly and reactivity in protein systems, by using time-resolved and cw-EPR methods and unique low-T systems. EPR instrumentation includes a home-constructed X- and Ku-band pulsed-EPR spectrometer and a Bruker E500 X- and Q-band CW-EPR spectrometer (EPR & ENDOR).