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Top MATS 221 THE SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY (3) 
Nanotechnology is an emerging engineering field that manipulates atoms and molecules to fabricate new materials and tiny devices. Properties of nanostructured materials, manufacturing methods, characterization methods, and impact on health and safety. Benefits and concerns about nanotechnology will be assessed. Lec/rec. CROSSLISTED as ENGR 221. PREREQS: One year of college science.

Top MATS 321 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Crystal structure, microstructure, and physical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and amorphous materials. Also includes elementary mechanical behavior and phase equilibria. Lec. CROSSLISTED as ENGR 321. PREREQS: (CH 202 [C] or CH 222 [C] or CH 232 [C] or CH 232H [C] or CH 224H [C] )

Top MATS 322 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Mechanical behavior of materials, relating laboratory test results to material structure, and elements of mechanical analysis. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as ENGR 322. PREREQS: (ENGR 213 [C] or ENGR 213H [C] ) and (ENGR 321 [C] or ENGR 321H [C] or MATS 321 [C] )

Top MATS 445 WELDING METALLURGY (4) 
Theory-based course focused on the metallurgy of welds. Topics covered include welding/joining processes, heat input, diffusion, solidification, phase transformation, materials compatibility and welding defects. This is NOT a practical welding class. PREREQS: (MATS 321 [C] or ENGR 321 [C] or ENGR 321H [C] ) or MATS 570 [C]

Top MATS 455 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN MATERIAL SCIENCE (4) 
Materials processing, characterization, computational and data analysis techniques in materials science. Focus on processing-structure-property relationships. Lec/lab. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: (ENGR 321 [C] or ENGR 321H [C] ) and ME 570 or equivalent.

Top MATS 478 THIN FILM MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION AND PROPERTIES (4) 
Processing of thin films and characterization of the microstructure; diffusion and solid state reactions; mechanical, magnetic and electronic properties of thin films. PREREQS: (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] ) and (ENGR 321 [C] or ENGR 321H [C] or MATS 321 [C] ) and (ENGR 322 [C] or MATS 322 [C] )

Top MATS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MATS 509 MATERIALS SCIENCE SEMINAR (1) 
Student participation seminar experience for one credit; students will listen to seminars concerning ongoing research activities within materials science. Students will also have the opportunity to present their own research results periodically. Graded P/N. CROSSLISTED as ME 509.

Top MATS 545 WELDING METALLURGY (4) 
Theory-based course focused on the metallurgy of welds. Topics covered include welding/joining processes, heat input, diffusion, solidification, phase transformation, materials compatibility and welding defects. This is NOT a practical welding class. PREREQS: (MATS 321 or ENGR 321 or ENGR 321H) or MATS 570

Top MATS 555 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN MATERIAL SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Materials processing, characterization, computational and data analysis techniques in materials science. Focus on processing-structure-property relationships. Lec/lab. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: ME 570 [C] and (ENGR 321 or ENGR 321H)

Top MATS 570 STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONS IN MATERIALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamentals of the interactions between the structure and properties of materials. Atomic bonding and atom interactions. Geometric and algebraic representations of symmetry. Introduction to phase equilibria. Phenomenological background of elasticity and plasticity in materials. Anisotropic materials and tensor representations. Influence of structure on thermal, electrical, and optical properties of materials. CROSSLISTED as ME 570.

Top MATS 571 ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of a quantitative description of the electronic structure of solids starting with the quantum mechanical model of the atom, atomic bonding, and band theory of solids. Quantitative description of the electronic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators. CROSSLISTED as ME 571. PREREQS: CH 545 or ME 570 or equivalent.

Top MATS 578 THIN FILM MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION AND PROPERTIES (4) 
Processing of thin films and characterization of the microstructure; diffusion and solid state reactions; mechanical, magnetic and electronic properties of thin films. PREREQS: Instructor permission for ME/MATS 578.

Top MATS 581 THERMODYNAMICS OF SOLIDS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Thermodynamics of solutions and phase equilibrium. Phase diagrams and invariant reactions. Order and disorder in solutions. Applications to advanced materials development. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as ME 581.

Top MATS 582 RATE PROCESSES IN MATERIALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Diffusion in solids, including vacancy and interstitial and short-circuit diffusion. Phase transformations including classic nucleation and growth theory. Applications to materials development. Laboratory will emphasize microstructural evaluation and quantitative metallography. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as ME 582.

Top MATS 584 ADVANCED FRACTURE OF MATERIALS (4) 
Fracture mechanics will be used as a basis for predicting failure of materials, understanding failure mechanisms, and identifying causes of failure. Course will include discussion of recent journal articles, experimental demonstrations, and analysis of real fracture data. CROSSLISTED as ME 584. PREREQS: ENGR 322 or equivalent is recommended.

Top MATS 587 DISLOCATIONS, DEFORMATION, AND CREEP (4) 
The effects of point, line, and planar defects on plastic deformation and creep behavior in solids will be discussed with emphasis on the role of dislocations and vacancies. CROSSLISTED as ME 587. PREREQS: ENGR 322 or equivalent.

Top MATS 588 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A broad introduction to important materials science simulation methods. These include molecular dynamics, density functional theory, and Monte Carlo methods. Learning is through a mixture of lecture and hands-on lab projects in which students use computational methods to explore and reinforce fundamental concepts in materials science. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as ME 588. PREREQS: Experience with Matlab or Mathematica or an equivalent numerical and programming environment.

Top MATS 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MATS 671 ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF OXIDES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Band theory of solids applied to metal oxide materials. Includes metallic oxides, non-stoichiometric semiconductors and associated defect chemistry, high temperature superconductors, electrostatics, linear dielectrics, non-linear dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and the optical properties of oxides. CROSSLISTED as ME 671. PREREQS: ME 571 or MATS 571 or PH 575



 
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