Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

106 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6105
Fax 515-294-0105
Email srohr@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • Solid-state NMR characterization of complex materials, inc. nanocomposites, fuel-cell membranes, and thermoelectrics
  • NMR analysis of complex organic matter
  • Dynamics in solid polymers
  • Development of NMR techniques
  • Small-angle scattering simulations of nanostructured materials

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Mainz University / MPI for Polymer Research, Germany, 1991
  • Diploma Physics, Heidelberg & Mainz Universities, Germany, 1989

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1993 - 1994 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, with A. Pines
  • 1992 Project Manager, Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research
  • 1991 - 1992 Staff Scientist, MPI for Polymer Research, laboratory of H. W. Spiess

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2001 John H. Dillon Medal of the Polymer Division of the American Physical Society
  • 2000 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 1996 Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • 1996 Rudolf-Kaiser Prize (German Physical Society)
  • 1993, 1994 Postdoctoral Fellowship (BASF AG & the German National Scholarship Foundation)
  • 1991 Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society
  • 1991 Dieter-Rampacher Prize
  • 1991 Dissertation “summa cum laude”
  • 1989 Diploma “with excellence”

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Hu Y Y; Liu X P; Ma X; Rawal A; Prozorov T; Akinc M; Mallapragada S K; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2011. Biomimetic Self-Assembling Copolymer-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites with the Nanocrystal Size Controlled by Citrate. Chemistry of Materials. 23:2481-2490. abstract
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Kong X Q; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2011. Water-polymer interfacial area in Nafion: Comparison with structural models. Polymer. 52:1971-1974. abstract
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Levin E M; Cook B A; Harringa J L; Bud'ko S L; Venkatasubramanian R; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2011. Analysis of Ce- and Yb-Doped TAGS-85 Materials with Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit. Advanced Functional Materials. 21:441-447. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Rawal A; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2010. Strongly bound citrate stabilizes the apatite nanocrystals in bone. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107:22425-22429. abstract
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Fang X; Mao J; Levin E M; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2009. Nonaromatic Core-Shell Structure of Nanodiamond from Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131:1426-1435. abstract
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Jaworski C M; Tobola J; Levin E M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Heremans J P . 2009. Antimony as an amphoteric dopant in lead telluride. Physical Review B. 80:125208. abstract
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Levin E M; Cook B A; Ahn K; Kanatzidis M G; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2009. Electronic inhomogeneity and Ag:Sb imbalance of Ag1-yPb18Sb1+zTe20 high-performance thermoelectrics elucidated by Te-125 and Pb-207 NMR. Physical Review B. 80:115211. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Yusufoglu Y; Kanapathipillai M; Yang C Y; Wu Y Q; Thiyagarajan P; Deming T; Akinc M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S . 2009. Self-assembled calcium phosphate nanocomposites using block copolypeptide templates. Soft Matter. 5:4311-4320. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Levin E M; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2009. Broadband "Infinite-Speed" Magic-Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131:8390-+. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2009. Effects of L-spin longitudinal quadrupolar relaxation in S{L} heteronuclear recoupling and S-spin magic-angle spinning NMR. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 197:193-207. abstract
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