Welcome to Niko Loening's site
I'm a professor in the chemistry department at Lewis & Clark College. This spring I'm teaching Chem 120 (General Chemistry II) and Chem 365 (Physical Chemistry Laboratory). My research interests lie in the development and application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Before coming to the college, I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow with Bob Griffin at MIT and before that I was at the University of Cambridge where I worked on my PhD thesis under James Keeler. I spent the 2006-2007 academic year on a research sabbatical at the Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, where I worked on determining protein structures using NMR spectroscopy. More recently, I spent the 2010-2011 academic year on a research sabbatical in Berlin, Germany, working at the Leibniz Institute für Molekulare Pharmakologie, in Australia in Spring 2012 leading a Lewis & Clark College Overseas Program, and in Berlin in Fall 2015 leading another Lewis & Clark College Overseas Program.