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Courses

Courses currently being offered:

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

MSC 401 PHASE TRANSFORMATION

How and why atomic rearrangements leading to phase transformations occur and how they are associated with kinetic and crystallographic features; liquid-solid and solid-solid transformations, nucleation theory, growth, massive and martensitic transformations.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

MSC 402 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

An introduction to the theory and practical application of several major techniques used in the structural characterization of biological macromolecules. These methods include: X-ray crystallography, Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Spectroscopic and Calorimetric Techniques, NMR and Comparative Modeling. The goal is to enable non-specialists to become conversant in the language and principles of the field, as well as to understand the strengths and limitations of various techniques. Paper and presentation. (Spring - even years).

Last Offered: Spring 2012

MSC 403 Characterization methods in Materials Science- Diffraction

Crystallography, symmetry elements, space groups, x-ray diffraction from single crystals and powder patterns. Fourier transforms, grain size effects, residual stresses and textures, diffuse and small angle scattering, Bragg and Laue x-ray diffraction topography, thin films and epitaxial layers. Modern x-ray software for diffraction analysis including textures, residual stresses, pattern identification and Rietveld applications.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

MSC 404 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II

This course explores how fundamental interactions determine the structure, dynamics, and reactivity of proteins and nucleic acids. Examples are taken from the current literature with emphasis on thermodynamic, kinetic, theoretical, and site-directed mutagenesis studies. Paper and presentation. (Spring - odd years).

Last Offered: Spring 2015

MSC 405 THERMODYNAMICS OF SOLIDS

Review of basic thermodynamic quantities and laws; equations of state; statistical mechanics; heat capacity; relations between physical properties; Jacobian algebra; phase transformations, phase diagrams and chemical reactions; partial molal and excess quantities, phases of variable composition; free energy of binary and multicomponent systems; surfaces and interfaces. The emphasis is on the physical and chemical properties of solids including stress and strain variables.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 406 FRACTURE & ADHESION

Stress fields near cracks in linear elasticity. Linear elastic fracture mechanics. Griffith fracture theory. K and J approaches to fracture. Failure analysis and fracture stability; crack tip deformation, crack tip shielding. Crack nucleation. Adhesion. Low cycle fatigue; fatigue crack propagation. Emphasis on the role of microstructure in determining fracture, adhesion and fatigue behavior of materials; improving fracture toughness for advanced materials especially ceramics and polymers. This course is taught at a level that brings the student to the level of current research.

Prerequisites: ME 280, 226
Last Offered: Spring 2016

MSC 407 SOLIDS & MATERIALS LAB

In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.

Prerequisites: ME280, ME226, MTH161,162 and CHM 131
Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 408 MICROSTRUCTURE

Point, line, 2-D and 3-D defects. Diffusion of interstitial and substitutional solutes. Random walk and correlation effects. Thermal diffusion. Irreversible thermodynamics. Diffusion-induced stresses. Dislocations. Grain boundaries and interfaces. Nanowires and particles. Precipitates and inclusions. Amorphous materials, polymers, and composite structures.

Prerequisites: ME 280
Last Offered: Spring 2014

MSC 409 MECHANICL BEHAVIOR OF SOLIDS

The mechanical response of crystalline (metals, ceramics, semiconductors)and amorphous solids (glasses, polymers) and their composites in terms of the relationships between stress, strain, damage, fracture, strain-rate, temperature, and microstructure. Topics include: (1) Material structure and property overview. (2) Isotropic and anisotropic elasticity and viscoelasticity. (3) Properties of composites. (4) Plasticity. (5) Point and line defects. (6) Interfacial and volumetric defects. (7) Yield surfaces and flow rules in plasticity of polycrystals and single crystals. (8) Macro and micro aspects of fractures in metals, ceramics and polymers.(9) Creep and superplasticity. (10) Deformation and fracture mechanism maps. (11) Fatigue damage and failure; fracture and failure in composites (If time permits).

Prerequisites: ME 280, MTH 163 or equivalent
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 413 ENGINEERING OF SOFT MATTER

This course will provide an overview of several contemporary research topics pertaining to structured organic materials. Lectures will focus on intermolecular interactions and the thermodynamics of self-assembly. Additional lectures will introduce molecular crystals, polymer crystallinity, liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers, surfactants, block copolymers, and biomimetic materials. Homework assignments and a brief technical presentation will be required.

Last Offered: Spring 2019

MSC 416 X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

2 credit hour course- Students will learn the basic principles of X-ray diffraction, symmetry, and space groups. Students will also experience the single crystal diffraction experiment, which includes crystal mounting, data collection, structure solution and refinement, and the reporting of crystallographic data. Weekly assignments: problem sets, simple lab work, or computer work. (Spring, 2nd half of semester.)

Prerequisites: CHM 211, 411, or 415; some understanding of symmetry operations is expected
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 418 STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Review of thermodynamics; general principles of statistical mechanics; micro-canonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles; ideal quantum gases; applications to magnetic phenomena, heat capacities, black-body radiation; introduction to phase transitions.

Prerequisites: PHY 227 or equivalent; PHY 407, PHY 408 concurrently
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 420 INTRO CONDENSED MATTER PHY

An emphasis on the wide variety of phenomena that form the basis for modern solid state devices. Topics include crystals; lattice vibrations; quantum mechanics of electrons in solids; energy band structure; semiconductors; superconductors; dielectrics; and magnets.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

MSC 421 BIOMEDICAL NANOTECH

This course is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the principles of nanotechnology and their applications in the biomedical field. Topics of study will include synthesis & assembly of nanoscale structures, lithography, and nanobiomaterials. Students will focus on biomedically-relevant topics such as cancer treatment, bone disorder, diabetes; and learn how nanotechnology is helping diagnose, treat, and understand these medical disorders. Recent innovative research in the biomedical field will be highlighted during discussions of the latest journal articles. At the end of the course, students will have an appreciation of the enormous potential of biomedical nanotechnology, its current, and future applications.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 423 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Review of modern solid-state electronic devices, their principles of operation, and fabrication. Solid state physics fundamentals, free electrons, band structure, and transport properties of semiconductors. Nonequilibrium phenomena in semiconductors. P-N junctions, Schottky diodes, field-effect, and bipolar transistors. Modern,high-performance devices. Ultrafast devices.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 424 ROBUST DESIGN & QUALITY ENGG

Definition and pursuit of "quality" as a design criterion. The concept of robust design. Selection of the quality characteristic, incorporation of noise, and experimental design to improve robustness. Analysis and interpretation of results.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

MSC 425 THERMODYNAMICS I

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 426 SEMI-CONDUCTOR DEVICES

Modern solid state devices, their physics and principles of operation. Solid State physics fundamentals, free electrons, band theory, transport properties of semiconductors, tunneling. Semiconductor junctions and transistors. Compound and semi-magnetic semiconductors. Optoelectronic and ultrafast devices.( same as ECE 423)

Prerequisites: ECE221, ECE230, PHY123 or instructors approval
Last Offered: Spring 2012

MSC 431 CHEM OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

Description: Preparation, structure, composition, and properties of advanced materials with emphasis on the underlying chemistry. Atomic structure and bonding of crystalline and amorphous solids and crystalline defect. Materials synthesis and processing by chemical and physical deposition methods. Focus on the relation of structure to properties of materials. Selected topics to illustrate the basic concepts and principles will include thin film materials, nanostructure/nanoscal/ nanocomposite materials, and bulk materials. ( same as CHE 480)

Last Offered: Fall 2011

MSC 432 OPTO-MECHANICAL

The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermo-optic and stress-optic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for MSC 432.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 433 NANO ENERGY TRANSPORT & CON

Mechanisms and kinetics of polymerization reactions; solution,suspension, and emulsion polymerization processes; thermodynamics of polymer solutions; the Flory-Huggins theory; principles and practice of membrane osmometry, light scattering, viscometry, and size exclusion chromatography; polymer rheology and mechanical properties; polymer morphology and phase transitions.( same as CHE 486)

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 434 Polymer Rheology & processing

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MSC 436 MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & STR

This 2 credit course covers the basic theory and experimental practice of spectroscopy in molecules and condensed matter. A general review of electromagnetic waves is followed by time dependent perturbation theory and a density matrix treatment of two-level systems. The basic principles are applied electronic, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy. The course draws heavily on literature studies that exemplify the material.( same as CHM 458)

Last Offered: Spring 2012

MSC 437 Nanophotonic and Nanomechanical devices

Various types of typical nanophotonic structures and nanomechanical structures, fundamental optical and mechanical properties: micro/nano-resonators, photonic crystals, plasmonic structures, metamaterials, nano-optomechanical structures. Cavity nonlinearoptics, cavity quantum optics, and cavity optomechanics. Fundamental physics and applications, state-of-art devices and current research trends. This class is designed primarily for graduate students. It may be suitable for senior undergraduates if they have required basic knowledge.

Prerequisites: ECE 230 or 235,/435; OPT 226 or 462, or 468, or 223, or 412; PHY 237, or
Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 442 MICROBIOMECHANICS

his course covers the application of mechanical principles to biotechnology and to understanding life at its smallest scales. Topics will vary with each course offering. Sample topics include force generation by protein polymerization, the mechanisms of bacterial motion, and the separation of biological molecules in porous media.

Prerequisites: permission of instructor
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 445 BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

This course provides a background in biomaterials: basic material properties, specifics on ceramics, polymers and metals used in the body, and special topics related to biomaterials including tissue engineering, biological responses to implanted materials, and drug delivery. 4 cr Graduate students will do extra assignments

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or seniors with instructor permission.
Last Offered: Fall 2019

MSC 447 LIQUID-CRYSTAL MATERIALS AND OPTICAL APPLICATIONS

This course will introduce the student to the physical, chemical and optical properties of liquid crystals (LC) that are the basis for their wide and successful exploitation as optical materials for a broad variety of applications in optics, photonics and information display. Topics to be presented include: origins of LC physical properties in thermotropic and lyotropic materials as a function of chemical structure, influence of these structure-property relationships on macroscopic organization in LC mesophases, and the effect of molecular ordering and order parameter on properties of special significance for device applications. Operating principles for LC devices in a wide variety of applications will be described, including passive and tunable/switchable polarizers, wave plates, filters, information displays and electronic addressing, electronic paper, color-shifting polarizing pigments, optical modulators, and applications in photonics and lasers.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 449 ELASTICITY

Analysis of stress and strain; equilibrium; compatibility; elastic stress-strain relations; material symmetries. Torsion and bending of bars. Plane stress and plane strain; stress functions. Applications to half-plane and half-space problems; wedges; notches. 3-D problems via potentials.

Prerequisites: ME226; ME163 or MTH163
Last Offered: Fall 2012

MSC 451 BIOMEDICAL ULTRASOUND

The course presents the physical basis for the use of high-frequency sound in medicine. Topics include acoustic properties of tissue, sound propagation (both linear and nonlinear) in tissues, interaction of ultrasound with gas bodies (acoustic cavitation and contrast agents), thermal and non-thermal biological effects of utrasound, ultrasonography, dosimetry, hyperthermia and lithotripsy.

Prerequisites: Math 163, Math 164, Physics 122 or Permission of instructor
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 454 INTERFACIAL ENGINEERING

Lectures on the fundamentals of colloids and interfaces, systems with high interfacial area, and their role in modern processes and products. Topics include interfacial tension, contact angle, adsorption, surfactants, miscelles, microemulsions, and colloidal dispersions. Techniques for formation and characterization of interfaces and colloids will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: CHE 225
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 455 THERMODYNAMICS & STAT MECH

The course draws connections between the orderly and chaotic behavior of simple and complex systems, laying the foundations of statistical equilibrium and equilibrium thermodynamics. The different phases of matter (gases, liquids, solid) assumed by bulk classical interacting particles and their transitions are discussed in this approximation. Properties of non-interacting quantal systems are expressed in terms of partition functions, for gases of simple and complex particles. Non-equilibrium statistical behavior of multi-particle systems leads to diffusion and other transport phenomena. Reading assignments and homework. Two weekly lectures of 75 minutes.

Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry (CHM 251 & CHM 252), or equivalent.
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 456 CHM BONDS:FROM MOLCLS TO MAT

An introduction to the electronic structure of extended materials systems from both a chemical bonding and a condensed matter physics perspective. The course will discuss materials of all length scales from individual molecules to macroscopic three-dimensional crystals, but will focus on zero, one, and two dimensional inorganic materials at the nanometer scale. Specific topics include semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, and conjugated polymers. Two weekly lectures of 75 minutes each.

Prerequisites: CHM 251 or an equivalent course on introductory quantum mechanics
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 457 PRACTICUM SOFT MATERIALS

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 458 ELECTROCHEM BATT & FUEL CELL

The course will concentrate on presenting the principles of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering, and the design considerations for the development of fuel cells capable of satisfying the projected performance of an electric car. The course is expected to prepare you for the challenges of energy conversion and storage and the environment in the 21st century.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 460 SOLAR CELLS

This course will introduce students to the basics of photovoltaic devices: physics of semiconductors; pn junctions; Schottky barriers; processes governing carrier generation, transport and recombination; analysis of solar cell efficiency; crystalline and thin-film solar cells, tandem structures, dye-sensitized and organic solar cells. Students will learn about current photovoltaic technologies including manufacturing processes, and also the economics of solar cells as an alternative energy source. Critical analysis of recent advances and key publications will be a part of the course work.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 461 ADVANCED CHEMICAL KINETICS

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Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 462 CELL & TISSUE ENGINEERING

This course teaches the principles of modern cell and tissue engineering with a focus on understanding and manipulating the interactions between cells and their environment. After a brief overview of Cell and Tissue Engineering, the course covers 5 areas of the field. These are: 1) Physiology for Tissue Engineering; 2) Bioreactors and Biomolecule Production; 3) Materials for Tissue Engineering; 4) Cell Cultures and Bioreactors and 5) Drug Delivery and Drug Discovery. Within each of these topics the emphasis is on analytical skills and instructors will assume knowledge of chemistry, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and physiology consistent with the Cell and Tissue Engineering Track in BME. In a term project, students must present written and oral reports on a developing or existing application of Cell and Tissue Engineering. The reports must address the technology behind the application, the clinical need and any ethical implications.

Prerequisites: BME 260, CHE225, CHE243, CHE244 or permission of instructor
Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 463 NMR SPECTROSCOPY

An introduction to NMR spectroscopy. Collection, processing, and interpretation of homonuclear and heteronuclear 1D and multidimensional spectra will be covered. Topics to be discussed include chemical shifts, relaxation, and exchange phenomena. Examples from organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry will be used. (Fall, 1st half of semester).

Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry and one semester of physical chemistry (CHM 251) or equivalents
Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 464 FUNDAMENTALS OF LASERS

Fundamentals and applications of laser systems, including optical amplification, cavity design, beam propagation and modulation. (For non-Optics/Physics graduate students)( same as OPT 424)

Last Offered: Fall 2013

MSC 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS

Topics include quantum mechanical treatments to two-level atomic systems, optical gain, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, laser resonators, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q-switching for various lasers.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 466 CORROSION

A scientific approach to understanding the oxidation and dissolution of metals related to corrosion control, electrical energy generation, metallic plating, and energy storage. Characterization of corrosion types. Interfacial electrochemical mechanisms, thermodynamics, electrode potentials, interphases, and Pourbaix diagrams. Kinetics of free corrosion and electron limited corrosion including polarizations and overpotentials. Passivity. Tafel behavior with Butler-Volmer interpretations. Experimental measurements used in corrosion research and in battery research. Corrosion in iron based and aluminum based aqueous systems. Corrosion in lithium and sodium based non-aqueous systems. Effects of stress, including mechanisms of stress corrosion cracking related to metallurgical structure and role of the electrical double layer. Catalytic behavior of free surface nanostructures intended to catalyze oxygen reactions and ease barriers to metallic plating and ionic dissolution at polar electrolyte interfaces.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

MSC 468 CHEMICAL KINETICS

2 credits - Within the broad area of chemical kinetics, this course will focus on basic concepts of kinetics, photochemistry and electron-transfer (eT). In addition to studying bulk reaction rates, we will discuss Marcus's theory of eT, intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR) and vibrational cooling, and the fates of photoexcited species (radiative and non-radiative decay channels). We will address the experimental quantification of these kinetics using time-resolved spectroscopy and analysis of kinetic data. The course material will be somewhat continuous with that of CHM 458, Molecular Spectroscopy. (Spring, 2nd half of semester.)

Prerequisites: CHM 451
Last Offered: Spring 2012

MSC 469 BIOTECHNOLOGY&BIOENGINEERING

The life science and engineering principles underlying biotechnology processes; established biotechnology processes including microbial and enzyme conversions, metabolic pathways, and fermentation kinetics; tools for biotechnology development including the recombinant DNA and monoclonal antibody techniques; emerging areas at the forefront of biotechnology, including immune technology and tissue and organ cultures.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 470 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Interaction of light with materials’ electrons, phonons, plasmons, and polaritons. Optical reflection, refraction, absorption, scattering, Raman scattering (spontaneous and stimulated), light emission (spontaneous and stimulated). Electrooptic effects and optical nonlinearities in solids. Plasmonics. Semiconductors and their nanostructures are emphasized; metals and insulators also discussed.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 471 FABRICATION AND TESTING

Characteristics and properties of optical glass and the methods for fabricating high quality surfaces and components. Lectures will describe applications of such glass in laser systems and nonlinear optics.

Last Offered: Spring 2014

MSC 472 BIOINTERFACES

The course will focus on interfacial phenomena in hybrid bio-inorganic systems. The goal of the course is to increase the understanding of interactions between biomolecules and surfaces. The course will aim at investigating the behavior of complex macromolecular systems at material interfaces and the importance of such systems in the fields of biology, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medicine. The first part of the course will focus on mechanisms of interactions between biomolecules and surfaces. The second part will focus on the characterization of physical, chemical, and morphological properties of biointerfaces.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

MSC 473 INTRO TO OPTO-ELECTRONICS

Introduction to fundamentals of wave propagation in materials, waveguides and fibers, generation, modulation, and detection of light using semiconductor devices, and elements of optocommunication systems.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

MSC 474 NANO-OPTICS

Examination of theory of strongly focused light, confocal and nearfield optical microscopy, atomic decay rates in inhomogeneous environments, single molecule spectroscopy, and optical forces.(same as OPT 469)

Last Offered: Fall 2012

MSC 476 POLYMER CHEMISTRY

An introduction to polymerization reaction mechanisms. The kinetics of commercially relevant polymerizations are emphasized along with a discussion of important, contemporary polymerization schemes. Approaches to functionalize polymers and surface-initiated polymerizations will also be covered. An overview of polymer characterization techniques, emphasizing compositional analysis, will be presented. The course is intended for graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering, but advanced undergraduates are welcome.

Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 477 ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

MSC 480 INTRO TO MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 482 PROC MICROELEC DEVICE

This course features an overview of processes used in the fabrication of microelectronic devices, with emphasis on chemical engineering principles and methods of analysis. Modeling and processing of microelectronic devices. Includes introduction to physics and technology of solid state devices grade silicon, microlithography, thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, etching and ion implantation and damascene processing.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

MSC 483 BIOSOLID MECHANICS

Application of engineering mechanics to biological tissues including bone, soft tissue, cell membranes, and muscle. Realistic modeling of biological structures, including musculoskeletal joints and tissues. Experimental methods, computational examples and and material models. Investigations of the responses of biological tissues to mechanic factors.

Last Offered: Fall 2012

MSC 485 THERMODYNAMICS & STAT MECH

Introduction to the topic: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. In the beginning macroscopic thermodynamics including phase equilibria and stability concepts will be covered followed by material related to the principles of statistical mechanics. Applications to various modern areas of the topic will be examined including the Monte Carlo simulation method, critical phenomena and diffusion in disordered media. The course will require completion of a project as well as regular homework assignments.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 489 BIOSENSORS

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

MSC 491 MASTERS READING COURSE

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 492 SPECIAL TOPICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2014

MSC 493 MASTERS ESSAY

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 494 MASTERS INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Summer 2020

MSC 495 MASTERS RESEARCH

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 496 MSC GRADUATE SEMINAR

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 497 TEACHING MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 507 SEM PRACTICUM

Overview of techniques for using the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and Scanning Probe (AFM, STM) and analyzing data. Students perform independent lab projects by semester's end.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 520 SPIN BASED ELECTRONICS

Up until now CMOS scaling has given us a remarkable ride with little concern for fundamental limits. It has scaled multiple generations in feature size and in speed while keeping the same power densities. However,CMOS finally encounters fundamental limits. The course is intended for students interested in research frontiers of future electronics technologies. The course begins with introduction to the basic physics of magnetism and of quantum mechanical spin. Then it covers aspects of spin transport with emphasis on spin-diffusion in semiconductors. The second part of the course is comprised of student and lecturer presentations of selected spintronics topics which may include: spin transistors, magnetic random access memories, spin-based logic paradigms, spin-based lasers and light emitting diodes, magnetic semiconductors, spin-torque devices for memory applications and the spin Hall effect.

Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 541 NANOSCALE CRYSTALLINE DEFECT

This course is a thorough study of the means by which defects in crystalline lattices control the observable macroscopic properties of single phase materials. The properties under consideration are mechanical properties, electrical properties, optical properties, and chemical properties. The defects of interest include point, line, and planar defects, including charged defects, that determine internal friction, yield strength, transparency and translucency, chemical potential, stored energy, electrical resistivity, dielectric response. Knowledge of how such defects determine important engineering properties of solids is a fundamental requisite for all areas of materials research.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

MSC 550 CONDENSED MATTERI I

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Last Offered: Fall 2012

MSC 591 READING COURSE IN MAT SCIENC

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 591A INDEPENDNT STUDY IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

MSC 592 SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 594 RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 595 RES IN MATERIALS SCIENCES

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 595B PHD RSRCH IN ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Spring 2020

MSC 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE - MA

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Last Offered: Summer 2020

MSC 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE

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Last Offered: Summer 2018

MSC 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 997 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2020

MSC 999B DOC DISS IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Fall 2020