Chemistry Beyond the Classroom


Chemistry is central to many of the molecular sciences. As a student, countless hours are spent to understand the fundamentals of organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry. However, the application of chemistry beyond the direct needs of the academic institutions is frequently overlooked. In this course, the emphasis will be on invited guestlectures by experts who work in the various sectors of the Israeli Industry. During these lectures, the distinguished guests will describe the kind of research performed in their company, the role of the Chemist(s)/ Biologist/Engineer/Formulator etc.. in the described research, the status of the researcher within the larger framework of the company, and more. This course is specifically designed to provide you with a fundamental connection between the chemistry “in the classroom” and the cutting-edge methodology employed in the Israeli (chemical) industry. By combining insightful classroom lectures covering the current state-of-the-art, we will provide you with the tools necessary for a success career in the industry or as a research student (PhD-Level) in one of the labs at the Technion. When possible, we will try facilitate company visits in order to provide first-hand experience of the Chemist in the Israeli industry in the broadest sense of the word. Lectures are mainly in Hebrew and in currently will be given “frontal” and by “zoom” depending on the lecturer.

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