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Dr Marina Carravetta PhD, Fellow of the HEA

Associate Professor

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Dr Marina Carravetta is Associate Professor within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

Dr Marina Carravetta is Associate Professor in the Magnetic Resonance area in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, since 2016 and was previously a Royal Society University Research Fellow 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 catalytic studies and operando NMR.

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 the Deputy Director of Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Graduate school, Doctoral Program Director of the Chemistry Postgraduate school, senior PGR tutor, member of the special consideration board for our faculty PGR students, member of the Chemistry ED&I committee and of the Chemistry appeal officers.

Marina is member of the Institute of Physics magnetic resonance steering group (known as BRSG).

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

Dr Marina Carravetta is Associate Professor within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

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Lecturer for CHEM2013 Atomic and Molecular Interactions

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 NNN: 27/3047

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