Our group does research in various subfields of physical chemistry ranging from catalysis to biomedicine. We specialize in the development of measurement techniques and methodologies applied to chemical systems and condensed matter systems. One unifying theme has been the development of magnetic resonance technology. The measurement techniques, schemes and methodologies we develop focus on probing the properties of matter, their various phases and transformations. We are generally interested in chemical structure, biological, static and nonequilibrium (e.g. transport) electronic and magnetic properties.
At present, our research themes cover heterogeneous catalysis, molecular imaging, drug delivery, bioreactors, condensed matter studies of topological materials. In heterogeneous catalysis we develop and study reaction mechanisms involving new catalysts from fundamental science to reaction engineering, with a strong emphasis on the development of operando techniques. We also work in condensed matter physics, develop probes for molecular imaging, drug delivery systems for multi-modality imaging and theranostics, solid-state nanoscale magnetometry, bioengineering technique development for regenerative medicine. We have also been developing methodology for correlated optical and electron microscopy in live cells.
From left to right: LSB, Alex Grunfeld, Nanette Jarenwattananon, Trenton Otto, Quyen Nguyen, Brian Archer, Michelle Fu, Stefan Gloggler, Michael Lake, Shahriyar Jahanbakhsh, Dennis Rooney, Khaled Youssef, Conor Weidle, Dimitrios Koumoulis, Orin Yue
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New NMR instrument installed
A 300 MHz Bruker NMR spectrometer and magnet was moved across campus and installed in our lab recently, thanks to many of our students for completing the move and installing ...
Posted Aug 11, 2015, 8:17 PM by Louis Bouchard
UCLA scientists use large particle accelerator to visualize properties of nanoscale electronic materials
A class of materials known as topological insulators could lead to the development of novel spintronic devices. But the presence of defects has hampered the development of high quality materials ...
Posted Jul 15, 2015, 10:36 AM by Louis Bouchard
Congratulations Dr. Brown
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Brown who recently graduated. Jon's thesis is titled: "Variation of Pore Metrics in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Storage and Catalytic Applications".
Posted Jun 18, 2015, 4:55 PM by Louis Bouchard
PRL Editors' Suggestion
A recent paper first authored by PhD student Nanette Jarenwattananon was selected by the journal Physical Review Letters as PRL Editors’ Suggestion. The paper, titled “Motional Averaging of Nuclear ...
Posted May 28, 2015, 10:26 AM by Louis Bouchard
EAS Graduate Student Research Award
Congratulations to Nanette who won the graduate student research award today from the 2015 Eastern Analytic Symposium (EAS). Nanette is 1 of 4 students selected nationwide for this award. Her ...
Posted May 28, 2015, 10:21 AM by Louis Bouchard
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