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Eddy Viseux
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry (Chemistry)
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T: +44 (0)1273 678621 or +44 (0)1273 877619


Teaching

 

 

  • Strategy in Organic Synthesis
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Synthetic Methods
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry

 

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EXCITING APPROACHES TO TEACHING

STRATEGY COURSE IN A \'REAL LIFE\' SITUATION

 

In their 2nd year, our students have now the possibility to attend a course on Strategy in Organic Synthesis which enables them to put their knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry into perspective, and also extend their repertoire of chemical reactions.


One of our teaching approaches makes use of the Creative Lab here at Sussex. At the InQbate center, they get to experience brainstorming and synthetic design in a fun and stimulating way, using online databases and research software which will be crucial for their professional life as chemists whether they end up in academia or in industry. The state-of-the-art facilities at the InQbate allows them to use facilities which are not accessible in standard classrooms, and a working space perfectly suited for creative design and thinking. They not only get a chance to interact in an informal manner with the lecturer, asking questions to clarify problems or push the boundaries of their current knowledge in chemistry, but also to challenge each others in small groups whilst composing a synthesis of their own.