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Chromatography and separation science

Introductory description

During this interdisciplinary module students will learn about theory and practice of different types of chromatography and their application in real-world scenarios. They will develop the skills necessary to decide how to decide which methods are the most appropriate for a given separation problem - whether for analysis or purification of, for example, synthetic polymers, biomolecules, or biopharmaceuticals. The module includes workshops on data interpretation and lab sessions providing students with hands on experience with several different chromatographic methods.

This module is delivered in collaboration with Prof. Melissa Hanna-Brown from Pfizer.

Assessment group C2
  Weighting Study time
Lab Reports/presentations 50%  

Presentations/Lab reports equivalent to 3500 words

Written exam OR Oral exam (locally held) 50%  

Written exam (2 hours) – if more than 30 students enrolled
Oral exam (15 min) – if 30 or less students.

Indicative reading list

The students are given comprehensive notes by the module leader
Skoog, West, Holler, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Saunders College Publishing, New York

Module leader:

Dr Nikola P. Chmel