Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS-MS IISER Mohali India; PhD Aarhus University, Denmark
Research Areas: Nuclear and Electron Magnetic Resonance, Photochemistry, Quantum Materials, Spin Physics
Dr. Asif Equbal received a BS-MS integrated degree from IISER Mohali, India, in 2013 and a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Institute of Nanoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2016. As a postdoctoral fellow, he conducted research at UC Santa Barbara, California (2017-21) and Northwestern University, Chicago (2021-22).
Dr. Equbal's research interests are interdisciplinary. Currently, he is focused on the development of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), a technique that can significantly improve the sensitivity of NMR and biomedical imaging. In the long term, he is interested in light-activated spin chemistry and its application in the development of materials for future quantum technologies.
Dr. Equbal was awarded the "John-Weil Young Investigator Award-2022" by the International EPR (ESR) Society for his contribution to the advancement of DNP using EPR. He also received the "Molekylspektroskopiprisen 2017" - the Danish Society for Molecular Spectroscopy award for the best PhD thesis evaluated between 2015 and 2017. He is also a co-founder of Global NMR Discussion Meetings, an online forum for organizing educational seminars and conferences.