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Kevin Ray

I am a final year physics undergraduate student at the University of Warwick. I am working in the DNP @ Warwick group with Ben Tendler on our final year MPhys project, under the supervision of Dr. Gavin Morley.

This project focuses on developing the equipment to efficiently transfer electron spin polarization to nuclear spins, allowing a wide range of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements that would not otherwise be possible. In particular, we will develop the instrumentation for and measure the electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) of N@C60 molecules to study ENDOR-DNP. At the moment we are optimising the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) signal from the N@C60 molecules.

In the course of completing this project, Ben and I have written a tutorial for the operation of the Bruker E680 EPR spectrometer and the associated Xepr software. This document is a work in progress and will be uploaded shortly.

Previous Research Experience

I spent the most recent summer vacation working on two research projects as part of the University of Warwick's Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme.

In the first project, titled “Developing a Protocol for High-Resolution MRI Data Analysis” I worked as a part of the Trace Metal Imaging group in the Biomedical Engineering department. My work involved analysing MRI images of human brain using various software packages and evaluating their suitability, accuracy and precision. The second project, “Investigating the effect of surface topography on cell behaviour”, was focused on the fabrication of silicon wafers which were sent to collaborators for the cell-study.

Posters were produced for both projects:

(PDF Document) Developing a Protocol for High Resolution MRI Data Analysis

(PDF Document) Investigating the effect of surface topography on cell behaviour

Kevin Ray

E-mail: k dot ray at warwick dot ac dot uk