Zachariah Heiden
Zachariah Heiden

Zachariah Heiden has been appointed as the new director of the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy.

The Center for NMR Spectroscopy is a central University facility that provides access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation.  The center is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The equipment is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and the Murdock Charitable Trust. The center is open for users from across the WSU campuses and from outside institutions.

Heiden, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Chemistry, focuses on solving problems in energy and catalysis with a long-term goal of reducing global energy needs and the dependence on fossil fuels. He has 15 years of experience in the utilization of NMR spectroscopy to solve chemical problems. Prior to joining the Department of Chemistry, Heiden held post-doctoral appointments at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Toronto.

Heiden replaces Greg Helms, who was the director of the Center for NMR Spectroscopy for the past 24 years and retired from WSU on May 31.