Essential Chemistry for Global LeadersⅠto begin on October 7, 2014

Prof. Richards  The global leaders who make innovation happen should have basic knowledge of associated field (especially physics, mathematics and information science) enough to find new programs and solve them, in addition to high degree of professionalism. “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders” have a coursework to enhance basic knowledge (Innovation Creation Fundamental Courses).
  “Essential Chemistry for Global Leaders Ⅰ” will be offered. This is a lecture for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Lecture Objective

   This course conveys the excitement of contemporary chemistry, exploring the frontiers of research and applications of chemistry and relating them to the basic chemical concepts. We will look at some basic chemical storylines which will introduce real-world social and industrial contexts which will then link into chemical ideas – the basic chemical science necessary to gain a full understanding of the chemical storylines at a more fundamental level.
   By linking chemical storylines to the chemical ideas it is hoped that students will not only gain a grasp of the fundamentals of chemistry, but also be able to relate that knowledge to its relevance in the real-world.

Lecture Outline

Subject Essential Chemistry for Global Leaders Ⅰ   [14S1002]
Instructor Richards, Gary James  (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience Graduate Students
Location Conference Room (Main Building Room 135)
Lecture Schedule Date & Time Theme of Lecture
Tue., October 7, 9:00 – 10:30
Part 1: Elements of Life
Where do chemical elements come from?
What are we made of?
Looking for patterns in elements.
Part 2: Developing Fuel
Getting energy from fuels.
Making petrol.
Tackling the emissions problem.
Part 3: Elements from the Sea
Why is the sea so salty?
How best to manufacture chlorine?
Treasures of the sea.
Part 4: The Atmosphere
What’s in the air?
Ozone – a vital sunscreen.
The greenhouse effect. Focus on carbon dioxide.
Part 5: Polymer Revolution
The polythene story.
Towards high density polymers.
Polymers that outdo nature.
Tue., October 14, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., October 21, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., October 28, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., November 4, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., November 11, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., November 18, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., November 25, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., December 2, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., December 9, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., December 16, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., January 6, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., January 13, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., January 20, 9:00 – 10:30
Tue., January 27, 9:00 – 10:30

Lecture Brochure


To take this lecture, you need to register through Ochanomizu University’s web registration. The registration process is same as for other lectures in Fall Semester 2014.
Registration Period: October 1 through 14
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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