Robin K. Harris

Robin K. Harris is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham, U.K., where he previously served as Professor of Chemistry, head of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry section, and Chairman of the Chemistry Department. He obtained his first degree from Cambridge University and undertook research in NMR there, supervised by Norman Sheppard, for his Ph.D. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, he joined the (then new) University of East Anglia (Norwich, U.K.) as a lecturer, winning promotion to a readership and then obtaining a personal chair. He moved to the University of Durham in 1984. His early research was on solution-state NMR, but, starting 1976, he has carried out pioneering research in solid-state NMR, using cross-polarization and magic-angle spinning, for a wide variety of elements and in an extensive range of chemical systems, including organometallics, polymers, ceramics, and inorganics. In the last 20 years, much research has been directed towards problems involving pharmaceutical compounds and systems, especially relating to polymorphism and quantitative studies. Current interests center around the concept of ‘NMR Crystallography’ and include both sophisticated NMR experimental methods and computations of chemical shifts using crystallographic repetition. Professor Harris was awarded an Sc.D. degree by Cambridge University for his research in 1978. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has won its awards in Chemical Instrumentation (1985) and in Analytical Spectroscopy (1998). He was the Director of the U.K. National Research Service in Solid-State NMR (1986–2004). He has been an author of over 500 research articles, mostly on NMR, and has acted as author or editor of several books on the subject. He is senior editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance.

Solid-State NMR: Basic Principles and Practice

Solid State NMR
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Robin K Harris
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"...recommending this book...and even NMR veterans might benefit by refreshing or expanding their solid state NMR toolbox." -- Chemistry World Magazine, March 6, 2013