Teaching

CHEM 423: Analytical Chemistry I Lecture, 3 credits (Fall 2019-)

Textbook:

  • Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th edition by Skoog, West, Holler, Crouch

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Know the fundamentals of current chemical analysis techniques.

  • Be capable of identifying the most appropriate analytical method for a specific analysis.

  • Be proficient in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Understand the principles behind and the construction of the instrumentation that is used in chemical analysis.

PSPE 605: Polymer Physical Chemistry, 4 credits (Fall 2022-)

Textbooks:

  • Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition, by G. Odian, 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Polymer Physics, by M. Rubinstein and R. Colby, 2003 Oxford University Press

  • Polymer Chemistry, by P.C. Hiemenz and T.P. Lodge, 2007 CRC Press.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Use the most common vocabulary of polymer physical chemistry to describe polymer behavior to others with similar technical training. and how the concepts relate to each other.

  • Describe how key concepts from different parts of polymer physical chemistry are related to one another.

  • Describe the common synthetic techniques by which polymers can be prepared.

  • Conceptualize polymer synthetic schemes and to analyze synthesis problems.

  • Describe well-established structure-property relationships for polymers and when faced with a challenge of altering properties of a polymeric material to suggest possible changes to structure that would achieve the desired properties.

  • Calculate basic physical chemical quantities for well-characterized polymer molecules using well-established mathematical relationships.

PSPE 615: Polymer Characterization, 4 credits (Spring 2022-)

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Understand various polymer characterization techniques for determining the molecular weight of polymers: osmotic pressure, viscosity, static and dynamic light scattering.

  • Understand important polymer characterization techniques for determining the chemical structure of polymers: NMR, IR, Raman, and MALDI Mass Spectroscopy.

  • Understand various polymer characterization techniques for determining the polymer properties and morphology: microscopic techniques, DSC, X-ray and neutron scattering, mechanical property.

PLYS 674: Polymer Characterization, 2 credits (Spring 2022-)

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Understand various polymer characterization techniques for determining the molecular weight of polymers: osmotic pressure, viscosity, static and dynamic light scattering.

  • Understand important polymer characterization techniques for determining the chemical structure of polymers: NMR, IR, Raman, and MALDI Mass Spectroscopy.

  • Understand various polymer characterization techniques for determining the polymer properties and morphology: microscopic techniques, DSC, X-ray and neutron scattering, mechanical property.

1870 370: Honors Colloq in Natural Science, 3 credits (Spring 2021; Fall 2021)

Contents:

  • The nature and properties of light

  • Light absorption and emission

  • Light generation and artificial light sources

  • Optics and Optical Microscopy

  • Light sensing and photoenergy conversion

  • Photochemistry

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Learn the fundamental knowledge of light and its interactions with matter from both physical and chemical point of view

  • Keep the students updated with the latest development in the fields related to the course topics

CHEM 625: Chemistry Seminar, 1 credits (Fall 2021; Spring 2022)