Supervisor's Name: Linda Reven
Supervisor's Email: linda.reven [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-8058
Supervisor's Website: http://reven-group.mcgill.ca/
Supervisor's department: Chemistry
Course number: CHEM 396 (Chemistry)
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Project title: Stimuli Responsive Nanoparticles
Project description (50-100 words suggested): Metal oxide nanoparticles functionalized with two different types of pH sensitive polymer brushes will be synthesized. The goal will be to characterize the chain structure as a function of composition (ratio of the two adsorbed polymers, polymer molecular weight) and response to pH. The student will learn about colloidal and polymer properties and a wide range of characterization methods (electron microscopy, NMR, zeta potential, etc).
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):
Final grade shall be based on an evaluation of laboratory performance (40%), a final written report (50%) and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor.
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply / Next steps: N/A; this project is filled.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Handling chemicals.