Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 710/7100 - Characterization of Imperfections in Solids

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: R. Smith | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will introduce X-ray diffraction (Rietveld refinements), X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy as tools to study solid state materials and demonstrate their practical application in analyzing defects in solid state materials. The pinciples and considerations underlying the Rietveld refinement process will be introduced and the overall process demonstrated. The underlying theory for XAS will then be introduced and the basic operating principles, ...

CHEM 731/7310-03 - Rational Drug Design

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: S. Kalyaanamoorthy | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to strategies for design of drug candidates, including structure-based and ligand-based drug discovery.  It builds upon molecular modelling principles introduced in CHEM 340 and will apply them to specific problems in drug design. Specific topics includes molecular modelling, and molecular dynamics using molecular mechanics principles, molecular docking and virtual screening of drug molecules to target proteins, computational ...

CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: G. Murphy | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Chemistry 766: Organic Spectroscopy is a graduate-level discussion on the use of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry.  This course will focus specifically on the use of spectroscopic data for the identification and structural elucidation of organic molecules.  Students will learn to effectively use a combination of datasets, consisting of mass spectroscopy (MS), infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, for correctly ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Chain conformations: End-to-end distance, radius of gyration, molecular dimensions, excluded volume. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course starts with an introduction to the design and synthesis of polymers with define chemical structures. A number of polymerization techniques will be descried briefly, including anionic, living free radical and migration insertion polymerizations. The principles guiding self-assembly behaviour of block copolymers and other building blocks will be discussed, followed by the material applications of the assembled polymeric ...

CHEM 784/7840 - Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: E. Meiering | | Campus: Waterloo
Students will prepare a written literature review. Incoming MSc students are strongly encouraged to take this required course within the first term of their program. Your writing affects not only how much credit you receive for your work but also how much influence your work has. The quality of your writing influences decisions by others on whether to hire you, to fund your ideas, to publish your findings, or to accept your thesis! In your schooling, you have ...

CHEM 727/7270 - Separations

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: J. Pawliszyn | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
Material to be covered will be drawn from the topics outlined below: SEPARATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND ANALYTICAL PROCESSES UNIT PROCESSES: (Distillation, Extraction, Membrane Separation, Intermolecular Interactions) SAMPLE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES: LLE, SPE, SPME, SFE MEMBRANE SEPARATIONS CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Gas (GLC, GSC); Liquid (LLC, LSC, GPC, IEC, Affinity); Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) PHYSIOCHEMICAL ...

CHEM 731/7310-01 - Nucleic Acids: Structure and Function

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
Discussion of specialized topics related to the research interests of the members of the Centre. For example, recent offerings have included: Metalloproteins and Metalloenzymes; Heme Proteins; Chemistry of Enzymatic Reaction Mechanisms; Peptides – Synthesis, Structure and Function; Food Enzymology; Advanced Microbial Physicology; NMR in Biological Systems. Course Description: This course covers advanced topics in structure and function of nucleic ...

CHEM 740/7400-01 - Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
In the winter 2023 term the focus of the course will be electronic structure theory and some discussions of vibrational problems and coupled electronic-nuclear motion (non-adiabatic systems). The course will cover a description of the basic electronic structure problem introducing an atomic orbital basis set, Slater determinants and the Slater-Condon rules. Then we will cover Hartree-Fock theory in fair detail, and briefly discuss density functional theory, in analogy to Hartree-Fock.  We ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Electronic Structure and Properties of Materials

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 7500-03 / NANO 602 - Structure and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-04 - Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: S. Hopkins | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730 - Advanced Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2022 Professor: K. T. Leung | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
Introduction to basic principles of the common tools used for materials research and nanosciences; hands-on training of sample preparation, use and operation as well as data analysis involving common nanotool instrument systems, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and related techniques, X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy and/or electron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. ...