About Q Magnetics
Q Magnetics develops and applies cutting-edge permanent-magnet NMR technology. We bring fast, economical, and reliable analytical capabilities to a wide range of industrial problems.
The Q Magnetics Team
President and Chief Scientist
Since his undergraduate days as a physics major at Yale, John has been excited by scientific instruments of all kinds. His past projects include an electrometer able to detect a single electron, a SQUID susceptometer, a microwave bridge for mesoscopic electronics, a detector of gravity at sub-millimeter scales, a cryogenic dielectric spectrometer, and an acoustic waveguide reflectometer. While still on the faculty at the University of Colorado, his interests turned to permanent-magnet NMR, and he led the team that developed the picoSpin-45 and picoSpin-80 spectrometers, introduced in 2010 and 2013. He retired from academia in 2020, and now works full-time on NMR technology.
Director of Manufacturing and Operations
Hilton sees Q Magnetics a perfect opportunity for a new direction and an adventure. After completing his physics Ph.D. at Stanford, he spent 13 years in the aerospace industry designing and building satellites for NASA and the US government. His satellite projects included advancements in lidar, spectrometers, and optical design and analysis. Before that, he was a physics and math major at the University of Colorado at Boulder.