Andreas Schmidt was born in 1987 in Freiburg, Germany. He studied physics at Freiburg University and Universidad Complutense Madrid, which he finished in 2014 with a Diploma. There he investigated a hyperpolarization technique that is based on twisted laser beams. The work was done together with Prof. Jürgen Hennig and Prof. Jan-Bernd Hövener.
Since 2015, Andreas researched hydrogenative parahydrogen induced polarization (PHIP) at high field within Prof. Hövener’s Emmy Noether project “metabolic and molecular MRI”. From 2017-2020, Andreas’ research was supported by the Heinrich-Böll foundation with a PhD stipend. He successfully defended his PhD thesis named “Liquid-state nuclear hyperpolarization without a polarizer: synthesis amid the magnet bore allows a dramatically enhanced nuclear alignment (SAMBADENA)” at the beginning of 2020.
Thereafter, Andreas became a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Hennig (in Freiburg) where he took over the lead of the hyperpolarization group shortly after. Since 2021, Andreas is also affiliated with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) as principal investigator.
Andreas got co-affiliated with the team of MOIN CC in March 2021 where he continues his work on SAMBADENA, PHIP and singlet-state magnetic resonance.