Dr Zoran Zujovic

Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Since 2015, Zoran has been leading Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SSNMR) structural investigations within the Biocide ToolBox program with regards to industrial grade perlite (with Prof. Ralph Cooney) and powder extract samples sourced from grape marc with a high polyphenol content (with Prof. Paul Kilmartin).


Zoran is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, School of Chemical Sciences. His research consists of

  • designing and applications of multinuclear and multidimensional solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) experiments

  • studying of the formation mechanisms, structural characteristics and potential applications of various materials 

He is using SSNMR to get complex dynamic and structural information and to relate them to specific properties of materials of interest in both, academic and commercial projects for different programs and Centres: Biocide ToolBox, Polymer Electronic Research Centre, Light Metals Research Centre and Food Science.

Zoran's main research interests lie in the application of solid-state NMR to the structural investigation of

  • Conducting and hybrid polymers.

  • Polyaniline nanotubes.

  • Pharmaceutical samples-polymorphism.

  • Gibbsite, alumina, geopolymers, silicon nitride bonded silicon carbide materials


Also, Zoran is interested in the theory of cross-polarisation, modification and development of the new solid-state NMR pulse sequences related to polarisation transfer.


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