New NMR director named

Zack HeidenZachariah Heiden, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been appointed as the new director of the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy.

The center provides access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation for users from across the WSU campuses and from outside institutions. The equipment is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and the Murdock Charitable Trust.

Heiden’s research focuses on solving problems in energy and catalysis with a long-term goal of reducing global energy needs and the dependence on fossil fuels. He has 15 years of experience in the utilization of NMR spectroscopy to solve chemical problems. Prior to joining the Department of Chemistry, Heiden held post-doctoral appointments at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Toronto.

Heiden replaces Greg Helms, who was the director of the Center for NMR Spectroscopy for the past 24 years and retired from WSU on May 31.

Originally posted at WSU Insider