Instrumentation. Credit: Tony Mastres
Credit: Tony Mastres

About Our Lab

The Han lab uses advanced magnetic resonance choreography and the precise manipulation and detection of electron and nuclear spins, located on biomolecular and materials surfaces to uncover design rules for protein and polymer surfaces, protein assembly, protein function and activation, to the surface structuring and dynamics of hydration water. The Han lab is pushing the frontier of electron and nuclear spin magnetic resonance techniques, including dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and relaxometry and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods. We are motivated by the power of “Seeing is Believing”. Visualizing molecular interactions and materials interfaces that were invisible before transforms our ability to discover solutions.

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Areas of Research

DNP Enhanced Solid-State NMR, Hyperfine DNP and EPR Spectroscopy, Dipolar EPR Spectroscopy, Overhauser DNP of Hydration Water
Protein Aggregation Pathways, Protein Surface Engineering, Membrane Protein Oligomerization, Biopolymer Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation.
Surface Hydration Water Structure and Dynamics, Membrane and Polymer Hydration and Dynamics, Catalyst Support and Active Surface Design.