Philip Singer

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Dr. Philip M. Singer is an Assistant Research Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, focused on NMR in porous media. He joined Rice University in 2015 as a research scientist in the Hirasaki research group, and became a Rice faculty member in 2021. He received his master’s degree in physics from the University of Oxford in 1997, and earned his doctorate in condensed matter physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003. He completed his postdoctoral research from the Université Paris-Sud in 2005 under a Marie-Curie Fellowship, after which he worked for 10 years at Schlumberger as research scientist and laboratory supervisor of NMR core and fluid analysis.

Research Areas

Dr. Singer’s research program is focused on NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) in porous media, carbon capture utilization and storage, petrophysics of sedimentary rocks, reservoir core and fluid analysis, high-pressure high-temperature experimentation, conventional and unconventional reservoir characterization, core-log data integration; multi-dimensional NMR inversion algorithms in petrophysics and condensed matter physics; interpretation of MD (molecular dynamics) simulations of NMR relaxation and diffusion for viscous fluids, fluids under nano-confinement, and, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agents.


2004-2005, Postdoc, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Universite Paris-Sud

2003, PhD., Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1997, MPhys, Department of Physics, University of Oxford


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