Self-assembly of magnetic nanoparticles - 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: Winter 2013-2014

Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Project title: Self-assembly of magnetic nanoparticles

Project description (50-100 words suggested):Tobacco Mosaic Virus coat protein will be used as a template to assembly iron oxide nanoparticles into rings. In order to control the assembly, the surface chemistry of the iron oxide nanoparticles must be tuned to maximize ring formation. This project will involve synthesizing and modifying iron oxide nanoparticles, and using TMV proteins in self-assembly.

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): 50% final report, 25% lab grade, 25% oral presentation

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '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.