Sophia Hayes, PhD

Professor, Chemistry

We primarily pursue solid-state NMR studies of materials, such as “optically-pumped NMR” of semiconductors (a form of quantum sensing), computation of NMR tensors and predictions of spectra, and research on materials for CO2 capture and sequestration, as well as for hydrogen energy storage and fuels. Much of the work we do is on less-commonly studied NMR species.

Research keywords: Solid-state NMR; Quantum sensing; Materials science

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Not provided.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:I have had 9 postdocs in my group: 3 have become tenure-track professors in Physics and Chemistry, another 3 have had academic research positions (such as research professor positions), 2 work for national labs or the goverment, and 1 is in industry (in pharmaceuticals). All have substantial NMR instrumentation expertise.

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.