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The Degen Lab

Nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
Spin physics and Nanomechanics

Christian Degen

Principal investigator

Phone: 617-452-3882

Christian Degen, born 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland, received a diploma in physics from the ETH Zurich in 2001 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the same institution. His doctorate, carried out under the advisement of Prof. Beat H. Meier, included the development of solid-state NMR spectroscopy and its application to study fundamental phenomena in spin physics. In 2006 he then joined the team of Dan Rugar at the IBM Almaden Research Center working on ultrasensitive force detection and nanoscale MRI imaging.

In September of 2009, Christian Degen was appointed tenure track assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently setting up a lab that will apply ultrasensitive magnetic resonance techniques to solve problems in areas ranging from structural biology to the fundamental physic of spins at the nanometer scale.

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