About Laurier Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Laurierís Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of the fastest growing departments in the Faculty of Science, and offers undergraduate and graduate (both M.Sc. and Ph.D.) education with emphasis on the traditional divisions of chemistry such as analytical, inorganic, organic and physical, as well as the newer fields of biochemistry and materials chemistry. The Biochemistry and Biotechnology program was added as an undergraduate program in 2004.
Since 2002, the number of faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has increased 50%, and our undergraduate student enrolment has increased more than 3 times. In the same period, our faculty have received substantial research funding from national and international funding agencies, as well as several provincial and national awards for excellence in research and teaching. In the past few years, in addition to significant growth in research, the department has launched several initiatives in chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate education, including novel teaching methods such as blended learning and student learning evaluation, as well as undergraduate lab development.
The research in our faculty spans a wide range of interests, such as:
- Biophysics of biomolecular interactions
- Environmental chemistry
- Organic and organometallic synthesis
- Structural analysis and chemistry of molecules in living cells
- Preparation of nanocomposite materials for wide range of applications such as sensors or catalysts
- Chemistry (B.Sc.)
- Biochemistry and Biotechnology (B.Sc.)
- Biochemistry and Biotechnology (B.Sc.) and Biotechnology Technician Diploma (from Conestoga College)
- Chemistry and Biochemistry (M.Sc.)
- Biological and Chemical Sciences (Ph.D.)