Multiscale NMR lab
The research in our group focuses on developing and applying advanced NMR/MRI methods to multi-phase systems, from food products to biological tissues or polymeric networks, with the ultimate goal to deepen our quantitative physico-chemical understanding of such materials under challenging in vivo, in situ, or industrially-relevant conditions. Phenomena of interest encompass micro-to-macroscopic length scales, and include: self-assembly, molecular aggregation, non-Newtonian rheological properties, spatio-temporal flow heterogeneities, bubble growth, phase separation, chemical or diffusive exchange, water retention/transfer, formation/disruption of heterogeneous microstructures, and chemical reactivity.
To maximize the information content of our measurements, we combine spectroscopy, relaxometry, diffusometry, velocimetry and imaging measurements with innovative and robust data processing methods, also in combination with AI methods for big data analysis.
All ongoing projects have both a fundamental and applied character, with exposure to academic and industrial consortia, as well as opportunities for internships.