2017-2018 Fall Semester
MSE 501 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering (3-0) 3
MSE 503 Materials Science and Engineering Thermodynamics (3-0) 3
MSE 509 Atomistic Simulation of Materials – I Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 516 Nanomaterials and Surface Engineering (3-0) 3
MSE 517 Spectroscopic Methods of Materials Characterization (3-0) 3
MSE 518 Electroceramic Materials (3-0) 3
MSE 520 Transport in Nanostructures Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 598 Research Seminar Credit: (0-2) NC
MSE 601 Ph.D. Thesis Seminar Credit: (0-2) NC
MSE 8XX Special Studies Credit: (8-0) NC
Fundamentals of materials, atomic bonding, crystal structures, non-crystalline structures, defects, diffusion, mechanical properties, microstructure, phase diagrams, heat treatment.
Advanced thermodynamic treatment of inorganic materials. Application of the laws of thermodynamics to the chemical behaviour of materials. Multicomponent systems, phase and chemical reactions equilibrium. Thermodynamics of phase transformations. Introduction to the surface thermodynamics.
In this course, the students will be introduced with the basic
concepts in modeling and simulation of materials; and they will make a fast introduction to the applications of density functional theory, which is one of the leading methods in quantum mechanical modeling of materials. Approximately half of the lectures will be reserved for hands-on tutorials.
In addition to obtaining materials, identifying physical and chemical properties of materials will provide the most efficient utilization. Different modern techniques have been developed in order to characterize micro and nano sized materials. Teaching the most prominent of these techniques and their applications will help grad students developing their experimental skills. This course presents the physical and chemical characterization of materials by spectroscopic techniques, e.g. UV-vis, IR, Raman, fluorescence, NMR and EPR spectroscopies and also by mass spectrometry.
In this course, the students will be introduced with the fundamental concepts of the nano-scale transport. They will learn about the basics of electronic, spintronic and thermal transport at the quantum limit. Transport regimes ranging from ballistic transport to diffusive transport and localization regimes will be visited. Recent advances in the literature will be addressed.
A seminar must be given by each student on his/her research area which is graded by academic member of staff. The topic of the seminar can be decided by the student and his/her supervisor.
The first two weeks of the course, effective oral/written reporting scientific results will be explained. Ethical and unethical behavior in science and scientific studies will be discussed. Moreover, awareness of the students about scientific plagiarism will be created. A seminar must be given by each student on his/her research area which is graded by academic member of staff. The topic of the seminar can be decided by the student and his/her supervisor.
Graduate students supervised by the same faculty member study advanced topics under the guidance of their advisor.