MSE 202C – Computational Design of Multifunctional/Multiphysical Composite Materials

Course Number: MSE 202C Course Units: 3   Course Format Three hours of lecture per week Course Description The course is self-contained and is designed in an interdisciplinary manner for graduate students in engineering, materials science, physics, and applied mathematics who are interested in methods to accelerate the laboratory analysis and design of new materials. Examples draw […]

MSE 202 – Crystal Structure and Bonding

Course Number: MSE 202 Course Units: 3    Instructor:   Professor Daryl C. Chrzan    Catalog Description: Regular, irregular arrays of points, spheres; lattices, direct, reciprocal; crystallographic point and space groups; atomic structure; bonding in molecules; bonding in solids; ionic (Pauling rules), covalent, metallic bonding; structure of elements, compounds, minerals, polymers. Prerequisites: None. Course Format: Three hours of lecture per week.

MSE 200A – Survey of Materials Science

Course Number: MSE 200A Course Units: 4   Instructor: Professor John W. Morris, Jr.   Catalog Description: A survey of Materials Science at the beginning graduate level, intended for those who did not major in the field as undergraduates. Focus on the nature of microstructure and its manipulation and control to determine engineering properties. Reviews bonding, structure and microstructure, […]

MSE 201A-B – Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in Solids

Course Number: MSE 201AB Course Units: 4 Instructors: Professors Gerbrand Ceder (201 A) and Daryl C. Chrzan (201 B) Catalog Description: The laws of thermodynamics, fundamental equation for multicomponent elastic solids and electromagnetic media, equilibrium criteria. Application to solution thermodynamics, point defects in solids, phase diagrams. Phase transitions, Landau rule, symmetry rules. Interfaces, nucleation theory, elastic effects. Kinetics: diffusion of heat, […]

MSE 199 – Supervised Independent Study

Course Number: MSE 199 Course Units: 1-4   UNITS: 1-4 (Must be taken on a pass/not pass basis.)   INSTRUCTORS: Staff   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of the catalog. PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor and major adviser. COURSE FORMAT: Individual conferences. Course may be repeated for a maximum of four […]

MSE 198 – Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates

Course Number: MSE 198 Course Units: 1-4   Instructor  Staff Prerequisites Upper division standing in Engineering Course Description Group studies of selected topics. (F,SP)

MSE 195 – Special Topics for Advanced Undergraduates

Course Number: MSE 195 Course Units: 1    INSTRUCTORS: Staff. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Group study of special topics in materials sciende and engineering. Selection of topics for further study of underlying concepts and relevant literature, in consultation with appropriate faculty members. PREREQUISITES: Upper division standing and good academic standing (2.0 grade point average and above). COURSE FORMAT: One hour of […]

MSE 194 – H194 Honors Undergraduate Research

Course Number: MSE 194H Course Units: 1-4   INSTRUCTORS: Staff CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses with a gpa of 3.3 or higher may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. A maximum of 3 units of H194 may be used to fulfill technical elective […]

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 […]