Biographical Information

Ralph T. Weber, PhD
Senior Applications Scientist
Bruker BioSpin
Billerica, MA, USA

Dr. Ralph Weber started his scientific training at Brown University where he received a B.A in Chemistry and German Literature and Language. He continued his training at the University of Chicago, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry focusing on EPR and ENDOR studies of proteins and lanthanide complexes. Two postdoctoral positions followed. At Leiden University in the Netherlands he studied excited states of molecules using ODMR (Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance) and designed and constructed a high frequency pulse EPR spectrometer. At MIT he studied motional dynamics in lipids via solid state NMR and was one of the original project members to design and construct a DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) spectrometer incorporating a high power gyrotron. He joined Bruker 25 years ago in 1989. He is responsible for much of the documentation for EPR and also offers customer support for pulse, high frequency, and imaging applications. He is currently co-principal investigator on a five year NIH grant to develop pre-clinical EPR imaging technology and to promote its use in the pharmaceutical industry.

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