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Courses in Materials Science and Engineering (EMS)

For courses in Chemical and Materials Science Engineering (ECM) and Chemical Engineering (ECH), see Engineering: Chemical Engineering.

Lower Division

2. Materials Marvels (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Restricted to lower division students only. Role of materials in technological societies and their impact on our way of living. Exploration of how materials are extracted from the earth, processed, and shaped into products, including discussion of disposal and re-use of materials. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, (F.) 

6H. Honors Materials Science Computer Applications (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program; concurrent enrollment in Engineering 6 required. Restricted to students in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program. Examination of materials science computer applications through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects or computer simulations. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

9H. Honors Solid-State Materials Science (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program; concurrent enrollment in Physics 9D required. Restricted to students in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors program. Examination of solid-state materials science and modern physics topics through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

Upper Division

147. Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2A-2B; Chemistry 8A-8B or Engineering 45; introductory physics. Basic principles of polymer science presented including polymer structure and synthesis; polymerization mechanisms, polymer classes, properties, and reactions; polymer morphology, rheology, and characterization; polymer processing. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 100.) GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—S. (S.) Pan

160. Thermodynamics of Materials Processes and Phase Stability (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: C- or better in each of the following: Engineering 45, Physics 9B, Mathematics 22B; Chemistry 2C (recommended). Review of thermodynamic principles of interest to materials scientists and engineers. Application of thermodynamics to material processing, phase stability, corrosion. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL.—F. (F.) 

162. Structure and Characterization of Engineering Materials (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: C- or better in each of the following: Engineering 45, Mathematics 22, Physics 9B. Description of the structure of engineering materials on the atomic scale by exploring the fundamentals of crystallography. The importance of this structure to materials' properties. Description of experimental determination using x-ray diffraction techniques. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—W. (W.) 

162L. Structure and Characterization of Materials Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 162 (concurrent enrollment recommended). Experimental investigations of structure of solid materials are combined with techniques for characterization of materials. Laboratory exercises emphasize methods used to study structure of solids at the atomic and microstructural levels. Methods focus on optical, x-ray and electron techniques. Only 2 units of credit allowed to students who have completed course 134L. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 132L. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—W. (W.)

164. Rate Processes in Materials Science (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 45, and course 160. Basic kinetic laws and the principles governing phase transformations. Applications in diffusion, oxidation, nucleation, growth and spinodal transformations. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL.—W. (W.) 

170. Sustainable Energy Technologies: Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Photovoltaic Cells (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 45. Open to students in Engineering or related fields. Basic principles of future energy devices such as lithium batteries, fuel cells, and photovoltaic cells. Examines the current status of these energy technologies and analyze challenges that still must be overcome. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—Su. (Su.) 

172. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Chemistry 110A or Physics 9D; Engineering 6 or Chemical and Materials Science 6 or equivalent (recommended). Electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials as related to structure and processing of solid state materials. Physical principles for understanding the properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and amorphous solids and the applications of these materials in engineering. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL.—F. (F.) 

172L. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; lecture/laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 172 (concurrent enrollment recommended). Experimental investigation of electronic, optical and magnetic properties of engineering materials, emphasizing the fundamental relationship between microstructure and properties as well as the influence of rate processes on the evolution of the microstructure and properties. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—F. (F.)

174. Mechanical Behavior of Materials (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 45; course 162 (recommended). Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the mechanical behavior of engineering materials, with emphasis on recent development in materials characterization by nondestructive testing. Fundamental aspects of plasticity in engineering materials, strengthening mechanisms and mechanical failure modes of materials systems. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, VL.—S. (S.) 

174L. Mechanical Behavior Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; lecture/laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 174 (concurrent enrollment recommended). Experimental investigation of mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Laboratory exercises emphasize the fundamental relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties, and the evolution of the microstructure as a consequence of rate process. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 138L. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—S. (S.) 

180. Materials in Engineering Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 45. Restricted to students with upper division standing. Quantitative treatment of materials selection for engineering applications. Discussion of design and material selection strategy; process and process selection strategy; process economics; life-cycle thinking and eco-design. Use of materials selection software. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | OL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—S. (S.) 

181. Materials Processing (4)

Lecture—3 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 45; and Engineering 105 or Chemical Engineering 152B or Electrical & Computer Engineering 140A or course 164. Principles of phase equilibria, thermodynamics and reaction kinetics applied to materials processing. Effects of processing variables on the structure-property relationship. Fundamentals of the manufacturing processes for electronic, optical, functional and structural materials. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | OL, SE, VL, WE.—W. (W.) 

182. Failure Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 45; course 174 (recommended). Analysis of the way materials fail. Effects of temperature, mechanical deformation and corrosion on the properties of materials. forensics and methodologies for investigating failures of materials including optical microscopy, x-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy. Investigation of practical problems. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, VL, WE.

188A. Materials Design Project (4)

Laboratory—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 160, 162, 164, 172, and 174. Major materials design experience involving analysis of real materials synthesis/processing/fabrication and technological applications including critical assessments of economic, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Various principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating team design project. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | OL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—W. (W.) 

188AH. Honors Materials Design (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program. Examination of special topics covered in the materials design course through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. Open only to students in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors program. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

188B. Materials Design Project (4)

Laboratory—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 188A. Major materials design experience involving analysis of real materials synthesis/processing/fabrication and technological applications including critical assessments of economic, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Various principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating team design project. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | OL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—S. (S.) 

188BH. Honors Materials Design (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program. Examination of special topics covered in the materials design course through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. Open only to students in the Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

190C. Research Group Conferences (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; upper division standing. Individual and/or group conference on problems, progress and techniques in materials research. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Lecture—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study of selected topics. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

230. Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy (3)

Lecture—2 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 162. Principles and techniques of scanning and transmission of electron microscopy used in the study of materials will be described. Emphasis upon practical applications.—W. (W.) 

230L. Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 230 concurrently. Practical application of techniques of electron scanning and transmission microscopy including x-ray microanalysis. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) 

232. Advanced Topics in Transmission Electron Microscopy (3)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 230. Advanced course in the techniques of electron microscopy including analytical techniques, probe diffraction methods, and high resolution imaging. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

232L. Laboratory for Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (2)

Discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 230L. Laboratory in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques relevant to specific graduate research projects in materials science. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

241. Principles and Applications of Dislocation Mechanics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering; consent of instructor. Concepts in dislocation theory are applied to explain plasticity of crystalline solids. Glide and climb of dislocations, strain hardening, recrystallization, theories of creep processes and interaction of dislocation with solute atoms, precipitates and impurity clouds are discussed. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

243. Kinetics of Phase Transformation in Engineering Materials (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering and consent of instructor; course 160 recommended. Theory of alloying, kinetics of phase changes, homogenous and heterogeneous transformation, transformation by shear, order-disorder reactions. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

244. Interaction of Materials and their Environment (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 45 and 105A, or consent of instructor. Thermodynamic and kinetic foundations of the corrosion and oxidation processes. Practical aspects of corrosion control and prevention. Stress-corrosion and gas-embrittlement phenomena. Special topics in corrosion; microbiological and atmospheric corrosion. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.)

245. Micro- and Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biomedical device design from the engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication and characterization techniques; surface chemistry and mass transfer; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills to merge aforementioned themes in a multidisciplinary project. (Same course as Electrical and Computer Engineering 245 and Chemical Engineering 245.)—S. (S.) Seker

246. Photovoltaics and Solar Cells (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Electrical & Computer Engineering 140B or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Physics and application of photovoltaics and solar cells, including design, fabrication technology, and grid incorporation. Mono and microcrystalline silicon devices; thin-film technologies, heterojunction and organic-semiconductor technologies. Collectors, electrical inverters and infrastructure issues. Challenges and concerns. (Same course as Electrical & Computer Engineering 248.) Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

248. Fracture of Engineering Materials (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 174. Description of the failure of materials by crack propagation. Topics include the stress fields about elastic cracks, the Griffith-Irwin analysis, descriptions of plastic zones, fracture toughness testing, microstructural aspects of fracture and failure at elevated temperatures. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) 

249. Mechanisms of Fatigue (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 174 or consent of instructor; course 248 recommended. Microstructural description of the mechanisms of fatigue in metals. Topics include a phenomenological treatment of cyclic deformation, dislocation processes in cyclic deformation, fatigue crack nucleation, Stage I crack growth, threshold effects and high temperature cyclic deformation. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) 

250A. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250A.)—S. (S.)

250B. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250B.)—S. (S.)

250C. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250C.) Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

250D. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250D.) Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

250E. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250E.) Offered irregularly.—F. (F.)

250F. Special Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 147 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as Fiber and Polymer Science 250F.) Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

251. Applications of Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in chemistry, physics or engineering, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of solid state NMR spectroscopy and principles of advanced NMR techniques for analyzing structure of solid materials. Offered in alternate years.—S.

260. Advanced Thermodynamics of Solids (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 160. Thermodynamic principles, formalism and their application to solid materials. Specific examples from ceramic and solid state systems. Use of thermodynamic approach in developing understanding of and constraints for processes in real systems. Offered in alternate years.—F. (F.)

262. Advanced Topics in Structure of Materials (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 162; course 174 recommended; graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor. Nature of microstructure in engineering materials. Crystalline and non-crystalline structures, with special emphasis on grain boundary segregation in the development of polycrystalline microstructure and the radial distribution function of amorphous materials. Not open for credit to students who previously completed (cancelled) course 245.—F. (F.) 

264. Transport Phenomena in Materials Processes (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering. Thermodynamic driving forces and atomic-scale mechanisms underlying diffusive mass transport and interface motion in materials. Nucleation, growth and coarsening dynamics of phase transformations. Not open for credit to students who previously completed course 240.—W, S. (W, S.) 

272. Advanced Functional Properties of Materials (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering. Fundamental physical properties of solid materials important to solid state devices, specifically electronic, magnetic, and optical properties. Topics include band structures, metals, superconductors, semiconductors, dielectrics, optical properties, and magnetic properties and implementation of these properties into devices. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) 

274. Advanced Mechanical Properties of Materials (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 174. Comprehensive study of mechanical properties of materials, with special attention to dislocations and deformation and fracture control mechanisms. Mechanical properties of conventional engineering materials as well as advanced materials such as nanocrystalline solids and thin films are considered. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.) 

282. Glass: Science and Technology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; extensive writing—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering, or consent of instructor. Modern paradigms in glass science and their applications to technologies. Relation of macroscopic properties of glasses and glass-forming liquids to atomic-level structures, including principles of formation, relaxation, transport phenomena, nucleation, crystallization and phase separation in glasses. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

289A. Special Topics in Materials Science; Electronic Materials (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Electronic Materials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289B. Special Topics in Materials Science; Electronic Materials (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Electronic Materials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289C. Special Topics in Materials Science; Physics and Chemistry of Materials (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Physics and Chemistry of Materials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289D. Special Topics in Materials Science; Materials Processing (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Materials Processing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289E. Special Topics in Materials Science; Materials Science and Forensics (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Materials Science and Forensics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289F. Special Topics in Materials Science; Biomaterials (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Biomaterials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289G. Special Topics in Materials Science; Surface Chemistry of Metal Oxides (1-5)

Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Surface Chemistry of Metal Oxides. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290C. Graduate Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual and/or group conference on problems, progress, and techniques in materials science and engineering research. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

294. Materials Science Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Current literature and developments in materials science with presentations by individual students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Professional

390. The Teaching of Materials Science (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: meet qualifications for teaching assistant and/or associate-in in materials science and engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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