The lab’s work is recognized with the Bessel international research award from the Humboldt Foundation!

Chemist Theis Wins International Research Award

The lab receives $2.25M award from the Department of Energy (DoE)

NC State Researchers Receive $2.25 Million Interdisciplinary Grant From Department of Energy


Labs work is highlighted on the cover of Angewandte Chemie



Dr. Sören Lehmkuhl is admitted to the Young Investigator Group Preparation Program of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to start his independent career!!

Congratulations Sören!


The labs work is highlighted on the cover of Angewandte Chemie!


The NC State Hyperpolarization Lab is recognized by the
Goodnight Early Career Innovator Award 

The work of the Hyperpolarization Lab is honored with award of the AMPERE PRIZE at the virtual EUROMAR event by the ampere society.

RASER work and more highlighted on the COVER of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance:

“SABRE and PHIP pumped RASER and the route to chaos”

Hyperpolarization lab receives exploratory R01 from the National Institututes of Health to develop “Molecular MRI of Brain Metabolism Enabled by Long-Lived Spin States“, funded by the BRAIN Initiative

BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging

Source: Human Connectome Project

Undergraduate Student Seth Dilday receives the Provost’s Professional Experience Program Award!

Congratulations Seth!


Hyperpolarization Lab wins Internationalization Seed Grant for collaborations with two groups in Germany at the Universities RWTH Aachen and the University of Stuttgart:

@ITMC Aachen with Prof. Stephan Appelt
@Institute of Smart Sensors with Prof. Jens Anders


Undergraduate Hiromu Koyama receives prestigious NIEHS fellowship to jump-start a collaboration between the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Group under direction of Geoffrey Mueller at NIEHS and the Theis Hyperpolarization Lab at NC State.

Congratulations Hiromu!


The NC State Hyperpolarization Lab receives Mallinckrodt Grant from the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr Foundation



Hyperpolarization Lab receives NC Biotech Center Translational Research Grant


Theis Lab receives the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

Theis lab opens at NC State, Department of Chemistry !!


Lab receives NIH Trailblazer Award for

Molecular Imaging of In Vivo Metabolism with a Hyperpolarized Vitamin Shot

Angewandte Chemie Paper is selected as VIP
and Highlighted on the Front Cover

JPCC paper is highlighted on the COVER:


Science Advances paper appears and is highlighted in the media:


Duke Today: “New Class of Molecular ‘Lightbulbs’ Illuminate MRI

See also,  “New Spin on Biomolecular Tags Lets MRI Catch Metabolic Wobbles”

International Press:

Credit: Panayiotis Nikolaou, Thomas Theis







JACS Paper shows direct hyperpolarization of heteronuclei using SABRE-SHEATH

Signal Amplification By Reversible Exchange in SHield Enables Alignment Transfer to Heteronuclei)



 JMR LIGHT-SABRE paper is highlighted on the cover

“LIGHT-SABRE enables efficient in magnet catalytic hyperpolarization”


PRL paper   Selected for an Editor’s Choice Highlight:
 Spotlight on Exceptional Research by the APS
Long-lived heteronuclear spin-singlet states in liquids at zero magnetic field
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2014),112, 077601



PRL paper is highlighted in a Spotlight for Exceptional Research by the APS
“Near-zero field magnetic resonance”   



Nature Physics Paper appears and is Highlighted in :