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2021 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Magnetic Resonance

Dr. Songi Han received her Doctoral Degree in Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany, in 2001. She pursued her postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany sponsored by the Max-Planck Fellowship and the University of California Berkeley sponsored by the Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Han joined the faculty at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2004, received tenure in 2010 and was promoted to full professor in 2012. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCSB. She is a recipient of the 2004 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, the 2007 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, the 2008 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the 2010 Dreyfus-Teacher Scholar Award, the 2011 NIH Innovator Award and the 2015 Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Most recently, Dr. Han was awarded the BPS Innovation Award of 2018, and was elected fellow of the ISMAR, joining a distinguished international group of scientists contributing to advances in magnetic resonance. She also was elected the President of the International EPR Society effective 2021. The Han lab is pushing the frontier of electron and nuclear spin magnetic resonance instrumentation and concepts in dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) amplified nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), together with precise manipulation of electron and nuclear spin probes located on biomolecular and materials surfaces, to uncover their structure, the design rules for molecular recognition, and the surface structuring and dynamics of hydration water.