CHEM 511 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
An intensive study of selected advanced topics related to current research in organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 512 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
An intensive study of selected advanced topics related to current research in physical chemistry such as thermodynamics, kinetics, spectroscopy, bulk electric and magnetic properties, macromolecular physical chemistry, molecular structure and applied numerical methods.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 513 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
An intensive survey of selected advanced topics related to current research in analytical chemistry.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 514 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Elementary structure and stereochemistry, symmetry and group theory, spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, crystallography.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 515 Advanced Biochemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
A survey of the recent advances in biochemistry and/or study of the more specialized areas in biochemistry which are not included in the earlier biochemistry courses, such as plant biochemistry, biological membranes, biochemistry of the nervous system, biochemistry of human disorders, biochemical toxicology, etc.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 520 Polymer Therapeutics (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8
An introduction to use of polymers in the medical field: Biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, polymer-drug conjugates, self-assembled polymeric carriers (polymeric micelles, polymer-coated liposomes, nanoparticles, microspheres), interactions of polymers with tissues and cells, pharmacokinetics of polymer therapeutics, targeted polymer therapeutics, stimuli responsive systems, hydrogels.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 521 Dendrimers: Synthesis and Applications (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8
Traditional and modern synthetic methods, symmetrical and unsymmetrical dendrimers, self-assembly of dendrimers, dendrimer-polymer conjugates and their applications, molecular imprinting and detection, dendrimers-based bio-immobilization, use of dendrimer-based nanocomposites as sensors, applications in design of light-harvesting devices.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 522 Advanced Computational Chemistry (2+0+2) 3 ECTS 8 
Potential energy surfaces and geometry optimizations, frequency calculations, effect of basis sets, chemical reactions and reactivity calculations, modeling systems in solutions.

CHEM 524 Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8
Rates of chemical reactions, kinetics of complex reactions, gas and liquid phase reactions, collision theory, transition state theory, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

CHEM 531 Mechanical Properties of Polymers (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Mechanical properties of polymers and typical polymer transitions. Deformation mechanisms; viscous flow, elasticity, rubberlike elasticity and viscoelasticity. Effect of molecular structure and environment on mechanical properties of polymers. Experimental methods used in determination of mechanical properties of polymers including melt flow index, tensile, tear, stress relaxation, creep, impact, fatigue, abrasion, hardness and dynamic mechanical tests together with their ASTM references.

CHEM 533 Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Synthesis of organic compounds, modern laboratory techniques, oxidation, reduction, condensation, alkylation reactions, separation and purification methods. Six hours of laboratory per week.

CHEM 534 Physical Organic Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Effects of structure, resonance, inductance and medium effects on chemical and physical properties of organic molecules and intermediates, developments in mechanistic pathways.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 535 Polymer Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Introduction to polymers, synthesis; mechanism, reaction rates, chemical reactions of polymers, production of industrially important polymers.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 536 Structural Polymer Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Physical properties of polymer: phase transitions, solubility, crystallization and crystal structures, viscoelastic behavior; property-structure relationships. Examination of industrial operations such as molding, extrusion, drawing, etc.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 537 Polymer Characterization (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Fundamental concepts in polymer analysis and characterization. Sampling and sample preparation. Extraction and analysis of extracts; UV, VIS, IR, NMR and MS. Determination of molecular weights of polmers by functional group analysis, measurements of colligate properties, light scattering, ultracentrifugation and dilute solution viscocity. Fraction of polymers by solubility and size exclusion chromatography (SEC).

CHEM 538 Polymer Applications (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Synthesis and important applications of polymers such as liquid crystalline polymers for optical information storage, water soluble polymers as drug carriers and their oil recovery properties, biodegradable polymer systems for biomedical and biotechnological applications, conducting polymers, photopolymers for coating applications, polymeric catalysts and adhesives.

CHEM 539 Polymer Composites (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Synthesis and manufacture of fiber reinforced polymers. Synhtesis of modern engineering thermoplastics and liquid molding resins and fibers and fillers such as glass fiber, carbon fiber and particulate fillers. The chemistry of silane and titane coupling agents and measurement of fiber-matrix adhesion. Resin transfer molding, sheet and bulk molding compounds, open mold and spray-up techniques and filament winding operations. Industrial use of polymer composites in infrastructure, building, automotive, aircraft, sports and defense industries.

CHEM 545 Natural Products (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Methods of isolation, chemical and spectral structure determinations, synthesis and biosynthetic origins of natural products are discussed. Medicinal applications of naturally occurring alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids and flavonoids are covered.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 547 Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Chemical properties of heterocyclic compounds. Synthesis, reactions and reaction mechanisms of heterocyclic compounds.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 555 Quantum Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Mathematical and descriptive treatment of quantum mechanics as applied to chemical bonding and spectroscopy.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 556 Statistical Thermodynamics (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
A review of thermodynamics, introduction to independent localized systems (Boltzmann Statics), average distribution for localized particles, classical statistical mechanics, partition functions and thermodynamic functions of an ideal gas, symmetry numbers, chemical equilibrium, the perfect gas equilibrium, the molecular partition function in terms of local bond properties, the transition state theory of chemical kinetics, the liquid state.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 558 Mass Spectrometry and Surface Analysis: Principles and Applications (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8  
Fundamentals and types of mass spectrometry techniques. Different types of ion source and mass analyzer instrumentation, their function, and their application protocols in gas phase molecule chemistry and analysis. Identification of metabolites, synthetic and biopolymers, peptides and sugar olimers, inorganic clusters. Application of mass spectrometry to surface analysis of soft and hard surfaces. Fundamentals of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and basic quantitative analysis of polymeric, biological and metallic surfaces.

CHEM 559 Surface and Colloidal Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Introduction to surface chemistry and the colloidal state, the liquid-gas and liquid-liquid interfaces, electrical phenomena at interfaces, colloidal solutions, emulsions, foams, aerosols and gels.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 561 Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Basic NMR theory and instrumentation, NMR parameters, chemical shift, spin-spin coupling, analysis of complex spin systems, nuclear overhouser effect, principles of pulse NMR and application on proton and insensitive nuclei such as 13C, 15N, 17O, complex pulse sequences, two dimensional NMR (COSY, HETCOR, INADEQUATE, NOESY), dynamic NMR.

CHEM 571 Photochemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Light, waves, atoms and molecules. Electromagnetic radiation, energy levels in atoms, molecular orbitals and electronic states vibrational and rotational energies, potential energy functions, electronic transitions, selection rules, the Frank-Condon principle, light absorption and its physical consequences, characteristics of photochemical reactions, decay and deactivation of excited atoms, diatomic molecules and polyatomic molecules. Light absorption by atoms, primary products case studies, experimental and theoretical selected research topics.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 579 Graduate Seminar (0+1+0) 0 Pass/Fail ECTS 1
The widening of students’ perceptive and awareness of topic of interest to chemistry through seminar offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.

CHEM 580-599 Special Topics in Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8
Selected topics related to the chemical sciences involving theory, practice and research on current chemical problems.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 591 M.S. Seminar (1+0+0) 1 ECTS 2
Students give a seminar on a chosen topic of interest (preferably related to their research). A literature survey and a well organized seminar are required.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 601 Ph.D. Seminar (1+0+0) 1 ECTS 2
Students give a seminar on their research topics. A literature survey and a well organized seminar are required.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 648 Organometallic Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8
The chemistry of organometallic compounds with emphasis on the chemistry of organ-transition metal complexes, their methods of synthesis, theories of bonding and structure.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 657 Molecular Spectroscopy (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 
Spectra of atoms, rotational and electronic spectra of molecules. Application of quantum mechanics to the theoretical determination of energies and structure.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHEM 690 M.S. Thesis ECTS 30

CHEM 699 Guided Research (2+0+4) 4 ECTS 8
Research in the field of chemistry, by arrangement with members of the faculty; guidance of doctoral students towards the preparation and presentation of a research proposal.

CHEM 790 Ph.D. Thesis ECTS 30

Special Topics

CHEM 580 Laser Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8  

CHEM 582 Special Topics In Polymer Science (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 583 Bioanalytical Chemistry (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 584 Ionic Macromolecules (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 586 Science and Technology of Polymer Nanocomposites (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 588  Dendrimers Synthesis and Application (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 589 Bonding to Catalysis in Organometallic Chemistry

CHEM 593  Nanomedicine (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8 

CHEM 596  Alternative Future Energy Sources (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8