Chemistry 30333 - Analytical Chemistry:
Analytical Chemistry deals with the identification and quantification of chemically relevant phenomena. This one semester course is survey of wet chemical methods for quantification of equilibria and solution species as well as an overview of instrumentation to monitor and characterize chemical properties. The course covers almost the entire contents of "Quantitative Chemical Analysis" by Daniel C. Harris and includes some additional content pertaining to modern analytical chemistry.
Chemistry 60533 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry:
The course surveys measurement concepts and techniques, such as spectroscopy, separations, and electrochemical analysis, which form the fundamentals for graduate level research in the field. It is envisioned that this course will provide a basis enabling further advanced study in specific measurement science topics. The goal of this course is to insure graduate students have an appropriate basis and thus accelerate engagement in the use of chemical instrumentation for multidisciplinary research.
Chemistry 90625 - Molecular Biophysics:
The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of how the physical sciences further our knowledge of biological systems, to recognize the different molecules involved in biological processes, and to learn to evaluate biophysical research presented in the literature. In research it is important to evaluate both what an experiment tells us and also what an experiment cannot explain. Exploring both of these conditions will be a key component of this course. As scientists we need to develop both oral and written presentation skills, thus the assignments in this course are intended to provide experience in these skills. Literature articles will be presented and evaluated to gain an appreciation for state-of-the-art capabilities. The course will stress the underlying physical chemistry of the experiments in the context of biological systems.
Chemistry 40436 - Instrumental Methods of Chemistry:
This course aims to teach principles of instrumentation for detection and analysis of chemical systems. Modern science relies on advanced instrumentation to detect and analyze chemical compounds. In the class instrumentation is broken down to fundamental components, such as sample preparation, detection, and analysis. The origin of different chemical signals, the strengths and limitations of different techniques will be addressed.