MSE 121 – Metals Processing

Course Number: MSE 121 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Ronald Gronsky   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The principles of metals processing with emphasis on the use of processing to establish microstructures that impart desirable engineering properties. The techniques discussed include solidification, thermal and mechanical processing, powder processing, welding and joining, and surface treatments. COURSE PREREQUISITES:Engineering 45 PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR […]

MSE 120: Materials Production

Course Number: MSE 120 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Staff   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Significance of materials. Occurrence of raw materials. Scientific and engineering principles relevant to materials production and processing. Methods for production of major materials. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Upper division standing in engineering or science. Undergraduate thermodynamics course. PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS TEXTBOOK(S) AND/OR OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Required […]

MSE 117: Properties of Dielectric and Magnetic Materials

Course Number: MSE 117 Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Staff CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the physical principles underlying the dielectric and magnetic properties of solids. Processing-microstructure-property relationships of dielectric materials, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric, and ferroelectric oxides, and of magnetic materials, including hard- and soft ferromagnets, ferrites and magneto-optic and -resistive materials, and includes descriptions of magnetic disc data […]

MSE 113- MSE C113 – ME C124 – Mechanical Properties of Materials

Course Number: MSE 113C Course Units: 3   INSTRUCTOR: Professor Robert O. Ritchie CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A presentation is given of deformation and fracture in engineering materials, including elastic and plastic deformation from simple continuum mechanics and microscopic viewpoints, dislocation theory, alloy hardening and creep deformation, fracture mechanisms, linear elastic and nonlinear elastic fracture mechanics, toughening of metals, ceramics and […]

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 […]

MSE 039A – Freshman-Sophomore Seminar

Course Number:  MSE 39A Course Units:  1   CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One hour of seminar per week per unit for 14 weeks. One and one-half hours of seminar per week per unit for 10 weeks. Two hours of seminar per week for eight weeks. Two and one-half […]

MSE 024 – Freshman Seminars

Course Number:  MSE 24Course Units:  1 The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting.  The Department offers the following selections: The Bicycle: Introduction to Engineering Materials UNITS: 1 (Must be taken on a passed/not passed […]