Frederic A Perras

Frederic A Perras

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Ames Laboratory Scientist III
  • Ames Laboratory Of US DOE
  • Chemistry
My research interests are centered on the development of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR), including magic-angle-spinning dynamic nuclear polarization (MAS-DNP) as tools for the characterization of atomic-scale structure and dynamics. I am particularly interested in the application of those tools for the characterization of surfaces and interfaces, including heterogeneous catalysts, and the interactions that molecules form at these interfaces.


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2416 Pammel Dr.
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  • Chemistry, BSc and PhD,University of Ottawa


  • Ames National Laboratory

Frédéric A. Perras completed his BSc (2010) and PhD (2015) in Chemistry at the University of Ottawa working with Prof. David. L. Bryce. He then moved to Ames National Laboratory to work with Prof. Marek Pruski as a Spedding, and later Banting, postdoctoral fellow. He was hired as an Ames National Laboratory Scientist II in 2019, and was promoted to Scientist III in 2022. Since 2021, he is the group leader for the Ames National Laboratory CBS Solid-State NMR research group. Since 2023 he holds an adjunct associate professor position at Iowa State University. He is the recipient of the Raymond Andrew prize, the IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, the Caldarelli prize, and a DOE Early career award. His research focuses on the development of new solid-state NMR methods with an emphasis on their applications to understanding heterogeneous catalytic processes.