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

Levin E M; Bud'ko S L; Mao J D; Huang Y; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2007. Effect of magnetic particles on NMR spectra of Murchison meteorite organic matter and a polymer-based model system. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 31:63-71. abstract
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Enlow D; Rawal A; Kanapathipillai M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S; Lo C T; Thiyagarajan P; Akinc M . 2007. Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled block copolymer templated calcium phosphate nanocomposite gels. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 17:1570-1578. abstract
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