Faculty across all levels of chemistry courses are incorporating quantitative thinking as a critical skill for students to learn. In addition to making sure students learn the discipline-specific chemistry concepts and associated mathematics, courses at the undergraduate and higher levels are also teaching computation – such as how to access, visualize, and analyze data, and the skills required to accomplish these tasks. Instructors choose MATLAB because students can get started easily, work in a single platform, and quickly find helpful resources.
Teaching computation and domain knowledge in a single course is challenging, and thus, requires some forethought and a well-organized course framework. Also necessary are problem sets and other resources, such as videos, for students to learn required foundation material and develop necessary programming skills.
Introducing MATLAB to Students
- Chemical Kinetics with MATLAB
- StoichTools: Tools for Doing Stoichiometry
- Plot Hydrogen Atom Molecular Orbital
- Chromatography Toolbox
- Atomistic Trajectory Operations in MATLAB
- Data Acquisition Examples
- Chemistry LibreText: Analysis of Experimental Data
Case Studies & Pedagogy
- How Schools are Developing Skills Across the Curriculum
- Building Computational Thinking Through Integrated Curriculum (6:54) - Video
- White Paper: Integrating Computing Throughout the Chemical Engineering Curriculum
- Beyond Academia: Argonne National Laboratory Develops Sensor for Chemical Agent Detection
- Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers
- Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, 2e
- Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers: A Modern Approach
- Practical Data Analysis in Chemistry
- Process Modelling and Simulation in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
- Spectral Methods in Chemistry and Physics
- Chemistry LibreTexts
- Beyond Excel: Enhancing Your Data Analysis with MATLAB (55:44) - Video
- Bioinformatics Toolbox
- Access standard file formats for biological data, such as Protein Data Bank (PDB), mass spectrometry data, online databases, websites, and more
- Structural Analysis: Visualize and analyze 3-D structures of molecules
- Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytics
- Connect to data acquisition cards, devices, and modules
- Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering
Teach with Live Editor
Combine code, output, and formatted text to create an interactive, executable narrative.
Visualize the 3-D Structure of a Molecule
Import protein information from the Protein Data Bank repository.