Prof. E.N. Prabhakaran




Project staff:

Niranjan K

Mohan R

The Sophisticated Instruments Facility (SIF) was established in 1977 by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, initially under the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) programme, with Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute, National Aeronautical Laboratory, all in Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay as the participating institutions, and was called "Bangalore NMR Facility". It came under the purview of Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre (RSIC) programme in April 1982 and was called the "Sophisticated Instruments Facility" and later as "Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility". The broad objectives of the Centre are:

  • To provide NMR analysis facility to scientists in India/abroad to carry out measurements for the purpose of research.

  • To organise short-term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and techniques for research students, teachers and personnel from other laboratories and industries.

  • To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repairs of sophisticated instruments and also help other laboratories in this direction if and when possible.

  • To train technicians in maintenance and operation of sophisticated instruments.

  • To promote projects aimed at the development of new techniques, sophisticated instruments or improvement of existing instruments.

  • The Facility has the following spectrometers

    400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer
    400 MHz liquid-state NMR spectrometer
    500 MHz liquid-state NMR spectrometer

    In accordance with the objective of the Centre, the facilities are made available to scientists from all over the country. Schools / workshops are organised at the national level to make the users aware of the latest developments in the area of NMR spectroscopy and also to help them in making the best use of the available facilities. Generation of capability for maintenance / development / improvement of sophisticated instruments and providing assistance to other laboratories are also the objectives of the Centre.

    National Magnetic Resonance Society website is hosted here and
    Indian Institute of Science site is here.

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    IISc Aerial View
    IISc Closer View
    IISc Main Bldg.
    Main Bldg. Lawn

    IISc Main Road
    NMR Centre, IISc
    Solution NMR Spectrometer
    Solid State NMR Spectrometer

    Panoramic View of Main Lab
    500 & 700 MHz Spectrometers
    800 MHz NMR Spectrometer
    View of Multiple Spectrometers

      Updated: Jan. 7, 2022
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