Albert A. Smith, Ph.D.
Albert Smith did his undegraduate studies at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio with majors in chemistry and mathematics. He joined the research group of Robert Griffin at MIT for his Ph.D., where he studied dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). There he developed both models of electron-nuclear polarization transfer, and also instruments to measure DNP mechanisms. He joined the lab of Beat Meier at ETH-Zürich for a post-doc, in order to study protein dynamics using relaxation in NMR. Currently, he is establishing a research program at the University of Leipzig, to develop improved models of dynamics in biomolecules and methods of joint analysis of NMR relaxation data and molecular dynamics simulations.