NMR Research Unit

The focus of our unit is the research in modern nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We are developing and applying modern experimental as well as computational magnetic resonance methods to create new tools to characterize physical properties of molecules, materials and nanosystems and to reliably interpret the acquired data with high accuracy using quantum-chemical calculations.

LuK/FM-projekteja tarjolla
(B.Sc./M.Sc. projects)

Information about B.Sc. and M.Sc. projects in our group (in Finnish)

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Two open positions in our group (deadlines 7th August and 1st September)

One postdoctoral researcher position (2 years) and one doctoral student position (4 years) are open in the Academy of Finland project "Parahydrogen biosensors for hypersensitive NMR analysis" in our group.

For more information see links:
Postdoctoral position (deadline 1st September)
Doctoral student position (deadline 7th August)


Congratulations to Vladimir Zhivonitko, a recipient of Academy Project funding

Vladimir Zhivonitko has received Project funding from the Academy of Finland for the research focusing on development of metal-free activators for parahydrogen to create biosensors for NMR and MRI studies.


Congratulations to the Academy of Finland postdoctoral position for Sarah Mailhiot

Sarah Mailhiot has received a postdoctoral position from the Academy of Finland. Her project concerns application of NMR and MRI methods for investigation of new sustainable cement materials with low or zero carbon footprint.


XLI Finnish NMR Symposium registration is now open

The registration for XLI Finnish NMR Symposium is now open! Deadline for registration is 30 April 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you in Rokua.


XLI Finnish NMR Symposium announced

The XLI Finnish NMR Symposium will take place on 5-7 June 2019 in Rokua Health & Spa. We are pleased to host three plenary speakers

  • Mathilde Lerche ( Technical University of Denmark )
  • Andrew Pell ( Stockholm University )
  • Leif Schröder ( Leibniz Forschunginstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie im Forschungsverbund Berlin )

Further information and registration dates will be announced on the official website of the conference http://nmrsymposium.fi/2019/.


Academy of Finland postdoctoral position awarded to Petr Štěpánek

Petr Štěpánek has received the postdoctoral researcher position from the Academy of Finland for the project concerning nuclear magneto-optic spectroscopy.


ERC project funding

Ville-Veikko Telkki received an ERC consolidator grant (2.6 M€) for the development of ultrafast Laplace NMR.
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Large funding for the research group at the University of Oulu for development of pioneering NMR method

Suuri rahoituspotti Oulun yliopiston tut­ki­ja­ryh­mäl­le - kyseessä uraauurtavan NMR-menetelmän kehittäminen (in Finnish).


Ville Telkki revolutionalizes NMR spectroscopy

Ville-Veikko Telkki featured in a series about Finnish physicists (in Finnish) http://blogs.helsinki.fi/sfs-70/2017/11/30/ville-telkki-mullistaa-nmr-spektroskopiaa/


Kvantum institute

Kvantum institute funding for 12 new strategic research projects, including Frontiers of Materials NMR (part of focus area Creating sustainability through materials and systems).

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The NMR research group can be found at the Linnanmaa Campus, corridor G (red), G2 staircase, 3rd floor.

Internal University address: 3KEM

If you are interested in our research, collaboration, or want to study in our group, please contact prof. Juha Vaara or prof. Ville-Veikko Telkki.

Postal address

NMR Research Unit
Faculty of Science
P.O. Box 3000
FIN-90014 University of Oulu
Tel: +358-294-48 1343 (theory)
Tel: +358-294-48 1309 (experiment)