Matt Revington (NMR Facility)
NMR Facility (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Christer B. Aakeröy and Tomislav Friščić, "2014 International year of crystallography celebration: North America," (Editorial) CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7160-7161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce90100b
Canadian NMR contributions
A PDF position is available in the Schurko group at the University of Windsor with starting dates between May 2014 - September 2014. The PDF will be in charge of conducting research and managing a project area involving SSNMR of pharmaceutical compounds, related materials and nanoparticles. We are equipped with 400 MHz and 500 MHz SSNMR spectrometers, pXRD and scXRD equipment, wet lab spaces (including glove boxes) and fantastic shared computational resources. We also have access to high field (800, 900 MHz) NMR spectrometers. The PDF candidate should have extensive background in solid-state NMR. The position starts with a one-year contract, with option to extend to second and third years via mutual agreement of the PDF and the PI.
For more information, please contact me at: [rschurko "at" uwindsor.ca]
Robert W. Schurko, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor, 389 Essex Hall
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 x3548
rschurko "at" uwindsor.ca
Please visit my website:
Cover article in Nature Chemistry (June 7/12)
V.N. Vukotic, K.J. Harris, K. Zhu, R.W. Schurko and S.J. Loeb, "Metal–organic frameworks with dynamic interlocked components," Nature Chemistry 4 (2012) 456–460. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1354
Physical Chemisty Chemical Physics has announced that the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is now one of its co-owner societies. To celebrate this new partnership, PCCP has created a collection of 25 top cited articles from authors based in Canada to showcase some of the great Canadian research published in PCCP. Five articles on this list are from Canadian solid-state NMR research groups, including four papers enabled by the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids.
Widdifield and D.L. Bryce, "Crystallographic Structure Refinement
with Quadrupolar Nuclei: a Combined Solid-State NMR and GIPAW DFT Example
Using MgBr2," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11
(2009) 7120-7122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b911448n
Brouwer, S. Alavi and J.A. Ripmeester, "NMR Crystallography of
p-tert-Butylcalixarene Host-Guest Complexes Using 1H Complexation-Induced
Chemical Shifts," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10
(2008) 3857-3860. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b805326j
O'Dell and R.W. Schurko, "Static solid-state 14N NMR and computational
studies of nitrogen EFG tensors in some crystalline amino acids,"
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 7069-7077.
Cadars, D.H. Brouwer and B.F. Chmelka, "Probing local structures
of siliceous zeolite frameworks by solid-state NMR and first-principles
calculations of 29SiO29Si scalar couplings," Physical
Chemistry Chemical Physics
11 (2009) 1825-1837. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b815361b
Forgeron and R.E. Wasylishen, "Molybdenum magnetic shielding
and quadrupolar tensors for a series of molybdate salts: a solid-state
95Mo NMR study," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10
Hiyam Hamaed (University of Windsor) has been awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal as the top graduate student in her cohort. Hiyam did her Ph.D. in solid-state NMR under the supervision of Robert Schurko. While working on her Ph.D. project "Solid-state NMR spectroscopy of unreceptive nuclei in inorganic and organic systems" Hiyam was a frequent user of the 900 NMR Facility in Ottawa. Congratulations with the Gold Medal, Hiyam!
Read a feature story about Hiyam in the University of Windsor's Daily News (external link).
This high-profile special issue of PCCP guest-edited by Paul Hodgkinson (Durham, UK) and Stephen Wimperis (Glasgow, UK) will be presented to the participants of the upcoming 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in September 2009 (conference web-site). Among many excellent reviews and research papers highlighting recent trends and progress in the field of solid-state NMR spectroscopy there are four by Canadian researchers, including the front cover article by Gang Wu's group from Queen's.
Pedro M. Aguiar, Michael J. Katz, Daniel B. Leznoff and Scott Kroeker, "Natural abundance 13C and 15N solid-state NMR analysis of paramagnetic transition-metal cyanide coordination polymers," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6925-6934. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b907747b
Zhu, Amanda J. Geris and Gang Wu, "Solid-state 17O NMR as a sensitive
probe of keto and gem-diol forms of alpha-keto acid derivatives," Physical
Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6972-6980.
(Cover Article, Themed
Rebecca P. Chapman and David L. Bryce, "Application of Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance and Gauge-Including Projector-Augmented Wave Calculations to the Study of Solid Group 13 Chlorides," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6987-6998. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906627f
Luke A. O'Dell and Robert W. Schurko, "Static solid-state 14N NMR and computational studies of nitrogen EFG tensors in some crystalline amino acids," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 7069-7077. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906114b
Schurko (University of Windsor) has just been promoted to the rank
of Full Professor.
Join us in congratulating Rob with this recognition of his research and teaching success!
A WURST-QCPMG NMR technique has recently been introduced by Luke O'Dell and Rob Schurko (Windsor) to achieve uniform excitation of quadrupolar nuclei across very wide bandwidth. Using this approach wideline spectra of stationary samples can now be acquired with no need or just minimal transmitter frequency adjustment. The spectrum shown was acquired in about 1 hour by co-adding 10 individual pieces. Experiments were performed by Luke O'Dell, who also kindly provided the WURST-QCPMG pulse sequence for the 900 MHz NMR instrument. This pulse program is now available to our users. For more information about WURST-QCPMG:
L.A. O'Dell and R.W. Schurko, "QCPMG Using Adiabatic Pulses for Faster Acquisition of Ultra-Wideline NMR Spectra," Chem. Phys. Lett. 464 (2008) 97-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2008.08.095
" .. August 2008 saw the retirement of our longtime NMR manager Mike Fuerth, who had been in charge of NMR spectrometers and other various instruments since 1972. Mike stayed on to overlap with our new NMR manager, Matt Revington, and help him get settled in..."
Read the full Guest Editorial by Robert Schurko in the Winter 2009 Issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin.
Mike Fuerth, the NMR technician at the University of Windsor, recently received the 2007 Staff Meritorious Service Award at the Faculty of Science Celebration of Success. Mike has been working at the University of Windsor for the past 33 years, and most of that time has been spent keeping the spectrometers operating in prime condition. For more on this story, click here (external link).