Miquel Salmeron wins the 2012 MRS Medal

Salmeron

August 15, 2012 –   Miquel Salmeron has been awarded the 2012 MRS Medal, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the molecular level understanding of material surfaces, made possible by the development and application of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Ambient Pressure Photo-electron spectroscopy. 

Tirrell, Matthew

Tirrell

Professor Emeritus, Materials Science & Engineering

MSE 150C – Introduction to Materials Chemistry

Course Number: MSE 150C Course Units: 3   Instructor: Staff Course Description: The application of basic chemical principles to problems in materials discovery, design, and characterization will be discussed. Topics covered will include inorganic solids, nanoscale materials, polymers, and biological materials, with specific focus on the ways in which atomic-level interactions dictate the bulk properties of matter. […]

MSE 102 – Bonding, Crystallography and Defects

Course Number: MSE 102 Course Units: 3 INSTRUCTORS: Professor Daryl C. Chrzan CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Bonding in solids; classification of metals, semiconductors, and insulators; crystal systems; point, line, and planar defects in crystals; examples of crystallographic and defect analysis in engineering materials; relationship to physical and mechanical properties. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Engineering 45 PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS TEXTBOOK(S) AND/OR OTHER […]

MSE 118C – Biological Performance of Materials.

Course Number: MSE 118C Course Units: 4   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kevin Healy    Prerequisites: Bioengineering C105B/Mechanical Engineering C105B or equivalent, Bioengineering 102 and 104, Engineering 45, and Molecular and Cell Biology 130 recommended. Description: This course is intended to give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics related to biomedical materials selection and design. Structure-property […]

MSE 136 – Materials in Energy Technologies

Course Number: MSE 136 Course Units: 4 Instructor: Professor Kristin Persson Course Description: In many, if not all, technologies, it is materials that play a crucial, enabling role. This course examines potentially sustainable technologies, and the materials properties that enable them. The science at the basis of selected energy technologies are examined and considered in case studies. […]

MSE 290A – Special Topics in Materials Science

Course Number: MSE 290A Course Units: 3   Instructor: Staff Course Description: Lectures and appropriate assignments on fundamental or applied topics of current interest in materials science and engineering Course Format: Three hours of lecture per week Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Formerly 290M

MSE 290M – Special Problems in Materials Science

Course Number: MSE 290M Course Units: 3   Instructor: John Morris Course Description: Selected topics in the thermodynamic, kinetic or phase transformation behavior of solid materials. Topics will generally be selected based on student interest in Mat Sci 201A-201B. The course provides an opportunity to explore subjects of particular interest in greater depth Course Format: Three hours […]

MSE 296A – Independent Research for Five-Year BS/MS Program

Course Number: MSE 296A Course Units: 1-2   Instructor:  Staff Course Description: This is the first semester of a two-course sequence for those majors in the five year BS/MS program. Students are expected to formulate, develop and initiate an independent research project under the supervision of a research advisor. This course will meet once at the beginning […]

MSE 602 – Individual Study for Doctoral Students

Course Number: MSE 602 Course Units: 1-8   Instructor Staff Course Description Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. (and other doctoral degrees). (F,SP) Course Format Course may be repeated for credit. Course does not […]