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Graduate Studies Programs of Study Chemistry


Chemistry
Head
Cann, N.M.
 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Mosey, N.

Professor
Beauchemin, D.,  Cann, N.M, Carrington, T.3, Crudden, C., Evans, P.A.3,10
Hesp,S.A.M.2, Horton, J.H., Jerkiewicz, G.,
Jessop, P.G.3, Liu, G.3, Loock, H.P.Macartney, D.H., Nunzi, J.M.1,3, Oleschuk, R.D., Wang, S., Wu, G.2
 
Associate Professor
Brown, R. Stephen 1, Mosey, N.J., Petitjean, A., Zechel, D.
 
Assistant Professor
Ross, A., Stamplecoskie, K.
 
Professor Emeritus
Baird, M.C., Baker, W.E., Brown, R.J.C., Brown, R.Stanley, Buncel, E., Gordon, R.D.Hunter, B.K., McCowan, J.D., Norris, A.R.Page, J.A.Shurvell, H.F.Snieckus, V.4, Stone, J.A., Szarek, W.A.vanLoon, G.W.
 
Adjunct Professor
Dudelzak, A.9, Lemieux, R.P.8,Terskikh, V.5
 
Adjunct Associate Professor
 Kozin, I., Mombourquette, M., Whitney, R.A.
 
Adjunct Assistant Professor
  Carran, J., Lebel, O.7, Sauriol, F., Stolow, A.5Wang, J.
 
Cross-Appointed
Cunningham, M.F.Parent, J.S.Smith, S.
 
1 On Leave July 2016- June 2017
2 On Leave January 2017-June 2017
3 Canada Research Chair, Tier I
4 Alfred Bader Chair Emeritus in Organic Chemistry
5 NRC
6 Environment Canada
7 Royal Military College
8 University of Waterloo
9 GasTOPS Ltd.
10 Bader Chair in Organic Chemistry

Departmental Facilities
FT-NMR instrumentation includes multinuclear Bruker AVANCE 300, 400, new fully automated 400, 500 and a 600 MHz spectrometers. The 500 and 600 are equipped for solution and solid state studies. For routine NMR we have two Bruker AC200, and a dedicated Bruker ASX-200 solid-state spectrometer for polymer studies.
 
The Mass Spectrometry Facility offers mass spec analysis with a variety of instruments and ionisation techniques, including electron impact (EI), chemical ionisation (CI), fast atom bombardment (FAB), field desorption (FD), matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) and electrospray ionisation (ESI). For further details see our website.
 
Also available is an Ultra Mass 700 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. Other spectroscopic equipment includes a Bruker RFS-100 FT-Raman spectrometer; Bruker IFS-25 and Bomem MB-120 FT-IR spectrometers; Beckman DU-64, Hewlett-Packard HP8452A and Varian Cary 3 UV-visible spectrophotometers; several stopped-flow spectrophotometers; and a JASCO circular dichroism spectropolarimeter.

The Photonic and Electronic Materials Laboratory is equipped with a Siemens P4 X-ray diffractometer with a SMART 1000 CCD detector, Perkin-Elmer DSC6 and DSC7 and Mettler TA-30 differential scanning calorimeters, three Nikon polarizing microscopes equipped with heating stages, testbeds for the characterization of liquid crystal electrooptical properties, a high-pressure Xe arc lamp source, a Molecular Imaging PicoSPM atomic force microscope equipped with a Hysitron nanoindentor for nanoscale force measurements, a vacuum chamber for chemical vapour deposition, a PTI fluorimeter, a Perkin-Elmer thermal gravimetric analyzer, a Nicolet IR Spectrometer with attenuated total reflective attachment, and several pulsed and continuous wave laser systems.
 
A laser photochemistry laboratory is equipped with Lambda Physik LPX 205i excimer and ScanMate 2E tunable dye lasers and a Continuum NdYAG laser and a time-of-flight mass spectrometer with high kinetic energy resolution.
 
The Surface Analysis facility is equipped with a Thermo Instruments 310-F Microlab allowing for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging and X-Ray photoelectron (XPS) analysis of a wide range of thin film and materials samples.
 
A wide range of analytical equipment is available including electrothermal and flame atomic absorption instruments, gas chromatographs, a Waters Alliance gel permeation chromatography system, HPLC instruments, a scintillation counter, an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, and instrumentation for research in electro-analytical chemistry, a microfluid research facility with a microfluid tool kit, micro-hot embosser, Nikon microscope with video capture and imaging equipment and access to microfabrication facilities.. A 2500 lbs. MTS tensile tester is used for the physical characterization of polymers. A SLOWPOKE-2 reactor, used for neutron activation analysis, is shared with the Royal Military College.
 
The Department is fully connected to the Internet and makes extensive use of local area networks. We are connected to the University via a fibre optic back bone, and from there to the world. The front end is a SunSparc Ultra which handles all e-mail and file serving for the Department. Another Sparc handles the World Wide Web pages for the Department. The Department employs a full time Network Administrator as well as Electronics personnel who handle connectivity and configuration issues for all users.
 
The Department has excellent technical support for research: Electronics and Computer service shop; network and software support in house; glassblowing services; as well as expert NMR, X-Ray, Mass-Spec and Surface Analysis Instruments user support on a full time basis.
Financial Assistance The Department of Chemistry offers support for each full-time student during the first two years in a Masters program and the first four years in a Doctoral program. The current minimum is $23,000 for Canadian and international students per annum, derived from university scholarships and research and teaching assistantships. Students who are successful in competition for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarships or other major awards may augment these awards considerably by working as a teaching assistant in the Department.
Fields of Study A summary of current research interests of each member of the Department of Chemistry is available on our website http://www.chem.queensu.ca
Materials Science and Technology The Department cooperates with the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Physics in offering courses and research projects to students wishing to concentrate in materials science and technology. Students are registered for M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in one of the six departments and are encouraged to take relevant courses from the others.
Programs of Study


Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with thesis 

The M.Sc. and M.A.Sc. programs include a thesis based on independent research and six module lecture courses (each equivalent to one-half of a term course) or the equivalent of three term lecture courses beyond the Bachelor's degree, plus CHEM-802* and CHEM-803*. Unless permission is obtained from the supervisor and coordinator of graduate studies at least four modules (excluding CHEM-803*) must be from among those offered by the Department of Chemistry.

The Ph.D. program usually requires at least six module lecture courses (each equivalent to one-half of a term course) or the equivalent of three term lecture courses beyond the Bachelor's degree plus CHEM-802*, CHEM-803*, a candidacy examination, a research seminar, and the completion of a thesis based on independent research. Unless permission is obtained from the supervisor and the coordinator of graduate studies at least two modules (excluding CHEM-802* and CHEM-803*) must be from among those offered by the Department of Chemistry.

Students registered in a Ph.D. program in Applied Sciences/Engineering are required to complete eight module lecture courses (or the equivalent of four term lecture courses) beyond the Master's requirements including CHEM-803*, unless already completed, a candidacy examination, a research seminar, and the completion of a thesis based on independent research. Unless permission is obtained from the supervisor and coordinator of graduate studies at least two modules (excluding CHEM-803*) must be from among those offered by the Department of Chemistry.

Students who intend to work in a chemical laboratory must pass departmental safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training at the earliest possible opportunity.

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