Chemistry Department
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Susan Kohler

Job Title
Instrumentation Specialist
ISEC 283

Areas of expertise

I’m a physical chemist and spectroscopist who has had a career teaching chemistry at Mount
Holyoke, Wellesley, and Union Colleges. When I was in graduate school and teaching at Mount
Holyoke, I built myself two NMR spectrometers. I have enjoyed building and taking care of
instruments ever since.

I also have worked in industry at General Electric and Hewlett Packard on magnetic resonance
imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy projects. The most exciting project was
hyperpolarized magnetic resonance, a technique that enables real-time biochemical studies on
biological systems (including humans). Ask me about it!

Academic credentials

A.B., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Post-doc, Free University of Berlin