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Richard Shoemaker

Research Professor & Director, NMR Spectroscopy Facility

Office: Cristol Chemistry 02A
Office Phone: 303 492 7062
Lab: CHEM 02,38; JSCBB C1B82
Lab Phone: 303 492 6689, 303 735 8225
Website: Chem NMR
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Ph. D.: University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1988

Research Interests

Dr. Shoemaker does not have his own research group, and as such does not normally directly supervise graduate students or postdoctoral associates.  All of Dr. Shoemaker's research is collaborative in nature, focused on the application of a wide variety of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methodologies to address problems in the areas of materials science, molecular structure, molecular motion and dynamics, and reaction dynamics that come up in the diverse research groups supported by the NMR Facility.

We employ a wide variety of modern liquid-state and solid state NMR techniques, including one-dimensional and multi-dimensional methods to solve problems related to structure and dynamics in the areas of Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Biological, and Analytical Chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary work in collaboration with groups from MCDB, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and several area Institutes.

Selected Publications

“Sunlight-Initiated Chemistry of Aqueous Pyruvic Acid: Building Complexity in the Origin of Life,” Elizabeth C. Griffith, Richard K. Shoemaker, and Veronica Vaida, Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, (2013) (Published Online, 22 December, 2013). DOI: 10.1007/s11084-013-9349-y

“Layered Phosphonates in Colloidal Synthesis of Anisotropic ZnO Nanocrystals,” Bryan Tienes, Russell Perkins, Richard Shoemaker, Gordana Dukovic, Chemistry of Materials, 25(21), 4321-4329 (2013)."Photochemistry of Aqueous Pyruvic Acid," Elizabeth C. Griffith, Barry K. Carpenter, Richard K. Shoemaker, and Veronica Vaida, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(29), 11714-11719 (2013).

“Inclusion Compound Based Approach to Arrays of Artificial Dipolar Molecular Rotors: Bulk Inclusions,” Lukáš Kobr, Ke Zhao, Yongqiang Shen, Kateřina Polívková, Richard K. Shoemaker,  Noel A. Clark, John C. Price, Charles T. Rogers, and Josef Michl, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78(5) 1768-1777 (2012).

“Inclusion Compound Based Approach to Arrays of Artificial Dipolar Molecular Rotors. A Surface Inclusion,” Lukáš Kobr, Ke Zhao, Yongqiang Shen, Angioling Comotti, Silvia Bracco, Richard K. Shoemaker, Piero Sozzani, Noel A. Clark, John C. Price, Charles T. Rogers, and Josef Michl, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 10122-10131 (2012).

“A dimethyl ketal-protected benzoin-based linker suitable for photolytic release of unprotected peptides,” N. Chumachenko, Y. Novikov, R.K. Shoemaker, and S. Copley, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 76(22), 9409-9416 (2011).

“Pretransitional Orientational Ordering of a Calamitic Liquid Crystal by Helical Nanofilaments of a Bent-Core Mesogen,” Dong Chen, Chenjui Zhu, Richard K. Shoemaker, Eva Korblova, David M. Walba, Matthew A. Glaser, Joseph E. Maclennan, and Noel A. Clark, Langmuir, 26(19), 15541-15545 (2010).