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.
One postdoc and two PhD student positions are open in "Advanced NMR for Sustainability" project funded by the Kvantum institute at the University of Oulu, Finland. For more information see the link
The exchange of molecules between different physical or chemical environments due to diffusion or chemical transformations has a crucial role in a plethora of fundamental processes such as breathing, protein folding, chemical reactions and catalysis.
Our Unit developed an NMR method to speed up the detection of molecular exchange to 10000-fold. The method is exploited in the climate change research to understand the composition of atmospheric aerosols in collaboration with the Nano and Molecular Systems (NANOMO) Research Unit at the University of Oulu. See the original article in Nature Communications.
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Our unit has received funding for a project Advanced NMR for sustainability as a part of Kvantum institue of the University of Oulu.
On July 27-29 the first Parahydrogen Enhanced Resonance Meeting (PERM) took place as a virtual conference, featuring a wide selection of exciting science. You can now watch a video recording of the contribution from our group detailing our recent progress in the field of nuclear magneto-optics.
Professor Juha Vaara, head of the theoretical group in our unit, has received funding from Academy of Finland for the project Multiscale simulation of magnetic resonance physics. Congratulations!
Researchers from our group have confirmed predictions made in 1970 that NMR chemical shift depends on the strength of the magnetic field.
See article in Chemistry World and original article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics featured in 2020 PCCP HOT Article Collection.
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Our recent article "Low-Concentration Measurements of Nuclear Spin-Induced Optical Rotation Using SABRE Hyperpolarization", published in prestigious The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, has been featured in multiple news outlets. You can read the full article about the emerging field of nuclear magneto-optics here. [Finnish News Agency (in Finnish)] [Spectroscopy Europe] [Phys.org] [Nanowerk] [AlphaGalileo] [@UniOulu twitter] [University of Oulu news in English (in Finnish)] [Tekniikka & Talous]
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.
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.
Further information and registration dates will be announced on the official website of the conference http://nmrsymposium.fi/2019/.
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/
The NMR research group can be found at the Linnanmaa Campus, corridor G (red), G2 staircase, 3rd floor.
Internal University address: 3KEM
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)