NMR Personnel

NMR personnel include one staff scientist and two graduate student teaching assistants.

Photograph of Thomas Smith

Thomas G. Smith, Ph.D., NMR Laboratory Director

  • Bachelor of Science (chemistry), Minnesota State University-Mankato, (2010)
  • Doctorate (chemistry), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2016)

Joined facility staff: April 2022

Michael Harris, NMR teaching assistant
Joined facility staff: August 2022

Victoria (Tori) Tafuri, NMR teaching assistant
Joined facility staff: January 2023

NMR Oversight Committee

Professor Thomas Hoye

Lab Alumni

Letitia Yao, Ph.D., NMR Laboratory Director (retired)

  • Bachelor of Arts (chemistry), College of Wooster (1985-1989)
  • Doctorate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (1989-1995)
  • Post-Doctorate (NMR), University of California, San Francisco (1995-1997)

Joined facility staff: March 1997
Retired: April 2022

Stephen "Steve" Philson, Ph.D., NMR Wizard (retired)

  • Artium Baccalaureus (physics), Washington University, St. Louis (1965-1969)
  • Master of Science, Doctorate (physics), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1969 1977)
  • Post-Doctorate (physiology), University of California, Irvine (1977)
  • Post-Doctorate (NMR), Carnegie-Mellon University (1978-1981)

Joined facility staff: February 1981
Retired: November 2013