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The Art of Chemistry and the Chemistry of Art

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
59m:46s | 1247 views

Dr. Karimi earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, preceded with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry earned from Long Island University. He is a synthetic organic chemist whose scholarly endeavor has led him through the chemistry of natural products containing unusual structures. During his early tenure at Queensborough, Dr. Karimi developed the pedagogy and content for a course in Chemistry and the Arts designed for non-science majors, particularly those in Art and Photography. The art and science of organic synthesis has characteristics both of building a house and of exploring a continent: in the former example, the task is to construct a predefined structure; in the latter, it is a journey which will require the successful traverse of unknown territory, and sometimes…

Presenter: Dr. Sasan Karimi