BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (updated April 2008)



Natalie Louise Adolphi



Scientist, New Mexico Resonance







Augustana College, Rock Island IL




Washington University in St. Louis




Washington University in St. Louis



Physics, NMR



A. Positions and Honors.


Positions and Employment

2003-present       Scientist, New Mexico Resonance, Albuquerque NM

2001-2003           Associate Professor of Physics, Knox College, Galesburg IL

1995-2001           Assistant Professor of Physics, Knox College, Galesburg IL


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2003-present       Member, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

1999-2003           Executive Committee Member, Pew Midstates Science and Math Consortium

1991-present       Member, American Physical Society

1988-present       Member, Phi Beta Kappa



B. Peer-reviewed publications (in reverse chronological order).


N.L. Adolphi and D.O. Kuethe, “Quantitative Mapping of Ventilation-Perfusion Ratios in Lungs by 19F MR Imaging of T1 of Inert Fluorinated Gases,” Magn. Reson. Med. 59 (2008) 739-746.


M.S. Conradi, M.P. Mendenhall, T.M. Ivancic, E.A. Carl, C.D. Browning, P.H.L. Notten, W.P. Kalisvaart, P.C.M.M. Magusin, R.C. Bowman Jr., S.-J. Hwang, and N.L. Adolphi, “NMR to determine rates of motion and structures in metal-hydrides,“ J. Alloys Comp. 446-447 (2007) 499-503.


R.E. Serda, N.L. Adolphi, M. Bisoffi, and L.O. Sillerud, “Targeting and cellular trafficking of magnetic nanoparticles for prostate cancer imaging,” Mol. Imaging 6 (2007) 277-88.


A.F. McDowell, N.L. Adolphi, “Operating nano-liter scale NMR microcoils in a 1 Tesla field,” J. Magn. Reson. 188 (2007) 74-82.


H.C. Bryant, D.A. Sergatskov, D. Lovato, N.L. Adolphi, R.S. Larson, and E.R. Flynn, “Magnetic Needles and Superparamagnetic Cells,” Phys. Med. Biol. 52 (2007) 4009-4025.


D.O. Kuethe, N.L. Adolphi, and E. Fukushima, “Short Data Acquisition Times Improve Projection Images of Lung Tissue,” Magn. Reson. Med 57 (2007)1058-64.


R.C. Bowman, Jr., N.L. Adolphi, S.-J. Hwang, J.G. Kulleck,  T.J. Udovic, Q. Huang, and H. Wu, “Deuterium Site Occupancy and Phase Boundaries in ZrNiDx (0.87 £ x £ 3.0),” Phys. Rev. B 74, 184109 (2006).

L.O. Sillerud, A.F. McDowell, N.L. Adolphi, R.E. Serda, D.P. Adams, M.J. Vasile, and T.M. Alam, “1H NMR Detection of superparamagnetic nanoparticles at 1 T using a microcoil and novel tuning circuit,” J. Magn. Reson. 181(2006) 181-190.
N.L. Adolphi and D.O. Kuethe, “Imaging V/Q by mapping the T1 of Inert Fluorinated Gases,” Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med. 2005;13:52.
D.O. Kuethe, N.L. Adolphi, S. Bredow, and K. Divine, “Differentiation of Lung Adenocarcinoma from Normal Tissue Using T1-weighed FID Projection Imaging,” Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med. 2005;13:1787.
L.O. Sillerud, S.G. Popa, E.A. Coutsias, D. Sheltraw, D.O. Kuethe, and N.L. Adolphi, “Research Results on Biomagnetic Imaging of Lung Tumors,” in Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems III; Tuan Vo-Dinh, Warren S. Grundfest M.D., David A. Benaron M.D., Gerald E. Cohn; Eds. Proc. SPIE 5692, 1 (2005).
N.L. Adolphi and D.O. Kuethe, “V/Q mapping using Inert Fluorinated Gas T1s,” Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med. 2004;11:845.
D.O. Kuethe, N.L. Adolphi, R.E. Montano, “FID projection pulse sequences for imaging lung tissue and inflammation,” Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med. 2003;11:1373.

V.D. Kodibagkar, P.A. Fedders, C.D. Browning, R.C. Bowman, Jr., N.L. Adolphi, and M.S. Conradi, "Vacancy ordering phase transition in ZrBe2(H/D)x:  NMR and electronic structure study," Phys. Rev. B 67, 045107, (2003).

N.L. Adolphi, S. Badola, L.A. Browder, R.C. Bowman, Jr., “Magic-Angle Spinning NMR Study of Deuterium Site Occupancy and Dynamics in ZrNiD1.0 and ZrNiD3.0,” Phys. Rev. B, 65, 024301 (2001).

A.F. McDowell, N.L. Adolphi, C.A. Sholl, “Site and barrier energy distributions that govern the rate of hydrogen motion in quasicrystalline Ti45Zr38Ni17Hx,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 13, 9799 (2001).

N.A. Stojanovich, D.W. Pfitsch, A.F. McDowell, N. L. Adolphi, E.H. Mazjoub, J.Y. Kim, and K. F. Kelton, “Conduction-electron-mediated 1H nuclear spin-lattice relaxation in Ti45Zr38Ni17Hx icosahedral quasicrystals,” Phil. Mag. Lett. 80, 763 (2000).

K.R. Faust, D.W. Pfitsch, N.A. Stojanovich, A.F. McDowell, N.L. Adolphi, E.H. Majzoub, J.Y. Kim, P.C. Gibbons, and K.F. Kelton, ”NMR second-moment study of hydrogen sites in icosahedral Ti45Zr38Ni17 quasicrystalsPhys. Rev. B 62, 11444 (2000).

J.J. Balbach, M.S. Conradi, M.M. Hoffmann, T.J. Udovic, and N.L. Adolphi, “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Evidence of Disorder and Motion in Yttrium Trideuteride,” Phys. Rev. B 58, 14823 (1998).

T. Moses and N.L. Adolphi, “A New Twist for the Conical Pendulum,” The Physics Teacher 36, 372 (1998).

N.L. Adolphi, J.J. Balbach, M.S. Conradi, J.T. Markert, R.M. Cotts, and P. Vajda, “Deuterium Site Occupancy in YDx by Magic-Angle Spinning NMR,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 15054 (1996).

N.L. Adolphi, “Shared Positions a Creative Solution for Academic Couples,” American Physical Society News, p. 5 (December 1995).

N.L. Adolphi, M.S. Conradi, and T. Matsuo, "A 35Cl NQR Study of Thiourea-CCl4 and Thiourea-CCl3Br Inclusion Compounds," J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1968 (1994).

S.C. Goel, W.E. Buhro, N.L. Adolphi, and M.S. Conradi, "Low-temperature Organometallic Synthesis of Crystalline and Glassy Ternary semiconductors MIIMIVP2 where MII=Zn and Cd, and MIV=Ge and Sn,'' Organic Chem. 449, 9 (1993).

N.L. Adolphi and M.S. Conradi, “15N NMR Study of Thermally Cycled KCN Pellets," Phys. Rev. B 47, 5435 (1993).

M.A. Matchett, A.M. Viano, N.L. Adolphi, R.D. Stoddard, W.E. Buhro, M.S. Conradi, and P.C. Gibbons,  "A Sol-gel Route to Crystalline Cadmium Phosphide Nanoclusters," Chem. Mater. 4, 508 (1992).

N.L. Adolphi, R.D. Stoddard, S.C. Goel, W.E. Buhro, P.C. Gibbons, and M.S. Conradi,  "The 31P NMR Spectra of Cd3P2 and Zn3P2," J. Phys. Chem. Solids 53, 1275 (1992).

N.L. Adolphi, M.S. Conradi, and W.E. Buhro, "The 31P NMR Spectrum of InP," J. Phys. Chem. Solids 53, 1073 (1992).

N.L. Adolphi and M.S. Conradi,  "Two-part Freezing in the Orientational Glass (KCN)x (NaCN)1-x," Phys. Rev. B 45, 13057 (1992).

D.B. Baker, N.L. Adolphi, M.S. Conradi, P.A. Fedders, R.E. Norberg, R.G. Barnes, and D.R. Torgeson, "Evidence for the High-Temperature Spin-relaxation Anomaly in Metal Hydrides," Phys. Rev. B 46, 184 (1992).

R.C. Frank, P.D. Sucharitsopit, N.L. Adolphi, J.E. Baker, P. Baldo and L.E. Rehn, "A SIMS Study of the Filling of Traps for Deuterium in Krypton-implanted Nickel," Scripta Metallurgica 22, 457 (1988).


C. Research Support


1R01CA123194-01A1 (PI L.O. Sillerud)


Agents for Specific NMR and SQUID Imaging of Prostate Cancer

The major goal of this project is to develop critically-needed, non-invasive magnetic imaging agents for prostate cancer detection and staging, using a novel approach that combines Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) imaging.


Consulting (PI E.R. Flynn)

Senior Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

The major goal of this consulting contract is to provide assistance to Senior Scientific, LLC, in the preparation and characterization of magnetically-labeled samples and in the acquisition and analysis of SQUID magnetometry and MRI data from these samples.