Our staff members include two scientists with their doctorate degrees and two graduate student teaching assistants.

Letitia Yao, NMR Director, by one of the instruments
Letitia Yao, Ph.D., NMR director

Letitia Yao, Ph.D.
NMR Director
Bachelor of Arts (chemistry), College of Wooster (1985-1989)
Doctorate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (1989-1995)
Post-Doctorate (NMR), University of California, San Francisco (1995-1997)
Joined facility staff: March 1997
yaoxx006@umn.edu

Stephen "Steve" Philson, Ph.D. (part-time)
NMR Wizard
Artium Baccalaureus (physics), Washington University, St. Louis (1965-1969)
Master of Science, Doctorate (physics), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1969 1977)
Post-Doctorate (physiology), University of California, Irvine (1977)
Post-Doctorate (NMR), Carnegie-Mellon University (1978-1981)
Joined facility staff: February 1981
Retired: November 2013

Zach Gilbert
NMR teaching assistant
Bachelor of Science (chemistry), Appalachian State University (2012)
Doctorate candidate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2013-present)
Joined facility staff: May 2015

Grace Gast 
NMR teaching assistant
Bachelor of Arts (chemistry), Luther College (2014)
Doctorate candidate (chemistry), University of Minnesota (2014-present)
Joined facility staff: May 2016 

NMR Oversight Committee
Professor Christopher Douglas

Contact

  • Mailing address
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Minnesota
    207 Pleasant St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
    • 194 & 196 Kolthoff Hall, 225 Pleasant St SE
    • Letitia Yao, Ph.D., Director
    • yaoxx006@umn.edu
    • (612) 625-8374