Alisa Leavesley

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact Phone

(805) 893-2792

Office Location

PSBN 4623C



Alisa’s research focuses on the interface of EPR, NMR, and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). She is working on hardware development for static DNP at high magnetic fields as well as doing mechanistic studies to better understand how static DNP is influenced by the electron environment and experimental conditions. These findings can then be used to optimize nuclear signals for materials and biological studies.


  • 2009 - 2013: B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude, James Madison University.
  • 2013 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)




  • 2009: Research Assistant, University of Virginia
  • 2011: IREU Summer Research Intern, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2012: Amgen Scholar, University of California - Berkeley (with Fischer Group).


  • 2014: CSP Technologies Fellowship, University of California - Santa Barbara.