Chemical Education Inorganic Chemistry Materials Chemistry
I manage the curriculum, administration, and supervision of the laboratory component of the inorganic chemistry (CHEM 241 and 243) and inorganic materials chemistry (CHEM 333) courses.
As an organometallic chemist with a strong interest in chemical education, my main focus is developing a modern, interesting, and challenging lab experience for students studying inorganic and materials chemistry. Ongoing lines of inquiry include the development of new experiments which demonstrate the key techniques and characterization methods used by synthetic inorganic and materials chemists, the introduction of new technologies to the lab (including web-based exercises and other computer-assisted activities), and the training of teaching assistants to provide a well-run and stimulating educational environment for their students.
The chemistry of main-group elements including a survey of the structure, bonding, and reactivity of their compounds. Transition-metal chemistry will be introduced. The course will include applications in industrial, biochemical, environmental, and materials science. Students who have obtained credit for CHEM 331 cannot take CHEM 241 for credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 102 or 105 and CHEM 161 or 164 or 261.Fall Term 2020