MSE 151 – Polymeric Materials

Course Number: MSE 151 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR:  Professor T. Xu   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This 3-unit course is designed for upper division undergraduate students to gain a fundamental understanding of the science of polymeric materials. It introduces fundamental principles governing polymer synthesis, phase behaviors and various techniques to characterize polymeric materials. The course also introduces the fabrication […]

MSE 140 – Nanomaterials for Scientists and Engineers

Course Number: MSE 140 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR:  Professor A. Minor   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the fundamental principles needed to understand the behavior of materials at the nanometer length scale and the different classes of nanomaterials with applications ranging from information technology to biotechnology. Topics include: introduction to different classes of nanomaterials, including both inorganic […]

MSE 130 – Experimental Materials Science and Design

Course Number: MSE 130 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR:  Lecturer Christopher Kumai   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Three units.  Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.  This course provides a culminating experience for students approaching completion of the materials science and engineering curriculum.  Laboratory experiments are undertaken in a variety of areas from the investigations on […]

MSE 125 – Thin-film Materials Science

Course Number: MSE 125 Course Units: 3   Instructor  Oscar Dubon Course Description Deposition, processing, and characterization of thin films and their technological applications. Physical and chemical vapor deposition methods. Thin-film nucleation and growth. Thermal and ion processing. Microstructural development in epitaxial, polycrystalline, and amorphous films. Thin-film characterization techniques. Applications in information storage, integrated circuits, and optoelectronic devices. […]

MSE 123 – Semiconductor Processing

Course Number: MSE 123 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR:  Professor J. Wu   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Review of electronic structure and band structure of semiconductors; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; transport properties of semiconductors; semiconductor devices and their applications; defects in semiconductors; semiconductor characterization techniques: structural, electrical and optical techniques; Bulk semiconductor crystal growth : techniques, defects and properties; thin […]

MSE 122 – Ceramic Processing

Course Number: MSE 122 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Andreas M. Glaeser   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Powder fabrication by grinding and chemical methods, rheological behavior of powder-fluid suspensions, forming methods,drying, sintering and grain growth.Relation of processing steps to microstructure development. COURSE PREREQUISITES: E45 required, MSE 103 or equivalent recommended. PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS TEXTBOOK(S) AND/OR OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: […]

MSE 121 – Metals Processing

Course Number: MSE 121 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Ronald Gronsky   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The principles of metals processing with emphasis on the use of processing to establish microstructures that impart desirable engineering properties. The techniques discussed include solidification, thermal and mechanical processing, powder processing, welding and joining, and surface treatments. COURSE PREREQUISITES:Engineering 45 PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR […]

MSE 120: Materials Production

Course Number: MSE 120 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Staff   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Significance of materials. Occurrence of raw materials. Scientific and engineering principles relevant to materials production and processing. Methods for production of major materials. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Upper division standing in engineering or science. Undergraduate thermodynamics course. PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS TEXTBOOK(S) AND/OR OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Required […]

MSE 117: Properties of Dielectric and Magnetic Materials

Course Number: MSE 117 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Staff CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the physical principles underlying the dielectric and magnetic properties of solids. Processing-microstructure-property relationships of dielectric materials, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric, and ferroelectric oxides, and of magnetic materials, including hard- and soft ferromagnets, ferrites and magneto-optic and -resistive materials, and includes descriptions of magnetic disc data […]

MSE 113- MSE C113 – ME C124 – Mechanical Properties of Materials

Course Number: MSE 113C Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Robert O. Ritchie CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A presentation is given of deformation and fracture in engineering materials, including elastic and plastic deformation from simple continuum mechanics and microscopic viewpoints, dislocation theory, alloy hardening and creep deformation, fracture mechanisms, linear elastic and nonlinear elastic fracture mechanics, toughening of metals, ceramics and […]