ONAMI | Michael Strain


Michael Strain

Director, NMR Spectroscopy Facility, CAMCOR, University of Oregon


Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics, Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing


Michael Strain has more than 30 years of experience in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) instrumentation and data analysis and has been at the University of Oregon since 1985. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and a bachelors degree in Biology from MIT. Research interests include NMR studies of biologically active glycolipids, membranes, and liquid crystals. He oversees the open-access University of Oregon CAMCOR/CRIS NMR facility which includes five multi-nuclear NMR spectrometers (300, 500, and 600 MHz) equipped for a diverse range of experiments from routine 1H, 13C, 19F, 31P organic analysis to protein structural studies to solid state NMR and less-often studied nuclides, including 2H, 11B, 15N, 23Na, 27Al, 29Si, 77Se, 113Cd, 195Pt. The NMR Facility recently received funding from NSF-ARRA and ONAMI for the acquisition of an ultra-sensitive 13C/31P/1H NMR “cryoprobe” to be installed in Summer 2011. The NMR facility serves eleven research labs in the Department of Chemistry and more than a dozen local and regional companies….with more than 10,000 spectroscopy sessions annually.

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