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CHEM 1007 : Academic Support for CHEM 2070
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
CHEM 1007 reviews material presented in CHEM 2070 lectures and also provides problem-solving strategies and practice. This course is recommended for students who want to improve their chemistry problem-solving skills. CHEM 1007 is not a substitute for CHEM 2070 lectures and recitations.
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CHEM 1008 : Academic Support for CHEM 2080
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
CHEM 1008 reviews material presented in CHEM 2080 lectures and also provides problem-solving strategies and practice. This course is recommended for students who want to improve their chemistry problem-solving skills. CHEM 1008 is not a substitute for CHEM 2080 lectures and recitations.
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CHEM 1057 : Academic Support for CHEM 3570
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Reviews material presented in CHEM 3570 lectures and offers practice with CHEM 3570 material. Weekly reviews and problem solving sessions focus on the most important topics covered in lecture, and office hours held throughout the week by Learning Strategies Center tutors to help improve performance in CHEM 3570.
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CHEM 1058 : Academic Support for CHEM 3580
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Reviews material presented in CHEM 3580 lectures and offers practice with CHEM 3580 material. Weekly review sessions focus on the most important topics covered in lecture and office hours held throughout the week are designed to help improve performance in CHEM 3580.
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CHEM 1070 : General Chemistry I Workshop
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course centers on the critical reasoning skills required to solve freshmen chemistry problems. Our regular freshman chemistry classes (CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070, CHEM 2090 and CHEM 2150) all presuppose an understanding of the basic quantitative reasoning skills required to solve chemistry problems and focus their limited lecture time instead on the teaching of chemistry knowledge.
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CHEM 1080 : Introduction to Critical Thinking for the Sciences
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
This course centers on the critical reasoning skills required to solve freshmen chemistry problems.  Our Spring freshman chemistry class (CHEM 2080) presupposes an understanding of the basic quantitative reasoning skills required to solve chemistry problems and focus their limited lecture time instead on the teaching of chemistry knowledge.  This course compensates for the fast pace of CHEM 2080.
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CHEM 1150 : The Language of Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Adam Sandler once said, "Chemistry can be a good and a bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it." Using this sophisticated view of chemistry as a perhaps widely held perception and as a focus, a thorough examination of the good and the bad that chemistry has accomplished will be examined.
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CHEM 1350 : Modeling and Simulation of Real-World Scientific Problems
Crosslisted as: CHEME 1510, ENGRI 1510, MAE 1510 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Hands-on introduction to scientific modeling and numerical simulations relevant to computational science and engineering. Students will learn how real-world problems can be solved using models, algorithms, and statistical tools. The course is organized around a set of team-based scientific computing projects drawn from various engineering and life science fields, using actual research and/or industrial computational codes. Leveraging simplified and user-friendly software interfaces and tutorials, the course focuses on the inductive learning of key concepts and topics such as physical and computational model formulation, verification and validation, uncertainty analysis, post-processing and data mining, and a high-level introduction to high performance computing. The course culminates with a community-engaged project, in which students are introduced to the basics of engineering design and team management to develop and animate a scientific computing activity in collaboration with, and tailored for, the Sciencenter.  Future Science Leaders program for middle- and high-schoolers. No prior programming experience is necessary, and a high-school math level is assumed. Enthusiasm for computer-based activities and interest in community outreach is strongly recommended.
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CHEM 1560 : Introduction to General Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
A one-semester introduction to chemistry, both qualitative and quantitative. CHEM 1560 prepares students for CHEM 1570; CHEM 1560 is not recommended for premedical or preveterinary students. Students planning to take CHEM 2080 should be enrolled in CHEM 2070 rather than CHEM 1560.
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CHEM 1570 : Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on structure, reactivity, and mechanisms of carbon compounds relevant to the life sciences.
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CHEM 2070 : General Chemistry I
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Covers fundamental chemical principles, with considerable attention given to the quantitative aspects and techniques important for further work in chemistry.
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CHEM 2070 : General Chemistry I
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Covers fundamental chemical principles, with considerable attention given to the quantitative aspects and techniques important for further work in chemistry.
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CHEM 2080 : General Chemistry II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Covers fundamental chemical principles, with considerable attention given to the quantitative aspects and techniques important for further work in chemistry.
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CHEM 2090 : Engineering General Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, introductory quantum mechanics, and intermolecular forces in liquids and solids and gases. Attention will be focused on aspects and applications of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.
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CHEM 2090 : Engineering General Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, introductory quantum mechanics, and intermolecular forces in liquids and solids and gases. Attention will be focused on aspects and applications of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.
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CHEM 2150 : Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Intensive systematic study of the laws and concepts of chemistry, with considerable emphasis on quantitative aspects. CHEM 2150 covers electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. 2150 serves as an accelerated entry into organic chemistry in the Spring semester for students with a strong background in chemistry. Laboratory work covers qualitative and quantitative analysis, thermodynamics, kinetics transition metal chemistry, and spectroscopic techniques.
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CHEM 2510 : Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Introduction to the synthesis, separation, characterization, and handling of materials, including the applications of different types of chromatography, extraction, crystallization, infrared spectroscopy, polarimetry, and others. An experiment is performed the first week of lab and to prepare for this lab students need to enroll in the course Blackboard site and complete the appropriate pre-lab assignments outlined on that site before coming to the first lab.
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CHEM 2510 : Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Introduction to the synthesis, separation, characterization, and handling of materials, including the applications of different types of chromatography, extraction, crystallization, infrared spectroscopy, polarimetry, and others. An experiment is performed the first week of lab and to prepare for this lab students need to enroll in the course Blackboard site and complete the appropriate pre-lab assignments outlined on that site before coming to the first lab.
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CHEM 2770 : Methods in Chemical Education
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
CHEM 2770 is the teaching methods companion class to the CHEM 2070, 1070 suite of courses. CHEM 2770 students will co-lead weekly 2-hour sections of CHEM 1070 (w/20 enrolled students); meet in 2-hour group meetings to develop and refine teaching materials; attend a 1-hour discussion class on a current STEM pedagogical theory; and assess teaching progress for 1-hour (all activities on a weekly basis).
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CHEM 2780 : Methods in Chemical Education II
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CHEM 2870 : Introductory Physical Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Survey of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, treating thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.CHEM 2870 satisfies the minimum requirement for physical chemistry for the chemistry major.
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CHEM 2880 : Introductory Physical Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
This course covers the application of physical chemistry to biological systems, including spectroscopy, photochemistry, statistical mechanics, phenomena in condensed phases, electron transfer, and transport.
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CHEM 2900 : Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Survey of the methods basic to the experimental study of physical chemistry, with a focus on the areas of kinetics, equilibrium, calorimetry, and molecular spectroscopy.
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CHEM 3010 : Honors Experimental Chemistry I
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Introduction to the techniques of synthetic organic chemistry. A representative selection of the most important classes of organic reactions is explored in the first half of the semester, augmented by lectures on the reaction chemistry and the theory of separation and characterization techniques.
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CHEM 3020 : Honors Experimental Chemistry II
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, including fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and gas chromatography.
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CHEM 3030 : Honors Experimental Chemistry III
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Introduction to experimental physical chemistry, including topics in spectroscopy and kinetics. The analysis and numerical simulation of experimental data is stressed.
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CHEM 3530 : Principles of Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course is deigned for students in engineering or biologically related fields requiring only a single semester of organic chemistry above the freshman level. CHEM 3530 is taught at a sophomore level and it emphasizes structure, synthesis, reactions and reaction mechanisms, and properties of organic molecules.
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CHEM 3570 : Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Study of the important classes of carbon compounds-including those encountered in the biological sciences. The course emphasizes their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods of identifying them, and their role in modern science and technology.
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CHEM 3570 : Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Study of the important classes of carbon compounds-including those encountered in the biological sciences. The course emphasizes their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods of identifying them, and their role in modern science and technology.
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CHEM 3580 : Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Study of the important classes of carbon compounds-including those encountered in the biological sciences. The course emphasizes their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods of identifying them, and their role in modern science and technology.
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CHEM 3590 : Honors Organic Chemistry I
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
The course provides an intensive introduction to organic chemistry as a solid foundation for subsequent study in the fields of chemical, biological, materials and physical sciences. Students will learn a set of important tools and concepts that will enable appreciation and powerful application of modern organic chemistry.
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CHEM 3600 : Honors Organic Chemistry II
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Rigorous and systematic study of organic chemistry with a focus on molecules that have biological applications. The course emphasizes a mechanistic understanding of organic reactions and applies this knowledge toward complex systems such as amino acids and carbohydrates.
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CHEM 3890 : Honors Physical Chemistry I
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
CHEM 3890 is an introduction to the quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are introduced, and applications of the theory to atomic and molecular structure are covered in detail. CHEM 3900 is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles (statistical mechanics), kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics are covered in detail.
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CHEM 3900 : Honors Physical Chemistry II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
CHEM 3900 is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles (statistical mechanics), kinetic theory, the laws of thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics are covered in detail.
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CHEM 4100 : Inorganic Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Discussion of chemical bonding and reactivity with an emphasis on the transition metals. A "ground up" approach will be taken, building bonding models from atomic electronic structure to molecular orbital theory. Course will also introduce concepts germane to solid state chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic catalysis.
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CHEM 4210 : Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Research in inorganic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4210 : Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Research in inorganic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4300 : Chemical Structure and Bonding
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
A unified account of the chemical bond spanning quantum theory, organic and inorganic chemistry will be given. The covalent bond will be explained in terms of molecular orbitals, the ionic bond will be based on electrostatics. Topics covered can include group theory, additions reactions, Lewis acids and bases, probability amplitude in quantum theory, the Woodward-Hoffman rules, transition metal complexes, electron deficient clusters and metal structure.
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CHEM 4330 : Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Research in analytical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4330 : Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Research in analytical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4500 : Principles of Chemical Biology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course provides an introduction to both the fundamental biochemistry of living systems, including the structure and synthesis of biological macromolecules, and modern approaches that combine organic chemistry with emerging techniques from the chemical and life sciences to interrogate biological systems.
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CHEM 4610 : Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Research in organic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4610 : Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Research in organic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4770 : Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Research in physical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4770 : Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Research in physical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4810 : Computational Methods in Chemistry
Crosslisted as: CHEM 5810, CHEME 7740 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics.
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CHEM 4980 : Honors Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
In the Chemistry Honors Seminar students will present their research in written and oral form. The Seminar will also include a broader discussion of professional issues and life skills in the world of chemistry.
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CHEM 5110 : Chemical Facilities Boot Camp
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Discussion of and demonstration of facilities relevant to modern chemical research.
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CHEM 5120 : Capstone Research Project
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Supervision of Capstone Research Project.
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CHEM 5120 : Capstone Research Project
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Supervision of Capstone Research Project.
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CHEM 5810 : Computational Methods in Chemistry
Crosslisted as: CHEM 4810, CHEME 7740 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics. 
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CHEM 6030 : Communication Bootcamp
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Practical training in capturing the essence of an idea for elevator pitches and proposals, in clear and effective scientific writing, and in the art of giving engaging scientific presentations.  Students will also learn to clearly articulate the broader impacts of their research on society, in part through involvement in activities to improve STEM education and broaden the participation of underrepresented groups. This course will provide instruction in the development of competitive graduate fellowship applications and will target current graduate students in the physical sciences and engineering.
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CHEM 6050 : Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Symmetry, Structure, and Reactivity
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
A group theoretical analysis of bonding in main group compounds will be followed by a survey of modern coordination chemistry, including rudimentary spectroscopy and magnetism, and a detailed study of organometallic chemistry. The latter will feature bonding motifs, and mechanistic investigations.
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CHEM 6070 : Solid State Chemistry
Crosslisted as: MSE 6210 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course is aimed at the broad community of scientists and engineers interested in the chemistry of materials. We will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in materials chemistry, starting from the synthesis and characterization of various classes of materials. We will then explore the relationship between material structure and the resulting properties and how these lead to potential applications. Special topics include porous materials, defects, reactivity, conductivity, and optical properties. 
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CHEM 6080 : Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Organometallic Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Synthesis, structure and reactivity of coordination and organometallic compounds including applications in catalysis.
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CHEM 6250 : Advanced Analytical Chemistry I
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Application of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy in metabolomics, chemical biology, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and polymer chemistry problems. Some practical experience in NMR and MS is offered.
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CHEM 6290 : Electrochemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Fundamentals and applications of electrochemistry. Topics include the fundamentals of electrode kinetics, electron transfer theory, the electrical double layer, diffusion, and other modes of transport. A broad range of electrochemical methods, techniques and instrumentation will also be covered.
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CHEM 6650 : Advanced Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
The course focuses on stereoelectronic properties of organic compounds, reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, stereochemistry, and catalysis. Case studies constituted examples where the applications of these concepts and corresponding techniques lead to creative design of selective organic synthesis and mechanistic insights into complex organic transformations. A particular emphasis is on the development of chemical and mechanistic intuition that will facilitate the students' laboratory research efforts.
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CHEM 6660 : Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Modern techniques of organic synthesis; applications of organic reaction mechanisms and retrosynthetic analysis to the problems encountered in rational multistep synthesis, with particular emphasis on modern developments in synthesis design.
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CHEM 6860 : Physical Chemistry of Proteins
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Physical studies of proteins, with emphasis on using single molecule methodologies and on studies of metalloproteins. Topics include: Physical/chemical concepts that include chemical structure and conformation of proteins, protein folding energy landscape, electron transfer theory, enzyme catalysis, chemical kinetics, and single-molecule kinetics. Experimental methodologies that include absorption and emission spectroscopy, fluorescence energy resonance transfer, confocal microscopy, total internal reflection fluorescence, single molecule spectroscopy, time correlated single photon counting, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, super-resolution imaging with optical microscopy. Protein structure and function that includes metalloprotein structure/function (bioinorganic chemistry), GFP and variants, protein labeling, motor proteins, protein-protein interactions, protein-DNA interactions, and live-cell imaging.
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CHEM 7870 : Mathematical Methods of Physical Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course will provide the mathematical background needed for graduate level study of topics in physical chemistry, such as quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, as well as a set of analytical and computational tools useful for research in both experimental and theoretical physical chemistry.
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CHEM 7880 : Structural Methods in Biochemistry
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Lectures cover the fundamentals of X-ray crystallography, X-ray scattering, and electron microscopy with a practical emphasis on methods for investigating the three-dimensional structures of macromolecules. Topics include the physics of scattering and imaging; sample preparation; data collection and processing; and structure determination, refinement, validation, and interpretation.
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CHEM 7930 : Quantum Mechanics I
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics. Topics will include: review of classical mechanics (Lagrangians and Hamiltonians); probability in classical and quantum mechanics; the mathematical language of quantum mechanics; Schrödinger equation; simple 1D applications; theory of angular momentum; QM in the continuum; variational principle and time-independent perturbation theory; semiclassical (WKB) theory.
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CHEM 7940 : Quantum Mechanics II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Topics include density matrix; evolution operator; path integral formulation of quantum mechanics; time-dependent phenomena; two-level system; time-dependent perturbation theory; Fermi's Golden rule; interaction of radiation with matter; second quantization, stimulated and spontaneous emission; correlation functions and response theory; electric and magnetic properties of molecules; scattering theory; molecular spectroscopy.
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CHEM 7960 : Statistical Mechanics
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Introduces the fundamentals of statistical mechanics: ensembles, distributions, averages, and fluctuations, building to the treatment of systems of interacting molecules. Topics from equilibrium statistical mechanics include structure and thermodynamics of molecular liquids, critical phenomena, and computational statistical mechanics. Topics from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics include spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, transport, and the microscopic origins of irreversibility.
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