Mark D Lingwood


School of Science » Chemistry
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Brousseau Hall - 328

Phone: (925) 631-8010


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, June 2010
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Washington, June 2005

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Chem 10, General Chemistry Lecture
  • Chem 11, General Chemistry Lab
  • Chem 110, Special Topics
  • Chem 8, General Chemistry Lecture
  • Chem 9, General Chemistry Lab
  • London: History of Science (Jan Term Travel)


  • Y. Chen*, M.D. Lingwood*, M. Goswami, B.E. Kidd, J.J. Hernandez, M. Rosenthal, D.A. Ivanov, J. Perlich, H. Zhang, X. Zhu, M. Möller, L.A. Madsen, “Humidity-modulated phase control and nanoscopic transport in supramolecular assemblies”  J. Phys. Chem. B 118 (2014) 3207−3217.      *Co-first authors

  • B.E. Kidd, M.D. Lingwood, M. Lee, H.W. Gibson, L.A. Madsen, “Cation and anion transport in a dicationic imidazolium-based plastic crystal ion conductor”  J. Phys. Chem. B 118 (2014) 2176−2185.

  • M.D. Lingwood, Z. Zhang, B.E. Kidd, K.B. McCreary, J. Hou and L.A. Madsen,  “Unraveling the local energetics of transport in a polymer ion conductor”  Chem. Commun. 49 (2013) 4283−4285.

  • D.W. Shin, S.Y. Lee, C.H. Lee, K.-S. Lee, C.H. Park, J.E. McGrath, M.Q. Zhang, R.B. Moore, M.D. Lingwood, L.A. Madsen, Y.T. Kim, I. Hwang, Y.M. Lee, “Sulfonated poly(arylene sulfide sulfone nitrile) multiblock copolymers with ordered morphology for proton exchange membranes”  Macromolecules 46 (2013) 7797–7804.

  • M.D. Lingwood, T.A. Siaw, N. Sailasuta, O.A. Abulseoud, H.R. Chan, B.D. Ross, P. Bhattacharya, S. Han,  “Hyperpolarized water as an MR imaging contrast agent: Feasibility of in vivo imaging in a rat model”  Radiology 265 (2012) 418–425.

  • M.D. Lingwood, A.J. Sederman, M.D. Mantle, L.F. Gladden, S. Han,  “Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization amplification of NMR flow imaging”  J. Magn. Reson. 216 (2012) 94–100.

  • M.D. Lingwood, S. Han,  “Solution-state dynamic nuclear polarization”  Ann. Repts. NMR Spectrosc. 73 (2011) 83–126. 

  • M.D. Lingwood, T.A. Siaw, N. Sailasuta, B.D. Ross, P. Bhattacharya, S. Han,  “Continuous flow Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization of water in the fringe field of a clinical magnetic resonance imaging system for authentic image contrast”  J. Magn. Reson. 205 (2010) 247–254.

  • M.D. Lingwood, I.A. Ivanov*, A.R. Cote*, S. Han,  “Heisenberg spin exchange effects of nitroxide radicals on Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization in the low field limit at 1.5 mT”  J. Magn. Reson. 204 (2010) 56–63. 

  • M.D. Lingwood, S. Han,  “Dynamic nuclear polarization of 13C in aqueous solutions under ambient conditions”  J. Magn. Reson. 201 (2009) 137–145.

  • B.D. Armstrong, M.D. Lingwood, E.R. McCarney, E.R. Brown, P. Blümler, S. Han,  “Portable X-band system for solution state dynamic nuclear polarization”  J. Magn. Reson. 191 (2008) 273–281.

  • E.R. McCarney, B.D. Armstrong, M.D. Lingwood, S. Han,  “Hyperpolarized water as an authentic magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent”  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 104 (2007) 1754–1759.


Scholarly Interests: 


  • Analyzing materials with high-field NMR

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful technique that can investigate many properties such as molecular diffusion, aggregation, and interactions. Overall, I am interested in using NMR to investigate the dynamics, interactions, and aggregation behavior of soft matter such as surfactants and polymers. Currently, I am collaborating with Dr. Bachofer to measure the sphere-to-rod transition and other aggregation properties of gemini surfactants, and have found NMR to be a very useful tool for these studies.


  • Developing new NMR techniques using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

    Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) is an NMR technique where the much greater 'signal' of an unpaired electron is transferred to nuclei, leading to large enhancements in the observed NMR signal. In collaboration with scientists around the world, I am continuing to develop novel uses for DNP in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications. As part of this work I am developing the optimum immobilized radicals for DNP where the water flows through the radical, along with building DNP-NMR equipment to measure the DNP performance of our immobilized radicals.