Chemistry principles applied to materials science and nanotechnology...
Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology are rapidly expanding fields of science playing an integral part in development of most modern technologies, including drug delivery devices, electronic materials, biomedical and diagnostic devices, paints and cosmetics, just to mention a few.
This course introduces the concepts necessary to explain phenomena in materials chemistry and nanotechnology. The course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the chemistry of materials and covers a diversity of materials including polymers, inorganic materials, colloids, & self assembled systems and teaches aspects of synthesis, characterisation, chemistry, properties, & novel applications. The course builds on topics of Physical and Surface Chemistry; CHEM2056.

Topics in CHEM3007 allow students to develop a thorough understanding of how chemical principles apply to the the design and application of materials science and nanotechnology.

What do I do in this course?
CHEM3007 provides an introduction to advanced materials chemistry and nanotechnology that can be applied across a range of fields:
  • To understand concepts in colloid and surface science.
  • To understand the fundamentals of polymer synthesis and characterisation.
  • To develop practical skills in quantitative materials chemistry and nanotechnology necessary for advanced study in cognate disciplines.
  • To develop written communication skills essential for careers in science.
Career relevance of this course:
In-depth knowledge of materials chemistry and nanotechnology is essential for the disciplines of environmental, health, and pharmaceutical science. Materials science is an established major employer of chemistry graduates, while nanotechnology is rapidly gaining importance.
Chemistry in general, and materials science and nanotechnology in particular, impacts on a large range of discipline areas. In order to develop advanced materials and devices, scientists need to have a strong grasp of chemical fundamentals and how to apply these. In addition, they will need well developed and flexible quantitative skills as well as strong communication skills. The concepts covered in CHEM3007 will provide the knowledge applicable to advanced study, research and industry placements.
Program planning advice:
This course is compulsory for the Chemical Sciences dual major in the field of Materials and Nanotechnology. It is recommended by the course coordinator for inclusion in the Chemical Sciences dual major in the field of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. CHEM3007 is also recommended by the course coordinator for inclusion in the Chemistry major.

For an official description of this course, including prerequisites and contact hours, and for the official rules of programs, including majors requirements, see the UQ Programs & Courses website.