MSE 242 – Advanced Characterization Techniques

Course Number: MSE 242 Course Units: 3 Instructor: Joel Ager Catalog Description: Advanced electrical, optical, magnetic and ion beam characterization techniques including deep level transient spectroscopy. Photo-luminescence, electron paramagnetic resonance, and Rutherford backscattering, are used to characterize crystalline materials (with emphasis on semi-conductors). Prerequisites: MSE 204 (can be taken concurrently). Course format: 2 hours per week of lecture […]

MSE C250 – Nanomaterials in Medicine

Course Number: MSE C250 Course Units: 3 INSTRUCTORS: Professor Phillip Messersmith CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The course is designed for graduate students interested in the emerging field of nanomedicine. The course will involve lectures, literature reviews and proposal writing. Students will be required to formulate a nanomedicine research project and write an NIH-style proposal during the course. The culmination of this […]

MSE C286- ME C201- Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Course Number: MSE 286C, ME C201 Course Units: 3 Instructor: Professor T. Zohdi Course Description: This course provides the student with a modern introduction to the basic industrial practices, modeling techniques, theoretical background, and computational methods to treat classical and cutting edge manufacturing processes in a coherent and self-consistent manner. Also listed as Mechanical Engineering C201. Prerequisites:An undergraduate course […]

MSE C287 – ME C202- Computational Design of Multifunctional/Multiphysical Composite Materials

Course Number: MSE 287C Course Units: 3 Instructor: Professor T. Zohdi 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 primarily from various mechanical, thermal, diffusive, […]

MSE 375A – Science and Engineering Pedagogy

Course Number: MSE 375A Course Unit: 2 Instructor: Professor Ronald Gronsky Course Description: Graduate level course featuring pedagogical development for future teachers in the sciences and engineering. In seminar format, participants discover and discuss methodologies for teaching and learning, communicating technical content, assessing effectiveness, resolving conflict, cultivating professional ethics, and developing personal pedagogical style.  This course has […]

E 40 – Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Number: E40 Course Units:  4, 3 hours of lecture + 1 hour of discussion per week INSTRUCTORS: Professors Andreas M. Glaeser and Mark D. Asta CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to non-reacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase […]

MSE 45 – Properties of Materials

Course Number:  MSE 45 Course Units: 3, 3 hours of lecture per week + 6 laboratories (3 hours each) INSTRUCTORS: Professors Thomas M. Devine, Ronald Gronsky, John W. Morris, Jr.  and Ramamoorthy Ramesh. TEXTBOOK: The Structure and Properties of Materials, J.W. Morris, Jr., McGraw Hill, 2005. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Application of basic principles of physics and […]

MSE 150C – Introduction to Materials Chemistry

Course Number: MSE 150C Course Units: 3   Instructor: Staff Course Description: The application of basic chemical principles to problems in materials discovery, design, and characterization will be discussed. Topics covered will include inorganic solids, nanoscale materials, polymers, and biological materials, with specific focus on the ways in which atomic-level interactions dictate the bulk properties of matter. […]

MSE 102 – Bonding, Crystallography and Defects

Course Number: MSE 102 Course Units: 3 INSTRUCTORS: Professor Daryl C. Chrzan CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Bonding in solids; classification of metals, semiconductors, and insulators; crystal systems; point, line, and planar defects in crystals; examples of crystallographic and defect analysis in engineering materials; relationship to physical and mechanical properties. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Engineering 45 PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS TEXTBOOK(S) AND/OR OTHER […]

MSE 118C – Biological Performance of Materials.

Course Number: MSE 118C Course Units: 4   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kevin Healy    Prerequisites: Bioengineering C105B/Mechanical Engineering C105B or equivalent, Bioengineering 102 and 104, Engineering 45, and Molecular and Cell Biology 130 recommended. Description: This course is intended to give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics related to biomedical materials selection and design. Structure-property […]