M2 Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces

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  • Places available
    25
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

The "Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces (MOCHI), organic, organometallic, theoretical, supramolecular chemistry and chemistry for biology and optoelectronics" Master is a program devoted to molecular chemistry and its applications to the fields of biology, material sciences and optoelectronics. The formation requires strong basis in organic and organometallic chemistry. The courses (4 months), which are given in english, are completed by a 6 months research project.

Location
PALAISEAU
SACLAY
Course Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in organic, organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, eletrochemistry, photophysics, classical Newtonian mechanics and classical thermodynamics, as well as quantum chemistry

Skills
  • Present scientific results in English, orally and in writing, be able to communicate information and results to different audiences.

  • Proficiently use bibliographic research tools, collect and analyse articles.

  • Develop an experimental approach as part of a research project; learn to work independently, with a rigorous scientific approach, in compliance with hygiene & safety regulations.

  • Develop a scientific strategy to design, synthesise and evaluate new molecules or new access routes to compounds of interest; acquire good command of synthesis and characterisation techniques in an experimental context.

  • Develop a strategy for modeling the structure, energetics and/or reactivity of molecules, using computing tools to predict and process spectral data.

  • Understand the biological or physical-chemical properties of molecules or materials.

Post-graduate profile

Profile of graduates who have completed the course
Graduates of the MOCHI M2 will have the following skills:
1. Present scientific results in English, orally and in writing, be able to communicate information and results to different audiences. 2. Proficiently use bibliographic research tools, collect and analyse articles. 3. Be able to develop an experimental approach in the context of of a research project, learn to work independently, with a rigorous scientific approach in compliance with health & safety regulations 4. Develop a scientific strategy to design, synthesise and evaluate new molecules or new access routes to compounds of interest; acquire good command of synthesis and characterisation techniques in an experimental context. 5. Develop a strategy for modeling the structure, energetics and/or reactivity of molecules, using computing tools to predict and process spectral data. 6. understanding the biological or physical-chemical properties of molecules or materials.

Career prospects

This course aims to give students very high-level scientific training that prepares them to tackle a wide range of issues (as doctoral students or in the job market). It also prepares them for teaching posts in tertiary education. The majority of graduates go on to doctoral theses, not only in molecular chemistry but also in biology or optoelectronics. Other graduates will either directly enter employment (industry, etc.) or prepare for a Master's in pedagogical training for lecturers (competitive examinations for recruitment, such as the "agrégation").

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaires et Macromoléculaires
Institut de chimie moléculaire et des matériaux d'Orsay
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay
Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles
Institut Lavoisier de Versailles
Institut Galien
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Service de Chimie Bio-organique et de Marquage - DRF/JOLIOT/DMTS.

Programme

Le parcours "Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces (MOCHI), including organic, organometallic, theoretical, supramolecular chemistry, as well as chemistry for biology and optoelectronics est une formation dédiée à la chimie moléculaire avec une ouverture vers les domaines connexes de la biologie, des sciences des matériaux et de l'optoélectronique. La formation théorique est effectuée totalement en anglais.s.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry, Materials 6 32 8
Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis 6 32 8 2
Molecular modeling 6 22 14
Chemistry for optoelectronics 6 32 8
Chemistry and Biology 6 32 8
Advanced organic chemistry 6 32 8 2

Le second semestre est constitué de projets et d'un stage de 6 mois de recherche dans le domaine de chimie moléculaire ou à l'interface en France ou à l'étranger, dans les laboratoires académiques ou dans l'industrie.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Research internship 27
Projects 3 0
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/01/2020 to 20/07/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Certificate of English level.

Additional supporting documents
Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Administrative office
Christian JEAN-BAPTISTE - jeanbapt@ppsm.ens-cachan.fr