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