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I teach core physical chemistry courses which include Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Biophysical Chemistry.

Furthermore, I teach advanced undergraduate/graduate level courses in Interfacial Phenomena and Nanochemistry (the latter shared with Drs Cuccia, Capobianco and Skinner).

Find a list of courses I teach regularly below. Please refer to the Online Class Schedule to find out when these courses are offered.

Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

  • CHEM 234
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 205, 206; PHYS 204, 206, 224, 226; MATH 203, 205; or equivalents for all prerequisite courses


This course will cover the properties of real gases; fugacities; first, second and third laws of thermodynamics; the Phase Rule, one- and two-component systems; real solutions, and partial molal properties.

Lectures only.

Biophysical Chemistry

  • CHEM 335
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 234, 235, 271


This course examines the physical basis for the structures of biomolecules (energetics of protein folding), the organization and structures of bio-membranes and biologically relevant systems, and intermolecular interactions (e.g. ligand binding).

Both fundamental theory and techniques used to characterize these physical properties are covered.

Lectures and laboratory.

Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Nanochemistry

  • CHEM 498N/620N
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 217, 218, 221, 222, 234, 235, 241 or equivalents


This module-based course will cover the areas of production, characterization and applications of nanoscale structures/materials. Each of the modules will be covered by a different professor (Drs. Capobianco, Cuccia, DeWolf and Skinner) as well as some guest lecturers.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): size dependent properties, synthesis of organic and inorganic nanostructures (particles, wires, rod, tubes), self-assembled structures, chemical patterning and functional nanopatterns, nanolithography, biomaterials. Applications will include photonics, optical properties, biodetection & biosensors and nanomachines.

Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Interfacial Chemistry

  • CHEM 498Y/630Y
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 234, 235


This advanced topics in chemistry course will examine the physical chemistry of interfaces including surface (gas/liquid) and interfacial (liquid/liquid) tensions, the adsorption of surface active substances/surface excess properties, and surfactant self-assembly. Specific topics include Gibbs and Langmuir monolayers, micelle formation, emulsions, foams, surfactant liquid crystals and biological membranes.

Techniques for characterization and applications (biological and industrial) of these systems will be addressed.


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