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Faculty List

University Professor Emeritus 
J.B. Jones, B Sc, Ph D, D Phil, FRSC, FCIC 

Professors Emeriti 
I.G. Csizmadia, Dip Eng, M Sc, Ph D 
A.G. Harrison, M Sc, Ph D, FCIC 
R.A. McClelland, B Sc, Ph D, FRSC (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
S. McLean, B Sc, Ph D. FCIC 
M. Menzinger, Dip Eng, M Sc, Ph D (SM) 
W.F. Reynolds, M Sc, Ph D 
E.A. Robinson, B Sc, Ph D, D Sc (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
I.W.J. Still, B Sc, Ph D, D Sc (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
T.T. Tidwell, B Sc, AM, Ph D, FRSC (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
J.P. Valleau, MA, Ph D (I) 
S.G. Whittington, MA, Ph D (T) 

Senior Lecturers Emeriti 
S. Skonieczny, D Sc, Ph D 
H. O. Ohorodnyk, M Sc 

Professor and Chair of the Department 
R.A. Batey, BA, Ph D 

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate) 
J.G. Murphy, B Sc, Ph D 

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) 
R.A. Jockusch, BA, Ph D 

University Professors 
P.W. Brumer, B Sc, Ph D, FRSC 
E. Kumacheva, M Sc, Ph D, FRSC 
M. Lautens, B Sc, Ph D, OC, FCIC, FRSC (T) 
R.J.D. Miller, B S, Ph D, FRSC, FCIC 
G.A. Ozin, B Sc, D Phil, FRSC, FCIC 
J.C. Polanyi, M Sc, Ph D, D Sc, FRS, FRSC, FRSEd 
M.A. Winnik, BA, Ph D, FRSC, FCIC 

Professors 
J.P. Abbatt, B Sc, Ph D, FRSC 
J. Chin, M Sc, Ph D 
D.J. Donaldson, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
M.C. Goh, BS, Ph D (U) 
P. Gunning, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
R.E. Kapral, B Sc, Ph D, FRSC 
R.H. Kluger, AM, Ph D, FCIC, FRSC 
H.B. Kraatz, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
U.J. Krull, B Sc, Ph D, FCIC (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S.A. Mabury, BS, Ph D (U), FRSC 
P.M. Macdonald, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
R.H. Morris, B Sc, Ph D, FRSC, FCIC 
M. Nitz, B Sc, Ph D 
R.S. Prosser, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J.M. Schofield, BA, Ph D 
A.J. Simpson, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
M.J. Simpson, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
D.W. Stephan, B Sc, Ph D, FCIC, FRSC, FRSC(UK), FRS 
M. Thompson, B Sc, Ph D, D Sc, FRSC, FCIC 
G. Walker, BA, Ph D 
F. Wania, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
A. Wheeler, B Sc, Ph D 
G.A. Woolley, B Sc, Ph D 
A. Yudin, BS, Ph D 
D.B. Zamble, B Sc, Ph D 

Associate Professors 
A. Dhirani, M Sc, Ph D 
U. Fekl, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S.J. Fraser, BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
V. Kanelis, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
K. Kerman, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
D.R. McMillen, MA Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
D.S. Seferos, B Sc, Ph D 
D. Segal, B Sc, Ph D 
J.A. Shin, AB, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
D. Song, B Sc, Ph D 
M.S. Taylor, B Sc, Ph D 
X. Zhang, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 

Assistant Professors 
A.F. Izmaylov, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
H. Peng. B Sc, Ph D 
S. Rousseaux, B Sc, Ph D 
R. Sullan, B Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
M. Wilson, M Sc, Ph D 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream 
C.S. Browning, M Sc, Ph D (SM) 
S. Dalili, M Sc, Ph D, (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
A.P. Dicks, B Sc, Ph D (SM) 
A. Hadzovic, Ph D. (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
C.M. Kutas, B Sc, MA, Ph D 
D. F. McIntosh, B Sc, Ph D 
L. Mikhaylichenko, M Sc, Ph D, (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
P.A.E. Piunno, M Sc, Ph D, (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J. C. Poë, ARCS, M Sc, DIC, FCIC (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
W. Restivo, B Sc, (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
E. Sauer, B Sc, Ph D, (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
D.C. Stone, B Sc, Ph D 

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream 
J. D'eon, B Sc, Ph D 
B. Morra, B Sc, Ph D 

Lecturers 
K. Quinlan, B Sc, Ph D 
M. Staikova, M Sc, Ph D 
J. Strautmanis, Ph D (University of Toronto Missisauga) 

Introduction

Chemistry is a challenging intellectual pursuit and a dominant force in shaping our civilization. Chemistry places strong emphasis on an understanding of the structures and properties of individual atoms and molecules, and on using this understanding to interpret and predict the behaviour of matter. Many of the concepts of physics, and the methods of mathematics, are basic to chemistry. Chemistry is of fundamental importance to many other subjects including astrophysics, biological sciences, environmental science, geology, materials science, and medical sciences. These and other aspects of the subject are reflected in the courses offered, and the programs recommended by the Department.

The Department has made extensive changes to its course and program offerings in the last few years. These changes included a revision of first year courses, substantial modifications to later-year courses, and the introduction of updated specialist programs in Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Synthetic & Catalytic Chemistry. Opportunity also exists to undertake a Nanoscience minor in collaboration with the National University of Singapore.

Students can choose between two first year options according to their intended area of specialization.

CHM151Y1 is the course that is strongly recommended for students who will be following one of the specialist programs involving chemistry, including Biological Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry or who will be including a substantial amount of chemistry in their degree (such as those following a chemistry major program). CHM151Y1 features a unique Course Community which significantly supports and enhances the student learning experience.

The combination of CHM135H1 and CHM136H1 is recommended for students who intend to take programs in the Life or Health Sciences that do not require a large amount of chemistry.

The outlines of these first year courses, together with those for later-year offerings, are shown in this Calendar. More detailed information is available from the Department, and is posted at www.chem.utoronto.ca/undergrad/courseinfo.php.

Incoming first year students may find more information about the first year chemistry courses at http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/undergrad/incoming_students.php. The self-assessment test can be a useful tool to measure their understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts from high school.

Students who are following programs that contain a substantial number of chemistry courses are strongly advised to take courses in the proper year (i.e. 200-series in second year, etc.). Following the correct sequence will enhance the level and balance of preparation for all later year courses, and timetable conflicts will be avoided.

Students whose current programs may be affected by the introduction of new or revised chemistry courses are advised to consult the Department at the earliest possible opportunity.

Students requiring more information about Chemistry programs and courses are invited to visit or phone the Undergraduate Office, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, Room 151 (416-978-6033).

Lab Materials Fee

Some courses in this department have a mandatory Lab Materials Fee to cover non-reusable materials.  The fee for each such course is given below in the course description, and will be included on the student’s invoice on ACORN.

First Year Seminars

The 199Y1 and 199H1 seminars are designed to provide the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in a class of no more than twenty-four students. These interactive seminars are intended to stimulate the students’ curiosity and provide an opportunity to get to know a member of the professorial staff in a seminar environment during the first year of study. Details can be found at www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/fyh-1/.