Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a form of spectroscopy that attempts to understand the chemical and physical properties of atoms. The University of Queensland offers NMR equipment via the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, the Centre for Advanced Imaging and the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences.

Biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance instrumentation


The Institute for Molecular Bioscience's Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility makes the powerful technique of NMR spectrometry accessible to research and industry clients.


  • 600 MHz spectrometer with a cryoprobe and autosampler
  • 500 MHz spectrometer, equipped with a robotic sample changer


Facility Manager

Doctor Peta Harvey

Institute of Molecular Bioscience

(07) 3346 2925

Institute of Molecular Bioscience, IMB Building, St Lucia campus

Magnetic resonance instrumentation - Centre for Advanced Imaging


Comprehensive range of magnetic resonance instrumentation, including whole body scanners, several high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, solid state and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) instruments and microimaging and animal imaging systems.


High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy

  • Avance 500 MHz NMR
  • Avance 700 MHz NMR
  • Avance 900 MHz NMR

Solid State NMR

  • Solid State 300 MHz NMR
  • Avance 16.4T SS NMR

EPR spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Bruker Elexsys E500 CW
  • Bruker Elexsys E580 Pulsed Q-, X-band
  • Bruker Elexsys E540 (X-, L-band) Imaging Scanner

Physics support

NMR-based metabolomics


Centre for Advanced Imaging

(07) 3365 4100

Centre for Advanced Imaging, CAI Building, St Lucia campus

Magnetic resonance instrumentation - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences


Nuclear magnetic spectroscopy is in a wide range of research projects in chemistry, pharmacy, biochemistry, structural biology and physics. Its primary use is in structural characterisation of molecules, from small molecules to proteins over 100,000 Da. 


  • Bruker Avance 500 MHz
  • Bruker Avance 300 MHz 
  • Bruker Ascend 500 MHz 


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility Manager

Doctor Tre Li

School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience

(07) 3365 4196

School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
Room 110, Chemistry Building, St Lucia campus