Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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Winter 2 Courses (Feb - Apr)

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

CHEM803 Principles of Scientific Communication

Description

Principles of scientific verbal and written communication in Chemistry. Topics include computer literature searching, scientific writing techniques (for research reports, journal manuscripts, and theses), oral and poster conference presentations, and communication skills as teaching assistantships. Assignments will include completion of online course modules on scientific communication from MyGradSkills.ca.

Note: This is a twelve-week module that is scheduled from January to April (2 module credit)

Instructor

TBA
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm
Phone: 613-533-
Email: @chem.queensu.ca

CHEM820 Magnetic Resonance

Description

This course will cover subject areas of magnetic resonance spectroscopy including nuclear magnetic resoance (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Instructor

Dr. Gang Wu
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 408
Phone: 613-533-2644
Email: gang.wu@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM850 Polymer Physical Chemistry

Description

Specific properties of polymers (glass transition, crystallinity, poly-dispersity, etc.) and their dependence on macromolecular structure and isomerism.

Instructor

Dr. Guojun Liu
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 411
Phone: 613-533-6996
Email: guojun.liu@chem.queensu.ca

CHEM883 Bioorganic Chemistry

Description

Enzyme mechanisms and inhibition, catalytic antibodies, stereochemical and other biological probes. Phosphoryl group transfer reactions.

Instructor

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

CHEM892*** Scientific Ethics (tentative)

Description

A survey of the of the principles of scientific ethics, particularly for those who plan to supervise and conduct research in an academic or industrial setting. Topics will include an introduction to morals and ethical theory, the concept and development of professions, and ethical problem solving. The course will include a series of case studies.

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

Instructor

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

CHEM916 Strategies in Total Synthesis

Description

A discussion of syntheses of complex organic modules selected from pharmaceutical, natural product, and materials science areas using retrosynthetic analysis concepts. Illustrated syntheses will incorporate fundamentally important and currently significant synthetic methodologies as practiced in small scale academic and process scale industrial laboratories.

Prerequisite: CHEM 880

Instructor

Dr. P. Andrew Evans
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 508
Phone: 613-533-6286
Email: andrew.evans@chem.queensu.ca