Richardson, Texas (September 14, 2017)--Today is a historic day for the Lumata research group at UT Dallas: Peter Niedbalski became the first grad student in my relatively new group to earn a doctorate in physics after he successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Mechanisms and Optimization Methods of 13C Dynamic Nuclear Polarization". Peter's research is regarding a physics technique that amplifies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals by >10,000-fold. He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to do neonatal pulmonary MRI. Congrats Peter and make us proud at Cincinnati!
Fort Worth, Texas--Graduate students from the Lumata group (Peter Niedbalski, Christopher Parish, Qing Wang) have presented their research projects at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in miniature at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX last April 29, 2017. Peter Niedbalski garnered 3rd place in best student presentation in the physical chemistry category. Great job guys!
Richardson, TX--Lumata lab undergraduate member Alan Zanders presented a research poster on his work on contrast-enhanced MRI at earth's magnetic field at the UT Dallas Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium at the UTD Visitor's Center Atrium. UTD awarded Alan a total a support of $800 for this undergraduate research work. Great job Alan!
Hilton Garden Inn, Richardson, TX--The UTD Physics Faculty and Staff held their annual physics retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richardson, TX last April 7, 2017.
Pacific Grove, CA--Graduate students from the Lumata group Peter Niedbalski, Christopher Parish, and Qing Wang attended the 58th Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) held in Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California on March 26-31, 2017. The group presented 6 posters regrading their research works in hyperpolarization. Grad student Chris Parish received the ENC Student Travel stipend award.
Lab PI gave a lecture talk on the "Basic Principles of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization" at the Symposium and Training XXIV: Dynamic Imaging of Metabolism in Health and Disease, held at utsw on feb. 1-2, 2017.
Dr. Andhika Kiswandhi, my first postdoc and my right hand in the lab, and the lead builder of two homebuilt DNP hyperpolarizers, is wrapping up his 2-year stint at UT Dallas. Recently awarded with the highly-competitive JSPS fellowship grant, he is taking his next research adventure at the historic and renowned Kyoto University in Japan. Goodluck to your next research adventure Andhika, we wish you all the best!
Lloyd Lumata gives a talk at the 47th Winter Colloquium on Physics of Quantum Electronics in Snowbird, Utah
Lumata lab Ph.D. students Peter Niedbalski and Christopher Parish were both awarded with the UTD Physics Department's Margie Renfrow travel scholarship. The award carries a monetary assistance of $350 for each awardee to help support travels to scientific meetings. Great job, team!