Materials Chemistry

Materials Chemistry will explore many of the fundamental relationships between a material’s chemical structure and the subsequent interesting and useful properties that result. In order for advances in electronic, magnetic, optical, and other niche applications to be made, an understanding of the structure-property relationship in these materials is crucial. This course will emphasize inorganic systems, and topics will include descriptions of various modern inorganic solid-state materials, polymers, and coordination compounds in conjunction with their unique properties; synthesis strategies; current characterization techniques; and discussions about the research and theory that support the application of materials in our world.