The Corzilius Group

About us

We are a research group situated at the seam between the Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ) and the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (PTC) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Our young group has been recently founded within the Emmy Noether framework by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Dr. Björn Corzilius

Our research is focused towards Solid-State Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP): the development of new methods within this field, and their application towards biomolecular problems. The impressive collection of state-of-the-art magnetic resonance instrumentation we have access to at BMRZ as well as the highly collaborative environment within BMRZ and PTC aids us to achieve these goals.

Feel free to browse our site, take a look at our research projects, or contact us to learn more about us. We are always looking for talented and motivated PhD students and postdocs, so do not hesitate to check our job offers and send your applications!


April 2018

Johannes Wittmann's article Electron-driven spin diffusion supports crossing the diffusion barrier in MAS DNP has been published in PCCP.

March 2018

Monu Kaushik has successfully defended her Ph.D. with her thesis Metal ions as novel polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced NMR spectroscopy. Congratulation, Dr. Kaushik!

February 2018

Johannes Wittmann's article High-precision measurement of the electron spin g factor of trapped atomic nitrogen in the endohedral fullerene N@C60 has been accepted for publication in JMR.

October 2017

Victoria Aladin has successfully completed her Master's thesis and will start working on her PhD project in our group.

September 2017

Monu Kaushik has received the Ernst Award at the German Magnetic Resonance Meeting in Bayreuth under the auspices of the GDCh for her publication Bis-Gadolinium Complexes for Solid Effect and Cross Effect Dynamic Nuclear Polarization.

Björn Corzilius has been honored with the Regitze R. Vold Memorial Lecture Prize at the 10th Alpine Conference of Solid-State NMR.

July 2017

Our review article Dynamic nuclear polarization for sensitivity enhancement in modern solid-state NMR has just been published in Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy!

Emmy Noether Program