NMR Concepts is a school that was founded in direct response to requests from the NMR community. The contents of our courses are continually reviewed and updated to maintain the superior quality that NMR Concepts is known to deliver.
Dr. Daniel Traficante, while serving as the director of the NMR Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), developed a series of lectures concentrating on the fundamental concepts of NMR spectroscopy. From these lectures, he later developed a five-day course and offered it to the scientific and technical community in December 1980. There followed requests for courses in electronics, interpretation of 1D NMR spectra, 2D NMR, and other courses. All of these courses were developed by Dr. Traficante in direct response to the needs of the NMR community. NMR Concepts faculty is selected from industry and academia, and from foreign countries when appropriate. Their scientific knowledge, coupled with their skills as educators, gives each course the necessary breadth and depth required to address the participants' needs.
The NMR Concepts administrative staff works as a unit to create an atmosphere conducive to learning. This includes attention to all details and peripherals that could detract from the learning experience. In addition to sending detailed correspondence to each attendee, administrative staff also telephone each attendee one week before the course to review travel plans and course schedule, and to answer any questions. Hence, attendees are free to focus on NMR and maximize their learning experience.
As an outgrowth of the courses, in 1989, NMR Concepts created Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, a unique educational journal, now published by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Traficante remains Editor-in-Chief. Part A publishes articles that bridge education and research. The goal of the publication is to present both old and new topics in a form that is easily understandable to students and researchers. Part B, entitled Magnetic Resonance Engineering, publishes research articles reporting on the newest developments in NMR hardware and its controlling software for both analytical and medical instrumentation
For CMRA Part A manuscript submissions, please see CMRA Information for Contributors.
For CMRB Part B manuscript submissions, please see CMRB Information for Contributors.
Dr. Traficante's background makes him especially qualified to teach NMR courses. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1962 from MIT in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. He has worked in the NMR field since 1962, and in the early 1970s he pioneered multi-nuclear instrumentation. He has built probes, reassembled spectrometers, and developed new software programs to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio and the resolution of NMR spectra. His current research in the areas of structure determination, instrumentation, and data processing provide him with knowledge and expertise that are applicable to a broad audience. His organic chemistry background, plus his expertise in electronics, gives his lectures a special depth and appreciation for the field. Dr. Traficante is known throughout the world as an outstanding educator.