Graduate courses:

Chem 518 : Symmetry and Spectroscopy. Physical Methods for Inorganic Chemistry

This is a lecture-based course, in which we will examine the ways in which one may exploit symmetry of molecules to simplify the analysis of chemical and materials systems. The course is split into two parts. The first part will start with consideration of the mathematical description of symmetry and then apply this to the description of electronic states of molecules and extended solids. The second part of the course will examine several forms of spectroscopy, such as EPR, NMR, vibrational, electronic, etc. Prerequisites for this course are physical chemistry and organic chemistry.

Chem 538: Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry

The goals of this course are to overview spectroscopic techniques available in bioinorganic chemistry, to gain an understanding of the area of application of each spectroscopic method discuss and gain confidence in applying these techniques to your research. Basic principles of spin Hamiltonian formalism and how to apply these principles to spectroscopic data analysis are discussed.