Dr. Jeffrey Yarger

Science Advisory Board Member

Dr. Yarger is Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics at Arizona State University (ASU) and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) at ASU.

Prof. Jeff Yarger's research program is interested in understanding the role that local structure and dynamics plays in controlling the physical and mechanical properties of a wide range of technologically and biologically important, but disordered, materials. Systems currently under investigation include spider silk fibers and biopolymers, protein clusters, polyamorphic materials, nano-particles and quantum dots, battery and fuel cell materials, and most recently diabetes related research. Most of this research is highly interdisciplinary and many projects involve collaborations with the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and with other faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics and Molecular Biology. Central to ongoing research is the use and development of solid-state NMR and MRI techniques applied to elucidate local structure and dynamics in disordered materials.

Dr. Yarger received a Ph.D from Arizona State University.

Dr. Yargers's biography can be found at: ASU Yarger