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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 731/7310 - Biological Membranes

Semester: Spring 2019 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry |
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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 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2019 Professor: K. T. Leung | Discipline: Physical |
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. Week ...

CHEM 710/7100 - Catalysis

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: M. Schlaf | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
This course will provide an introduction and overview of the field of catalysis using heterogeneous metal/metal oxide and transition metal complexes focusing on general principles and reaction patterns of catalytically active transition metal centres, metal/metal oxide surfaces and supported metals. mechanisms: kinetic and thermodynamic parameters and how to determine them. activation of small molecules such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ...

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 731/7310-02 - Polysaccharides

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: M. Monteiro | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
CHEM 731(0)-02 covers the physical and immunogenic aspects of plant, microbial and mammalian polysaccharides, and their application in therapeutics and vaccines. The main body of the course will be formed by in-class oral presentations and problem sets based on recent literature. Students will deliver in-depth analyses of articles describing the latest science in the fields of polysaccharide structure, biology, immunology and experimental methodology. ...

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 - 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 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2019 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer |
Course content Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. Molecular weight distribution and control, branching and cross-linking. ...

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Crystallography

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: D. Soldatov | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
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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 731/7310-02 - TBA

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: R. Manderville | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 750/7500-01 - Bioelectronics

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: S. Tang | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-02 - Physical Radiation Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: K. Ghandi | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 750/7500-03 - Aqueous Solutions and Interfaces

Semester: Winter 2020 Professor: P. Tremaine | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
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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 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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