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  1. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of Windsor

  2. Graduate Studies in Chemistry - What is Chemistry? - Programs: Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biotechnology - What Are Our Programs and Courses Like? - About the Department - Scholarship Opportunities - Undergraduate Research Opportunities - Faculty Profiles - What can you do with a degree in Chemistry? University of Windsor

  3. Biology Chemistry Physics Chemistry: The Central Science Biochemistry Biotechnology Synthesizers Characterizers Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Analytical Chemistry University of Windsor

  4. If you are curious about the world around you and how it works, Chemistry is the area for you! What questions do chemists ask? - Are there contaminants in food products that make it unfit for human consumption? - What are the natural concentrations of heavy metals in ground water? - How is a new industrial process likely to affect the environment? - How can we design an efficient and useful fuel cell? - Can we use small molecules as building blocks to assemble tiny molecular machines that can perform tasks such as drug delivery? - What types of materials can be made to make stronger, lighter metals for aircraft? - Can we design catalysts that improve the production of plastics? - Can we synthesize environmentally safe and/or biodegradable plastics & coatings? - How can we make pharmaceuticals, vitamins or other important biological chemicals? - How do enzymes and proteins function in the human body? - How do animals and plants protect themselves from predators? - What are the key chemical reactions that allowed life to evolve? - Can we us the chemical signals produced by all living things to control pests? University of Windsor

  5. ChemistryMost general of the degrees, trains student in a broad variety of chemistry sub-disciplines BiochemistryEmphasis upon chemistry of living systemsBiochemistry & BiotechnologySame as biochemistry, with slightly different course focusChemistry & PhysicsCross-disciplinary study of chemistry & physics What programs are available? University of Windsor

  6. First Year (Chemistry or Biochemistry) Chemistry Physics MathBiology Options What are the programs like? Second Year Organic Inorganic Physical Biomolecules Biochemistry Program Third Year Organic Spectroscopy Organometallic Quantum Mechanics Analytical Instrumental Analysis IntermediateOrganic Materials Science Spectroscopy Fourth Year Polymers Advanced Topics Computational Advanced Topics Photochemistry Surface Chemistry NMR University of Windsor

  7. Biochemistryis the study of the chemistry of living systems, including biomolecules, proteins, DNA, nucleic acids and enzymes. Biochemistry & Biotechnology Biotechnologyis a set of powerful tools thatemploy living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, improve plants or animals, or develop microorganisms for specific uses. Courses in Biochemistry & Biotechnology: Biological Mass Spectrometry Metabolism Proteins and Nucleic Acids Enzymology Biotechnology Lab Course DNA Science Membrane Biochemistry RNA Chemistry University of Windsor

  8. Some numbers: Faculty: Grad Students: Undergrads: 24* 72 300 Our department places emphasis on teaching and research – our students are exposed to courses taught by some of the top scientists in Canada, and may join research laboratories! Our Department Faculty: Grad Students: Undergrads: *11 in last 5 years University of Windsor

  9. We have a friendly and stimulating work environment, with high contact time between faculty & students. A good place to be… University of Windsor

  10. - From 2000 – 2006, over 15 million dollars in renovations of research laboratories and purchase of scientific instruments! Facilities & Instrumentation - Our department is one of the best equipped in Canada, & comparable (or better) than many U.S. institutions! University of Windsor

  11. In Fall 2005, all laboratory renovations are complete and new instrumentation coming in Spring 2006! Teaching Laboratories Newly revised laboratories and new lab equipment provides students with the chance to obtain sound laboratory skills and technical experience with modern analytical instrumentation. University of Windsor

  12. The new Science Resource Centre in Essex Hall opened in January 2004. Resource Centre The resource centre is staffed by graduate teaching assistants who help students in 1st and 2nd year courses. Computers are available for laboratories, calculations and word processing! University of Windsor

  13. Students are given the opportunity to work in world class, state-of-the-art research facilities Undergraduate Research - Summer research project students funded by NSERC or CCMR - Honours project in Chemistry or Biochemistry (59-410) - Lab technicians, part time work in research laboratories - Earn money & gain experience with work study The opportunity to participate in an active research environment helps many students with future career choices and provides them with practical experience desired by academia, government and industry. University of Windsor

  14. Students with good academic track records (especially out of high school) can receive/apply for a variety of awards: • - Outstanding Scholars (Chemistry, Chemistry & Physics - $1000-5000) • - 1st Year Entrance Scholarships ($1000+) • Peter Wyzinski Memorial Award (3rd year: Chemistry, $500) • Canadian Society for Chemistry Prizes (4th year: Chemistry, Biochemistry) • Society for Chemical Industry Award (4th year: Chemistry, Biochemistry) • Hutnik Research Award (Best research project, Biochemistry, $500) • Dennis Tuck Memorial Award (Best research project, Chemistry, $500) • Centre for Catalysis & Materials Research (CCMR) Undergraduate Research Scholarships ($5500) • Summer NSERC Research Scholarships ($6000) Scholarships & Bursaries University of Windsor

  15. Undergraduate and graduate societies are very active • multi-cultural festival- test/exam banks- professional school seminars- Canada science games- community outreach- parties! Student Societies University of Windsor

  16. Professors in our department will be teaching your courses and counseling you in your programs Who are your professors? All professors also run full time research programs University of Windsor

  17. Centre for Catalysis & Materials Research (CCMR) Centres of Research Excellence Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) University of Windsor

  18. B u S n S i E t 3 3 E t O O E t 5 equiv BF -OEt , 3 2 CH Cl , 0 C C o ( C O ) o 2 2 2 6 C o ( C O ) 6 2 Biochemistry Keith TaylorBulent MutusLana LeeSirayam PandeySirinart AnanvoranichOtis Vacratsis Inorganic/Materials Doug StephanStephen LoebDavid AntonelliCharles MacdonaldSamuel JohnsonTricia Breen Carmichael Our faculty Physical/Analytical Ricardo ArocaJichang WangRob SchurkoJames Gauld Organic James GreenPhil DuttonHolger EichornAvinash Thadani University of Windsor

  19. Organic Inorganic Inorganic Physical Analytical Materials Chemistry James Green Organic Chemistry Steve Loeb Supramolecular Chemistry Charles Macdonald Main Group Chemistry Doug Stephan Organometallics & Catalysis Sam Johnson Organometallic Chemistry Dave Antonelli Mesoporous Solids Rob Schurko Solid State NMR Tricia Breen Carmichael Surface & Materials Chemistry Non-linear Chemical Dynamics Jichang Wang Vibrational & Raman Spectroscopy Ricardo Aroca Holger Eichhorn Organic Materials & Liquid Crystals Phil Dutton Physical Organic Avinash Thadani Organic Synthesis & Natural Products Bridging Traditional Disciplines University of Windsor

  20. B u S n S i E t 3 3 E t O O E t 5 equiv BF -OEt , 3 2 CH Cl , 0 C C o ( C O ) o 2 2 2 6 C o ( C O ) 6 2 Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 1990NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, U. of California at BerkeleyPh.D. 1987, University of Waterloo B.Sc. 1982, University of Windsor James Green Organic Synthesis with Transition Metal Units University of Windsor

  21. Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2001Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Leeds, England, 1997Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Exeter, England, 1996Diploma in Chemistry (1991), Ph.D.,(1995) Postdoctoral Fellow (1996),University of Bremen, Germany Holger Eichhorn Mesomorphism – gateway to new materials for nanotechnology Photovoltaic device containing a star-shaped hetero-heptamer Nanoparticle-Amphiphiles University of Windsor

  22. Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2004Post-doctoral fellow, University of Chicago, 2001-2004Ph.D. (Toronto) – 2001B.Sc. (Toronto) – 1996 Avinash Thadani Asymmetric Catalysis & Natural Product Synthesis a) Development of Novel Chiral Ligands & Application in C–C Bond Forming Reactions b) Synthesis of Bioactive Alkaloids Chiral Ligands Bioactive Alkaloids University of Windsor

  23. Department Head University Professor NSERC/NOVA Chemicals Industrial Research Chair NATO Postdoctoral Fellow (Harvard University 1980-1982)B.Sc. (McMaster, 1976), Ph.D. (UWO, 1980) Doug Stephan Organometallic Chemistry & Catalysis Organometallic compounds are designed as catalysts, which provide a low energy activation pathway for a reactions Dr. Stephan’s catalysts are currently used in commercial production of polyethylene University of Windsor

  24. “Stopper” “thread” or “axle” “bead” or “wheel” [2]-Pseudorotaxane [2]-Rotaxane Professor and Canada Research ChairRoyal Society of Chemistry, Visiting Professor, Oxford UniversityAssistant Professor, University of Winnipeg Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of AlbertaB.Sc (Hon), Ph.D. University of Western Ontario Stephen Loeb Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Machines Interpenetrated Molecules Interlocked Molecules University of Windsor

  25. Professor, University of Windsor, 1998Lecturer 1997 University of SussexResearch Associate 1994-1996 - MITResearch Associate 1994 University of AlbertaNSERC, Post-doc 1991-1993 Oxford/CaltechPhD - 1990 University of Alberta David Antonelli Mesoporous Metal Oxide Materials Synthesis and characterization of composite materials University of Windsor

  26. Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2001Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, 1998-2001Ph.D., Dalhousie, 1998B.Sc. (Hons.) Dalhousie, 1994 Chuck Macdonald Main Group Inorganic Chemistry Clusters & Coordination Chemistry Synthesis, Crystallography & Calculations Oligomers & Polymers University of Windsor

  27. Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2002NSERC PDF, U. of California at Berkeley, 2000Ph.D. 2000, University of British ColumbiaB.Sc. 1995, McMaster University Sam Johnson Organometallic Chemistry & Materials Photonics:Non-linear optics N2 Activation Ligand design University of Windsor

  28. Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2005Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterNSERC PDF – Harvard UniversityPh.D. 1996, University of WindsorB.Sc. 1992, University of Windsor Tricia Breen Carmichael Surface & Materials Chemistry: Microelectronics Indium Tin Oxide film patterned using microcontact printing and wet etching Patterned Ni film fabricated using micro-contact printing & electrodeless plating University of Windsor

  29. University Professor, University of WindsorD. Sc., Supreme Attestation Commission of the Soviet UnionPhD in Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1970B.Sc. University of Chile, 1964Born Chile in 1943 Ricardo Aroca Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) SERS is used to detect single molecules on surfaces composed of single monolayers of molecules Dr. Aroca also works on spectroscopy of nanofabricated materials and chemical bonding in materials used in the design of hydrogen fuel cells. University of Windsor

  30. Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000Postdoc, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999Postdoc, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brookhaven Nat’l Lab, 1998Ph.D. Dalhousie University, 1998B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. University of Manitoba, 1992, 1994 Robert Schurko Solid-State NMR of Inorganic Materials Nuclear magnetic resonance is used to study the molecular structure of solids University of Windsor

  31. Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lethbridge University, 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, West Virginia University, 1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 1995 Ph.D. Copenhagen University, Denmark, 1994 B.Sc. Tsinghua University, P. R. China, 1991 Jichang Wang An example of manipulating chemical reactions with light, in which oscillatory phenomena are induced by light in the otherwise non-oscillatory medium Dynamics & Mechanisms of Oscillating Chemical Reactions University of Windsor

  32. Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000Ph.D. Concordia University (1995)B.Sc, M.Sc (Pharm), Chulalongkorn, Thailand, 1989 Sirinart Ananvoranich Delta ribozyme and its applications Catalytic ribonucleic acids “Delta ribozyme”. Delta ribozyme can be modified to cut other ribonucleic acids (RNA) and could be a therapeutic agent, a gene-based drug. We are using delta ribozyme as anti-parasitic drugs in our laboratory. University of Windsor

  33. Assistant Professor, 2001Post-doctoral fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1999-2001)Post-doctoral fellow, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1997-1999) B.Sc., Ph.D. Australian National University (1997) James Gauld Computational Chemistry &Molecular Modeling of Biochemical Systems University of Windsor

  34. Associate ProfessorPh.D. University of Alberta, Biochemistry, 1980 A.B. Mount Holyoke College, Chemistry 1973 Lana Lee Protein Structure and Function • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance • Blood Coagulation • Detoxification • Bacterial Systems (E.coli & volcanic) • Drug Design University of Windsor

  35. ProfessorPh.D. University of Manitoba (1982)B.Sc./M.Sc. University of Waterloo Bulent Mutus Nitric oxide mediated communication between cells N=O produced in endothelial cells (blood vessel walls) causes muscle cells to relax • vasodilation University of Windsor

  36. Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000JNU, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1992BHU, Varanasi, M.Sc. 1986 Sirayam Pandey Programmed Cell Death and Aging Research Lab Human Neurons Cancer Cells Apoptosis (cell death) is involved in:Cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and StrokeStudy of the biochemical mechanism of cell death in these diseases. University of Windsor

  37. Assistant ProfessorPh.D. Michigan State University (2001)Post doctoral fellowship University of Michigan Otis Vacratsis Biological Mass Spectrometry 100 NH2-EACDPLR-COOH • Proteomics • Post-translational • modifications • Biomarkers MS/MS 0 200 400 600 800 m/z University of Windsor

  38. Specialized Chemistry-Forensic Science-Blood Chemistry-Molecular Spectroscopy-Environmental Chemistry Chemical Education-Professors-Teachers-Laboratory Instructors-Safety and disposal Research and Development-Industrial Positions-Government Laboratories-Academic Institutions Careers in Chemistry Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Technicians and Research Associates-Analytical Chemists-Organic Chemists-Biochemists-Biotechnologists & Molecular Biologists-Pharmacy, Food and Agriculture, Plastics and Coatings, Drug Testing, Environmental, etc. Chemical Industry ($$$!)- Synthesis and evaluation/testing - Manufacturing QA/QC- Safety control and risk assessment- Research and Development - Biotechnology Professionals- Chemistry and Health- Patent Attorneys- Environmental Assessment- Pre-professional (i.e., medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, etc.) University of Windsor

  39. All Chemists$80,000 Salaries & Employment Employment SectorIndustry $86.0Government $77.0Academia $63.0 Final Degree ObtainedB.Sc. $59.7M.Sc. $71.3Ph.D. $90.0 B.Sc. Industry $60.0 Government $58.2 Academia $45.0 Four years to complete M.Sc. Industry $76.5 Government $65.8 Academia $52.1 Two years after B.Sc. Ph.D. Industry $98.0 Government $91.0 Academia $65.4 Four years after B.Sc. Chemist salaries grow faster than cost of living: 4.9 % increase 1998-2003Employment situation: 92.1% employment as of 2003, steady <3.5% unemp.Women as chemists: Education 41.4%, General 34.6%, Biochemistry 30.4%, Analytical 23% Data source: All data from Chemical & Engineering News, as of March 1, 2004Annual median salaries given in thousands of dollars (U.S.) for full time chemists employed as of March 1, 2004 University of Windsor

  40. 1. High teacher to student ratios not found in larger institutions mean that professors are accessible to students - you will find both professors and their graduate students very approachable 2. Most faculty have government and/or industrial funding to run active research programs in a wide variety of sub-disciplines 3. Eleven new faculty have been hired in the past five years - a variety of new research and teaching areas have opened up at Windsor, and a newly revised curriculum and laboratories are in place to make our students competitive in the job market 4. Windsor provides a small university environment for a top research-oriented department - excellent contact with major industrial partners and larger academic institutions (e.g., Wayne State, University of Michigan, etc.), and correspondingly, many advantages for our students 5. We have research instrumentation and new laboratories that match or beat much larger institutions in Canada or the United States What sets us apart… University of Windsor

  41. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of Windsor For more information:Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario Canada N9B 3P4 Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext:3521 FAX: (519)-973-7098 Email: Website: