Chemistry Research Group Meeting (CHEM 6000)

Weekly meetings with professors and their graduate and undergraduate students participating in laboratory research. The format is mixed lecture, discussion, and presentations by the students. The emphasis is on chemical theory related to the research, previous literature in the area, evaluation, and discussion of data and ideas for future experiments.

Physical Biochemistry (CHEM 6110)

The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology.

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy (CHEM 6190)

Instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. The focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers presently available in the University of Georgia Chemistry Department.

Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 6400)

Modern theories of bonding, structure, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods in inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry.

Special Topics (CHEM 6615)

Special Topics Course.

Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 6911)

Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry.

Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 6912)

Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Reaction kinetics, quantum mechanics, and molecular spectroscopy.

Master's Research (CHEM 7000)

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Graduate Student Seminar (CHEM 7005)

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Master's Thesis (CHEM 7300)

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and thesis preparation.

Glass Blowing (CHEM 7500L)

The fundamentals of scientific glass-blowing. 1 lab period of 2 hours. Students will work 'hands-on' developing skills and techniques useful in constructing many glass laboratory items. Bending, sealing, blowing, and cutting Pyrex glass will be covered. Students will also be introduced to different types of glass, availability of materials, and safe handling and repair of glassware.

Introductory Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8100)

Seminar course for first-semester chemistry graduate students. Introduction to the Department of Chemistry seminar program. Overview of current research areas in the Chemistry Department.

Advanced Topics in Protein Structure-Function Relationships (CHEM 8110)

The relationship of protein structure to biological function, including protein folding, conformation, stability, and enzyme mechanisms.

Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8120)

Current topics in inorganic or bioinorganic chemistry. Training in oral and visual presentation of inorganic and bioinorganic chemical research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and participation in discussion. A/F grades are given when a student makes a presentation.

Organic Chemistry Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8130)

Current topics in organic chemistry. Presentations are given by visiting scientists, UGA faculty and students. Training is given in oral and visual presentations of organic chemistry research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and participation in discussion. A/F grades are given when a student makes a presentation.

Physical Chemistry Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8140)

Current topics in physical chemistry and chemical physics. Presentations will be given by visiting speakers, by UGA chemistry faculty, and by students. Training will be provided in oral and visual presentations of physical chemistry research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and participation in discussion. A/F grades are given when a student makes a presentation.

Analytical Chemistry Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8150)

Current topics in analytical chemistry. Presentations by visiting speakers, UGA faculty and students. Training in oral and visual presentations of analytical chemical research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and participation in discussion. A/F grades are given when a student makes a presentation.

X-Ray Crystallography (CHEM 8180)

The basic principles of x-ray crystallography with major application to protein structure determination, including laboratories on crystallization techniques and data collection.

Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy (CHEM 8189)

Instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. The focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers presently available in the University of Georgia Chemistry Department.

NMR Spectroscopy of Biomolecules (CHEM 8190)

NMR spectroscopy with applications to proteins and other biopolymers. Special attention will be given to methods of structure determination.

Molecular Modeling and Structure Computations (CHEM 8200)

Modern biomolecular modeling and structure computations with emphasis on the application of molecular dynamics simulations to proteins, carbohydrates, and protein-ligand complexes. Lectures will be complemented with laboratory sections on the use of modeling software and computer hardware.

Chemical Applications of Group Theory (CHEM 8210)

The description of chemical bonding and other properties of organic and inorganic molecules in terms of group theory and symmetry. Topics include molecular symmetry and point groups, group theory and quantum mechanics, and symmetry aspects of molecular orbital theory, chemical reactions, ligand field theory and molecular vibrations.

Physical Methods in Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (CHEM 8220)

Physical methods used in inorganic and bioinorganic chemical research including UV/visible/near IR absorption spectroscopy, (magnetic) circular dichroism, electron paramagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, Mossbauer and X-ray absorption spectroscopies, single crystal x-ray diffraction, and magnetochemistry.

Main Group Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 8230)

Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of the main group elements.

Transition Metal Chemistry (CHEM 8240)

Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of transition metal compounds, including coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

Bioinorganic Chemistry (CHEM 8250)

Biological processes and molecules, mainly proteins and nucleic acids, which incorporate metal ions. Topics include metal binding to biopolymers, the roles of metal ions in biological processes such as electron transfer, atom or group transfer, and the use of metal complexes as therapeutic agents.

Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 8290)

A selected specialized area of inorganic, organometallic or bioinorganic chemistry. Examples include photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics and mechanisms, etc. 

Stereochemistry and Conformations (CHEM 8300)

Structures of organic molecules in terms of molecular orbitals, stereochemistry and conformational analysis. Three dimensional structures, isomeric structures and optical activity.

Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (CHEM 8310)

Selected organic reactions are discussed in terms of modern electronic structure and bonding theories. Important mechanisms are presented in the context of modern mechanistic theories. Isotope effects and reaction rates.

Synthetic Organic Chemistry (CHEM 8320)

Established organic chemistry synthetic procedures as applied in selected important reactions. Synthetic strategies and methodologies and retrosynthetic analysis.

Molecular Modeling (CHEM 8330)

Computational studies to calculate the structures of organic molecules. Specific training is given in the application of the molecular mechanics method and the MM-3 software package, ab initio calculations using the Gaussian software package, and other computational schemes. Evaluation of computational results.

Organic Spectroscopic Analysis (CHEM 8340)

Ultraviolet, infrared, H- and C- nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry as tools for the characterization of the structure of organic molecules, with particular emphasis on identifying structures for representative sets of spectra.

Physical and Biological Organic Chemistry (CHEM 8350)

Topics at the interface of biological and organic chemistry, with emphasis on physical methods of characterization. Proteins and enzymes, with attention to reaction kinetics, structural characterization, and structure-function relationships.

NMR Spectroscopy (CHEM 8370)

The application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the determination of the structure of organic molecules. Specific training in instrumental operation, studies of various nuclei, measurement of spectra and interpretation of spectra.

Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (CHEM 8390)

Specialized research topics in organic chemistry. Emphasis is given to recent literature descriptions of cutting edge research. Topics include X-ray crystallography, natural products, and heterocyclic chemistry.

Mass Spectrometry (CHEM 8810)

Modern methods of mass spectrometry covering fundamental principles, instrumentation, and data interpretation. New techniques for the structural analysis of biomolecules.

Electrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry, including the treatment of mass transport, interfacial and coupled chemical processes; the thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms of electron transfer processes; and electrochemical methodologies including controlled-potential or controlled-current methods under transient and steady-state conditions.

Electronics (CHEM 8830)

Analog and digital electronic circuit design and construction, as well as the interfacing of computers to laboratory instrumentation. 
Offered fall semester.

Surface and Thin Film Analysis (CHEM 8840)

Surfaces and thin films, including the construction and use of ultra-high vacuum apparatus. Various microscopy and elemental analysis techniques are investigated, including XRD, SEM, STM, AFM, LEED, Auger spectroscopy, XPS, EPMA and others.

Analytical Spectrometry (CHEM 8850)

Instrumentation and methods used for spectrometric measurements with particular emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy (infrared and Raman). Physical theory, optical principles, experimental methodology, modern instrumental design, and numerical data processing are covered.

Advanced Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 8860)

Selected principles of analytical chemistry such as: techniques of analytical separations, including liquid and gas chromatography and electrophoresis; sampling theory; and chemometrics, including experimental design, statistics and data evaluation.

Nanomaterials: Engineering and Characterization (CHEM 8880)

Nanomaterials are at the forefront of areas as diverse as energy conversion & storage, environmental remediation, and nanobiosystems. Focuses on understanding methodologies for the formation (e.g., molecular self-assembly, photolithographic patterning, electrochemistry) and characterization (e.g., optical spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy) of nanomaterials.

Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 8890)

A selected specialized area of analytical chemistry. Emphasis is on current topics in cutting edge research, as presented in recent journal literature. Representative topics include Fourier transform methods, etc.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (CHEM 8920)

Classical and statistical thermodynamics applied to chemical reactions, phase equilibria and solutions. The thermodynamic properties of macroscopic matter in terms of the molecular properties. Boltzman, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions and their applications to physical and chemical systems.

Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (CHEM 8930)

The principles of quantum mechanics and their application to chemical systems. The Schrodinger equation and strategies for solving it. Studies of exactly soluble model systems such as the particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom.

Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (CHEM 8940)

Mechanisms and rates of chemical reactions in the gas phase and in solution. Fast time-resolved experimental techniques to measure reaction rates and reaction intermediates. Photochemical and crossed molecular beam studies of elementary reactions. Energy transfer and state-specific disposal of energy in simple reactions. Unimolecular and bimolecular rate theories.

Advanced Quantum Chemistry (CHEM 8950)

Topics in quantum and computational chemistry including detailed studies of atomic and molecular electronic structure and bonding. Various strategies and methodologies for computations of molecular structure and bonding, including the evaluation of these strategies in the context of experimental data.

Molecular Spectroscopy (CHEM 8960)

Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy of diatomic and polyatomic molecules and how the details of spectra can be used to determine molecular structure and intramolecular dynamics. Microwave, infrared, UV-visible, and photoelectron spectroscopy are studied with emphasis on the high resolution measurements possible with laser instruments.

Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (CHEM 8990)

A selected specialized area of physical chemistry or chemical physics. Typical areas include interstellar chemistry, laser technology, ion chemistry, etc. The focus is on current literature and ongoing research in cutting edge areas.

Doctoral Research (CHEM 9000)

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar (CHEM 9005)

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Doctoral Dissertation (CHEM 9300)

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

Graduate Internship (GRSC 7770)

Provides graduate teaching assistants with knowledge of pedagogical approaches and available support systems. Special sections are reserved for international students, with focus on use of language, pedagogy, and cultural aspects of teaching in this country.