Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Prof. of Chemistry

Brandeis University

Professor Klaus Schmidt-Rohr's group studies the composition and nanoscale structure of polymer materials, nanocomposites, carbon materials, natural organic matter, and thermoelectric tellurides, using a variety of selective or two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments, many of which were developed by us. We have also introduced new methods for quantitative analysis of scattering data of nanostructured materials.  This dual approach has enabled us to “solve” important aspects of the structure of the Nafion fuel-cell membrane and of the nanocomposite in bone. Based on these structural insights, we strive to understand the materials properties and sometimes propose improved synthesis conditions.