Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 720/7200 - Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry

Semester: Spring 2019 Professor: S. Mikkelsen | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
Introduction to enzymes: classification, nomenclature, specific activity. Review of enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten and pseudo-Michaelis Menten kinetics, conditions for the assay of enzymes, substrates, activators and inhibitors). Enzyme assays, including high-throughput screening (HTS) methods. Immobilization of enzymes: methods including adsorption, entrapment, crosslinking, covalent immobilization and encapsulation; effect of immobilization on kinetics, pH dependence and stability. ...

CHEM 740/7400 - Advanced Electronic Structure Theory

Semester: Spring 2019 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
This reading course will cover wave function based electronic structure theory in great detail. Extensive use is made of the operator technique of second quantization, and the main wave function based methods of electronic structure theory: Hartree-Fock, Configuration Interaction and Coupled Cluster theory are treated in detail, as well as the use of atomic orbital Gaussian basis sets. Course objectives: The student will master the ability to derive and understand ...

CHEM 720/7200 - Introduction to Experimental Design and Chemometrics

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: T. Gorecki | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
Experimentation is one of the foundational pillars of science. Any theoretical hypothesis that is formulated must ultimately be proved or disproved by experiments. While the scientific method is generally intuitively understood by researchers, not all of them fully realize how various controllable and uncontrollable factors might affect their results. Also, the approach to experimentation is often far from optimal. The course will try to fill these voids by exploring the areas mentioned ...

CHEM 731/7310-01 - Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 740/7400-01 - Computational Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 740/7400-02 / QIC 890 - Spin-Based Quantum Information Processing

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: J.D. Baugh | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
Subtitle: Semiconductor nanostructures, quantum transport and quantum information This course is inspired by recent experimental advances in the field of quantum information processing (QIP), especially electron spin qubits realized in semiconductor nanostructures. It will begin by covering the fundamentals of semiconductor material properties and physics, followed by quantum transport, spin effects, quantum dots and QIP. The course aims to enable students to fully comprehend the ...

CHEM 764/7640 - Synthetic Organic Reactions

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: J.M. Chong | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500 - Electronic Structure and Properties of Materials

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310 - Biochemical Pharmacology

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
Understand the biochemical principles of drug action Overview of topics Introduction Pharmacodynamics: General principles of drug action Pharmacokinetics: Uptake, distribution, and elimination of drugs Pharmacology of nerve and muscle cells G protein-coupled receptors as drug targets Drugs that modulate nitric oxide signaling Eicosanoid mediators and related drugs Antimicrobial ...

CHEM 740/7400 - Quantum Molecular Dynamics

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: P.N. Roy | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
This reading course provides an introduction to Quantum Molecular Dynamics approaches and their applications. A review of essential concepts of statistical mechanics will first be covered and the Feynman path integral formulation of quantum statistical mechanics will be introduced. Simulation techniques such as path integral Monte Carlo and path integral molecular dynamics will be discussed and illustrated with ...

CHEM 750/7500-01 - Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: S. Hopkins | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 7500-03/NANO 701&702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-Microscopy

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
Surfaces and Interfaces  Surfaces and interfaces are integral part of all materials, and play a key role in many scientific ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Properties and Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Course content Copolymerization equation, monomer reactivity ratios. Types of behaviors: random, alternating, blocky copolymers. Integrated copolymerization equation. Copolymer microstructure. Multicomponent polymerization. Structural effects, Q-e scheme, kinetics. Emulsion polymerization. Initiators, surfactants and other components. Polymerization rate. Molecular weight and particle size distributions. Applications. Anionic polymerization: ...