Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 125, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM Development of a trace gas detector using cavity ring-down detection of two photon absorption
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2024
AS-CHEM Measurement of nitric-oxided-modified proteins by cavity ring-down spectroscopy
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
September 01, 2013 – June 30, 2017
AS-CHEM Versatile Instrument for Broadband Measurements of Aerosol Extinction and Absorption
Source: Seaforth, LLC
February 01, 2012 – October 23, 2013
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 3410 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3811.
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Introduces students to a range of professional development tools & information that may be helpful over their careers. Safety in the laboratory, ethics in science & teaching, career planning, job opportunities/trajectories in academe, industry, & national laboratories, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, interactions with federal funding agencies, curriculum vitae/resume writing, & effective written & oral communication skills are covered.
The focus of this course is to prepare students for their Chemistry Ph.D. candidacy exam & to develop appropriate written & oral communication skills. Each student will prepare several written abstracts & make oral presentations for the class in a format that largely mimics the candidacy exam. Students are required to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental and theoretical frontiers in science.
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
Research in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.