NMR Personnel

Staff members include two scientists with doctorate degrees and two graduate student teaching assistants.

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

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

Stephen Dempsey, NMR teaching assistant
demps066@umn.edu

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

Joined facility staff: January 2020

Connor Frye, NMR teaching assistant
frye0048@umn.edu

  • Bachelor of Science (chemistry), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga¬†(2018)
  • Doctorate candidate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2018-present)

Joined facility staff: January 2021

NMR Oversight Committee
Professor Thomas Hoye
hoye@umn.edu