NMR Personnel

Staff members include one scientist with a doctorate degree and two graduate student teaching assistants.

Thomas G. Smith, Ph.D., NMR director
smit3684@umn.edu

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

Joined facility staff: April 2022

Stephen Dempsey, NMR teaching assistant
demps066@umn.edu

  • Bachelor of Science (chemistry), Augustana College (2016)
  • Master's (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2018)
  • Doctoral candidate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2016-present)

Joined facility staff: January 2020

Michael Harris, NMR teaching assistant
harr3081@umn.edu

  • Bachelor of Arts (chemistry), Bowdoin College (2020)
  • Master's (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2022)
  • Doctoral candidate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2022-present)

Joined facility staff: August 2022

 

NMR Oversight Committee

Professor Thomas Hoye
hoye@umn.edu

 

Lab Alumni

Letitia Yao, Ph.D., NMR director
yaoxx006@umn.edu

  • 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. (part-time), NMR wizard
philson@umn.edu

  • 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