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Meet Neil Wells

Dr Neil Wells is a Senior Experimental Officer in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy and manages the University of Southampton’s NMR Spectroscopy Facility. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the use of this advanced characterisation technique, including the provision of rapid, reliable services to industry clients in fields such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

Neil uses the Facility’s specialist instruments to interrogate chemical samples in order to understand their composition, 3D structure and other key structural characteristics at a molecular level. Typically used in combination with other characterisation methods, it’s an invaluable technique for quality control and product development, for example to compare different batches of chemical compounds, or to establish whether a new synthesis works and the identity and purity of the resulting compounds.

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Dr Neil Wells

If a client is not sure exactly what they need, we can call on Neil’s expertise to advise how to get the most useful data; he is also skilled in sample preparation and processing and interpreting the data as needed.

Neil’s academic background includes an MRes and PhD, both looking at aspects of organic synthesis and involving extensive use of NMR spectroscopy. He joined the NMR Spectroscopy Facility in 2001 and became its manager in 2009.

  • Through nC² you can access the combined expertise and facilities of a trusted NMR Spectroscopy Facility that understands industry needs.

    Dr Neil Wells, Senior Experimental Officer in NMR Spectroscopy