Summer school on EPR spectroscopy for (bio)inorganic chemists

Denver, Seattle, July 17-21, 2019. Register before March 1st.

Dear (bio)inorganic research community,

The International EPR/ESR Society (IES) and the NSF-supported SharedEPR Network are co-sponsoring an EPR summer school to be held at the University of Denver, July 17-21, 2019. See attached flyer.

The school will concentrate on introductory material and thus will be appropriate for researchers with little or no experience in EPR who want to gain both an understanding of the underlying principles as well practical experience in EPR. The instructors are internationally renowned experts in the field of EPR from both academia and industry and will be available for extended question and discussion sessions.

Lecture topics include:

  • Basics of continuous-wave (CW) EPR
  • Basic spin physics
  • Hyperfine coupling and g anisotropy
  • Analysis of EPR spectra
  • Basics of pulse EPR
  • Principles of nitroxide EPR
  • Principles of transition metal EPR

Hands-on practical training sessions:

  • Introduction to CW EPR
  • CW EPR of nitroxides (liquid and solid)
  • CW EPR of transition metal ions
  • Pulse EPR
  • Rapid-scan EPR

Classroom practical topics:

  • Best practices in EPR
  • Simulation and analysis of EPR spectra
  • Spin Hamiltonian
  • Pulse EPR

Admission to the summer school will be free of charge and will include all course materials and supplies, accommodation in University of Denver dormitory housing for 4 nights, and all meals. Applications will be accepted from all academic and professional levels but the school will be limited to 40 participants.

To apply for admission, please email a CV along with a brief (one page or less) description of your research and/or reason for your interest in EPR spectroscopy to Gary Gerfen at . To ensure consideration of your application, please submit it on or before March 1, 2019. Selection of participants will be made by the executive boards of IES and SharedEPR. Notification of admission will be given by March 15, 2019. A limited number of travel stipends will be available to qualified participants. Further information is available at the websites of IES ( and SharedEPR (

Best regards

Stefan Stoll

Program Chair, IES/SharedEPR EPR summer school 2019

Department of Chemistry University of Washington, Seattle

Expires on Sunday July 21st, 2019