Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2024 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. ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Organic Materials Synthesis

Semester: Spring 2024 Professor: D. Schipper | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Organic Materials Synthesis will familiarize students with modern techniques that are used to synthesize organic electronic materials (conjugated molecules and polymers). Methods to be introduced include Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions (Suzuki, Stille, Sonagashira etc.), other catalytic and stoichiometric techniques (Yamamoto, Kumada, Gilch etc.), oxidative polymerization (chemical and electrochemical) and C-H bond activation strategies. The methods will be discussed within the context ...

CHEM 731-7310-01 - Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310-02 - Rational Drug Design

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: S. Kalyaanamoorthy | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500 - Ultrafast Structural Dynamics

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: G. Sciaini | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2024 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 identifying ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Introduction to Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: Yangju Lin | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 784/7840 - Literature Review

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: S. Lee | | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 713/7130 - Inorganic Solid State Materials

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: H. Kleinke | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
This course is concerned with the relations between crystal structure and electronic structure. The major goal is to understand and be able to predict materials properties solely based on the structure. Basic knowledge of simple solid state structures (e.g. NaCl, TiO2, CdI2, NiAs, MoS2 etc.) is highly recommended. Structure/materials families will comprise metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and (Mott and topological) insulators. Topics ...

CHEM 731/7310 - Proteins

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: E. Meiering | 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. Proteins, with their amazing complexity and diversity, have become very well characterized and increasingly designable, with ...

CHEM 740/7400 - Computational Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
This course will provide a practical guide to quantum chemical calculations. The course will be held in a lab setting, and through meetings on Teams. Students will be performing calculations in small groups under guidance of the instructor. In addition, the lecture material will cover main topics in computational chemistry. A major component of the course is the computational research project. Each student in the class follows an individual trajectory, based on their interests and their ...

CHEM 745/7450 - Statistical Mechanics

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: P.N. Roy | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
The course covers selected topics in the simulation of nanoscale systems. A review of essential concepts of statistical mechanics will first be covered. Simulation techniques such as Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo methods will be described. The Feynman path integral formulation of quantum statistical mechanics will be introduced. Simulations methods based on the Path Integral formalism will be described. Applications to quantum fluids and confined molecules will be ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Bioelectronics

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: S. Tang | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
This course covers many topics pertinent to the highly interdisciplinary research field of bioelectronics, encompassing physical, surface, bio- and electro-chemistries. The students will be introduced to the fundamental building blocks of bioelectronics, strategies for fabrication/organization of micro/nanostructures, and design/characterization of the bio-interfaces. Frontier research in the field of bioelectronics and applications (e.g. biosensors, implantables, cell culture analog, tissue ...

CHEM 7500-03 / NANO 602 - Structure and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
The objective of this course is to introduce students to different aspects of the structure of nanoscale materials (crystal, surface, and electronic structure) from the interdisciplinary point of view. The first part of the course will focus on the surfaces and interfaces, as an integral part of condensed phases, pertaining to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Due to the reduced sizes of nanostructures, ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Organic Materials Synthesis

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: D. Schipper | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Organic Materials Synthesis will familiarize students with modern techniques that are used to synthesize organic electronic materials (conjugated molecules and polymers). Methods to be introduced include Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions (Suzuki, Stille, Sonagashira etc.), other catalytic and stoichiometric techniques (Yamamoto, Kumada, Gilch etc.), oxidative polymerization (chemical and electrochemical) and C-H bond activation strategies. The methods will be discussed within the ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Advanced Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Synthesis of polymers with well-defined structures in terms of their architectures, chemical compositions, molecular weight etc. is a major concern of polymer chemistry. A number of polymerization techniques, such as anionic polymerization, living free radical polymerization, ring opening metathesis polymerization, have been developed and intensively researched in recent years. Consequently, polymer structure and property engineering has become possible, which extend the scope of material ...