George Mason University

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory


People

Current Research Group

  • Ayse Marasli: Open environment nuclear quadrupole magnetic resonance detection via quantum magnetometers. Postodoctoral fellow. Started September 2023.
  • Jaafar Ansari: Calculations to Signals: First-Principles Electric Field Gradient Calculations for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Graduate student. Advanced to candidacy December 2022.
  • Ritik Modi: Zero-field NMR measurements of iron-based superconductors. Second year PhD student.
  • Cicely Motamedi: Tuning an atomic magnetometer in unshielded environments. Undergraduate.
  • Samuel Molseed: Compensating for transverse components of Earth's field in atomic magnetometer. Undergraduate.
  • Graduate students awarded PhD in Physics

  • Robert Cooper, Topic: ADVANCING RF QUANTUM GRADIOMETERS, December 2022. Current position: Postdoc in the Quantum Optics Group at the Naval Research Laboratory.
  • Michael Malone, Topic: Pulsed Spin Locking In Spin-1 NQR: Broadening Mechanisms, July 2013. Current Position: Scientist at LosAlamos National Laboratory.
  • Orang Alem: Spin-damping in an ultra-sensitive tunable RF atomic magnetometer, July 2011. Current position: Founder of FieldLine, Inc. FieldLine, Inc.
  • David Prescott: Nuclear quadrupole spin dynamics: How weak RF pulses and double-resonance cross relaxation contribute to explosives detection, May 2010. Current position: Retired from being a GMU Research Professor. Note: David was the first GMU student to graduate with his PhD in Physics.
  • Past Masters Students

  • Garrett Lee, Topic: Unshielded detection of NQR with RF atomic magnetometer array , supervised 2018-2020, both as a master's student and the as a post-graduate researcher. Currently a law student at The George Washington University Law School.
  • Adam Conovaloff, Topic: Tunable RF atomic gradiometer, supervised Sept. 2012 - August 2013.
  • Scott Watson, Topic: Magnetometer system with positive feedback, supervised Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2011. Graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Jan. 2012.
  • Melany McGillvray, Topic: Rapid decay in off-resonant pulsed spin-locking in NQR, supervised Sept. 2007- Jan. 2008. Switched to Masters in Health Physics at Georgetown University and graduated in May 2011.
  • Jaysen Stokes, Topic: Measurement of N-N distances in a solid using nuclear quadrupole resonance, supervised Sept. 2006 - May 2007. Graduated with a Masters of Science degree in May 2010.
  • Swapnonil Banerjee, Topic: Noise sources in an RF magnetometer, supervised Jan. 2005 - Jan. 2006. Graduated with a Masters of Science degree in May 2006.
  • Chris Tourigny, Topic: Low-field effects in nuclear quadrupole resonance, supervised June 2003 - Dec. 2004. Graduated with a Masters of Science degree in May 2005. Currently a Electronics Engineer at the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Sheldon Soon, Topic: Magnetization of spin-1 NQR system using probability density and interaction representation, supervised Jan. 2003 - Aug. 2003. Graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Aug. 2005. Currently a professor at NOVA.
  • Kristen Adams, Topic: Spin-dynamics in nuclear quadrupole resonance under the effects of very weak radio-frequency pulses, Masters of Science student supervised Summer 2003.

    Past Undergraduate Students

  • Daniel Heilman, Topic: Large-scale, Multi-pass, Two-chamber RF Atomic Magnetometer, Graduated December 2023 with a Bachelor of Science.
  • Darwin Quiroz, Topic: Interleaved detection of NQR signals with NQR, Graduated 2022. Curerently a graduate student at the University of Colorado.
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Topic: Creation of homogenous magnetic fields for optically-pumped magnetometers, Graduated 2021. Currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado.
  • Rich Moraski, Topic: Broad-band excitation of an Adiabatic-fast-passage coil, supervised Spring 2016. Graduate with his PhD in physics from the University of Oregon, November 2022
  • Andrew Hornstra, Topic: Sudden and Adiabatic Excitation of a Quantum System, Undergraduate Student Research Program intern, Spring 2017.
  • Garrett Lee, Topic: Design and construction of a broadband probe to do magnetic resonance in zero field, supervised Spring 2016, Undergraduate Student Research Program intern. Currently a law student at The George Washington University Law School.
  • Peter Matz, Topic: Unshielded RF atomic array, supervised Aug. 2014 - May 2015. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Aug. 2015.
  • David Keder, Topic: Unshielded RF atomic gradiometer, supervised May 2013 - August 2014. Undergraduate Student Research Program intern, Spring 2014. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, May 2014. Currently a Physics PhD student at University of Virginia.
  • Adam Conovaloff, Topic: Tunable RF atomic gradiometer, supervised Jan. 2012 - August 2012. Note: Veteran and a non-degree student.
  • Garrick Suemith, Topic: Measuring the magnetic field gradient of an explosive in the presence of an interfering source, Undergraduate Student Research Program intern, Fall 2012.
  • Scott Douglass, Topic: Temperature dependence of cross-relaxation during magnetic/quadrupole double-resonance, Jan. - Aug. 2010. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, May 2010.
  • Philip Naudus, Topic: Effects of inhomogeneity in spin-damping of an atomic magnetometer, Sept 2008 - May 2009. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, May 2010.
  • Laura Cawthron, Topic: The effect of non-ideal pulses on spin-echoes in magnetic resonance, Summer 2008. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, May 2008.
  • Edward Lippert, Topic: Study of line-broadening mechanisms in NQR samples, Summer 2007.
  • Oscar Olmedo, Topic: Larmor double-resonance experiment in nuclear quadrupole resonance, June 2003 - June 2004. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, January 2004.
  • Chris Tourigny, Constructed a nuclear quadrupole resonance probe and measured the first NQR signal at GMU. Topic: The construction of a nuclear quadrupole resonance apparatus, Spring 2003. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, May 2003.

  • Last updated: March 3, 2024