GRADUATE COURSES

CHEM 6000 -- Chemistry Research Group Meeting

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.

CHEM 6110 -- Physical Biochemistry

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

CHEM 6190 -- Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy

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.

CHEM 6400 -- Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

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

CHEM 6615 -- Special Topics

Special Topics Course.

CHEM 6911 -- Physical Chemistry I

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

CHEM 6912 -- Physical Chemistry II

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

CHEM 7000 -- Master's Research

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.

CHEM 7005 -- Graduate Student Seminar

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

CHEM 7300 -- Master's Thesis

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

CHEM 7500L -- Glass Blowing

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.

GRSC 7770 -- Graduate Internship

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.

CHEM 8040 -- Advanced Physical Biochemistry

Principles in physical chemistry and biophysics to biological macromolecules, including structural biology, hydrodynamics, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and crystallography.

CHEM 8100 -- Introductory Graduate Seminar

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.

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

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

CHEM 8120 -- Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Seminar

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.

CHEM 8130 -- Organic Chemistry Graduate Seminar

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.

CHEM 8140 -- Physical Chemistry Graduate Seminar

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.

CHEM 8150 -- Analytical Chemistry Graduate Seminar

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.

CHEM 8180 -- X-Ray Crystallography

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

CHEM 8189 -- Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy

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.

 

CHEM 8190 -- NMR Spectroscopy of Biomolecules

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

CHEM 8200 -- Molecular Modeling and Structure Computations

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.

CHEM 8210 -- Chemical Applications of Group Theory

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.

CHEM 8220 -- Physical Methods in Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8230 -- Main Group Inorganic Chemistry

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

CHEM 8240 -- Transition Metal Chemistry

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

CHEM 8250 -- Bioinorganic Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8290 -- Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Examples include photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics and mechanisms, etc.

CHEM 8300 -- Stereochemistry and Conformations

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

CHEM 8310 -- Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8320 -- Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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

CHEM 8330 -- Molecular Modeling

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.

CHEM 8340 -- Organic Spectroscopic Analysis

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.

CHEM 8350 -- Physical and Biological Organic Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8370 -- NMR Spectroscopy

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.

CHEM 8390 -- Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8400 -- Biomaterials Based on Polymers, Fibers, and Textiles

SChemistry and properties of materials made of synthetic and natural polymers; fibers and textiles for biotechnology and biomedical applications, including biointerfaces, biocatalysis, drug delivery, cell culture, biosensors, diagnostics, and other emerging applications of biomaterials.

CHEM 8420 -- Polymer Science I

The physics and chemistry of polymeric materials, including polymer property-structure relationships, polymer solution and rheology, polymerization, polymer reactions, and polymer characterization.

CHEM 8430 -- Chemical and Instrumental Analysis of Nanostructured Polymer Materials

SThe principles and instrumentations for the analysis and characterization of nanostructured materials and biomaterials, including thin films, particulates, fibers, and textiles.

CHEM 8810 -- Mass Spectrometry

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

CHEM 8820 -- Electrochemistry

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.

CHEM 8830 -- Electronics

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

CHEM 8840 -- Surface and Thin Film Analysis

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.

CHEM 8850 -- Analytical Spectrometry

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.

CHEM 8860 -- Advanced Analytical Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8880 -- Nanomaterials: Engineering and Characterization

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.

CHEM 8890 -- Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8920 -- Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

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.

CHEM 8930 -- Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8940 -- Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics

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.

CHEM 8950 -- Advanced Quantum Chemistry

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.

CHEM 8960 -- Molecular Spectroscopy

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.

CHEM 8970 -- Combustion Science

Fundamental concepts related to the use of hydrocarbons and biofuels as a source of transportation energy for advanced combustion technologies. Topics include chemical bonding, theory/mathematics of combustion, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, potential energy surfaces, collision theory, ignition dynamics, pollutant formation, and related topics applied to combustion.

CHEM 8990 -- Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

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.

CHEM 9000 -- Doctoral Research

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.

CHEM 9005 -- Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar

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

CHEM 9300 -- Doctoral Dissertation

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