Building on Structure and Bonding 1 (CH-123), this will extend the theoretical underpinning for atomic and molecular structure and will address more advanced examples from organic and inorganic chemistry as well as macroscopic systems. The content of this module will require knowledge developed in prior modules as well as independent reading outside scheduled sessions. The module will have a variety of formative assessment opportunities and summative assessments that include writing of technical reports, a presentation, homework, workshops, and an exam.
This module will introduce students to the three broad employment areas for chemistry: research, teaching or industrial positions. The lecture portion will cover fundamental aspects of being a professional chemist including safety, report writing, project management, and teaching skills. Students will then spend 60 hours with research faculty, on an industrial field trip or serving as a teacher's aide. Assessment will be by coursework and a written report.
The area of computational chemistry is of ever increasing importance in industry; from designer materials to prediction of likely drug targets, the falling cost of computational power is allowing the simulation of ever more complex molecular systems, lowering the cost of real-world research. This module will take the foundations of theoretical chemistry covered in Year One and further develop these in order to apply to in silico chemistry. Note: it is expected that material, techniques and skills covered in the course of this module will require understanding of any prior core module.
This module completes the core aspects of Physical Chemistry for the undergraduate programme, applying existing understanding of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics to connect the quantum world with the observable world in Statistical Mechanics and relating quantum understanding to the application of light in chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments will be fully investigative, with students carrying out advanced `mini projects¿ to initiate and guide students in elementary research skills in preparation for their research projects. Material, techniques and skills covered in the course of this module will require understanding of prior modules.
|Start Date||End Date||Position Held||Location|
|2015||2019||Research Scientist||MIT (USA)|
|2014||2015||Postdoctoral associate||MIT (USA)|
|2011||2013||Postdoctoral associate||Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)|
|2005||2011||PhD Chemistry||University of Granada (Spain)|
|1995||2005||MS Chemical Engineering||University of Granada (Spain)|
|Antoni Forner-Cuenca||(TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)|
|Jingjie Yeo||(Cornell University, USA)|
|Christian Klinke||(Swansea University, UK)|
|Jose Norambuena||(Universidad del Bio-Bio, Chile)|
|Christine Ortiz||(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Station1, USA)|
|Ellan Spero||(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Station1, USA)|
|Miguel González-Andrades||(University of Cordoba)|
|Serena Danti||(University of Pisa, Italy)|
|Jose A. Dobado||(University of Granada, Spain)|
|Leila Deravi||(Northeastern University, USA)|
|Shengjie Ling||(ShanghaiTech University, China)|
|Stephan Irle||(Oak Ridge National lab, USA)|
|Frank De Proft||(Free University of Brussels - VUB, Belgium)|
|Mercedes Alonso||(Free University of Brussels - VUB, Belgium)|
|Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli||(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)|
|2011||PhD in Chemistry||*|
|2005||MS Chemical Engineering||*|