Welcome to our magnetic resonance in materials group at New York University, Abu Dhabi. The main motivation of the group is to explore the novel chemistry in materials using SSNMR and dynamic nuclear polarisation-SSNMR as the main tool to understand the structure property relationships. We also work on the methodology development tailored to the need of the material by exploring the landscape of dynamic nuclear polarisation and conventional SSNMR. The materials that we are interested include catalysts, coordination polymers, inorganic oxides, energy storage materials and self assembled supramolecules.
We are a multidisciplinary group of chemists, physicists and material scientists interested in understanding the structure of materials useful in solving energy crisis and environmental related issues.
Brijith Thomas sincerely thank the mentors Prof Huub de Groot (Leiden University, Netherlands), Prof Aaron Rossini (Ames Lab, Iowa, USA) and Prof Michal Leskes (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel).
About Brijith Thomas
Research on energy crisis
The primary focus of my research is in the field of application of solid state NMR to solve the problems associated with the energy crisis. During my Ph.D. (with Prof. Huub de Groot) at Ledien University, Netherlands, we developed a novel methodology to solve the supra molecular structure of the molecule used in artifical photosynthesis using solid state NMR, Electron Nano Crystallography and Quantum Mechanical modelling