Welcome To Wu's Research Group

Our primary research interests are concerned with the development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques in studying molecular structure, dynamics, and chemical bonding in chemically and biologically important systems. Currently, we are focused on the development and application of NMR in the following major directions:

(A) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Solid State NMR Methodology

NMR of metal ions

Oxygen-17 NMR

(B) Ion Binding in Biological Systems

Telomeric DNA

Supramolecular Self-assemblies

Group News ...

September 05 2018

Andrew just got a teaching position at Coast Mountain College, congratulations Professor Rinald!


September 05 2018

Betty just won the first year William Patrick Doolan TA award, congratulations!


February 22 2018

The first 17O QCT spectrum obtained on a world-record SCH magnet (35.2 T) was published! Thanks to Jiahui for making the 17O-labeled glucose sample.

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Nov 14th 2017

Sherry did her convocation today, congratulations Sherry!

Oct 1st 2017

Wu group presented at the 30th MOOT conference and Andrew gave a talk on "Using solid state 17O NMR and computational methods to determine epoxide NMR tensor orientations".


September 20th 2017

Welcome Jeffery Lu, the fourth year chemistry student to join our group for his fourth year thesis project!


June 15th 2017

Welcome Rebecca Tian, the second year biochemistry student to join our group this summer!


May 28th 2017

Wu group attended the 100th conference and Dr. Wu gave a presentation on "Hydrogen Bonding Energy, Molecular Motion, and Solid-state 17O NMR".


May 2nd 2017

Welcome Neil Sengupta, the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award holder, to join our group this summer!


April 21rd 2017

Professor Wu has the article featured in the Royal Society of Chemistry special issue in honour of the 100th Canadian Chemsitry Conference and Exhibition! Congratulations!

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March 23rd 2017

Congratulations to Abouzar Toubaei on receiving the Christopher Knapper Teaching Award!

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Oct 2nd 2016

A portion of Wu Group (Jiahui, Sherry, Andrew and Betty) did presentation and posters at PEI on MOOT 29 nmr conference, a lot was learned and had a lot of fun! Seafood was super yummy! :D


Sept 12nd 2016

Jiahui won the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation award in 9th Annual Graduate Symposium, congratulations!


Sept 22nd 2016

Jiahui just passed her master defence today, congratulations!


Aug 22nd 2016

A new paper in our lab titled "Observation of the Second-Order Quadrupolar Interaction as a Dominating NMR Relaxation Mechanism in Liquids: The Ultraslow Regime of Motion"just published on the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters! Congrats!

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June 23rd 2016

Dr. Wu just won the 2016 NSERC Discovery Grant! Congrats!

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May 02nd 2016

Welcome Andrew Rinald, the new M.Sc. candidate, to join in our group! Hope you have a great year to come!


Oct 26th 2015

Our lab have recently used 17O NMR, together with other analytical techniques, to determine the molecular structures of two intensely colored intermediates in the Gmelin reaction in which nitroprusside and sulfide are combined in aqueous solution. This study has solved a 170-year-old mystery about the true identities of these colorful but rather unstable intermediates. The discovery has been published in Chem. Eur. J. and highlighted in the latest issue of C&EN. Congratulations!



Oct 24th 2015

Jiahui and Betty did a poster at the MOOT NMR conference, good work!


Sept 7th 2015

Welcome Sherry Dai, the new M.Sc. candidate, to join in our group! Hope you have a great year to come!


Aug 15th 2015

Andrew Wu finished his summer research today and will start his new semester soon, how time flies!


July 27th 2015

Dr. Gao left our lab today and will start her faculty career in China, Congratulations Dr. Gao!


July 1st 2015

Dr. Kong will start a new journey in Montreal after leave our lab today. All the best wishes to you!


May 27th 2015

Abouzar passed the candidacy exam on May 27. Congratulations!


Mar 23rd 2015

Dr. Kong's and Abouzar's paper on platinum anticancer drugs has been accepted for publication in Canadian Journal of Chemistry. Congratulations!


Jan 23rd 2015

Dr. Kong's paper on "solid-state 17O NMR of paramagnetic coordination compounds" has just been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. Well done, Dr. Kong!


Jan 17th 2015

Dr. Kong's paper on N-acyl imidazoles has been accepted for publication in a special issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry in honoring Professor Stan Brown. Congratulations Dr. Kong!


Jan 15th 2015

Former group member, Dr. Jianfeng (Peter) Zhu, has joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Sheffield, UK, as the NMR facility manager.


Sept 8th 2014

Welcome Jiahui Shen, the new M.Sc. candidate, to join in our group! Hope you have a great year to come!


Aug 13th 2014

Dr. Yin Gao has just got her paper published in Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations Dr. Gao!

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Contact Information

Office: CHE408

NMR Room: CHE115

Lab: CHE438

Mailing Address:

Department of Chemistry,

Queen's University,

90 Bader Lane Kingston,

Ontario, Canada

K7L 3N6

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