Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre de Résonance Magnétique Nucléaire (CMRN), Lyon, France (Advisor: Prof. Anne Lesage)
Alicia’s research focuses on instrument design and pushing the technique of NMR, DNP and EPR, with a specific focus designing an MAS-NMR probe that has DNP and EPR capabilities at temperatures below 90 K. Encompassed in this probe design research are fundamental studies on quantifying absolute enhancement factors from various nitroxide radicals and how the electron spin dynamics affect the DNP mechanism, particularly under magic angle spinning NMR. This work also involves applications to heterogeneous catalytic materials, where surface enhanced NMR through DNP can help differentiate the surface species from the bulk of a material.
2006 - 2011: B.S., Chemistry, Western Washington University
2011 - 2016: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)
2017 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre de Résonance Magnétique Nucléaire (CMRN), Lyon, France (Advisor: Prof. Anne Lesage)