Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Diffraction

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: J. Assoud | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will examine, in detail, the theory and the practice of the x-ray structure determination. We will review the definition of the crystal structure, unit cell, crystal systems, Bravais lattices and describe the crystal structure of some elements (BCC, CCP, HCP…), binary (e.g. NaCl…), and ternary (CaTiO3 …) and other solids (Ba2YCu3O7-x …). We will introduce the notion of symmetry operations and their symmetry ...

CHEM 731/7310-01 - Biomolecular NMR

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This course covers the basics of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and its application to protein and nucleic acid structure determination. Among the topics discussed are: • Basics of NMR spectroscopy • Spectrometer hardware • Types of pulse sequences and their application • Extracting NMR parameters from spectra • Types and use of software for the analysis of NMR spectra and structure calculation/analysis • Preparation and writing of a ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2021 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 773/7730-01 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2021 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 nanomaterials. 1. Polymerization techniques (6-9 ...

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

Semester: Fall 2021 Professor: S. Hopkins | | Campus: Waterloo
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 taken courses on reading and writing, and you will certainly draw on these because they provide you the foundation of your craft. However, scientific writing poses challenges that general writing ...

CHEM 713/7130 - Inorganic Solid State Materials

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: H. Kleinke | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 720/7200-01 - Introduction to Experimental Design and Chemometrics

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: T. Gorecki | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310-01 - Biological Membranes

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 740/7400 - Computational Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 7500-02/NANO 602 - Structure and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 760/7600 - Organic Materials

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: D. Schipper | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymerizations Beyond Radical and Condensation Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730-02 - Living Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 737/7370 - Enzymes

Semester: Spring 2021 Professor: J. Honek | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This graduate course will address the underlying principles of enzymatic catalysis (with examples) along with discussion of techniques that are applied to this area. This course will focus on the protein itself and how its structure contributes to catalysis. Subtopics will include protein dynamics, electrostatic potential, active-site geometry and transition state stabilization among other factors that contribute to enzyme catalysis and substrate selectivity. The chemical mechanism of ...

CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2021 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. ...