Theis  Hyperpolarization lab @ NC State University



Group Leader:

Thomas Theis, PhD  (UC Berkeley)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (NC State)
and Adjunct of NC State Physics and
UNC & NC State Biomedical Engineering
Curriculum Vitae
pronunciation of Theis: “Tice”




Franziska Theiss, PhD (TU Darmstadt)
Joined Summer 2024
M.S., Chemistry, 2020, Technical University of Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany


Graduate Students:

Adam Ortmeier 
Joined Fall 2019
B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics, 2019, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Mustapha Abdulmojeed
Joined Fall 2020
M.S., Chemistry, 2020, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Stephen McBride
Joined Fall 2020
B.S. and B.A., Chemistry and International Languages, 2020, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
Chris Nelson
Joined Fall 2020
B.S., Chemistry, 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Megan Pike
Joined Fall 2022
B.S., Chemistry, 2022, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Brojo Dhali
Joined Fall 2022
M.S., Chemistry, 2021, The University of South Dakota,  Vermillion, SD


Seth Dilday
Joined Fall 2022
B.S., Chemistry, 2022, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Erica Curran
Joined Fall 2023
B.S., Chemistry, 2023, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Rielly Harrison
Joined Fall 2023
B.S., Chemistry, 2023, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Nicholas Volya
Joined Fall 2023
B.S., Biochemistry, 2023,  Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL



Undergraduate Students:

Morgan Shilling
Joined Spring 2024


Andrew Hoyek
Joined Spring 2024




Former Students and Postdocs

Dr. Keilian Macculloch

Dr. Austin Browning

Dr. Iuliia Mandzhieva

Dr. Patrick TomHon

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.

Dr. rer. nat. Sören Lehmkuhl, now junior group leader at the Karlsuhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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. His new endevours are focused on the parahydrogen enhanced RASER.

Chelsea Yang, now at UC Berkeley

Qijun Wang, now Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Atli Davidsson

Join us!
Postdoctoral, PhD and undergraduate positions available.