Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 710/7100 - Characterization of Defective Solids

Semester: Fall 2020 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 750/7500-02 - Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: G. Sciaini | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: J.M. Chong | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will deal with aspects of organic spectroscopy from the perspective of an organic chemist.  There will be an emphasis on fundamental principles relevant to different spectroscopic techniques but with a minimum of quantum mechanics and mathematics.  Applications of spectroscopic methods to the elucidation of organic structures will be stressed. Some basic organic chemistry knowledge (e.g. usually 4 bonds to a neutral carbon atom, common ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course will introduce the synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of polymers. Living polymerization techniques for designed synthesis of block copolymers will be discussed first, including anionic and living free radical polymerization. Subsequently, we will discuss the assembling behavior of block copolymers in bulk and solution. This discussion includes how to design nanostructures and the potential applications of them as nanomaterial. Finally, we will learn the current research ...

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

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: E. Meiering | | Campus: Waterloo
Students will learn how to use multiple resources to search and vet scientific literature relevant to their own research. Based on this literature, students will write a review paper (about 25 typed pages in length) in which they present and explain scientific concepts and methods, the up-to-date state of research, and the open questions that are relevant to their research field, including reasons and methods for undertaking further studies.  Students will subject excerpts of their writing ...

CHEM 727/7270 - Separations

Semester: Winter 2021 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 - Pharmacology

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 740/7400 - Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
The focus of the course will be electronic structure theory with a smaller section on vibronic coupling. 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. We will move on to the technique of second quantization and we will first cover vibrational problems, inclucing vibronic coupling, going beyond the Born-Oppenheimer ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Electronic Structure and Properties of Materials: From Molecules to Bulk

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the electronic structures of various technologically relevant materials. The electronic structures will be examined from both molecular and solid-state aspects. Optical, electrical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of functional materials will be discussed with respect to their electronic structures. The materials of interest will include metals, insulators, semiconductors, and conductive polymers. The course will also introduce ...

CHEM 7500-03/NANO 701-702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-microscopy

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
CHEM 7500/NANO 701 Surfaces and interfaces are integral part of all materials, and play a key role in many scientific and technological processes. Surfaces and interfaces are important in semiconductor industry, device fabrication, catalysis, medical diagnosis and treatment, and nanoscience and nanotechnology in general. Due to the reduced sizes of nanostructures, surfaces make up a very large portion of nanomaterials. The objective of this course is to introduce ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Asymmetric Synthesis of Amino Acids and Total Synthesis of Complex Peptide-Based Natural Products

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: S. Taylor | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Topics covered: peptides as drugs, asymmetric synthesis of common and uncommon amino acids; solution phase, solid phase, and liquid phase peptide synthesis, total synthesis of complex peptide-based natural products such as pipecolidepsin A, yaku’amide A, vioprolide, phomopsin, cyclomarin, bottromycin, lacticin 3147 etc.; and total synthesis of proteins via native chemical ligation. ...