International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Ronnie Frazer-williams Ideas Activities
  • Dr., Fourah Bay College
    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Email
    Tel +232 78 524 381
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Fourah Bay College
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am Dr. Ronnie Frazer-Williams, presently, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. I lecture the under mentioned physical and Inorganic courses at the various levels:

Level 4: Advanced Chemical Spectroscopy ( offered by Hons II students only)

Inorganic Reaction Mechanism, Metal Carbonyls, Sandwich compounds

Advanced descriptive Inorganic Chemistry & Thermodynamics applied to Inorganic Chemistry

Level 3: Transition Metal Chemistry

Metal Ligand Interactions

Level 2: Basic Inorganic Chemistry (I & II)

Mathematics for Chemists

Level 1: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

Comparative Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry

In addition to the above, I supervise students research at Final Honours 2 and Masters levels mainly in my research areas of interests – fate and biogeochemistry of metals in sediments and aquatic environment, constructed wetlands for pollution control and wastewater treatment, adsorbents for removing metals and phosphorous from wastewater, water resource management and waste management.

At present, I am working towards the publication of several scientific papers which I anticipate will be published in peer review journals.

The vast majority of my day to day activities all year round involves chemistry. These include teaching/lecturing, research.

My specific interest in the IYC 2011 is to share experiences of chemistry with others around the world and to encourage younger people to appreciate, learn and apply chemistry for the advancement of mankind.