CH 354 –  Physical Chemistry Experiments  (Spring 2018, 2019, 2020)

Course Description:  This is a 4 credit laboratory course that explores the common techniques of experimental physical chemistry.  Experiments in thermodynamics, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, as well as molecular modeling and structure determination, will be explored.   The lab is six hours each week plus a prelab lecture meeting on Mondays.

Lecture: Monday 2:30-3:20 pm

Lab sections: Wed. 12:20- 6:05 pm; Thur. 12:30-6:15 pm; Fri. 12:20-6:05 pm


CH 751 –  Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry (“Nanomaterials and optical characterization”)  (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)

Course Description: In this course, we will get together to discuss and explore the properties, synthesis methods and optical characterization tools of diverse nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanowires/nanotubes, and 2D materials, as well as their heterostructures. The course is an interdisciplinary course and suitable for graduate or senior undergraduate students in chemistry, materials science, and engineering, as well as others who are interested in this topic. Students will gain a broad perspective on nanomaterials research and will receive useful training in literature reading, research presentation, and paper and proposal writing.

Class: Tuesday & Thursday  11:00 am-12:15 pm


CH 550 –  Materials Chemistry (Spring 2020, 2021, 2022)

Course Description: This course will focus on the structure, synthesis, properties and applications of solid state materials. This course also intends to train students with scientific communication skills through discussions with interdisciplinary groups and oral presentations.

Class: Tuesday & Thursday  9:30-10:45 am


CH 101 –  General Chemistry (Fall 2020, 2021, 2022)

Course Description:  This is the first semester of a year-long course intended primarily for science majors, pre-medical students, engineering students who require a one-year course, and other interested students. See more details here:

Class: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm & Wednesday  4:30-5:30 pm