Course Offerings: Waterloo

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
Course Description: 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 • ...

CHEM 740/7400-01 - Computational Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
This course will provide a practical guide to quantum chemical calculations. The course will be held mainly in a computer lab setting, with students performing calculations 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 of research project. The ...

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
This course will focus on synthetic methods in organic chemistry and will cover aspects of organic synthesis ranging from basic principles to state-of-the-art examples drawn from the current literature. Topics will include: Selectivity in synthesis: regioselectivity, stereoselectivity and chemoselectivity Kinetic and thermodynamic control Protecting groups Retrosynthetic analysis, synthons and disconnections Functional group ...

CHEM 750/7500 - Quantum Sensing: Methods & Applications

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: D. Cory | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
Quantum mechanics is the ultimate law of nature and when devices are engineered to operate at the quantum limit then efficiencies can be reached that exceed those of any possible classical device.  For sensing, this leads to gains in sensitivity, resolution, and selectivity.  We will explore the origins of this quantum benefit, the coherent controls necessary to achieve benefits, and potential applications.  We will introduce methodologies for sensing and modalities for quantum sensing.  ...

CHEM 713/7130 - Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: H. Kleinke | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310-01 - Nucleic Acids

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-01 - Bioelectronics

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: S. Tang | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-04 - Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: G. Sciaini | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 7500-05 / NANO 701-702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-microscopy

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 760/7600 - Chemistry of Amino Acids, Peptides & Proteins

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: S. Taylor | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymer Properties and Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 773/7730-02 - Living Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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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 ...