Alexander Benjamin Barnes
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)|
Whitman College (BS)
|Known for||innovations in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance|
|Awards||2019 Varian Young Investigator Award|
2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Washington University in St. Louis
|Doctoral advisor||Robert G. Griffin|
Alexander Barnes earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry in 2003 from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. After earning his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under advisor Robert G. Griffin, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University. He was an assistant chemistry professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis from 2012-2019, and is presently a Full Professor of Solid State NMR Spectroscopy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich.
Barnes specializes in developing hardware for the interrogation of chemical structures using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Some of his most notable innovations include the use of spherical sample containers instead of cylindrical ones, frequency-agile gyrotrons for use in dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR experiments, and improving the signal-to-noise ratio of NMR experiments by operation at liquid helium temperatures.
- "Alexander Barnes CV" (PDF).
- "Alexander Barnes WUSTL Website".
- "11 professors appointed at ETH Zurich".
- "Magic angle spinning spheres".
- "Frequency-agile gyrotron for electron decoupling and pulsed dynamic nuclear polarization" (PDF).
- "Electron decoupling with cross polarization and dynamic nuclear polarization below 6 K".
- "2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards".
- "Chemist Barnes receives teacher-scholar award".
- "Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference".
- "VARIAN YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD AT ENC".
- "Conference Program ENC 2019".