Courses

Advanced Instrumental Analysis (CHEM-5317)

The course is taught at a graduate level with focusing on the study of instrumental methods of analysis. The course aims to present foundational theoretical concepts of different spectroscopy and chromatography techniques. This includes different types of mass spectrometer analyzers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and inductively coupled plasma. The course will also explore the advantages and challenges of coupling chromatography with different spectroscopy techniques. 

Advanced Mass Spectroscopy Techniques (CHEM-5490) 

The course is taught at a graduate level with focusing on the study of different mass spectroscopy techniques. The course aims to present foundational concepts of different mass spectroscopy acquisition techniques. Including Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM), also Single reaction monitoring (SRM), parallel reaction monitoring (PRM), Data-dependent acquisition (DDA), and Data-independent acquisition (DIA). The course will also explore the advantages and challenges of different mass spectroscopy techniques and how to process the mass spectroscopy data in each of these techniques. 

Organic and Isotope Geochemistry (CMSS 6361)

The course is designed around the global geochemical cycles of organic matter (mostly C, N, and P) in marine and sediments from structural and isotopic aspects. It will discuss the major processes that affect the different organic matter reservoirs, fluxes between different organic matter reservoirs, models of organic matter degradation, and preservation; the role of anoxia in organic matter burial, relationships between dissolved and particulate organic matter; molecular level characterization of organic matter, and application of biomarkers as tools in paleoceanography.

Oceanography (ESCI 3351) 

The course is designed around understanding the broad-scale features and dynamics of the Earth’s oceans. The course will cover the four main disciplines of oceanography: marine geology, marine chemistry, physical oceanography, and marine biology. Students will learn that there are much overlap and interdependence between these disciplines. Specific topics include seafloor spreading, marine sediments, salinity, biogeochemical cycles, ocean structure, currents, waves, tides, primary production, marine ecology and global warming. 

General Chemistry I (CHEM 1411) 

General Chemistry is the foundation course in chemistry for all science majors. This course will provide a basic understanding of chemical concepts such as nomenclature, periodic properties, structure, bonding, and stoichiometric relationships.