Course Offerings: Waterloo

CHEM 713/7130 - Inorganic Solid State Materials

Semester: Winter 2022 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 720/7200-01 - Introduction to Experimental Design and Chemometrics

Semester: Winter 2022 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 - Nucleic Acids: Structure and Function

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
This course covers advanced topics in structure and function of nucleic acids. Among the topics discussed are: Basic principles of DNA and RNA chemistry, biochemistry and structure Analytical methods used for the study of nucleic acids Biochemical methods for the study of nucleic acids including SELEX Structure determination of nucleic acids by NMR spectroscopy Nucleic acids in medical applications Nucleic acid ...

CHEM 740/7400 - Computational Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
This course will provide a practical guide to quantum chemical calculations. The course will be held mainly online with occasional in class meetings, with students 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 choice ...

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
CHEM 760: Organic Electronic 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 ...

CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymerizations Beyond Radical and Condensation Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
1.   Refresher on basic concepts: Homopolymers vs. copolymers, molecular weight distributions and averages, polydispersity, free radical addition polymerization. 2.   Emulsion polymerization: Initiators, surfactants and other components. Polymerization rate and molecular weight control. 3.   Copolymerization equation, monomer reactivity ratios. Types of behaviors: random, alternating, blocky copolymers. Integrated copolymerization equation. Copolymer microstructure. ...

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. ...

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 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: G. Murphy | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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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
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