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Interdepartmental NMR Facility (PINMRF)

Overview of Services

The Purdue Interdepartmental NMR Facility (PINMRF) provides access to state-of-the-art NMR techniques for Purdue University as well as for area businesses and technology parks. The Facility has spectrometers located in laboratories in four buildings on the Purdue campus. These spectrometers include nine solution-state machines ranging in field strength from 300 to 800 MHz and one 400 MHz wide-bore solids spectrometer. These spectrometers are able to perform a wide variety of modern NMR techniques, and are used by researchers in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology, and other departments in areas as diverse as protein structure determination, organic chemistry support, and metabolomics.


Our facility is staffed with a director and an associate director (both of these being doctorate-level scientists), an NMR-systems engineer, a part-time administrative assistant, and two student workers. The wide range of skills present within the staff allow the Facility to provide excellent scientific and technical support, as well as the capability to engage in collaborative research.


If you would like more information about the Facility, or if you are planning to use the Facility's spectrometers, we have made up a reference document that we hope you will find useful. To view/download this document, please use this link: Overview Document.  You may also want to take a look at our website.


If you have any questions or requests please feel free to contact Dr. John Harwood.


John S. Harwood, D. Sc.
Phone: 1-765-494-5287

Address and Hours of Operation

Hours Address

Administrative Staff:
Donna Bertram is usually available M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Technical Staff:
Someone is usually available M-F ca. 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment.

Fully qualified users may obtain keys to allow access to the labs on a 24/7 basis.

Purdue Interdepartmental NMR Facility
Wetherill Laboratory Room 365B
560 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084

Links and Resources

  1. Purdue Interdepartmental NMR Facility Website
  2. Campus Map


Name Role Phone Email Location
John Harwood
Huaping Mo
Associate Director
Jerry Hirschinger
NMR Instrumentation Specialist
Donna Bertram
Administrative Assistant
WTHR 361
Mike Behlen
Teaching Assistant
WTHR 450
Jacqueline Williams
Teaching Assistant
WTHR 248



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