- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
My research centers on the synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization of novel fullerene related materials. I conducted pioneering work in the synthesis and purification of fullerenes. During August 1990 I became the first researcher to synthesize and purify the archetypal fullerene C60 (i.e., to do both) and since then was the first to purify more fullerenes isomers than all other researchers combined; including all 9 known isomers of the third most abundant fullerene C84. To this end I have developed several counters to proper practice HPLC techniques for fullerene purification that are now commonly used in many fullerene research labs throughout the world.