The spectrometer in the photo above is currently one of several instruments found at the Illinois EPR Research Center, a resource center established by support from the National Institutes of Health.
I was extremely fortunate to have been involved in the construction of the aforementioned spectrometer, while working toward the completion of my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the direction of Professor R. Linn Belford, in collaboration with the late Professor Robert B. Clarkson, whose untimely passing in 2004 resulted in a terrible loss. He is greatly missed.
Words cannot describe accurately how grateful I feel to have studied at Illinois. The Chemistry Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the most highly respected departments on the planet. See how the graduate program in Chemistry at Illinois fares according to the U.S. News and World Report 2010 Ranking of Chemistry Graduate Schools. That site also provides a more specific look at my own specialty, Physical Chemistry, as well.
Professors Belford and Clarkson are two of the most influencial people in my academic endeavors. I hope to inspire, encourage, and foster growth in future scientists and engineers in a way that does honor to how they helped me to grow. I will always be grateful to them!
Found below are a variety of links for finding information about chemistry related topics. Those of you working as independent study students of mine, students in any of my classes, or any other interested parties may find these links useful for locating information on spectroscopy, chromatography, and the many applications for these techniques. As I discover or am informed about other pertinent sites, I'll update this list and pass on that information to you, the savvy internet investigator! Enjoy!!
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Links to courses I teach
Chemistry 170 Page
Chemistry 190 Page
Magnetic Resonance Links
An Online NMR Textbook (This is an outstanding online NMR resource!)
The Spectroscopy NOW NMR Knowledge Base
Infrared (IR) and FTIR Spectroscopy Links
The Spectroscopy NOW IR and Vibrational Spectroscopy page
University of Colorado's fine treatment of IR Theory (PDF download)
The College of Wooster's nice animation of FTIR
Mass Spectrometry Links
Many Mass Spectrometry links are found at this site
A very informative site at the U. of Arizona
The Spectroscopy NOW Mass Spectrometry Education page
A Great Site with outstanding background on Chemical Separations theory & applications
Home Page of LC•GC Magazine (Lots of Useful Information found here.)
An Online Guide to HPLC (This site provides a self-paced course on basic HPLC theory and applications.)
General Science & Information Links
The Spectroscopy Now website (Information about a variety of spectroscopic techniques is found here.)
A Very Useful Periodic Table of the Elements
The American Chemical Society Home Page
The WWW Virtual Library
Scientific American Magazine Online
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The National Institutes of Health Home Page
U.S. Consumer Gateway (A Site with Much Consumer Health and Safety Information and Many Links)
Stay tuned for additional links in the near future!
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