Self-Assembled Nanoparticles for Sensing - CHEM 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Amy S. Blum

Supervisor's Email: amy.blum [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-6237

Supervisor's Website:

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.