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

Kong X; Wadhwa K; Verkade J G; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2009. Determination of the Structure of a Novel Anion Exchange Fuel Cell Membrane by Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Macromolecules. 42:1659-1664. abstract
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Rawal A; Fang X W; Urman K; Iverson D; Otaigbe J U; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2008. Promotion of the gamma-phase of polyamide 6 in its nanocomposite with phosphate glass. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics. 46:857-860. abstract
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Schmidt-Rohr K; Chen Q . 2008. Parallel cylindrical water nanochannels in Nafion fuel-cell membranes. Nature Materials. 7:75-83. abstract
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Levin E M; Fang X W; Bud'ko S L; Straszheim W E; McCallum R W; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2008. Magnetization and C-13 NMR spin-lattice relaxation of nanodiamond powder. Physical Review B. 77:054418. abstract
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Yusufoglu Y; Hu Y; Kanapathipillai M; Kramer M; Kalay Y E; Thiyagarajan P; Akinc M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S . 2008. Bioinspired synthesis of self-assembled calcium phosphate nanocomposites using block copolymer-peptide conjugates. Journal of Materials Research. 23:3196-3212. abstract
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Kanapathipillai M; Yusufoglu Y; Rawal A; Hu Y Y; Lo C T; Thiyaigarajan P; Kalay Y E; Akinc M; Mallapragada S; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2008. Synthesis and characterization of ionic block copolymer templated calcium phosphate nanocomposites. Chemistry of Materials. 20:5922-5932. abstract
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Rawal A; Wei X; Akinc A; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2008. Dispersion of silicate in tricalcium phosphate elucidated by solid-state NMR. Chemistry of Materials. 20:2583-2591. abstract
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Chen Q; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2007. Backbone dynamics of the Nafion ionomer studied by F-19-C-13 solid-state NMR. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 208:2189-2203. abstract
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Schmidt-Rohr K; Rawal A; Fang X W . 2007. A new NMR method for determining the particle thickness in nanocomposites, using T-2,T-H-selective X{H-1} recoupling. Journal of Chemical Physics. 126:054701. abstract
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Schmidt-Rohr K . 2007. Simulation of small-angle scattering curves by numerical Fourier transformation. Journal of Applied Crystallography. 40:16-25. abstract
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