Sophia E. Hayes

Sophia Hayes
Sophia E. Hayes

Professor, Chemistry

The goal of ​Professor Hayes' research group is a basic understanding of the structure and properties of different types of inorganic systems, including semiconductors and other optically and electronically active materials.

Physical inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; solid-state NMR; magnetic resonance; Optically-pumped NMR (OPNMR); semiconductors; quantum wells; magneto-optical spectroscopy; Quadrupolar NMR of thin films and tridecameric metal hydroxide clusters and thin films; Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); CO2 geosequestration; CO2 capture; in situ NMR; metal carbonate formation Selected Publications: Sesti, Erika L.; Wheeler, Dustin D.; Saha, Dipta; Sanders, Gary; *Hayes, Sophia E.; Stanton, Christopher J. “Assignments of transitions in the OPNMR of GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells on a bulk GaAs substrate” Phys Rev. B 2014.90, 125301/1-9. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.125301. Sesti, Erika L.; Worthoff, Wieland; Wheeler, Dustin D.; Suter, Dieter; *Hayes, Sophia E. “Magnetic Field Dependence of the Light Hole-to-Conduction Band Transition in GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells from Optically-Pumped NMR and Hanle Curve Measurements” J. Magn Reson. 2014, 246, 130-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2014.07.001 Ma, Zayd; Wentz, Katherine M.; Hammann, Blake; Chang, I-Ya; Kamunde-Devonish, Maisha; Cheong, Paul; Johnson, Darren; Terskikh, Victor; *Hayes, Sophia E. “Solid-state 69Ga and 71Ga NMR study of the nanoscale inorganic cluster [Ga13(μ3-OH)6(μ2-OH)18(H2O)24](NO3)15” Chem Mater. 2014, 26, 4978-4983. doi: 10.1021/cm501862u Surface, J. Andrew; Skemer, Philip; *Hayes, Sophia E.; *Conradi, Mark S. "In Situ Measurement of Magnesium Carbonate Formation from CO2 Using Static High-Pressure and -Temperature 13C NMR" Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47, 119-125. doi: 10.1021/es301287n *Hayes, Sophia E.; Mui, S.; Ramaswamy, K. "Optically pumped nuclear magnetic resonance of semiconductors," J. Chem. Phys. 2008. 128, 052203/1-17. doi: 10.1063/1.2823131 Ramaswamy, K.; Tulsky, E.G.; Long, J.R.; Kao, J. L.-F.; *Hayes, S.E. "Determination of 77Se-77Se and 77Se-13C J-coupling Parameters for the Selenocyanide Clusters [Re5OsSe8(CN)6]3- and [Re4Os2Se8(CN)6]2-" Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 1177-1186. doi:10.1021/ic061571g Awards 2015, St. Louis Award, American Chemical Society 2011, Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Magnetic Resonance 2009, Regitze R. Vold Memorial Prize 2007-2009, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 2004, Washington University Graduate Student Senate Special Recognition for Excellence in Mentoring 2003, NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award 2001, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics, University of Dortmund, Germany 1998-2000, Directorate Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1999, Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate Award, Lawrence Livermore National Lab