MSE 112 – Corrosion

Course Number: MSE 112 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Thomas M. Devine CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Electrochemical theory of corrosion. Mechanisms of: active corrosion, galvanic corrosion, passivity, localized corrosion (including pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, intergranular corrosion), electrochemical reduction reactions, and environmentally assisted cracking (including stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, hydrogen-assisted cracking, and fretting corrosion). Methods of corrosion mitigation […]

MSE 111 – Properties of Electronic Materials

Course Number: MSE 111 Course Units: 4    INSTRUCTOR: Professor Junqiao Wu CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the physical principles underlying the electronic properties of solids from macroscopic to nano dimensions. General solid state physics will be taught in the context of technological applications, including the structure of solids, behavior of electrons and atomic vibration in periodic lattice, and […]

MSE 104 – Materials Characterization

Course Number:  MSE 104 Course Units: 4    INSTRUCTOR: Professor Professor Ronald Gronsky    CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the fundamental theoretical framework for diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging methods used in the structural and compositional characterization of engineering materials. The laboratory portion of the course offers intensive instruction in the most widely practiced x-ray diffraction (XRD) methods […]

MSE 103 – Phase Transformations and Kinetics

Course Number:  MSE 103 Course Units:  3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Andreas M. Glaeser  CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The nature, mechanisms and kinetics of phase transformations and microstructural changes in the solid state. Atom diffusion in solids. Phase transformations through the nucleation and growth of new matrix or precipitate phases. Martensitic transformations, spinodal decomposition. The use of phase transformations […]

Healy, Kevin


Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Zackay, Victor

Professor Emeritus, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Yang, Peidong


Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering

Xu, Ting


Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Wu, Junqiao


Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Witherspoon, Paul

Professor Emeritus, Department of Materials Science and Engineering