Thomas Theis, PhD (UC Berkeley)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (NC State)
and Adjunct of Biomedical Engineering (UNC & NC State)
pronunciation of Theis: “Tice”
Dr. rer. nat. Sören Lehmkuhl
Dr. Lehmkuhl received his PhD from RWTH Aachen University working on unconventional NMR experiments and hyperpolarization technology. He joined the Theis lab in 2019 and develops parahydrogen based NMR technologies and their applications, ranging from miniaturized NMR to in vivo hyperpolarized MRI.
Christopher Parish, PhD
Dr. Parish acquired his PhD from The University of Texas at Dallas where he helped elucidate fundamental physics underlying dynamic nuclear polarization. He joined the Theis lab in the fall of 2019. He is primarily interested in aiding in the development of low-cost NMR and MRI systems. Additional interests lie in studying cancer and the immune system via in vivo hyperpolarization.
Evan graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S. in chemistry. His undergraduate research was conducted under Professor Jean Fotie where he studied heterogeneous Pt(0) catalyzed hydrosilylation reactions. He started work in the Theis Lab in Fall of 2018 and is interested in the development of novel SABRE catalysts and SABRE hyperpolarization systems.
Patrick graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in international studies, concentrating in international economics. He started work with the Theis lab in fall 2018 and is interested in development of spin dynamics and engineering methodologies for the application of SABRE parahydrogen-based hyperpolarization in MRI and zero-field NMR systems.
Adam graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A in mathematics. He started working in the Theis lab in the fall of 2019. His interests reside in the theory of spin dynamics as well as optical experimentation to detect hyperpolarized NMR.
Austin graduated from the University of Appalachian State with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in Biology. He started work with the Theis lab in the summer of 2019 and is interested in the application and engineering of an MRI systems utilizing SABRE techniques in vivo.
Chelsea Yang, visiting from UC Berkeley