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Chemistry in action: ideas and applications

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
3
Lecturer: 
prof. Jerzy Lisowski
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 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 presentation.

Assessment: 

An 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