|This track draws on diverse strengths in many areas of Inorganic Chemistry including: nano-materials synthesis and characterization, energy conversion and storage, bioinorganic and biomimetic chemistry, organometallic synthesis, catalysis, structure determination, magnetic materials development, spectroscopy and sensor design. Groups in this track are multi-disciplinary and utilize several departmental and campus-wide analytical facilities for characterization and fabrication of materials. Elements of the inorganic track are also heavily invested in the newly formed Department of Energy (DOE) "Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels" Hub initiative. This $125 million per year collaborative program brings together top-rate scientists from several California institutions to develop the next generation of energy technology and offers an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in cutting-edge energy research.
Course Offerings: : CHEM 224 Spectroscopic Techniques (F), CHEM 226 Transition Metal Chemistry (F), CHEM 229: X-ray Crystallography (W), CHEM 259 Organometallic Chemistry (W), CHEM 262 NMR and Inorganic Chemistry (W), CHEM 225 Bioinorganic Chemistry (S), CHEM 240 Electrochemistry (S)