In this unit, you will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to solve a real-world problem in one of three research areas: i) Functional Energy Materials, ii) Self-assembled Nanomaterials and iii) Molecular Innovations in Health. You will apply your discipline expertise in chemistry to understand the challenge, design potential solutions to the problem, and then work collaboratively with students in other disciplines (science, government, business, law, marketing, engineering) to consider solutions to the problem from a broader perspective and how these could positively impact the community. This unit will allow you to understand the challenge through stories of scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of chemistry-based solutions to societal challenges, then extend that knowledge through collecting and analysing data on new technologies as you move to design innovative approaches. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate your findings to a broad audience. You will build key skills in problem solving, team work and written/oral communication that will equip you for future research and professional pathways in science, technology, health, business and public policy.
1 x 1hr lecture + 1 x 2hr workshop for 7 weeks then 1 x 2 hr guided workshops for 6 weeks.
Discipline Project Written Report (10%), Proposal Report (30%), Proposal Presentation (10%), Interdisciplinary Report (30%), Interdisciplinary Presentation (10%), Teamwork participation and evaluation (10%)
[(CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) AND (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)] OR (CHEM2521 or CHEM2921 or CHEM2991)