Joint OSE and Chemistry Seminar by Dr. Joshua Damron on NMR Applications in Chemical Science: Fueling Future Material Design with Spectroscopy

Departmental News

OSA Capitol Hill Visit

Posted: April 12, 2022

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Time:  11 AM - 12 PM

Location:  at PAIS, Rm. 1100


This talk with will highlight research done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the chemical sciences division on basic and applied materials through the lens of NMR spectroscopy. Examples will include ligand design for separation science where ligand characterization, guest-host interactions, and transport phenomena were explored. In addition, research regarding bio-derived composite materials for future classes of polymers will be presented. Both cases present challenges with regards to characterization that are suited for advanced NMR applications. Examples of diffusion experiments, 13C solid-state dynamics experiments, and static 1H based NMR methodologies proved useful to gain insights into these systems. A discussion of the basic spectroscopic implications and future directions that arose from this work will be discussed, highlighting the natural synergies between applications and NMR development.  


Joshua Damron received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2018 under Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy where he studied advanced solid-state NMR methodology. He then did a postdoctoral fellowship under Victor Acosta at University of New Mexico in optically detected NMR spectroscopy before moving to Oak Ridge National Laboratory as an NMR R&D associate in the chemical sciences division.