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					       University of Windsor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
         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?

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     Chemistry: The Central Science

Biology             Chemistry          Physics


Synthesizers              Characterizers
Organic Chemistry          Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry        Analytical Chemistry

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              What questions do chemists ask?
If you are curious about the world around you and how
it works, Chemistry is the area for you!
- 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?

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            What programs are available?
Most general of the degrees, trains student in a broad
variety of chemistry sub-disciplines

Emphasis upon chemistry of living systems

Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Same as biochemistry, with slightly different course focus

Chemistry & Physics
Cross-disciplinary study of chemistry & physics
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                 What are the programs like?
                    First Year (Chemistry or Biochemistry)

       Chemistry      Physics          Math         Biology   Options

                                 Second Year
Organic            Inorganic                  Physical        Biomolecules
                                 Third Year                   Program
Organic            Organometallic             Quantum          Analytical
Spectroscopy                                  Mechanics
Intermediate       Materials Science          Spectroscopy     Instrumental
Organic                                                        Analysis
                                 Fourth Year
Polymers           Advanced Topics            Computational    Advanced Topics

Photochemistry     Surface Chemistry          NMR

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             Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living systems,
including biomolecules, proteins, DNA, nucleic acids and enzymes.

Biotechnology is a set of powerful tools that
employ 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
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                        Our Department
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!

Some numbers:
Faculty:          24*
Grad Students: 72
Undergrads:       300

*11 in last 5 years
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                A good place to be…
We have a friendly and stimulating work environment, with
high contact time between faculty & students.

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

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                Teaching Laboratories
In Fall 2005, all laboratory renovations are complete and
new instrumentation coming in Spring 2006!

Newly revised laboratories and new lab equipment provides
students with the chance to obtain sound laboratory skills and
technical experience with modern analytical instrumentation.
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                      Resource Centre
The new Science Resource Centre in Essex Hall opened in
January 2004.

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!
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                Undergraduate Research
Students are given the opportunity to work in world class, state-
of-the-art research facilities
                                  - 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.
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                  Scholarships & Bursaries
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)

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

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               Who are your professors?
Professors in our department will be teaching your courses
and counseling you in your programs

All professors also
run full time
research programs

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      Centres of Research Excellence

Centre for Catalysis & Materials Research (CCMR)

Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

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                        Our faculty
Biochemistry                 Inorganic/Materials
Keith Taylor                 Doug Stephan
Bulent Mutus                 Stephen Loeb
Lana Lee                     David Antonelli
Sirayam Pandey               Charles Macdonald
Sirinart Ananvoranich        Samuel Johnson
Otis Vacratsis               Tricia Breen Carmichael

Physical/Analytical          Organic
                                                            Bu3 n       SiEt3
                                            EtO       OEt

Ricardo Aroca                James Green          Co2CO)6
                                                             5 equiv BF 2
                                                                2 , C
                                                             CH Cl2 0o
                                                                                Co (CO)6
Jichang Wang                 Phil Dutton                                          2

Rob Schurko                  Holger Eichorn
James Gauld                  Avinash Thadani

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                 Bridging Traditional Disciplines
Organic                      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

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                                     James Green
Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 1990
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, U. of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. 1987, University of Waterloo
B.Sc. 1982, University of Windsor

       Organic Synthesis with Transition Metal Units

                      B u Sn      Si Et
E tO          OEt        3                3

                       5 equiv BF -OEt ,
                                   3  2
       C o (C O )      CH Cl , 0 oC
          2       6       2 2
                                              C o (C O)
                                                 2      6

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                              Holger Eichhorn
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Leeds, England, 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Exeter, England, 1996
Diploma in Chemistry (1991), Ph.D.,(1995) Postdoctoral Fellow (1996),
University of Bremen, Germany

 Mesomorphism – gateway to new materials for nanotechnology
   Photovoltaic device containing a                         Nanoparticle-Amphiphiles
   star-shaped hetero-heptamer                                                                          M+ -OOC
                                                                                                  M+ -OOC          COO-M+
                                                                       charged head-group thiol
                                                    SS S S S                       COO- M+
                                                                                                        SS S S
                                                  SS                                                  SS
                                                                            +3                       S
                                               S                   S             S-Ac              S                   S
                                                   2 nm diameter                                       2 nm diameter
                                               S    metal colloid S                                S
                                                                                                        metal colloid S
                                               S                  S               S-Ac             S                  S              self-
                                                                 S                                                   S            organization
                                                  SS            S                                     SS            S
                                                      S S SS S                     O                    SS S S S

                                                                                                       O           O
                                                                                                           O   O
                                                                            +4   OO

                                                                                                      O O O OO O O

                                                                                    OC18 H37                                R = C18H37
                                                                              tail-group thiol        OR OR       OR

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                                         Avinash Thadani

Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2004
Post-doctoral fellow, University of Chicago, 2001-2004
Ph.D. (Toronto) – 2001
B.Sc. (Toronto) – 1996

              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
                                                                          O                    O

                                 N        N                           O                    O

                            R                 R                   H                    H

                             Pd2(dba)3 (cat.)                     N                    N
                                 A (cat.)
                       Ar   Cs2CO3 (2 equiv.)            R = H, securinine       (–)-norsecurinine
     B(OH)2       Br           dioxane, ²                R = OMe, phyllanthine

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                               Doug Stephan
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)

                                       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

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                                   Stephen Loeb
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Royal Society of Chemistry, Visiting Professor, Oxford University
Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta
B.Sc (Hon), Ph.D. University of Western Ontario

     Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Machines
 Interpenetrated Molecules                          +

                                     “thread” or    “bead” or       [2]-Pseudorotaxane
                                       “axle”        “wheel”

   Interlocked Molecules                           + 2


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                                David Antonelli
Professor, University of Windsor, 1998
Lecturer 1997 University of Sussex
Research Associate 1994-1996 - MIT
Research Associate 1994 University of Alberta
NSERC, Post-doc 1991-1993 Oxford/Caltech
PhD - 1990 University of Alberta

                 Mesoporous Metal Oxide Materials

  Synthesis and characterization
     of composite materials

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                             Chuck Macdonald

Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, 1998-2001
Ph.D., Dalhousie, 1998
B.Sc. (Hons.) Dalhousie, 1994

                   Main Group Inorganic Chemistry

 Synthesis, Crystallography & Calculations            Clusters & Coordination Chemistry

                      Oligomers & Polymers
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                                   Sam Johnson

Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, 2002
NSERC PDF, U. of California at Berkeley, 2000
Ph.D. 2000, University of British Columbia
B.Sc. 1995, McMaster University

              Organometallic Chemistry & Materials
                                         LnM       R

                                           N2 ?

                                    LnM       N

                                                   N   R
                                      N2 Activation              Ligand design
    Non-linear optics
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                     Tricia Breen Carmichael

Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2005
Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
NSERC PDF – Harvard University
Ph.D. 1996, University of Windsor
B.Sc. 1992, University of Windsor

    Surface & Materials Chemistry: Microelectronics

    Indium Tin Oxide film patterned using      Patterned Ni film fabricated using micro-
    microcontact printing and wet etching      contact printing & electrodeless plating

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                                Ricardo Aroca

University Professor, University of Windsor
D. Sc., Supreme Attestation Commission of the Soviet Union
PhD in Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1970
B.Sc. University of Chile, 1964
Born Chile in 1943

       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.

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                                Robert Schurko
Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000
Postdoc, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
Postdoc, State University of New York at Stony Brook,
Brookhaven Nat’l Lab, 1998
Ph.D. Dalhousie University, 1998
B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. University of Manitoba, 1992, 1994

                       Solid-State NMR of Inorganic Materials
                    Nuclear magnetic resonance
                         is used to study
                     the molecular structure
                             of solids

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                                  Jichang Wang
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

                                                         An example of
    Dynamics &                                           manipulating chemical
                                                         reactions with light,
   Mechanisms of
                                                         in which oscillatory
 Oscillating Chemical                                    phenomena are induced
       Reactions                                         by light in the otherwise
                                                         non-oscillatory medium

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                         Sirinart Ananvoranich

Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000
Ph.D. Concordia University (1995)
B.Sc, M.Sc (Pharm), Chulalongkorn, Thailand, 1989

                 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.

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                                    James Gauld

Assistant Professor, 2001
Post-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)

                      Computational Chemistry &
               Molecular Modeling of Biochemical Systems

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                                       Lana Lee

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Alberta, Biochemistry, 1980
A.B. Mount Holyoke College, Chemistry 1973

                         Protein Structure and Function

                                                  •Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
                                                  •Blood Coagulation
                                                  •Bacterial Systems (E.coli & volcanic)
                                                  •Drug Design

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                                 Bulent Mutus

Ph.D. University of Manitoba (1982)
B.Sc./M.Sc. University of Waterloo

         Nitric oxide mediated communication between cells

                                                              N=O produced in
                                                              endothelial cells (blood
                                                              vessel walls) causes
                                                              muscle cells to relax

                                      • vasodilation

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                                Sirayam Pandey

Associate Professor, University of Windsor, 2000
JNU, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1992
BHU, Varanasi, M.Sc. 1986

           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 Stroke
      Study of the biochemical mechanism of cell death in these diseases.
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                                        Otis Vacratsis

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Michigan State University (2001)
Post doctoral fellowship University of Michigan

                                Biological Mass Spectrometry

                                   MS/MS                       •Post-translational
      200     400         600     800
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                           Careers in Chemistry
                                 Specialized Chemistry
 Chemical Education              -Forensic Science
 -Professors                     -Blood Chemistry               Research and Development
 -Teachers                       -Molecular Spectroscopy        -Industrial Positions
 -Laboratory Instructors         -Environmental Chemistry       -Government Laboratories
 -Safety and disposal                                           -Academic Institutions

Laboratory Technicians
and Research Associates                                         Chemical Industry ($$$!)
                                                                - Synthesis and evaluation/testing
-Analytical Chemists
                                   Professionals                - Manufacturing QA/QC
-Organic Chemists
                                   - Chemistry and Health       - Safety control and risk
                                   - Patent Attorneys           assessment
-Biotechnologists & Molecular
                                   - Environmental              - Research and Development
                                   Assessment                   - Biotechnology
-Pharmacy, Food and
                                   - Pre-professional (i.e.,
Agriculture, Plastics and
                                   medicine, dentistry,
Coatings, Drug Testing,
                                   veterinary medicine,
Environmental, etc.
                                   pharmacy, etc.)
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                         Salaries & Employment
                                          All Chemists
        Employment Sector                                         Final Degree Obtained
        Industry          $86.0                                   B.Sc.              $59.7
        Government        $77.0                                   M.Sc.              $71.3
        Academia          $63.0                                   Ph.D.              $90.0

B.Sc.                             M.Sc.                              Ph.D.
 Industry            $60.0         Industry               $76.5        Industry           $98.0
 Government          $58.2        Government              $65.8        Government         $91.0
 Academia            $45.0         Academia               $52.1        Academia           $65.4
Four years to complete            Two years after B.Sc.              Four years after B.Sc.

Chemist salaries grow faster than cost of living: 4.9 % increase 1998-2003
Employment 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, 2004
Annual median salaries given in thousands of dollars (U.S.) for full time chemists employed as of
March 1, 2004

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                         What sets us apart…
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

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
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       University of Windsor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

                        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

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