The prize is awarded to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance during the opening and prize session of the Euromar congress.
Thach (Cody) Can (PhD ’17), a former member of Professor Robert Guy Griffin‘s research group, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Raymond Andrew Prize. Given annually by The Groupement AMPERE (Atomes et Molécules Par Études Radio-Électriques), the prize is awarded to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance during the opening and prize session of the Euromar congress. Can was awarded the prize in recognition of his thesis, which was entitled “New Methods for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Insulating Solids: The Overhauser Effect and Time Domain Techniques. Can will receive his prize this August at the EUROMAR Congress in Berlin, Germany.
“The years in graduate school at MIT were pivotal for my scientific development,” says Can. “I am humbled to receive this prize. It encourages me as a scientist to keep contributing to the field of DNP/NMR.”
The Groupement AMPERE is an association of scientists active in the fields of Magnetic Resonances, Optics, Dielectrics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as in the development of the related methodologies and technologies. The society started in France 1951 and was incorporated as a European organization in Switzerland in 1956. Although the roots and the basic activities are in Europe, members are from all over the world. Today it is the largest organization in Europe dedicated to promoting Magnetic Resonance in Physics, Chemistry and related fields.
A large fraction of the Griffin Group’s research effort is devoted to the development of new magnetic resonance techniques to study molecular structure and dynamics.