Below is a list of new courses we've added to our course catalog.
MSNE 613 (Fall 19) Special topics-MATERIALS HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS: Focuses on principles of heterogeneous catalysis with emphasis on materials catalyst design, characterization of the catalytic species and their products by physical and chemical methods, and testing under different conditions. The course emphasizes modern investigations motivated by technologically important problems, environment and close interactions with industry. This will be a three credit hours course. Instructor: Kabbani.
MSNE 512 (Spring 20) QUANTUM MATERIALS ENGINEERING: Introduction to the fundamentals of quantum materials and the experimental techniques to engineer solid-state quantum phenomena. Students must have completed quantum mechanics and physical properties of solids (or equivalent) before enrollment. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Quantum Mechanics and Physical properties of solids (or solid state physics): Instructor: Zhu.
MSNE 614 (Spring 20) Special topics- NANOMATERIALS & NANOSTRUCTURES: The course covers a wide spectrum of chemistry and physics of nanomaterials and nanostructures with emphasis on principles, synthesis, properties, characterization and applications. Students will learn to evaluate nanoparticles size and shape distributions, predict their stablility and tune their size-dependent optical, thermal, machanical and magnetic properties for applications in the design of optoelectronics, catalysts, energy storage devices and multifunctional materials for medical and environmental applications. This will be a 3-credit hour course. Instructor: Kabbani
MSNE 613 (Fall 18) Special topics - NANOMATERIALS FOR ENERGY 1: Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy provides a working knowledge of the synthesis, processing and applications of nanomaterials for energy production (conventional and renewable energy sources) for energy storage (mechanical, electrical and chemical storage). The health and safety aspects of nanomaterials will also be discussed. This will be a 2 credit hour course. Instructor: Arepalli
MSNE 614 (Spring 19) Special topics - NANOMATERIALS and NANOSTRUCTURES: This course covers a wide spectrum of the chemistry of nanomaterials and nanostructures, with emphasis on principles, synthesis, properties, characterizations and applications. Students will learn to evaluate particle size and shape distributions, predict stability of nanoparticles and analyze the size-dependent properties of nanoparticles using different advanced techniques. This will be a 3 credit hour course. Instructor: Kabbani.
MSNE 615 (Spring 19) Special topics - OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY of NANOMATERIALS: This graduate level course is an advanced lecture on the use and the exploitation of various linear and non-linear optical spectroscopy techniques such as resonant Raman scattering, Rayleight scattering, two-photon and time resolved transient absorptions, for the characterization of semiconductor and metallic nanomaterials and nanostructures. This will be 1 credit hour course. Instructor: Mlayah
MSNE 406/509 (Fall 17) - PHYSICAL METALLURGY: Fundamentals of metallic materials, with a focus on defect engineering, microstructure design, and alloy design. The course will provide the students with the understanding needed to develop alloys with specific desirable properties. Examples will be draw from the processing of both ferrous and non-ferrous (e.q., Cu-, Al-, and Ti based) alloys. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MSNE 435 and MSNE 411. Credit cannot be earned for MSNE 409 and MSNE 509. Instructor: Cordero, Zachary.
MSNE 613 (Fall 17) Special topics - NANOMAT & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy provides a working knowledge of the synthesis, processing and applications of nanomaterials for generation (solar cells and fuel cells), transmission (superconductors and smart grids) and storage of energy (hydrogen storage, batteries and supercapacitors). The health and safety aspects of nanomaterials will also be discussed. This will be a 2-credit hour course. Senior UG students can register via special registration forms. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Arepalli, Sivaram.
MSNE 614 (Fall 17) Special topics - MICRO AND NANO FABRICATION: The course gives an overview of micro and nanoelectronics technologies. The primary aim is to learn the main concepts and underlying principles of various lithography techniques and clean room practices, as well as the ways materials development has been contributing to the continuous improvement of electronic components and devices. This will be a 3-credit hour course. UG students can register via special registration form. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Kordas, Krisztian.
MSNE 618 (Fall 17) - OIL AND GAS ASSET INTEGRITY II: The course integrates risk assessment and mitigation, asset integrity management, corrosion control and materials selection across the oil and gas value chain, from production to refining and retail. The full course covers 2 semesters. Session "I,” to be delivered in the Spring 2017 semester. Session "II" will be delivered in the Fall 2017 semester. Instructor: Kapusta, Sergio.
MSNE 416/516 (Spring 18) - PROPERTIES OF SOFT MATERIALS: This course addresses the fundamental structures and properties of polymers and other forms of soft matter (gels, colloids, nanoparticles, etc.) and their many roles as technologically important materials. The electrical, optical, transport, acoustic and mechanical properties are presented with respect to the underlying physics and engineering. Prereqs are concurrent except for MSNE 301. Credit cannot be earned for MSNE 416 and MSNE 516. Instructor: Thomas, Edwin.
MSNE 417/517 (Spring 18) - POLYMER ELECTRONICS: Covers physical and material concepts and engineering applications of electronic polymers. Examines the structural origins of the diverse electronic, optoelectronic, photonic and magnetic properties of conjugated polymers. Topics include synthesis, electronic structure, physico-chemical characterization, applications in LEDs, solar cells, transistors, spintronics, and bioelectronics. Credit cannot be earned for MSNE 417 and MSNE 517. Instructor: Egap, Eilaf.
MSNE 613 (Spring 18) Special topics - SOLIDFICATION: This course provides an introduction to solidification of metals and alloys. The course starts with thermodynamics of phase equilibria and phase diagrams, and moves on to solidification as a phase transformation phenomenon. Effect of cooling rate on the development of microstructures and defects, and rapid solidification which leads to the formation of metastable structures, including metallic glass formation will be examined. This will be a one (1) hour course. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Eranezhuth, Baburaj.
MSNE 613 (Fall 16) Special topics - NANOMAGNETISM: This course on nanomagnetism introduces the size effects in magnetic materials. Phenomenon like superparamagnetism, and single domain nature of magnetic materials, will be dealt with from a fundamental perspective. This course also intends to throw light on phenomenon like giant magnetoresistance and magnetocaloric effect. The concept of a fluidic magnetic material will be introduced and its engineering and biomedical applications will also be discussed in this brief course. This will be a 1 credit hour course. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Maliemadom Ramaswamy Iyer, Anantharaman.
MSNE 302 (Spring 17) - MATERIALS PROCESSING: An overview of mass, momentum, and heat transport with applications in materials processing and nanomanufacturing. Emphasis is on analytical modeling of processing techniques with a view towards improving their efficiency and yield. Instructor: Cordero, Zachary.
MSNE 505 (Spring 17) - MICRO/NANO-STRUCTURE EVOLUTION: Study of the thermodynamic and kinetic principles underlying structural evolution in materials at micro- and nanoscales. Includes atomic diffusion, phase transformations and morphological evolution of surfaces and interfaces under capillary and mechanical forces. Elucidation of atomistic mechanisms and mathematical treatment are emphasized. Undergraduates may register with instructor permission. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MSNE 503. Instructor: Tang, Ming.
MSNE 510 (Spring 17) - SCALING CONCEPTS IN MATERIALS: The course is an introduction to symmetry breaking, scaling and universality in low dimensional materials and polymers. Using simple models as examples, the course addresses 2D crystals and melting, surface roughening, scaling properties of polymers, phase transitions and the mean field approach. It then goes over to explain how renormalization works in condensed matter, and how it gives rise to universality. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MSNE 401. Instructor: Pimpinelli, Alberto.
MSNE 609 (Spring 17) - OIL AND GAS ASSET INTEGRITY I: The course integrates risk assessment and mitigation, asset integrity management, corrosion control and materials selection across the oil and gas value chain, from production to refining and retail. The full course covers 2 semesters. Session "I,” to be delivered in the Spring 2017 semester. Session "II" will be delivered in the Fall 2017 semester. Instructor: Kapusta, Sergio.
MSNE 615 (Spring 17) Special topics - SAFETY BREACH CASE STUDIES: The course will introduce the most important process plant safety concepts and design techniques for the early identification and minimization of operational hazards. A broad selection of historical and recent industrial accident cases will be discussed and analyzed. What can we learn, what are the best practices for loss prevention? This will be a 2 credit hour course. UG students can register via special registration form. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Kukovecz, Akos.
MSNE 613 (Fall 15) Special topics - MICRO & NANO SCALE THERMAL TRANS: The fundamentals of micro scale energy transport will be introduced. The lattice vibrations contributing to phonon (thermal energy carrier), the inverse space for deriving the micro scale transport equation, phonon eigen spectrum (acoustic and optical phonon), thermal interface resistance, and comparison of prediction with measurements will be covered. This will be a 2-credit hour course. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Roy, Ajit.
MSNE 614 (Fall 15) Special topics - NANO TECH FOR OIL & GAS PROD: Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. FALL 2015: Fluids are used for increasing productivity of oil and gas wells. These fluids have a wide range of properties that can change with time, temperature, flow conditions and geometry. This course will focus on their material science aspects. It will shed light on the advancements brought to the oil and gas industry by use of nano particles. This will be a 2-credit hour course. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor: Al-Muntasheri, Ghaithan.
MSNE 503 (Spring 16) - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MAT SCI: Unified presentation of the kinetics and thermodynamics of mass and energy transport. Includes heterogeneous equilibrium, diffusion in solids, and heat transfer, as well as their application to engineering design. Required for Materials Science and Engineering majors. Credit cannot be earned for MSNE 503 and MSNE 401. Instructor: Tang, Ming.