The University of Iowa Central NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Facility serves more than 25 research groups and over 100 graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral associates of many University Departments from the colleges of Liberal arts, Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering. The NMR facility houses spectrometers with proton observation frequencies ranging from 300MHz to 600MHz including solid state NMR equipment. These instruments are capable of performing most of the state-of-the-art NMR experiments for small molecules as well as for bio-molecular research. Variable temperature and multinuclear capabilities are standard in all the instruments. Our recent acquisitions include a 600-MHz solution and 500-MHz solids NMR spectrometers. The 600-MHz instrument includes a 1.7mm microprobe for collecting data on mass-limited samples requiring high sensitivity. The solids NMR spectromter has been installed with many modern probes capable of spinning the samples up to 35kHz. The NMR facility is financially supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research and user-fee revenues and administratively supervised by the Department of Chemistry.
The NMR facility has a long-standing history of serving local enterprises. Our current clients include Tjaden Biosciences (Burlington, IA), Kemin Human Nutrition and Heath (Des Moines, IA), Procter and Gamble (Iowa City, IA) and Tansna Pharmaceuticals (Iowa City, IA). The NMR facility also assists the small startup companies that are part of the UI bioventure program by providing training, acceses to instrumentation and expertise.
Develop the facility into one of the premier state-of-the-art facilities for research and education
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has reopened the search for an Assistant Research Scientist to assist with running the NMR facility. The graduating students and post-doctoral researchers with interest in NMR facility management are encouraged to apply.