Song-I Han received her Doctoral Degree in Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) from Aachen University of Technology, Germany, in 2001. She was awarded with the first Raymond Andrew Prize of the Ampere Society for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance. She pursued her postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley under the sponsorship of the Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Han joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB in 2004. The key aspect of her research interest is the development of a technique called DNP-NMR, which will transform the most information rich spectroscopic technique NMR into a fast spectroscopic method. The DNP principle uses highly populated unpaired electron spins, which signal is effectively translated into NMR signal, so that the nucleus of choice in the molecule or material of interest is polarized to deliver several orders of magnitude sensitivity gain. This makes “real-time” monitoring of atomic details of biochemical processes such as protein folding, polymerization reactions and aggregation feasible.
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