Within the University of Minnesota, we train the majority of our users through a four-credit hour graduate level class, CHEM5755.

  • In the past 15 years of its offering, about 10 students have been trained to do all tasks required for state-of-the-art research as it applies to single crystal diffraction and their own research.
  • At any time, there are approximately 25 trained graduate students utilizing the instrumentation in the XCL to conduct crystallographic research.
  • We also have several local non-University users who conduct research at neighboring colleges and universities who have been trained to use our instrumentation.
  • The ratio of internal/external users is roughly 2:1 based on at least one project completed per year.


  • Mailing address:
    X-Ray Crystallographic Laboratory
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Minnesota
    207 Pleasant St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    • X-Ray Crystallographic Laboratory
    • 192C Kolthoff Hall, 225 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Victor G. Young Jr., Ph.D., Director
    • vyoung@umn.edu
    • (612) 625-8697