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Chemistry in action: ideas and applications

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
3
Lecturer: 
prof. Jerzy Lisowski
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

The lecture presents selected modern research trends in chemistry and illustrates the importance of creativity in the development of applications and technology. The lecture may be accompanied by the exercises in English communication – discussion and students own presentations.
Acquired Knowledge
Student:
• Student understands the role of creativity in developing new technologies, knows research trends in various areas of chemistry related to applications
• Student is able to link the basic knowledge of inorganic, organic, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and physicochemical methods with development of new technologies and products
Acquired Skills
• Student can analyse the chemical literature in the selected fields in order to follow the progress of high-tech technologies

Assessment: 

Oral exam – questions will pertain to the field of chemistry related to the topic of master thesis of each individual student

Contents: 

The lecture encompasses selected examples related to many areas of chemistry: Smart contrast agents for medical imaging, molecular machines, sensors, molecular switches, nanotechnology and molecular computers, NO and Viagra story, enantioselective catalysts in pharmaceutical industry, artificial nucleases and antisense technology, optical, conducting and magnetic materials