NMR Facility - Chemistry Department


Facility Manager

Dr. Josh Kurutz is the Facility Manager for NMR. Please contact him for all NMR-related questions, concerns, and speculation.

Office: Searle 340F (swipecard access required, so contact in advance if needed); 5735 S. Ellis Ave.; Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-834-7402
Email: jkurutz – at – uchicago.edu


  • Started as UChicago Chemistry’s NMR Facility manager in May 2019.
  • Running NMR experiments since 1987.
  • Previously:
    Technical Director for Biomolecular NMR Facility at UChicago
    Senior Scientist for NMR at Northwestern University
    Community Manager for Agilent Technologies’ NMR online community support resource Spinsights
  • Postdoc, University of Chicago Chemistry, with Prof. Ka Yee Lee
  • PhD (Biophysics) 1997, University of Wisconsin – Madison, with Prof. Laura Kiessling & Prof. Laura Lerner
  • BS (Chemistry) 1989, California Institute of Technology, with Prof. Jack Richards
  • Misc:
    Research Associate for in vivo NMR spectroscopy and imaging, Huntington Medical Research Institute (Pasadena, CA)
    High School Physics Teacher, La Cañada High School (La Cañada, CA)
    High School Chemistry Teacher, Caltech Summer Program (Pasadena, CA)
    Art supply salesperson, The Art Store (Pasadena, CA)
  • American Chemical Society, Chicago Section: https://chicagoacs.org
    Chicago Section Chair, 2014
    Chicago Section Distinguished Service Awardee, 2019
    Chicago Section Historian, 2017-present
    Chicago Section Web Committee Chair, 2016-2019
    Stieglitz Lecture Committee Chair, 2015-present
  • More info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkurutz/