In 2003, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department moved into the C. S. Mott Engineering and Science Building located just south of our Campus Center. The entire third floor houses our department and contains several labs - Bell Labs I and II, an Organic Chemistry Lab, a Physical Chemistry Lab, and Miller Labs I and II. There is also a Freshman Instrumentation area as well as space for our students who conduct research. Under the direction of a Faculty member, our Seniors are required to work one-on-one with a Faculty member of their choosing to conduct research in an area agreed upon by both parties. Students must then present their findings to their peers and our Faculty. We are one of the few universities where the students actually get to USE the instrumentation. You won't find any TA's running experiments and there's no man behind an iron curtain! Allowing our students to use state-of-the-art instrumentation puts them way ahead of their peers.
Bell Labs I and II are used to teach Principles of Chemistry to all Freshman students. Lab experiments conducted include Electrochemistry, Quanitative Analysis, and _________________
Our Organic Chemistry Lab is used to teach Organic Chemistry I and II. Some experiments students conduct include _______________________. Instrumentation the students use in our O-Chem labs include _______________________.
Our Physical Chemistry Lab is used to teach Physical Chemistry. Some experiments include __________________. Instrumentation the students use in Physical Chemistry courses include __________________.
Several of our students have conducted research for Agent Fate. Agent Fate is a project funded through an initial $2.9 million research contract to develop computer models that predict the dispersion and persistence of a chemical in the air and ground after it is deposited and determine how long a chemical compound remains active after its release. The mathematical analyses associated with this project will greatly enhance the capability to computationally simulate possible scenarios and aid officials in taking preventative actions. Drs. Ali Zand and Homayun Navaz lead this effort.
Our Swedish Biogas Project will produce alternative energy from waste removed from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The project is a collaboration of Swedish Biogas International (SBI), Kettering University, and the City of Flint, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, Swedish agencies, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Dr. Jennifer Aurandt leads this effort.