Course Offerings

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 720/7200-01 - Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: A. Chen | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Guelph
This course will introduce fundamentals of electrode kinetics, reaction mechanisms and electrochemical methods. Electroanalytical techniques and their roles in modern analytical chemistry will be surveyed. The development of nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensor and biosensor in medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food safety applications will be explored.      ...

CHEM 720/7200-02 - Mass Spectrometry

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: W. Gabryelski | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Guelph
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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 760/7600 - Carbohydrate Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: F.I. Auzanneau | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
Chemistry CHEM 760/7600 is a one-semester reading course covering the chemistry and biological chemistry of carbohydrates. This course will apply concepts learned in Chem*2700 and Chem*3750 to carbohydrate molecules. Specific Learning Objectives: To learn about the structural fundamentals of carbohydrates. To learn the basic biological importance of oligo-and polysaccharides. To learn fundamentals concepts of synthetic carbohydrate ...

CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2024 Professor: G. Murphy | Discipline: Organic |
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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 720/7200 - Mass Spectrometry

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: W. Gabryelski | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Guelph
Background Info: CHEM 7200/720 [0.5] is a graduate course in Mass Spectrometry (MS) with prior enrolments of 15-30 students in the class. During the three decades, mass spectrometry has evolved as a powerful technique for analyzing a variety of materials ranging from small molecules to large biopolymers. Mass spectrometry has been used in many areas of research including chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, pharmacology, medicine, and forensics. This course ...

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 750/7500-01 - Topics in Computational Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: L. Chen | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
This course will cover a variety of topics in computational chemistry. Molecular simulation: molecular dynamics in various ensembles, Monte Carlo. Extracting properties from simulations: free energy, dynamical properties from time-correlation functions. Electronic structure theory: Hartree-Fock, density functional theory. ...

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 750/7500-04 - Aqueous Solutions

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: P. Tremaine | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
An introduction to aqueous solution chemistry, from classical macroscopic descriptions to modern treatments of the properties of electrolytes and non-electrolytes at a molecular level. Synopsis: The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction to aqueous solution chemistry, from classical macroscopic descriptions to modern treatments of electrolytes and non-electrolytes at a molecular level. The properties of aqueous solutions have been the subject of study for ...

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 ...

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

Semester: Winter 2024 Professor: D. O'Flaherty | | Campus: Guelph
CHEM 784(0) is a required one term course for all graduate students who are enrolled for an MSc degree; students must complete the requirements for CHEM 784(0) within their first two terms in the program and are strongly encouraged to take this course in their first term. CHEM 784(0) is offered in Fall and Winter terms. The main goal of CHEM 784(0) is to encourage MSc students to learn to use scientific literature at an early stage of their program, to stimulate in-depth thinking ...