CHM1303 SOLIDS AS ADVANCED POLYMER MATERIALS This course can be taken by students with basic knowledge in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Science! TOPICS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Organic Coatings Surface Properties of Polymers Polymer Nanomaterials Polymer Electronics Polymers in Drug Delivery (4 hrs) (4 hrs) (4 hrs) (4 hrs) (2 hrs) Prof. Mitch Winnik Prof. Gilbert Walker Prof. Dwight Seferos Prof. Timothy Bender Prof. Christine Allen Please contact Prof Seferos <[email protected]> for the logon name and password before the first lecture and download a copy of the lecture notes. Lectures: Wednesday 5-7 pm, Sept. 15 -Dec. 8, 2010 in LM 157 Course coordinator: Professor Dwight Seferos, e-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Thursday, 5-7 pm, LM628, by appointment Evaluation: 3 h final exam, TBA Participation in discussion(s) Oral presentation of term topic Term topic 45% 15% 20% 20% Discussions are led by students and allow you to discuss reading assignments in detail and you will be evaluated on your participation Oral presentation and term papers should be given on the same topic, related to advanced polymer materials, NOT RELATED to your research area or any research project in the group. Text: there is no single book covering the material included in this course. Each lecturer will provide recommended reading. Schedule 1. Polymer Coatings (Paints, paper coatings, latex films) Sept 15, 22 MW 2. Surface Properties of Polymers Sept 29, Oct 6th GW 3. Discussion Oct 13th DS 5. Polymer Nanomaterials (Self-assembly and template synthesis) Oct 20th, 27th DS 6. Polymer Electronics Nov. 3rd, 10th TB 7. Student Oral presentations Nov. 21st , 28th 8. Dec. 1 9. Polymers for drug delivery (term paper due!) Exam TBD DS/GW CA Oral presentation • PPT format • 15 min + 3-5 min questions (will be discussed later) • At least 2 class instructors will be evaluating the presentations • The topic has to be chosen by a student. NO PRESENTATION can be given on the topic that is in the scope of research in the student’s research group. • Dates: Beginning on Nov. 17th, Order to be chosen by October 13, 2010. •The evaluation will be based on: Novelty and complexity of presented work Understanding of the material Oral presentation Answers to questions Quality of slides 20 % 20 % 20 % 20 % 20 % Suggestions for your term topic presentation • • • • Do not start working at the end of November! Do not exceed 15 slides Focus on 2-3 papers (do not try to embrace a huge project) Try to understand (and explain) EVERY slide you show • Structure: Introduction (current state of art in the field) Justification of the project(s) The main body of the proposal (system, methods, results, their interpretation, etc) Your assessment of the results, comparison, etc… Term paper • Format: 12 pages (including figures), double spacing • Due date: December 1, 2010 • See recommendations for oral presentation Exam • December 13, 3 h, 6-9 pm (will be confirmed) • One question for each topic. You have to answer 6 questions out of 7. • Each class instructor will mark his/her question • Essay format.