A critical mission of the NMR Facility is education, at the graduate level directed toward research learning, and at the undergraduate level involving credited laboratory courses, as well as for undergraduates partaking in departmental research.
A unique aspect of our instrumental training is having students in Chem 636 work with “unknown” compounds that have been gathered from previous chemists working in the department. These compounds date back before the introduction of modern instrumentation such as NMR and Mass Spec. Students take the time to consider how these earlier researchers managed to get accurate structures using traditional analytical methods. Some of the earlier and best examples have been compiled into a database located here.
Graduate Research Learning –
Graduate students receive high-level training in NMR instrumentation in Chem 636, and very detailed organic NMR interpretation in Chem 605. Students have many other opportunities for research learning from small group and one-on-one training with NMR staff.
Undergrad Research Experiences
Approx. 40 students per year partake in undergraduate research within the Chemistry Department. A large fraction of these student use the NMR spectrometers at a level similar to graduate students.
Undergraduate Organic Lab –
Chem 344 & 346
Undergraduate Phys Chem Lab –