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Stephen DeVience, Ph.D.

Dr. DeVience holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he worked on the development of novel magnetic resonance techniques including low-field MRI, long-lived nuclear spin singlet states, and nanoscale detection with nitrogen vacancies in diamond. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Maryland studying metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized 13C MRI.

The sphere of interest:


Functional imaging and metabolic imaging

Dynamic nuclear polarization and OMRI

MR contrast agents

Relaxation theory

Selected publications:


  1. S. J. DeVience, X. Lu, J. Proctor, P. Rangghran, E. R. Melhem, R. Gullapalli, G. M. Fiskum, D. Mayer. Metabolic imaging of energy metabolism in traumatic brain injury using hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate. Scientific Reports 7, 1907 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01736-x.
  2. S. J. DeVience, D. Mayer. Speeding up Spiral Chemical Shift Imaging with Incoherent Sampling and Low-Rank Matrix Completion. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 77, 951 – 960 (2016), doi:10.1002/mrm.26170. 
  3. L. M. Pham, S. J. DeVience, F. Casola, I. Lovchinsky, A. O. Sushkov, E. Bersin, J. Lee, P. Cappellaro, H. Park, A. Yacoby, M. Lukin, and R. L. Walsworth. NMR Technique for Determining the Depth of Shallow Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond. Physical Review B. 93, 045425 (2016), doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.045425.
  4. S. J. DeVience, R. L. Walsworth, and M. S. Rosen. Probing Scalar Coupling Differences via Long-Lived Singlet States. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 262, 42 – 49 (2016), doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.12.003.
  5. K. Arai, C. Belthangady, H. Zhang, N. Bar-Gill, S. J. DeVience, P. Cappellaro, A. Yacoby, and R. L. Walsworth. Fourier Magnetic Imaging with Nanoscale Resolution and Compressed Sensing Speed-up using Electronic Spins in Diamond. Nature Nanotechnology 10, 859 – 864 (2015), doi:10.1038/nnano.2015.171.
  6. S. J. DeVience, L. M. Pham, N. Bar-Gill, C. Belthangady, F. Casola, M. Corbett, I. Lovchinsky, A. O. Sushkov, H. Zhang, M. Lukin, H. Park, A. Yacoby, and R. L. Walsworth. Nanoscale NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging of Multiple Nuclear Species. Nature Nanotechnology 10, 129 – 134 (2015), doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.313.
  7. S. J. DeVience, R. L. Walsworth, and M. S. Rosen. Preparation of Nuclear Spin Singlet States Using Spin-Lock Induced Crossing, Physical Review Letters 111, 173002 (2013), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.173002.
  8. S. J. DeVience, R. L. Walsworth, and M. S. Rosen. Nuclear spin singlet states as a contrast mechanism for NMR spectroscopy, NMR in Biomedicine 26, 1204 – 1212 (2013), doi:10.1002/nbm.2936.
  9. D. Le Sage, K. Arai, D. R. Glenn, S. J. DeVience, L. M. Pham, L. Rahn-Lee, M. D. Lukin, A. Yacoby, A. Komeili, and R. L. Walsworth. Optical magnetic imaging of living cells, Nature 496, 486 – 489 (2013), doi:10.1038/nature12072.
  10. S. J. DeVience, R. L. Walsworth, and M. S. Rosen. Dependence of nuclear spin singlet lifetime on RF spin-locking power. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 218, 5 – 10 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2012.03.016.