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User Executive Committee: Organizational Chart

Click each photo for the committee member's contact info, position, and area(s) of research interest.








Below is the contact information for the Magnet Lab User Committee’s Executive Sub-committee.

You can see contact info for every user facility's entire advisory committee here.

The entire archive of User Committee meeting and reports are downloadable at the same link.


Representing the DC/Pulse/High B/T Advisory Committee

Madalina Furis, Chair
University of Vermont
Physics Department
82 University Place
A405 Cook Hall
Burlington VT 05405
Phone: 802- 656-5177
Fax: 802-656-0817
Research Interests: Optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures, such as CdSe colloidal quantum dots, in the presence of very high magnetic fields. Currently performing magneto-optical spectroscopy studies of spin polarized electron dynamics in semiconductors and optical Kerr effect measurements of ferromagnetic nano structures.
Term: 1/2015-12/2017

Sara Haravifard, Vice Chair, General Field Facilities
Duke University
Department of Physics
120 Science Dr. , Physics Building BOX# 90305
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-613-6821
Research Interests: Design, synthesis and characterization of novel correlated electron spin system and quantum magnets. Single crystal growth using Bridgman furnace and floating zone image furnace. X-ray and Neutron scattering studies of emergent quantum phenomena in model quantum spin systems, particularly in geometrically frustrated magnets, spin dimer compounds, and unconventional superconductors. Experiments at the NHMFL have been focused on field- and pressure-induced phase transitions at ultra-low temperatures, utilizing innovative techniques in order to unveil the underlying physics of quantum critical phenomena.
Term: 1/2017-12/2019

Representing the EMR Advisory Committee

Dane R. McCamey, Vice Chair for Resonance Facilities
The University of New South Wales
School of Physics
Sydney 2052, Australia
Phone: 61 2 9385 5866
Fax: 61 2 9385 6060
Research Interests: Development of Advanced Spin Resonance Techniques, Spins in Organic Semiconductors, Room Temperature Quantum Systems, Advanced Spectroscopy of Solar Materials, Application of Spin Control Techniques in Other Fields
Term: 7/2014-12/2017

Representing the ICR Advisory Committee

Jonathan Amster
University of Georgia
Department of Chemistry
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-2001
Fax: 706-542-9454
Research Interests: Development of new FT-ICR techniques for the analysis of biological and synthetic macromolecules using laser desorption and electrospray ionization.
Term Ending: 12/2018

Representing the NMR/MRIs Advisory Sub-Committee

Ed Chekmenev
Vanderbilt University
Department of Radiology and the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
E-mail: eduard.chekmenev@Vanderbilt.Edu
Term: 9/1/2014-12/2018

Len Mueller
UC Riverside
Department of Chemistry
Term: 9/1/2014-12/2017

Representing the PFF Advisory Sub-Committee

Jamie Manson
Eastern Washington University
Science Building, SCI 202A
Cheney, WA 99004
Phone: 509-359-2878
Research Interest: Jamie Manson's research involves design, synthesis and detailed characterization of novel molecule-based quantum magnets that present interesting properties. Coordination chemistry and the self-assembly of 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional polymeric networks that feature strong hydrogen bonds. He conducts x-ray studies of new magnets to understand the structure/property relationships.
Term: 1/2016-12/2018