MSE 601 – Individual Study for Master’s Students

Course Number: MSE 601 Course Units: 1-8   Instructor Staff Course Format Course may be repeated for credit. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for master’s degree. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis Prerequisites Graduate standing in engineering. Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the field adviser

MSE 375B – Supervised Teaching of Materials Science and Engineering

Course Number: MSE 375B Course Units: 1   Instructor: TBA Course Description: Discussion and research of pedagogical issues. Supervised practice teaching in Materials Science and Engineering. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and appointment, or interest in appointment, as graduate student instructor. Course Format: One hour of seminar each week, generally augmenting individual teaching responsibilities. 

MSE 299 – Individual Study or Research

Course Number: MSE 299 Course Units: 1-12   Instructor Staff Course Description Individual investigation of advanced materials science problems Course Format Course may be repeated for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis Prerequisites Graduate standing in engineering

MSE 298 – Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research

Course Number: MSE 298 Course Units: 1-8   Instructor Staff Course Description Advanced study in various subjects through special seminars on topics to be selected each year, informal group studies of special problems, group participation in comprehensive design problems or group research on complete problems for analysis and experimentation Course Format Course may be repeated for credit. Must […]

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

Course Number: MSE 296B Course Units: 1-2   Instructor Staff Course Description This is the second semester of a two-course sequence for those majors in the five year BS/MS program. Students are expected to complete an independent research project under the supervision of a research advisor initiated in Materials Science and Engineering 296A. This course will meet once […]

MSE 261 – C261 Introduction to Nanoscience and Engineering

TCourse Number: MSE 261C Course Units: 3   Instructor: Professor S. W. Lee (Dept. of Bioengineering), Professor Junqiao Wu   Course Description:  This is an introductory course for students interested in the highly interdisciplinary field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This course is divided into three modules, each lasting 1/3 of the semester: Physics of Nanomaterials (hard nanomaterials), Biological Nanomaterials (soft […]

MSE 260 – Surface Properties of Materials

Course Number: MSE 260 Course Units: 3   Instructor: Miquel Salmeron Catalog Description: Thermodynamics of surfaces and phase boundaries, surface tension of solids and liquids, surface activity, absorption, phase equilibria, and contact angles, electrochemical double layers at interfaces, theory, and applications. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Engineering. Course Format: Two one and one-half hours of lecture.

MSE 251 – Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces

Course Number: MSE 251 Course Units: 3   Instructor: Professor T. Xu Course Description: This 3-unit (two 1.5hr lectures per week) course is designed for graduate students to gain a fundamental understanding of the surface and interfacial science of polymeric materials. Beginning with a brief introduction of the principles governing polymer phase behavior in bulk, it develops the thermodynamics […]

MSE 241 – Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Techniques

Course Number: MSE 241 Course Units: 2   Instructor: Ronald Gronsky, Andrew Minor Catalog Description: Basic techniques and operations of transmission, and scanning, electron microscopy; x-ray microanalysis, energy loss spectroscopy; specimen preparation, interpretation of data; individual projects in materials science. Prerequisites: MSE 204 (can be taken concurrently). Course format: 6 hours per week of lab.

MSE 226C – Photovoltaic Materials: Modern Technologies in the Context of a Growing Renewable Energy Market

Course Number: MSE 226C Course Units: 2   Instructor: Staff Catalog Description: Introduction to electronic and optical properties of semiconductors, fundamentals of photovoltaic energy conversion, current photovoltaic materials, photovoltaic devices, photovoltaic systems, grid integration, photovoltaics in a growing global renewable energy market, PV market analysis, novel photovoltaic materials, quantum photovoltaics, with field trip. Prerequisites: MSE 111, or MSE 123, or […]