Dr. Nathan A. Oyler

Associate Professor

Office: 410E Flarsheim Hall
Phone: (816) 235-2297
Fax: (816) 235-5502
Email: oylern@umkc.edu

Degrees and Experience

B.S., Chemistry, University of Arizona  (1994)
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Washington (2000)
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health (2001 – 2004)
Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health (2004 – 2005)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2005 – 2012)
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2012 – present)

Course Taught

CHEM 115 Elements of Chemistry
CHEM 212 General Chemistry II
CHEM 341 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM 341WI Analytical Chemistry I (Writing Intensive)
CHEM 437WI Physical Chemistry Lab (Writing Intensive)
CHEM 490/5539 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (NMR Spectroscopy)
CHEM 5541 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Research Interests

There are two major themes in my current research: 1) study of various materials by use of solid-state NMR and 2) study of cultural artefacts by use of hyperspectral imaging.
The first theme is exemplified, for example, by our collaborations to study thin-film boron carbide materials, drug formulations, TiO2 nanoparticles by various solid-state NMR techniques.
I am also a founding member of the CODICIES (http://daedalus.umkc.edu/CODICES/) project here at UMKC to study medieval texts by hyperspectral imaging and other spectroscopic techniques.

Selected Publications

(Google Scholar)

“Direct and Real‐Time Quantification of Tenofovir Release from pH‐Sensitive Microparticles into Simulated Biological Fluids Using 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, by Zhang C, Zhang T, Oyler NA, Youan BB, J. Pharm. Sci.; 2014, 103(4), pp1170-1177 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jps.23886

“Properties of Disorder-Engineered Black Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles through Hydrogenation”,  Chen X, Liu L, Marcus MA, Wang W, Oyler NA, Grass ME, Mao B, Glans P, Yu PY, Guo J, Mao SS, Scientific Reports; 2013, 3:1510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep01510

“The local physical structure of amorphous hydrogenated boron carbide: insights from magic angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy”, Paquette, M. M., Li, W., Driver, M. S., Karki, S., Caruso, A. N., Oyler, N. A., Journal of Physics:Condensed Matter; 2011, 23, 435002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/43/435002

“Spectroscopic Analysis of Interactions Between Alkylated Silanes”, Hardin, J. L., Oyler, N. A., Steinle, E. D., Meints, G. A., Journal of Colloid and Interface Science; 2010, 342; pp. 614-619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2009.10.083

“Conformational constraints in solid state NMR of uniformly labeled polypeptides from double single-quantum-filtered rotational echo double resonance”, Oyler, N. A. and Tycko, R., Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry; 2007, 45; S101-S106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrc.2110