Gregory S. Boutis
Location: 2157 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2873
Email: Gregory S. Boutis's Web site
Gregory Boutis focused much of his effort in his early career investigating spin diffusion in solids. Spin diffusion is the spatial transport of spin coherence driven by the flip-flop term of the dipolar Hamiltonian. The main outcome of this work was a measurement of the spin diffusion rate of a correlated spin state in a homogeneous solid. The project drew heavily from an experimental coherent control scheme termed Average Hamiltonian Theory, developed by J.S. Waugh and coworkers in the late 1960s. This area of research is a continued effort in Boutis's laboratory using both experimental NMR and theoretical methods. A second major project focuses on investigating functional properties of elastin and other biopolymers (such as spider silks) using NMR. His lab uses a variety of unconventional experimental techniques for this work, which has often resulted in development of hardware that is not commercially available.