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 […]

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 […]