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…
The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology.
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…
Modern theories of bonding, structure, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods in inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry.
Special Topics Course.
Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry.
Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Reaction kinetics, quantum mechanics, and molecular spectroscopy.
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.
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
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.
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.
The relationship of protein structure to biological function, including protein folding, conformation, stability, and enzyme mechanisms.
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…
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…
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…
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…
The basic principles of x-ray crystallography with major application to protein structure determination, including laboratories on crystallization techniques and data collection.
NMR spectroscopy with applications to proteins and other biopolymers. Special attention will be given to methods of structure determination.
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.
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…
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…
Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of the main group elements.
Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of transition metal compounds, including coordination chemistry and organometallic 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…
A selected specialized area of inorganic, organometallic or bioinorganic chemistry. Examples include photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics and mechanisms, etc.
Structures of organic molecules in terms of molecular orbitals, stereochemistry and conformational analysis. Three dimensional structures, isomeric structures and optical activity.
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.
Established organic chemistry synthetic procedures as applied in selected important reactions. Synthetic strategies and methodologies and retrosynthetic analysis.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Analog and digital electronic circuit design and construction, as well as the interfacing of computers to laboratory instrumentation.
Offered fall semester.
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.
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.
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.
Nanobiotechnology is an emerging research area. It harnesses recent developments on nanomaterials to solve challenging issues in the areas of diagnosis, imaging, therapy, and drug delivery. This course covers basics of nanoparticle synthesis, surface…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
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