Klaus Woelk

Interim Chair and Associate Professor

142A Schrenk Hall
321A Schrenk Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010
(573) 341-4420
(573) 341-4432
Fax: (573) 341-6033
University of Bonn (Germany)-PhD, Physical Chemistry, 1991
University of Bonn (Germany)-MSc, Chemistry, 1988
University of Bonn (Germany)-BS, Chemistry, 1984 

Physical Chemistry, NMR-Spectroscopy, Catalysis. 

  • In situ high temperature and high-pressure NMR spectroscopy
  • Toroidal cavity rotating-frame NMR microscopy 
  • F‌‌‌luid properties of organic material in oil and gas shale
  • Hydrothermal conversion of cellulosic biomass to liquid fuel



Thomas E. Skinner, Michael Braun, Klaus Woelk, Naum I. Gershenzon, and Steffen J. Glaser, "Design and application of robust rf pulses for toroid cavity NMR spectroscopy," Journal of Magnetic Resonance209(2), 282-290 (2011).

Klaus Woelk, "Matching element symbols with state abbreviations: a fun activity for browsing the periodic table of chemical elements," Journal of Chemical Education86(10), 1205-1207 (2009).

Klaus Woelk, "Optimizing the use of personal response devices (clickers) in large-enrollment introductory courses," Journal of Chemical Education85, 1400-1405 (2008).

Heiko G. Niessen, Klaus Woelk, "Investigations in supercritical fluids," Topics in Current Chemistry276 (In Situ NMR Methods in Catalysis), 69-110 (2007).

Thorsten Jonischkeit, Ute Bommerich, Joerg Stadler, Klaus Woelk, Heiko G. Niessen, Joachim Bargon, "Generating long-lasting 1H and 13C hyperpolarization in small molecules with parahydrogen-induced polarization," Journal of Chemical Physics124, 201109/1-201109/5 (2006).

Alexander W. Kluwer, Tehila S. Koblenz, Thorsten Jonischkeit, Klaus Woelk, Cornelis J. Elsevier, "Kinetic and Spectroscopic Studies of the [Palladium(Ar-bian)]-Catalyzed Semi-Hydrogenation of 4-Octyne," Journal of the American Chemical Society127, 15470-15480 (2005).


D. A. Summers, K. Woelk, K. D. Oglesby, G. Galecki, Method and Apparatus for Jet-assisted Drilling or Cutting, US Patent 8.475.230 (issued July 2, 2013).

H. G. Niessen, K. Woelk, A. Eichhorn, J. Bargon, Colloid-catalyzed Gas Transfer in Supercritical Phases, US Patent 7,193,120 (issued March 20, 2007).