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  Graduate School-Camden 2007-2009 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemistry 160 Program  


The master of science in chemistry program is designed to accommodate a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds and needs. The department is small and flexible, but includes several world-renowned chemical research laboratories, where students can learn state-of-the-art techniques from professors and staff. Students may be either full time or part time, as courses meet in the evening. Many students are already working full time, often for chemical companies, and wish to upgrade their existing qualifications. Others are full time, concentrating on research, and often continuing on to Ph.D. programs after their master's. Limited support in the form of teaching and research assistantships is available for these students.

The program can be completed within approximately two years by full-time students, or longer by part-time students. Courses range from traditional lectures and labs to full research courses. The skills learned by graduate students will enhance their value in industry, government, and academia. Most members of the graduate faculty are affiliated with Ph.D. programs on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses, so students can continue on to Ph.D. work with the same adviser on the Camden Campus.

The research interests of the department are diverse and include radiation and environmental chemistry (biocatalysis for detoxifying hazardous waste), biochemistry (biochemical and metabolic analysis of stress response), organic chemistry (synthesis of organofluorine compounds), inorganic chemistry (synthesis of novel inorganic materials, and conducting and electroactive polymers), theoretical physical chemistry (chemical physics and electronic structure), and theoretical organic chemistry (reaction mechanisms, molecular modeling). Faculty and students participate in national and international conferences, and scientific results are published in top journals. Equipment currently used in the department includes a 300 MHz NMR spectrometer, a triple-quad HPLC-MS, a 2-D FTIR spectrometer, UV-VIS and fluorescent spectrometers, a high performance computing cluster for molecular modeling and visualization, and multiprocessor Unix computer systems.

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