Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

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Fall 2 Courses (Oct - Dec)

CHEM802 Chemistry Seminar Program

Description

Based on the regular departmental seminar program offered during the fall, winter and summer, this non-credit course is to be taken every year by all graduate students. As part of this course M.Sc. and Ph.D. students must attend a minimum number of departmental seminars. In addition, Ph.D. students will present one seminar on their research prior to their thesis submission.

To achieve a PASS in the Seminar Series, students must maintain an attendance record of 75% at regular departmental seminars, including named and distinguished lecture series. Seminar attendance is monitored using sign-in attendance sheets. Students with legitimate excuses and/or teaching conflicts will not be penalized for missing seminars. Furthermore, students will be credited for seminars attended in other departments which may be relevant to their research (typically in physics, biochemistry, environmental science, etc.) To obtain a seminar credit, a student must provide a note signed by the seminar coordinator of the other department. Students who do not attend the required 75% of the departmental seminars will obtain an "incomplete". In the subsequent terms, the students who have attended less than 75% of the seminars will have to attend more seminars in the following terms so that a minimum attendance is accomplished for any past terms where an incomplete grade was assigned in addition to 75% attendance for the current term.

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. Avena Ross
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 407
Phone: 613-533-2618
Email: avena.ross@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM806 Multidimensional NMR Techniques

Description

Advanced methods for the identification of organic and organometallic compounds using multinuclear NMR techniques. The focus will be on practical applications for those working in synthetic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHEM 805

Schedule

Monday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in CHE202

Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM in CHE202

Instructor

Dr. Francoise Sauriol
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 108A
Phone: 613-533-2260
Email: francoise.sauriol@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM840** Modern Mass Spectrometry (411)

Description

An introduction to modern mass spectrometry. Instruments and the various methods of forming or introducing ions into the gas phase will be discussed and mass spectra will be interpreted.

** Student allowed to take only two of these 800 level courses throughout their graduate program. These modules will be offered concurrent with fourth year courses.

Schedule

Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 PM in JEF 234

Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 PM in JEF 234

Friday 1:30 - 2:30 PM in JEF 234

Instructor

Dr. Diane Beauchemin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 308
Phone: 613-533-2619
Email: diane.beauchemin@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM854 Polymer Characterization in Solution

Description

Dilute polymer solutions and phase separation behavior. Polymer characterization including vapour pressure lowering, ebulliometry, osmometry, viscometry, gel permeation chromatography, light scattering and ultracentrifuge methods.

Instructor

Dr. Simon Hesp
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 309
Phone: 613-533-2615
Email: simon.hesp@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM873 Optical Spectroscopic Instruments for Chemical Analysis

Description

An examination of advanced methods of analysis using optical spectroscopic methods, with an emphasis on instrument components, such as laser light sources, charge-coupled and other solid state detectors, fibre-optics and optical waveguide technologies. Examples will be selected from ultraviolet-visible and infrared absorbance and luminescence measurements, spectroscopic imaging, cavity and loop ringdown spectroscopy, graphite furnace atomic absorption and ICP optical emission spectroscopy.

Instructor

Dr. Igor Kozin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 124
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74665
Email: igor.kozin@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM894*** Business Skills In the Chemical Industry (tentative)

Description

A review of business skills critical for success of the technical professional in the chemical industry. Topics may include an introduction to financial accounting, organizational design, managing systems, marketing and business strategy, and planning for innovation. 1.5 credit units offered Fall-Winter.

Note: This course is scheduled from October to February

Lectures: Tuesday, October 24th, Wednesday, October 25th, Tuesday, November 7th, and Wednesday, November 8th 7:00 - 10:00 PM in CHE415

Presentations: Saturday, January 20th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM in CHE415

*** see Program Timeline regarding taking courses outside of the Department of Chemistry, CHEM 892, CHEM 894, CHEM 904

Coordinator

Dr. Natalie Cann
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 306
Phone: 613-533-2651
Email: natalie.cann@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM904*** Science Leadership and Management

Description

The Science Leadership and Management course will be delivered over twelve 3-hour sessions to Chemistry and Physics students in either of the first two years of their PhD studies (or other graduate students with permission from the course coordinator and supervisor). The first and last four-week sessions will focus on the develop and application of leadership skills, and the second four-week session will focus on the development of management skills, that are useful in scientific positions in industry and academia.

Note: This is a twelve-week module that is schedule from September to December.

*** see Program Timeline regarding taking courses outside of the Department of Chemistry, CHEM 892, CHEM 894, CHEM 904

Schedule

Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 PM in Stirling Hall, room 501

Instructor

Hugh Helferty
 

Coordinator

Dr. Nick Mosey
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 403
Phone: 613-533-2650
Email: moseyn@queensu.ca