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Graduate Program

Advanced Materials Cluster

Group of advanced material experiments.

The advanced materials concentration of the chemical engineering MS program provides training in modern materials engineering and solid-state fundamentals. It is tailored for students who are interested in careers in the ever-growing field of advanced functional materials. Courses focus on nanomaterials technology, semiconductors, polymers, biomaterials, electronic, magnetic, and optical materials, energy materials, interfaces, mechanical properties of materials, and modern materials characterization methods.

To complete the advanced materials cluster, students are required to select from the following electives in addition to the MS core classes in thermodynamics, kinetics, transport phenomena and advanced mathematics

Advanced Materials Cluster Requirements

Core MS requirements:

CHE 400: Applied Boundary Value Problems (fall)
CHE 441: Advanced Transport Phenomena (fall)
CHE 461: Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design (spring)
CHE 485: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (spring)

Pick one elective in:

CHE 413: Engineering of Soft Matter
CHE 454: Interfacial Engineering
CHE 476: Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
CHE 487: Surface Analysis

Pick two electives in:

CHE 413: Engineering of Soft Matter
CHE 420: Biomedical Nanotech
CHE 447: Liquid-Crystal Materials and Optical Applications
CHE 454: Interfacial Engineering
CHE 462: Cell and Tissue Engineering
CHE 476: Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
CHE 482: Processing Microelectronic Devices
CHE 486: Polymer Physics
CHE 487: Surface Analysis
CHE 489: Biosensors
ECE 423: Semiconductor Devices
CHM 456: Chemical Bonds-From Molecules to Materials
OPT 407: SEM Practicum
OPT 421: Optical Properties of Materials
PHY 420: Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

Other electives can be added after consulting with an academic advisor