A. J. Shaka

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Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
Ph.D., Oxford University, 1984, Physical Chemistry
B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1980, Chemistry
Phone: (949)824-8509
Fax: (949) 824-8571
Email: ajshaka@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
231 A Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry; Chemistry of Aging; Nuclear Power; Radiochemistry
Academic Distinctions
1980 Rhodes Scholar
1980 NCAA Postgraduate Fellow
1984 Junior Research Fellow
1986 Miller Research Fellow
1988 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator
1988 Beckman Foundation Young Investigator
1992 School of Physical Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award
1993 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow
1994 UCI Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award
1994 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar
1994 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
1994 Rolex Achievement Award
1995 Who's Who Among America's Teachers
2007 Fellow, American Association of Arts and Sciences
2010 Emmy Award, Best Instructional Series (chemistry distance learning, Coastline College)
1984-85, Junior Research Fellow, St. John's College, Oxford (with Ray Freeman)
1985-87, Miller Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (with Alex Pines)
Research Abstract
After a long stint in magnetic resonsnce, our group is now firmly focused on nuclear and radiochemistry, using UCI's TRIGA reactor. Projects include delayed neutron spectroscopy, fission product yields, nuclear database validation and gamma-ray branching ratios, and the "reactor neutrino anomaly" wherein the apparent number of antineutrinos observed from nuclear reactors disagrees with the best theoretical predictions by many standard deviations.
Sensitivity analysis of solutions of the harmonic inversion problem: are all data points created equal?
Celik H, Shaka AJ, Mandelshtam VA.
J. Magn. Reson. (2010) 206, 120-126.
Selective heteronuclear Hartmann-Hahn: a multiple-pulse sequence for selective magnetization transfer in the structural elucidation of "isotagged" oligosaccharides.
Meng X, Nguyen WH, Nowick JS, Shaka AJ.
J. Magn. Reson. (2010) 203, 73-80.
Sensitive, quantitative carbon-13 NMR spectra by mechanical sample translation.
Donovan K, Allen M, Martin RW, Shaka AJ.
J. Magn. Reson. (2009) 197, 237-241.
Enhanced spectral resolution by high-dimensional NMR using the Filter Diagonalization Method and "hidden" dimensions.
Meng X, Nguyen BD, Ridge CD, Shaka AJ.
J. Magn. Reson. (2009) 196, 12-22.
"Ersatz" and "Hybrid" NMR spectral estimates using the Filter Diagonalization Method.
Ridge CD, Shaka AJ.
J. Phys. Chem. A. (2009) 113, 2036-2052.
SOGGY: Solvent-optimized double gradient spectroscopy for water suppression. A comparison with existing techniques.
Nguyen BD, Meng X, Donovan KJ, Shaka AJ.
J. Magn. Reson. (2007) 184, 263-274.
Minimizing the overlap problem in protein NMR: a computational framework for precision amino acid labeling.
Sweredoski MJ, Donovan KJ, Nguyen BD, Shaka AJ, Baldi P.
Bioinformatics (2007) 23, 2829-2835.
"From gene to HSQC in under five hours: high throughput NMR proteomics.
Keppetippola S, Kudlicki W, Nguyen BD, Meng X, Donovan KJ, Shaka AJ.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006) 128, 4508-4509.
Adjustable, broadband, selective excitation with uniform phase.
Cano KE, Smith MA, Shaka AJ.
J. Magn. Reson. 2002, 155, 131-139.
Improved Broadband Inversion Performance for NMR in Liquids.
Smith MA, Hu H, Shaka AJ
J. Magn. Reson. 2001, 151, 269-283.
Broadband proton decoupling for in vivo brain spectroscopy in humans.
Barker PB, Golay X, Artemov D, Ouwerkerk R, Smith MA, Shaka AJ.
Mag. Res. Med. 2001, 45, 226232.
Professional Societies
American Chemical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Nuclear Society
Nuclear Energy Institute
Nuclear Advocacy Network
Thorium Energy Alliance
Other Experience
UCI Nuclear Reactor Facility 2011—2017
Graduate Programs
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