Dr. Dominik Bucher (*1985) uses defects in diamond (NV-centers) as quantum sensors for NMR spectroscopy on the nano- to microscale. His research group works at the unique interface between quantum sensing and (bio)chemistry with interdisciplinary approaches from applied quantum physics, chemical synthesis and biophysics. The over goal is to perform NMR spectroscopy on smallest length-scales – from nanoscience and surfaces to microfluidics and single-cell biology.
Dr. Dominik Bucher studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, where he obtained his M. Sc. degree in 2010. He did his PhD in biophysics at the LMU in the Zinth and Carell labs, where he used ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy to monitor UV-induced damaging processes in DNA. After that, he became interested in the new developments of quantum sensing and its applications in chemical and life sciences and he joined the group of Ronald Walworth in the Harvard Physics Department. During this time, he developed a new NMR technology for microscopic volumes and femtomole detection limit. In spring 2019 he started his independent career as a junior group leader at the Technical University supported by the Emmy Noether program of the DFG.