Supervisor's Name: Amy S. Blum
Supervisor's Email: amy.blum [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-6237
Supervisor's department: Chemistry
Course number: CHEM 396 (Chemistry)
Term: Summer 2014
Project start date: May 12, 2014
Project end date: August 22, 2014
Project title: Self-Assembled Nanoparticles for Sensing
Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project will use fusion peptides consisting of two different functional domains to generate gold nanoparticles, stablize them in solution, and control their interactions. The nanoparticles will be deposited onto surfaces, and then interconnected with molecules that can be used as electronic sensors.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 25% lab grade, 25% presentation, 50% final report.
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Handling chemicals.