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Chemistry Concentration

Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Business and Science 137 Chemistry Concentration  
Graduate School-New Brunswick

Chemistry is offered as a concentration within the professional science master's program described under Business and Science 137. The chemistry concentration prepares students to work in a variety of industries which utilize chemical sciences and processes. This concentration is further subdivided into the following areas: catalysis, drug discovery synthesis, materials chemistry, and general chemistry.

The fraction of chemical processes in industry that are based on catalysis is currently over 80% and increasing. These range across virtually all manufacturing industries, from fuels to pharmaceuticals. The preparation of new chemical catalytic systems is the most challenging dimension of the manufacturing process, because at this step our understanding of catalysis can create new catalysts, new catalytic process, or new products. There is an increasing demand for leaders with knowledge of both the science of catalysis and the fields related to the business of custom and commodity chemical catalysis and process chemistry, including regulatory processes (e.g., GMP) and intellectual property.

Drug Discovery Synthesis
Along with our competitors in the Boston area, the New Jersey pharmaceutical industry represents the single largest group of scientists focused on drug discovery in the world. The synthesis of new chemical entities remains the most demanding step of the drug discovery process: it is the point at which theories become real compounds that become medicines. There is an increasing demand for leaders with knowledge of both the science of synthesis and the fields related to the business of medicine, including regulatory processes and intellectual property.

Materials Chemistry

The most promising and fastest-growing area in the nanotechnology sector is the development of new functional materials. The synthesis of new materials remains the most demanding step of the discovery process, for it is the transition from the conceptual to the material, the conversion of a hypothesis into new substances with new properties. There is an increasing demand for leaders with knowledge of both the science of materials chemistry and the fields related to the business of materials application, including regulatory processes and intellectual property.

There is an increasing demand for leaders with a broad knowledge of both chemical science and the many areas in businesses that the science of chemistry impacts, including regulatory processes and intellectual property.

The chemistry concentration includes subconcentrations in catalysis, materials, and drug discovery synthesis, in addition to the broader concentration in chemistry from which a diverse mixture of courses in each of the other subconcentrations is accessible. Students are required to select four courses from four areas, one seminar, and three elective courses.

Core Courses
(Select four courses from the following areas)

Inorganic/Physical Organic Chemistry

16:160:511 Advanced Organic I (3)
16:160:512 Advanced Organic II (3)
16:160:515 Interpretation of Organic Spectra (3)
16:160:571 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Chemical Synthesis

16:160:504 Principles of Organic Synthesis (3)
16:160:503 Modern Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3)

Physical Chemistry

16:160:525 Chemical Thermodynamics (3)
16:160:542 Computational Chemistry (3)

Chemical Biology

16:160:537 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
16:160:544 Special Topics in Biological Chemistry (3)

Required Seminar Course (2)
16:160:607,608 Research Colloquium in Chemistry (1,1) or the equivalent

Course descriptions can be found at

Concentration Coordinator:

Professor Ralf Warmuth

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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