Course Information

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  • A = Fall Term
  • B = Winter Term
  • Y = half course over 2 terms
  • Q = 1st quarter of Fall Term
  • R = 2nd quarter of Fall Term
  • S = 1st quarter of Winter Term
  • T = 2nd quarter of Winter Term

Required Courses

Chem 9657-9658Y: Seminar (Milestone)

Course Objectives: (Please note: these seminars are not the same)

  • To accustom the student to the regular perusal of the literature
  • To develop the student’s ability to assemble and critically appraise the recent literature
  • To develop an understanding (for both the student and the audience) of a research topic of current interest
  • To develop the student’s ability to present a seminar
  • To accustom the student to public speaking
  • To give practice in dealing with verbal questioning

  • Instructor: Robert Hudson
  • Time: Thursday 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Location for Fall Term: Zoom Winter Term: Zoom

Research Course

Course Objectives:

Students will be registered in the appropriate course each year by the Graduate Assistant when they complete their yearly report and the grade is submitted.

Policy guideline and implementation

This does not count as courses required for the degree.

Optional Course – Experiential-Learning and Professionalism in Chemistry (EPIC)

Course Objectives:

The intention of the course is to encourage students to expose themselves to experiences that will enhance their professionalism, communication and teaching skill set. Such expertise is critical for successful degree progression and then beyond your time at Western, especially in the workforce.

Fall Term (tentative) 

Register in the Fall (1218)

9702R-Materials Under Extreme Conditions

  • Instructor: Yang Song
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Time: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Location: TBD

9581R: Basic Solid -State NMR

  • Instructor: Yining Huang
  • Days: Friday (beginning October 29, 2021)
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Location: ChB 9

9621A- Bio-Inorg Chem Methods

  • Instructor:  Martin Stillman
  • Days: Tues/Thursday (beginning Sept. 21, 2021)
  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Location: ChB 115

9703R-Chemical Biology

  • Instructor: Patrick O'Donoghue
  • Days:  Tuesday (Oct. 26-Dec. 7)
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Location: NCB 117

9793R-Biomolecules Drugs and Imaging

  • Instructor:  Leonard Luyt
  • Days:  Thursday (beginning Oct 28 for 6 weeks)
  • Time: 9:30am-12pm
  • Location:  ChB 115


Winter Term

Register in the Winter (1221) 

9444-Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Simulations

  • Instructor: Styliani Constas
  • Days: M/W/F
  • Time: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Location: ChB 115

9522B-Analytical Separations

  • Instructor: Ken Yeung
  • Days: Thursday (begins January 13, 2022)
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:15pm
  • Location: ChB 115

9541B-Crystallography I

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Days: 
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9503T-Advanced NMR Spectroscopy

  • Instructor: James Wisner
  • Days: 
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  • Instructor: Johanna Blacquiere
  • Days: Tuesday/Thursday
  • Time: 9:00am-10:30am
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9546S-Optical Properties of Solids

  • Instructor: Lijia Liu
  • Days: Monday/Wednesday begins January 10, 2022
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Location: TBD

9547T-Surface Chemistry of Nanoparticles

  • Instructor: Lijia Liu
  • Days: MondayWednesday begins February 28, 2022
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Location: TBD

9604B-Radiation Induced Chemistry

  • Instructor: J.C. Wren
  • Days: Tuesday/Thursday
  • Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Location:


  • Instructor: Joseph Gilroy
  • Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 14-March 25, 2022 (tentative) 
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am(tentative)
  • Location: MSA 3204


  • Instructor: Michael Kerr
  • Days: 
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