Course Offerings

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 731/7310-01 - Conjugate Vaccines

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: M. Monteiro | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
CHEM 731(0)-01 covers the physical and immunogenic aspects of microbial polysaccharides and their use in conjugate vaccines. The course will cover the development of conjugate vaccines from target discovery to human clinical trials ...

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 731/7310-03 - Rational Drug Design

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: S. Kalyaanamoorthy | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to strategies for design of drug candidates, including structure-based and ligand-based drug discovery.  It builds upon molecular modelling principles introduced in CHEM 340 and will apply them to specific problems in drug design. Specific topics includes molecular modelling, and molecular dynamics using molecular mechanics principles, molecular docking and virtual screening of drug molecules to target proteins, computational ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Heteroatoms in Organic Synthesis

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: A. Schwan | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
The course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the utility and mechanism of heteroatom-based functionalities in organic synthesis.  The influence of the heteroatom will be emphasized with examples displaying how the heteroatom directs reactivity and where applicable, stereochemistry. Students will be required to deliver two seminars and write two research essays which, when totaled, will comprise a major component of their grade. Method of ...

CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: G. Murphy | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Chemistry 766: Organic Spectroscopy is a graduate-level discussion on the use of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry.  This course will focus specifically on the use of spectroscopic data for the identification and structural elucidation of organic molecules.  Students will learn to effectively use a combination of datasets, consisting of mass spectroscopy (MS), infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, for correctly ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2022 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Chain conformations: End-to-end distance, radius of gyration, molecular dimensions, excluded volume. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. ...

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
Students will prepare a written literature review. Incoming MSc students are strongly encouraged to take this required course within the first term of their program. Your writing affects not only how much credit you receive for your work but also how much influence your work has. The quality of your writing influences decisions by others on whether to hire you, to fund your ideas, to publish your findings, or to accept your thesis! In your schooling, you have ...

CHEM 727/7270 - Separations

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: J. Pawliszyn | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310-01 - Nucleic Acids: Structure and Function

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: T. Dieckmann | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 731/7310-02 - Toxicology

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: W. Gabryelski | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 740/7400-01 - Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 740/7400-02 - Spin-based Quantum Information Processing

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: J.D. Baugh | Discipline: Theoretical |
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CHEM 750/7500-01 - Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: L. Chen | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 750/7500-02 - Electronic Structure and Properties of Materials

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 7500-03 / NANO 602 - Structure and Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-04 - Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: S. Hopkins | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 760/7600 - Carbohydrate Chemistry

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: F.I. Auzanneau | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 773/7730 - Advanced Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 784/7840 - Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review

Semester: Winter 2023 Professor: D. O'Flaherty | | 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. ...