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My name is Rob Schurko, and I am a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. My research interests focus upon applications of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR), X-ray crystallography, and quantum chemical calculations to the study of inorganic materials, organometallic complexes and organic solids (e.g., pharmaceuticals). I am also very interested in development and applications of special pulse sequences or the acquisition of solid-state NMR spectra of unreceptive quadrupolar and spin-1/2 nuclei.

FSU and MagLab


As of August 2019, I have taken up a position as a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. I am jointly appointed with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL or MagLab), where my research group has access to some of the best instrumentation and people involved in solid-state NMR research in the world!

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Interested in NMR?


I am currently looking for students interested in working on their Ph.D. in Chemistry in the area of solid-state NMR starting in Jan. 2020 or later. Positions are now available for grad students interested in projects on pharmaceuticals, supramolecular and framework materials, nanoparticles and catalysts. Graduate students with interest in physical, computational, inorganic, organic, materials and/or analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. If interested, please contact me via email.

Please note, I only consider PDF applications from students with extensive background in SSNMR.

Contact Information


The best way to reach me is via email or the Contact Page.

Robert W. Schurko, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) 3806
102 Varsity Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390
Phone: 850-645-8614
Email: rschurko@fsu.edu
Web: https://www.chem.fsu.edu/~schurko/