Courses and Other Educational Resourses


A practical and applied approach to key topics in physical chemistry, such as thermodynamics, equilibria, and chemical kinetics, and how they relate to general chemical and biological processes on a molecular and macroscopic level. This class is an undergraduate only class that I have designed from the ground up for our departmental and related degree chemistry majors. This class is appropriate for students that have finished General Chemistry and Calculus I.

Credit Hours: 3

Semesters Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Introductory theoretical analysis of molecular structure, chemical bonding and macroscopic chemical systems using quantum theory, classical and statistical thermodynamics, and kinetics. The first class in the two semester Physical Chemistry sequence for our ACS accredited Chemistry degree majors. Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" or higher in: CHEM 1515 and MATH 2153 and PHYS 2114.

Credit Hours: 3

Semesters Taught: Fall 2017

A continuation of CHEM 3433. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or higher in CHEM 3433.

Credit Hours: 3

Semesters Taught: Spring 2018

Research experience for undergraduates! Learn the essential life skill of computational chemistry!

Credit Hours: Variable...

Semesters Taught: Fall 2015

Research experience for graduate students! Even more essentials on the life skill of computational chemistry!

Credit Hours: Variable...

Semesters Taught: Pretty much continuously since my first semester.

Also known as Foundations in Physical Chemistry, this is a class reserved for graduate students at Oklahoma State University as a refresher for the physical chemistry they should have mastered in undergraduate. Instead of being simple refresher, this course is designed to provide a potentially new perspective on traditionally taught thermodynamics through an emphasis on a molecular level statistical viewpoint, with applications in equilibria, kinetics, and molecular interactions.

Credit Hours: 3

Semesters Taught: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

The primary aim of this class is to introduce the concepts, tools, and possibilities for computational modeling of molecular systems. The focus will be on constructing, performing, and analyzing classical molecular mechanics simulations, and the class also includes primers in quantum mechanical calculations and molecular graphics/visualization. As it is an introductory class, it does not require advanced knowledge in the usage of high performance computing systems – instruction on the use of the computational resources available at Oklahoma State University will be provided in hands-on computer laboratory experiments.

Credit Hours: 3

Semesters Taught: Spring 2014