Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (CHEM)

Overview of Services

The Penn State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) is a state-of-the-art campus wide Facility that houses ten high-resolution Bruker NMR instruments (300 MHz to 850 MHz) with a wide range of capabilities: high-sensitivity cryoprobes, high-throughput sample changers, solid state probes, and diffusion.

These allow researchers to study a variety of samples:

  1. Metabolomics mixture – high throughput data collection with cryoprobes;
  2. Small molecules (organic, inorganic and natural products) and polymers – high sensitivity Prodigy probe for detection of a range of nuclei (1H, 13C, 19F, 31P, 11B, etc.);
  3. Biomolecules (protein, DNA, RNA, peptide and their complexes) - high sensitivity cryoprobes for rapid acquisition of multidimensional data for structural and dynamic studies;
  4. Materials: solid-state and high-resolution MAS probes to characterize a number of nuclei in materials as well as metabolites in tissues and organs.

The NMR Facility provides cutting-edge NMR technology to support all Penn State campuses and the surrounding Pennsylvania community including national laboratories and industries. We also train new users as well as provide expertise, consultation, and collaboration from sample preparation to experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


Tapas Mal | Director

Carlos Pacheco | Spectroscopist/Assistant Research Professor

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


24/7 access to trained users 

Chemistry Building; Rooms 6 -16
University Park, PA 16802

Links and Resources

NMR Laboratory


Name Role Phone Email Location
Tapas Mal
NMR Director
814-865-0941; Mobile: 617-803-2411

Carlos Pacheco
NMR Spectroscopist/Assistant Research Professor
814-863-1182; Mobile: 609-240-5957;
14 Chemistry Building
Shari Miller
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building
Teresa Spayd
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building