Course Offerings

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Crystallography

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: D. Soldatov | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
Introduction into chemical crystallography and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The course provides basic theoretical background for understanding crystal structures and other XRD data reported in the literature and databases. The course also covers theoretical and practical aspects of the XRD analysis, including interaction of X-rays with matter, theoretical description of diffraction, experimental methods, instrumentation, preparation of samples, and the usage of software. ...

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 720/7200-02 - Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale

Semester: Winter 2022 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 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 731/7310-02 - Advanced Topics in Toxicology

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: R. Manderville | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
Advanced Topics in Toxicology is designed to give students the opportunity to hear about research that is being conducted by professors, research scientists, consults and graduates students in the field of toxicology. Student will also be given the opportunity to critical evaluate the strength of a scientific manuscript in the field of toxicology. Students will also gain experience presenting the purpose and findings of their graduate research project in oral and written form. The course ...

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 750/7500-01 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: K. Ghandi | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
The purpose of the course is to introduce chemical and biochemical sensors, elemental analysis techniques that has not been examined in typical undergraduate analytical chemistry courses, and exotic particle accelerator based analytical probes. The course will address some new, exciting frontiers in analytical chemistry, how research activities in the field relate to other scientific endeavors and disciplines, and the how analytical chemistry relates to applications and supports the progress ...

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 750/7500-03 - Aqueous Solutions and Interfaces

Semester: Winter 2022 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. ...

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

Semester: Winter 2022 Professor: M. Monteiro | | Campus: Guelph
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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
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CHEM 731/7310-01 - Conjugate Vaccines

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: M. Monteiro | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 731/7310-02 - Nucleic Acid Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: D. O'Flaherty | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
This course provides students with general and specific aspects of selected key areas in bio-organic chemistry including with an emphasis on nucleic acids: Structure and reactivity of nucleosides(tides), nucleic acids (roughly 80-90 % of course material) Structure and reactivity of amino acids, peptides, proteins (roughly 10-20 % of course material) Course Objectives to learn and demonstrate familiarity with nucleic acid and peptide chemical ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Heteroatoms in Organic Synthesis

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: A. Schwan | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
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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
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CHEM 784/7840 - Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: E. Meiering | | Campus: Waterloo
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