Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - Northwest

Washington State University
City, State: 
Pullman, WA
Gregory Helms (Washington State University)


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an important and widely used method for determination of molecular structure, and is found in diverse fields such as chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, materials science, and medicine. NMR can be used to illustrate the basic principles of spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, and elements of electronic structure, electromagnetic theory and data processing. Examples of its applications can highlight new research in drug discovery or design of new materials. The goal of this workshop is to provide sufficient background for the teaching of NMR theory and application, give examples of how NMR is used in research, and help provide faculty integrate NMR into their teaching. This will be done using a combination of lectures to cover theory, laboratory sessions with demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on activities, as well as supplemental lectures covering new areas of application and research. Emphasis is placed on how material can be integrated into basic chemistry and biochemistry courses. The course is taught alternately at 2 different sites and there are some differences in content