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Dr Marina Carravetta PhD, Fellow of the HEA

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Associate Professor

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Dr Marina Carravetta is Royal Society University Research Fellow within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.



Dr Marina Carravetta is an University Research Fellow in the Magnetic Resonance area in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, since 2007. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Southampton. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Stockholm (Sweden) in 2003 and completed her undergraduate studies in University of Calabria (Italy) with honours.

Marina's area of speciality is NMR, where she has a long track record of contributions in the areas of methodology developments (including symmetry based R sequences, singlet state NMR, nitrogen-14 detection, spin counting methods to name a few) as well as in the applications of solid state NMR to Materials Science, with particular focus on NMR on high-temperature superconductors and catalytic studies.

Marina was awarded the BRSG-NMRDG Annual Prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance by an Early Career Researcher in 2011 and the Ernst Award in 2004.

Marina is Chair of the Chemistry Equality and Diversity Committee (previously known as Athena SWAN).

Marina is the Treasurer and Secretary of the Institute of Physics magnetic resonance division (known as BRSG) and she has recently joined the editorial team for eMagRes, the Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance.







Research interests

The Carravetta research groups main field of research is magic angle spinning (MAS) solid state NMR, with applications to superconductors and materials, with special attention to catalysis.
Our group is involved in the development of new experimental and computational approaches for the use of nitrogen-14 NMR in model systems and biological samples.
Our research collaborates on multi-disciplinary reseach on endofullerene materials using NMR, IR and INS.

Research keywords
Solid state NMR; MAS NMR; Nitrogen-14 NMR; Cryogenic NMR; HTS superconductors; Endofullerenes; NMR and Catalysis


Currently funded projects

Cryogenic NMR on static and rotating superconductors (University Research Fellowship, Royal Society)

High Resolution Solid State Nitrogen-14 NMR (EPSRC)


MPhil/PhD Research

Mr James Jarvis, Dr Phil Williamson and M.C, UoS matching funding.

Mr Richard Bounds, M.C., UoS funding

Ms Emma Withers, M.C. UoS funding

Research group

Magnetic Resonance

Research project(s)

Carravetta: Solid state NMR under cryogenic conditions

Chair of Equality and Diversity Chemistry group, Southampton.

Member of Chemistry Policy and Resource Committee, as Equality and Diversity representative.

Member of WiSET group, Southampton.

Secretary and Treasurer of BRSG committee (Institute of Physics group related to magnetic resonance)



Key Publications


Book Chapters

Lecturer for CHEM2013 and for the Mathematics part of CHEM1033.

Undergraduate project supervision.

Undergraduate tutor.



Dr Marina Carravetta
Chemistry University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:27/3047

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