George Mason University

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Research Projects

Current Grants

  • K.L. Sauer Quantum magnetometers for rapid identification of resonance frequencies in explosives, pharmaceuticals, and other substances, National Science Foundation (award #1711118) , 2017-2020.
  • K.L. Sauer (GMU) and Mike Romalis (Princeton) Robust interference rejection in the NQR detection of explosives: the next generation atomic magnetometer and magnetometer array design, US Army: Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (MTEQ: #W909MY-12-D0008/0024), 2017-2020.

Past Grants

  • K.L. Sauer (GMU) and Brian Mark (GMU), Quantum magnetometer arrays for unshielded detection of explosives, GMU College of Science and Volgenau School of Engineering Seed Award, 2016-2017.
  • K.L. Sauer, Broadband search for NQR lines using atomic magnetometers, NIITEK, 2015
  • K.L. Sauer (subcontractor) to NIITEK, Jeff Okamitsu (PI), RF Atomic Magnetometers Enabling Breakthrough NQR Detection Of Explosives , DARPA Contract No. HR0011-13-C-0058, 2013-2015
  • K.L. Sauer, Pushing Low-field Magnetic Resonance to the Limit, Early Faculty CAREER Award from National Science Foundation, 2006-2012.
  • K.L. Sauer (GMU) and M.V. Romalis (Princeton), Collaborative Research: EXP-SA: Quantum magnetometer for detection of explosives with nuclear quadrupole resonance, National Science Foundation, 2007-2011.
  • K.L. Sauer (GMU) and M.V. Romalis (Princeton), Detecting Explosives with an NQR Integrated Magnetometer (DENIM), BAA Award from Naval Research Laboratory and DoD, Combating Terrorism Technology Task Force, 2005-2007.
  • K.L. Sauer, ADVANCE Fellowship from Increasing the Participation of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, National Science Foundation, 2002-2006.
  • K.L. Sauer, Double resonance in nuclear quadrupole resonance , Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2003-2004.


  • K.L. Sauer, An Optically-Pumped Nuclear Spin Polarizer for NMR of Ultrathin Semiconductor Alloys funded by the Naval Research Laboratory under Code 6122. 2008-2015.
  • K.L. Sauer, Improving the detection of explosives through the use of nuclear quadrupole resonance funded by the Naval Research Laboratory under Code 6122. 2002-2008.

Last updated: 11/1/2019