Department of Chemistry – University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Heike Hofstetter
Asst Dir NMR Lab – CIC


Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison (US), Department of Chemistry
Number of Employes/Students: More than 300 users
Market: Academia – Chemistry
Problem to solve: NMR data processing software that can be used in an educational environment for undergraduate and graduate education, and also be a primary tool for high-end research.


Why Mnova NMR?
Mnova has proven to combine ease-of-use with very powerful features.  Undergraduates quickly learn how to do simple 1D-processing, and migrate smoothly into performing structure assignments and data work-up for coursework and then into research publishing.


” Undergrads generally like the program and find it easy to use – which might mostly be related to the fact that when you drag in FIDs, Mnova automatically converts them in the standard setting. It seem intuitive enough that they feel comfortable after only a short introduction. We get more comments about installation than actual use.

Most of our grad students have either used Mnova themselves or are using it in classes they teach. They think that they know the program and are then amazed about all the features they did NOT know about….  It speaks to these tools’ ease-of-use and practical utility that the students then constantly use these features once they do about them… e.g. the assignment tools. These students also like that they can change the setting to match requirements for journals, dissertations, etc.

In general the students also really appreciate that once the program is installed they will be able to use it not just for one semester but throughout the rest of their studies, including research, and for different classes. This saves them time of re-learning the basic usage when working on new assignments (after organic they should have a fairly solid base).”

Dr. Heike Hofstetter