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Josh Damron

As of May 2018, Joshua Damron joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico in the Center for High Technology Materials in Victor Acosta's lab. His current research interest is in the development of novel Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) detection mechanisms through color centers in diamond. 

Josh received a B.S. in Chemistry with research honors at Oklahoma State University in 2012, where he began his career as a research scientist in the lab of Dr. Jeffery White employing solid-state NMR methodology to study dynamics in miscible polymer blends and catalytic mechanisms in Zeolites. Thereafter, he spent a year as a student research Fulbright Scholar in the NMR Institute directed by Kay Saalwächter at the Martin Luther Universität studying low-resolution 2H-based multiple quantum NMR methodology to elucidate unentangled, melt-state polymer physics. 

In 2018, Josh received his PhD in the department of chemistry from the University of Michigan under Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy. His PhD thesis involved the development and application of 1H-based ultrafast (100+ kHz) Magic Angle Spinning NMR methodology to rigid material systems including polymorphic pharmaceuticals and Metal-Organic Frameworks.