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Gin, Douglas L. Professor

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  • My research interests are focused on the design, synthesis, and development of new functional organic materials and polymers, especially those with ordered nanostructures based on liquid crystal starting materials, or those based on room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) building blocks. Some of the specific goals in my research program include the design of functional, nanostructured materials via monomer self-assembly; novel liquid crystal monomer and polymer design; understanding the physical organic chemistry and materials science of ordered, nanostructured systems; design of heterogeneous catalysts and molecular size-separation membranes using nanoporous polymers; and the development of new functional materials (e.g., membranes) based on RTILs.

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  • nanoporous polymers, membranes, heterogeneous catalysts

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  • CHEM 1221 - Engineering General Chemistry Lab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Meets general chemistry laboratory requirement for engineering students. Designed to illustrate chemical concepts and introduce basic techniques in chemical measurement and synthesis. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min. grade C-) and high school algebra; B- in CHEM 1021 recommended. Credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1114 or CHEM 1401.
  • CHEM 3311 - Organic Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Intended primarily for nonmajors. Topics include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic molecules; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 3321 or CHEM 3361. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 3451.
  • CHEM 3321 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Instruction in experimental techniques of modern organic chemistry emphasizing chemical separations and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatic compounds. Stereochemical modeling and the identification of organic unknowns by spectroscopic and chemical methods are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3311 or CHEM 3451. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 3361.
  • CHEM 3341 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Lab. For biochemistry and nonchemistry majors. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern organic chemistry emphasizing reactions involving alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids, and their derivatives. Multistep syntheses are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3331 or CHEM 3471 or CHEM 3491.
  • CHEM 3381 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Lab. Required course for chemistry majors. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern chemistry, emphasizing reactions involving alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids, aromatic compounds, and their derivatives. Multistep syntheses are also introduced. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 3331 or CHEM 3471 or CHEM 3491.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 1211 - General Chemistry for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    One-semester lecture and recitation course designed for engineering students with more advanced chemistry backgrounds. Topics include stoichiometry; thermodynamics; gases, liquids, and solids; equilibrium; acids and bases; bonding concepts; kinetics; reactions; and materials science. Examples and problems illustrate the application of chemistry to engineering sub-disciplines. Department enforced prerequisite: 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam or passing placement exam score. Recommended corequisite: CHEM 1221. Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CHEM 1021 or 1113 or CHEM 1400 or CHEN 1201 or CHEN 1203 or MCEN 1024.

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