News from the Chair

Prof. Acosta Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Diamond Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Diamond Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Credit: Acosta Lab

Alejandro Manjavacas
Victor Acosta

Professor Victor Acosta has received an NSF CAREER Award for a project entitled "CAREER: Picoliter Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with Diamond Quantum Sensors". 

His technique uses defects in diamond, known as "Nitrogen-Vacancy centers", as quantum sensors that can improve NMR spectroscopy.  It promises to lead to improvements in measuring the molecular make-up of biological samples with single-cell resolution. 

He will also develop a one-week summer or winter school for undergraduates based on the fascinating new area of quantum engineering, with an emphasis on women, minorities, and first-generation students.

Our congratulations to Prof. Acosta!

See the NSF Award Abstract

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of New Mexico
MSC07 4220
210 Yale NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-277-1520 fax