ECH 6726 Interfacial Phenomena I 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Air-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces; surface-active molecules, adsorption at interfaces, foams, micro- and macro-emulsions, retardation of evaporation and damping of waves by films, surface chemistry of biological systems.

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ECH 6727 Interfacial Phenomena II 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Solid-gas, solid-liquid, solid-solid interfaces. Adsorption of gases and surface-active molecules on metal surfaces, contact angle and spreading of liquids, wetting and dewetting, lubrication, biolubrication, flotation, adhesion, biological applications of surfaces.

Prerequisite: CHM 2046 and 2046L.

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EGN 5949 Practicum/Internship/Cooperative Work Experience 1-6 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Practical cooperative engineering work under approved industrial and faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: graduate student.

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EGN 6640 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to entrepreneurship, idea generating and feasibility analysis, and business planning. Lectures, case studies, student-led discussions, team business plans, and investor presentations.

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EGN 6913 Engineering Graduate Research 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Course will provide the student with supervised research in a laboratory setting.

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EMA 5008 Particle Science and Technology: Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to field by surveying theoretical and practical aspects. Particulate preparation, particle characterization, surface modifications, particulate systems, and technological applications.

Prerequisite: PHY 2049/2049L or equivalent and CHM 2046/2046L or equivalent.

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EMA 5095 Critical Analysis of Research in Materials Science & Engineering 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critical methods for reviewing technical papers, for writing effective technical papers, and for developing meaningful research projects, in the field of materials science and engineering.

Corequisite: EMA 6313

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EMA 5108 Vacuum Science and Technology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to the generation and use of vacuum for scientific research and industrial production. Kinetic theory of gases discussed as necessary to understand vacuum phenomena. Description of components and materials, vacuum systems design and uses in metallurgy, electronics, physics, and chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM 2045, PHY 3101, MAP 2302, or equivalents, or consent of instructor.

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EMA 5365 Biomimetic Synthesis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Investigation of processes utilized by organisms to control mineralization of their hard parts, to gain understanding of mechanisms used by them to obtain precise control over size, shape, texture, orientation, and composition.

Prerequisite: EMA 3010 or equivalent.

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EMA 6001 Properties of Materials - A Survey 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Review of physical properties of materials such as mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering.

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EMA 6005 Thin and Thick Films 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Techniques for depositing thin metallic semiconductor and dielectric films. The relationships between deposition technique and thin film properties. Properties unique to thin films.

Prerequisite: (EMA3010 & CHM2046 & PHY2048) or equivalents

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EMA 6105 Fundamentals and Applications of Surface Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Fundamental and experimental description of phenomena occurring at surface of solids, including structure, composition, atomic and molecular processes, and electronic properties. Experimental approaches and data used to support theoretical models.

Prerequisite: (CHM2045 & MAP2302) or equivalents or consent of instructor

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EMA 6106 Advanced Phase Diagrams 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Phase diagrams considering systems with as many as four components; emphasis on pressure temperature composition diagrams.

Prerequisite: (EMA4120 & EMA4224) or equivalents

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EMA 6107 High Temperature Materials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Physical and mechanical metallurgy. Principles of strengthening alloys, alloy and process selection, alloy development, and design principles for elevated temperature applications.

Prerequisite: (EMA4120 & EMA4224) or equivalents

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EMA 6110 Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Wave equation and its application to free electrons, bound electrons, and electrons in crystals. Electron-band theory and its applications. Electrical properties of metals, alloys, and semiconductors, heat capacity and thermal properties.

Prerequisite: (EMA3010 & MAP2302 & PHY2049) or equivalents

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EMA 6111 Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists II 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Atomistic (classical) and electron theory of optical properties of metals, alloys, and dielectrics. Nonlinear optics, lasers. Raman-spectra.

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EMA 6114 Advanced Materials Principles 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Structure, properties, processing, and applications of semiconductors, metals, ceramics, polymers, and biomaterials. Structure and properties of thin films, surfaces, and interfaces.

Prerequisite: EMA 6313.

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EMA 6128 Materials Microstructures 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Geometry of microstructures: kinematics and kinetics of microstructural evolution in materials processing.

Prerequisite: EMA 6316 or equivalent.

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EMA 6136 Diffusion, Kinetics, and Transport Phenomena 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Physical basis, equation, and theories of diffusion, tracer, chemical, multicomponent, and multiphase diffusion in general force fields.

Prerequisite: EMA 4125 or equivalent.

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EMA 6165 Polymer Physical Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Solid state properties of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers.

Prerequisite: EMA3066 or equivalent

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EMA 6166 Polymer Composites 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Physical and mechanical properties of polymers and polymer composites as related to preparation and microstructure.

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EMA 6227 Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy II 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of EMA 6226.

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EMA 6265 Mechanical Properties of Polymers 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of polymers with emphasis on molecular and microstructure aspects.

Prerequisite: EMA 3066 or equivalent.

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EMA 6313 Structure and Mechanical Properties of Materials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Covers fundamental principles governing the structure of materials and its implications on properties. Structure-property relations will be showcased by covering the mechanical properties of materials.

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EMA 6316 Materials Thermodynamics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Thermodynamics of materials systems, surfaces in solids, irreversible processes.

Prerequisite: EMA4314 or equivalent

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EMA 6319 Applied Colloid and Interfacial Chemistry for Engineers 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles used to disperse powders in liquids with practical examples relating to ceramic and metal particle processing properties.

Prerequisite: EMA 6316 or equivalent.

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EMA 6412 Synthesis and Characterization of Electronic Materials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles of materials growth and characterization in electronic and photonic industries. Bulk and epitaxial growth technologies, corresponding characterization methods for evaluation and quality control. Theoretical bases for these techniques.

Prerequisite: (EMA3413 & EMA4314) or equivalents

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EMA 6416 Organic Electronics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Basics of semiconductors, electronic structures, charge transport properties, and optoelectronic devices based on organic semiconductors.

Prerequisite: EMA3413 or equivalent

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EMA 6445 Electroceramics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Basic physical, chemical and mathematical principles of ceramic conductors, dielectrics and ferroelectrics and their applications are discussed. Emphasizes structure-processing-microstructure property relationships.

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EMA 6446 Solid State Ionics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Defect solid state and its relation to electronic properties of ceramic materials; defect equilibria and transport; influence of chemical and electric potentials and interfaces; and application of ionically conducting solids in solid-state electrochemical transducer systems and devices.

Prerequisite: EMA 6316 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

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EMA 6448 Ceramic Processing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to the science of ceramic processing, with emphasis on theoretical fundamentals. Examples of state-of-the-art industrial processes discussed.

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EMA 6461 Polymer Characterization 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Use of a broad variety of spectroscopic and other scattering phenomena in polymer research.

Prerequisite: EMA3066 or equivalent

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EMA 6507 Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles and theories of microscopy with an emphasis on scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Provides the necessary theoretical background to become an effective user of MAIC SEM facilities.

Prerequisite: EMA3010 or equivalent

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EMA 6507L Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Practical training to become a proficient user of MAIC SEM facilities, leading to an authorization as a JEOL SEM-6400 user at the MAIC.

Corequisite: EMA 6507.

EMA 6510 Survey of Materials Analysis Techniques 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles and techniques used in characterization of materials. Chemical, microstructural, and surface analysis of materials; metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductor systems.

Prerequisite: EMA3010 or equivalent

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EMA 6516 X-Ray Methods for Materials Characterization 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an introduction to the principles and methods of materials characterization via x-ray interactions. The course will focus primarily on diffraction and scattering techniques for crystallographic and thin film analysis.

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EMA 6516L X-Ray Methods Laboratory for Materials Characterization 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an introduction to the practical use of xray diffraction for materials characterization.

Prerequisite: EMA6XXX - X-Ray Methods for Materials Characterization

EMA 6518 Transmission Electron Microscopy 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Instrumentation associated with transmission electron microscopy. Kinematical and dynamical theories of diffraction contrast and their application. Diffraction analysis in TEM for structural determination. Analytical techniques for obtaining structural and compositional information at high spatial resolution. Phase contrast and high resolution electron microscopy.

Prerequisite: EMA 3513C or equivalent.

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EMA 6518L Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Specimen preparation for analysis in TEM. Demonstration of principles of contrast theories. Specialized methods for characterizing structure and composition of materials at high spatial resolution.

EMA 6519L Specialized Research Techniques in Materials Science 1-2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Utilizing primarily STEM, TEM, SEM, EMP, FIM, and optical metallography.

Prerequisite: EMA 6507C or equivalent.

EMA 6540 Fundamentals of Crystallography 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The course will cover the derivation and analysis of structure-property relationships in common electroceramic material systems based on their crystal structure, symmetry and anisotropy.

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EMA 6541 Applied Crystallography and Powder Diffraction 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores crystal structures, microstructures, and diffraction. Emphasizes the determination of structure from diffraction patterns. Hands-on and practical applications directly related to graduate student research are integrated components of the course.

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EMA 6580 Science of Biomaterials I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to variables that control compatibility and performance of biomaterials, including physical and chemical properties, corrosion, fatigue, and interfacial histochemical changes.

Prerequisite: (CHM2045 or CHM2095) or equivalent

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EMA 6581 Polymeric Biomaterials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Biomedical implant and device applications of synthetic and natural polymers. Biocompatibility and interfacial properties of polymers in physiological environment, especially concerning short-term devices (catheters) and long-term implants (intraocular lenses, vascular and mammary prostheses, etc.).

Prerequisite: ((CHM2045 or CHM2095) & EMA3066) or equivalents

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EMA 6583 The Science of Cell Material Interactions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Biological aspects of the various processes involved as cells interact with biomaterial. Interactions of materials with biological systems examined from the molecular (e.g. protein), cellular, tissue and systemic (whole body) perspectives.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering or biomedical engineerng or related field.

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EMA 6589 Mechanical Behavior of Biomaterials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Basis for elastic and viscoelastic response of biological materials to stress and strain. Foundation for composite behavior of organic-organic and organic-inorganic materials. Description of modeling biological structures to achieve mechanical optimization.

Prerequisite: EMA 4223 or equivalent.

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EMA 6590 Advances in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering for Healthcare 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Use of new bioactive and bio-nano structures, surfaces and properties for healthcare applications, including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell engineering, protein therapeutics, and bio-photonics testing of cell-material interactions. Socio-economic issues affecting cost and availability of new materials and technologies for healthcare.

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EMA 6591 Clinical Applications of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Biomaterials, implants, devices, and new concepts in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Current technologies for replacement of tissues and organs, with emphasis upon case histories of specific medical and dental clinical applications, including economic and ethical concern analyses.

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EMA 6616 Advanced Electronic Materials Processing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Materials requirements for high speed devices and processing modules needed for their fabrication. Examples of current industrial processes.

Prerequisite: EMA3413 or equivalent

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EMA 6625 Advanced Metals Processing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced treatment of solidification phenomena during metals processing. Topics to include nucleation, kinetics, solidification structure, segregation, and effects of processing variables on structure and properties.

Prerequisite: (EMA4120 & EMA4224) or equivalents

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EMA 6667 Polymer Processing 2-3 Credits, Max 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Major processing methods for polymers and polymeric composites as related to the rheological behavior of these systems. Synthesis of polymers via industrial processes.

Prerequisite: EMA 3066 or equivalent.

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EMA 6715 Fracture of Brittle Materials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Latest concepts in deformation, fracture, and toughening of brittle materials. Application of fracture mechanics and fractals to failure of brittle materials. Development of an approach to failure analysis for brittle materials.

Prerequisite: EMA 4223, EGM 3520, or equivalent.

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EMA 6803 Classical Methods in Computational Materials Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Proficiency developing and using common tools for computational materials research at the atomic level.

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EMA 6804 Quantum Methods in Computational Materials Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory, methods, and application of common quantum mechanical software (GAUSSIAN and VASP) for computational study of materials.

Prerequisite: EMA 6313, C/C++, Fortran, or other suitable scientific programming language.

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EMA 6808 Error Analysis and Optimization Methodologies in Materials Research 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Statistical approach to materials research, basic and relevant statistical concepts, error analysis, factorial matrices, reducing variance, nested designs and sampling plans, mixture designs, optimization techniques, response surface method, and Taguchi method.

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EMA 6905 Individual Work in Materials Science and Engineering 1-4 Credits, Max 8 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual Work in Materials Science and Engineering

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EMA 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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EMA 6920 Professional Development for Materials Science and Engineering 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: S/U

Professional development training as a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering, including serving as teaching assistant in the instruction of materials science and engineering courses, and developing and defending research proposals.

Prerequisite: Graduate Status

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EMA 6936 Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering 1 Credit, Max 14 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Offered in fall and spring. Required of all students.

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EMA 6938 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering 1-4 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering

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EMA 6941 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

A supervised teaching experience.

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EMA 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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EMA 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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EMA 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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ENU 6805 Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Materials 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introducing the materials used in nuclear energy systems and their response to the reactor environment.  The majority of materials related issues encountered in the nuclear power plants are discussed in this course.

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