About the AMC Course
Outline of the Advanced Molecular Chemistry (AMC) Course
The AMC course is a fundamental chemistry curriculum with an emphasis on materials science. Students will receive an education and do research in the fields of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and polymer chemistries, biochemistry, and materials science. The AMC course is designed to train future global leaders in the field of materials science, which is playing an increasing role in the development of new technologies.
Lectures and laboratory classes are primarily taught by faculty members associated with the materials science research institutes: Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), and WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR). This course is designed to prepare students for global leadership roles in both academia and industry.
What You Can Learn
- Innovative design techniques for advanced materials
- Bio-inspired approaches to functional materials
- Materials chemistry for information technology
- Advanced characterization techniques, such as:
Scanning probe microscopies
Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy etc.
AMC Course Schedule
Studying chemistry and materials science prepares students for a variety of careers in industry, government, and academia. Chemists are employed by petrochemical firms, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, consumer chemical firms, environmental control laboratories, automotive companies and many other related firms.Students who earn M.S. and Ph.D. degrees attain higher level positions and salaries. Examples of career paths include but are not limited to the following:
- Pharmaceutical chemist
- Polymer chemist
- Materials analyst
- Chemical sales and marketing representative
- Laboratory technician
- Dye chemist
- Environmental chemist
- Researcher in industrial laboratories
- University professor