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Chem 467/667 – Advanced Analytical Methods

Course Description: In this course, students will learn about advanced, cutting-edge methods for chemical and biochemical analyses. The focus of this course is to provide insight into the molecular information that can be obtained from the various methodologies discussed as well as current cutting edge advances in these areas. In addition to static and temporal local measurements (point measurements), we will discuss spatially resolved chemical/biochemical imaging via the various methodologies. Students will gain a solid foundation in the theoretical basis for the various methods of analysis as well as timely, real-world scenarios in which they might be employed. Finally, students will gain insight into the statistical treatment and handling of data.

Course Objective: Upon successful completion of this course, students will 1.) exhibit a thorough understanding of the principles and theory behind current cutting-edge molecular characterization methodologies for analyses from the atomic scale to micro- and macro-scopic scale as well as the type of information each provides. 2.) They will be able to determine the most applicable method for analysis for real-world applications of interest in chemistry, biochemistry, biology and materials science as well as how to implement them.

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Chem 490/684B – Bioanalytical Chemistry

Course Description: Bioanalytical chemistry is the development and application of chemical measurements and instrumentation to study biochemical and biological problems. With this in mind, this course is designed to survey modern bioanalytical chemistry with specific focus on the physical principles and practical aspects of core and emerging bioanalytical techniques.

Course Objective: By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) identify the most useful technique for a given bioanalytical problem, 2) interpret and use the results from a given bioanalytical technique, 3) understand the physical, chemical and instrumental fundamentals underlying these measurements, and 4) critically assess advances within the field of bioanalytical chemistry.

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Chem 300 – Analytical Chemistry

Course Description: This course is a combined lecture-discussion-laboratory class, in which students will be exposed to the theory and practice of quantitative chemical analysis as well as concepts associated with chemical equilibria.  Active learning session each week will re-enforce the topics covered during lecture.  Students will also get hands-on experience in gravimetric and volumetric techniques as well as basic principles associated with instrumental analysis techniques in the laboratory portion of class.

Course Objective: By the end of this course you will be able to: 1) understand the principles and theory behind chemical equilibria and quantitative analyses, 2) identify the most useful instrumentation involved in chemical analyses and understand the fundamental principles underlying them, and 3) interpret results and understand how to apply this knowledge to different samples.

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Chem 461 – Instrumental Analysis

Course Description: This course is a combined lecture-laboratory class, in which students will be exposed to the theory, instrumentation, and applications of modern instrumental techniques employed for chemical analyses. Students will obtain hands-on experience in operating and understanding the components of these instruments in the laboratory portion of class..

Course Objective: By the end of this course you will be able to: 1) understand the principles and theory behind operation of common modern instrumentation for chemical analyses, 2) identify the most useful instrumentation involved in chemical analyses, and 3) interpret and critically assess results and understand how to apply this knowledge to different samples.

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