신소재공학과

Descriptions Of Courses

Curriculum

  • MS511 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

    Topics include: thermodynamic variables, the first, second and third law of thermodynamics, chemical potential, fugacity and activity, thermodynamic stability and critical phenomena, solution-vapor, crystal equilibrium, classification of defects in crystals, defects in metals, elemental semiconductors, defects in nearly stoichiometric, nonstoichiometric compounds, metal hydrides, amorphous, diamonds.

  • MS513 Structure and Defects of Solids

    This course covers crystallography, point defects, line defects, surface defects, and three dimensional defects.

  • MS514 Mechanical Behavior of Materials

    This course is designed to introduce the fundamental phenomena and theories on the mechanical behavior of materials, and to understand the relationships between mechanical properties and microstructure of materials. Main topics include theories of elasticity and plasticity, dislocation theories, deformation mechanisms, strengthening mechanisms, fracture, fatigue, creep, high temperature deformation, and superplasticity.

     

  • MS521 Statistical Thermodynamics in Materials System

    In this course, thermodynamical concepts are considered in statistical point of view. This course investigates how magnetic spins, dielectric polarizations, atoms contribute to total free energy and how ideal solid was described by heat capacity, Bose-Einstein condensation.

  • MS523 Electron Microscopy

    This course covers topics such as electron guns, electron lenses, optics, reciprocal lattice / Ewald sphere construction, structures factor, kinematical, dynamical, indexing, stereographic analysis, inelastic scattering and Kikuchi electron diffraction, origins of contrast, perfect crystals, imperfect crystals, artifacts, amplitude vs phase contrast, identification of defects.

  • MS524 Phase Equilibria and Phase Diagrams

    This course covers the Thermodynamics and Phase Stability Relation between Phase Diagrams and Equilibria Interpretation and Analysis Practical Applications.

  • MS536 Thin Film Processes

    This course is planned to give graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering an understanding of the process and analysis technologies of thin films

  • MS541 Diffusion in Solid

    This course deals with an introduction of diffusional theories and their applications which appear in the design and the manufacturing of the materials-related devices. In the part of theoretical treatment, basic differential equations are explained for the solution of various kinds of diffusion problems. In addition, the diffusion phenomena are treated from micro-scale of atomic movement to the macro-scale of thermodynamic treatment. As applications, various examples occuring at metals, ceramics and semiconductors are also introduced

  • MS542 Nanoscale Surface Analysis

    This course provides the fundamental principles of Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) which has become a powerful technique on the science of nanoscale materials through the lecture and experimental. The applications of SPM to the nanoscale surface analysis will be also introduced.   

  • MS543 Introduction to Dislocations

    This course is designed to understand the fundamental relationships between line defects and properties of crystalline materials and introduces the structure and properties of various types of dislocations, and discusses the phenomena and theories on interactions between dislocations and other defects. Main topics include: description and movement of dislocations, stress and strain fields of dislocation, reaction and multiplication of dislocations, dislocation arrays and crystal boundaries, interactions between defects, etc.

  • MS544 Engineering of Soft Materials

    In this course, the basic concepts for soft condensed matter, which includes polymers, colloidal dispersion, amphiphiles and liquid crystal, are presented with the particular emphasis on their structure formation and the corresponding physical properties.

  • MS545 Healthcare Materials

    This course will teach recent research progresses in the design and applications of materials to healthcare fields. Major topics to be covered in this course will include natural and synthetic polymers for healthcare applications, materials for biosensors/chips, nanobiomaterials, self-assembled biomaterials, bio-inspired materials for healthcare.

  • MS551 Waves and Materials

    Light, sound, and earthquakes are examples of waves. This course overviews the basic, common properties of waves and how they interact with materials. Fundamental physical understanding is emphasized and basic analysis skills are cultivated through examples. Both natural media and artificial media such as metamaterials will be covered.

  • MS572 Composite Materials

    This course introduces the fundamental descriptions and theories on the fabrication processes, properties, characterization and applications of metal matrix composites (MMC), ceramic matrix composites (CMC) and polymer matrix composites (PMC). Main topics include: fabrication processes and properties of reinforcements (particles, whiskers & fibers), structure and properties of matrix materials, bonding and interfacial reactions between reinforcements and matrices, micro-mechanical and macro-mechanical behavior of composite materials, fabrication processes, design, properties and applications of composite materials.

  • MS575 Non-Crystalline Materials

    Thermodynamics and kinetics of glass transition and glass formation are studied in relation to amorphous structure in order to understand non-crystalline materials. Physical and chemical properties of non-crystalline materials for technological applications are introduced. Especially, photonic applications of non-crystalline materials are emphasized.

  • MS590 Design of Nanomaterials and Processing

    In this course, students use quantum computational simulation tools to understand and design nanoscale materials and processing. Topics include Nanostructures, Surface Reconstruction, Carbon Nanotubes, STM Initiated Self-Directed Growth of Nanowire, Atomic Layer Deposition, Hydrogen Storage, Single Electron / Molecular Structures and Properties, Nanocrystal Growth in Melt.

  • MS591 Emerging nanofabrication technology

    This lecture covers the underlying principles and applications of nanofabrication technologies. The advantages and limitations of top-down and bottom-up approaches are extensively discussed through detailed and in-depth reviews on state-of-the-art techniques. Thermodynamically-driven and kinetically-driven nanoscale self-assembly processes will be described as illustrations of synthesis and assembly mechanisms.

  • MS592 Inorganic Nanomaterials

    There have been significant progress in the novel synthesis and various applications of one-dimensional functional nanomaterials. These nanostructures include nanowire, hollow tube, nanofibers etc. In this course, we understand various synthesis methods of inorganic (0/1/2 dimensional) nanomaterials and their potential applications in chemical sensors, energy storages, and nanoelectronics.

  • MS612 Phase Transformation in Solids

    The objective of the course is to provide graduate students in ES & E the fundamental concepts and models which are required to understand the phase transformation in crystalline solids. Topics include Nucleation, Growth, Coarsening, Spinodal decomposition, Recrystallization, Precipitation, Eutectoid Decomposition, Discontinuous Precipitation, Massive Transformation, Ordering Transformation, and Martensitic Transformation.

  • MS613 Solid State Physics

    This course is designed for beginning graduate students of materials science and engineering. It will cover crystal structure, lattice vibration, the theory of electron gas, the quantum electron theory and the concept of band theory.

  • MS615 Structure and Properties of Interfaces

    This course covers the thermodynamics and structure of interfaces in solids and related phenomena. Topics include: Interfacial segregation, equilibrium and growth shapes of crystals, strain effect on crystal shape, thermodynamic definition of interface, structure of interfaces, kinetics and mechanism of interface migration, coherency strain in thin films, Interface instability and dendritic growth, Normal and abnormal grain growth, Precipitation at grain bounderies, theories of recrystallization, chemically induced grain boundary migration, and discontinuous precipitation.

  • MS617 Electrochemistry of Solids for Materials Scientist

    The objective of this course is for students to acquire a fundamental and practical understanding of the electrochemical equilibria and reactions in and on solids involving point defects in terms of the electrochemical potential. Topics include phase equilibria between electrons and ions, transport of electrons and ions as fundamentals; contact phenomena, topochemical reactions, transport through solid galvanic cell as applications; current research activities concerned. This course deals with the subjects from both microscopic and macroscopic viewpoints. Topics also include: basic concepts of the electrochemical system, defect structure of solids (metals, semiconducting materials), examples for the defect structure of solids, thermodynamic quantities of quasi-free electrons and defect electrons in semiconducting materials, Galvani and Volta potentials, Example for the defect structure of electrons and defect electrons, diffusion / migration of ions and electrons, application of solid Galvanic cell, and electrochemical solid state reaction.

  • MS619 Electronic Ceramic Materials

    In this course, topics such as dipole moment, polarization mechanism, dielectric properties, breakdown mechanism, dielectric loss, ferroelectric properties, electronic components, piezoelectric properties, crystal elastic properties, thermodynamics of piezoceramics, and piezoelectric components will be illustrated.

  • MS620 Optical Materials

    This course deals with physical and chemical properties of the materials used for optical devices and consists of three parts. The first part consists of nature of electromagnetic waves, light propagation, refraction, reflection, reflection, scattering and absorption, and color generation in materials. The second part consists of light course, modulation, and detection (including human eyes) of light. Third part consists of electro-optical phenomena and optical integrated circuits.

  • MS621 Dielectric Materials

    The following topics will be discussed in this course: dipole moment, polarization phenomena, dielectric loss, thermal characteristics of dielectric, classification of dielectrics, ferro-electric polar materials, non-polar materials, microstructural effects of dielectric characteristics, fabrication process and application of dielectric materials.

  • MS624 Optical properties of nanostructured materials

    This course includes (1) lectures on the fundamental behavior of EM waves in periodic media, (2) introductory lectures on new class of optical materials. Students will understand firmly how the developments of nano-science and technology affect the emerging new optical materials.

  • MS631 Alloy Design and Applications

    This course aims to give graduate students the basic principles of metallurgy, the mechanical behaviors of materials and the ability to use them in developing new alloy. Topics include: engineering materials, deformation and strengthening mechanical, gas turbine design and materials, NI-base superalloys, advanced high temperature alloys, fast fracture, toughness, and fatigue, high strength-high toughness alloys, composite materials, shape memory alloys, electronic and magnetic alloys, and tests.

  • MS632 Creep and Superplasticity

    This course describes the concepts of reaction theory and kinetics of plastic deformation, creep deformation mechanisms, the dependence of creep on temperature and stress, motion of dislocations for creep, introduction of the most recent creep theories and various mechanisms for superplastic deformation.
    Topics include: reaction kinetics of plastic deformation, the rate theory of plastic deformation, the theory of dislocation mobility, time dependent plastic deformation, temperature, dependence of creep stress, and dependence of creep effects on metallurgical factors on creep cyclic creep superplasticity.

  • MS633 Solid State Chemical Sensors

    This course is designed for the understanding of the surface physics of electronic materials and defect interaction with environments. Thus in the first part, device physics of the MOS is briefly introduced with an emphasis on surface phenomena. Here, students learn to understand the concepts of surface energy level, surface energy diagram, and defect level, etc. In the second parts, absorption and desorption theory of gases on electronically active solids are explained in terms of thermodynamics, and atom physics. Here, various examples are introduced, which are chosen from Journal of Sensors and Actuators and Journal of Electrochemistry. Finally, defect chemistry of ceramic solids is introduced with Kroger-Vink notation and diagram. Here the effects of environmental gases on conductivity and capacity, etc, are discussed.

  • MS634 Crystal Physics

    The physical properties in relation to crystal structure are investigated. Especially the macroscopic properties, such as heat capacity, electric dipole moment, dielectric constant, stress and strain piezoelectric constant, elastic constant are investigated as tensor properties. Additionally, the time reversal symmetry in magnetism is presented in detail.

  • MS635 Semiconductor Integrated Process Design

    Since unit processes for VLSI manufacturing are related to each others, it is necessary that semiconductor engineers have a deep understanding about issues between the VLSI process integration and device operation. This course provides basic science underlying unit process steps, particular engineering in achieving required device performances, and the tradeoffs in optimizing device performance and enabling manufacturing. It assumes that the student has already acquired an introductory understanding of the semiconductor device physics.

  • MS642 Electronic Packaging Technology

    This course covers electronic packaging technologies such as electronic design, thermal consideration, mechanical design, reliability and failure mechanism, chip interconnection, chip packaging, printed board technology, soldering, ceramic packaging, and multi chip packaging.

  • MS643 Sintering

    Sintering is the core technique of powder metallurgy as well as ceramic processing. This course treats the phenomena that occur during sintering, i.e. densification, grain growth and microstructural evolution. The basics of materials science with respect to these phenomena are presented. Analysis and interpretation of general sintering phenomena will be made. Principles of sintering will also be explained and applied to the sintering of real systems.

  • MS644 Advanced Polymeric Materials

    Various phase transition behaviors and structural changes of polymeric systems are presented with their relation to the molecular structure and processing condition. The corresponding material properties are interpreted in terms of the underlying physics.

  • MS653 Microstructure Analysis in Materials Science

    In this course, the following topics are studied: reciprocal lattice and diffraction conditions, diffraction phenomena and Fourier method, high resolution images, dynamical diffraction theory, defect analysis, analysis of diffraction pattern, convergent beam electron diffraction pattern and 3-D crystallographic information, and optics of transmission electron microscope and its resolution.

  • MS654 Surface Science

    This course treats physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces of material and interactions of electrons and photons with material surfaces, and describes modern scientific tools to obtain information about composition, structure and chemistry of surfaces on a microscale, such as, AES, XPS, FTIR, LEED, RBS, SIMS, EPMA, Raman spectroscopy, etc.

  • MS656 Corrosion & Mechanochemical Reactions on Surfaces

    The course explores the theoretical basis of electrochemistry in the materials science and the reasons for the corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking of materials. Topics include: thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode (metal and semiconducting materials) process, chemistry of corrosion, physics of corrosion (mutual interactions between electrochemical reaction, stress and structural lattics defects such as vacancies, dislocations, surfaces, grain boundaries, inclusions and cracks, etc.); friction and corrosive wear processes; environmental effect of degradation; recent research activities concerned. Laboratory work accompanies the lectures.

  • MS657 Environmental Effects on the Degradation of Materials

    This course applies thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode reactions to environmental effects on failures of metals and alloys. Specific topics comprising pitting, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, corrosion fatigue and corrosion prevention are discussed. Topics include: electrochemical aspects of corrosion, review on electrochemistry, poubaix diagrams, electrode kinetics, corrosion kinetics, prediction of corrosion behavior using mixed potential theory, passivity, localized corrosion, hydrogen damage, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, liquid metal embrittlement, corrosion control. Prerequisites: MS214 and MS215.

  • MS660 Fracture Mechanics

    This course covers the two- and three-dimensional elastic fields around the crack developed from both a conventional elastic and a dislocational approach. Topics include: Criteria for the crack initiation and growth for elastic and elasto-plastic deformation conditions, fracture toughness theories and testing, fracture theories in terms of materials characteristic properties, damage process in the various process zones, and mechanism of ductile fracture. Prerequisite: Mechanical Behavior of Solids.

  • MS661 Fatigue Phenomena in Metals

    The goal of this course is to cover the topics such as the monotonic and cyclic stress-strain response, various mechanisms for fatigue crack initiation and propagation (metallurgical factors are emphasized), the characteristic behavior of dislocations under cyclic loading for the formation of damage, high cycle and low cycle fatigue, theories for the life predictions, and grain boundary cavitation for the fatigue failure at high temperature. Prerequisite: Mechanical Behavior of Materials and Structure and Defects in Solids.

  • MS662 Mechanical Properties of Thin Films

    Thin film coatings are widely used in industry to enhance electrical and magnetic properties, but their performance depends heavily on the mechanical reliability of the film. This course focuses on the origin of thin film stress, its measurements, and mechanical properties, and discusses adhesion problems in microelectronic packaging and plastic flow in hetero-epitaxy and superlattices.

  • MS670 Sol-Gel Nano Materials and Process

    In this course, fundamentals of sol-gel process and fabrication of ceramics and glasses by sol-gel process are studied. Also, synthesis and application of nano materials such as nano composites, nano hybrids, nano structured materials, mesoporous materials, and biomaterials prepares by sol-gel nano process are introduced

  • MS671 First-principles Modeling of Materials

    Fundamental concepts of ab initio quantum chemical methods and density functional theory (DFT) methods are introduced. The strength and weakness of ab initio and density functional theory methods are discussed in light of accuracy and computational costs. In addition, we will apply first-principles simulations to design and understand nano materials and nano processes (term projects). Examples include carbon nanotubes, organic nanowires on silicon, hydrogen storage materials, fuel cells, atomic layer deposition techniques, and chemical vapor deposition processes.  

  • MS672 Special Topics on Nano Materials Technology

    A group project will be a major component of this course. The purpose of the project is to bring together students of the similar interest to explore exciting areas of nanotechnology and to practice generating new research ideas. In the beginning of the course, each student will review the fifteen areas of nanotechnology distributed at the beginning of the class. They will select the 3-5 topics that they find most interesting. The instructor will then match students with common interests into groups. Once the groups are formed, they will work together to create their own research proposal. The proposal will either be written or presented to the class, depending on student interests and the number of students who take the class. The instructor is willing to meet with the teams during the quarter to help them find the background literature that is needed for their project and to help them develop their research ideas. Some class time will be used for this purpose.

  • MS673 Photochemical Materials

    This class introduces photochemical processes, including photosynthesis, and related nanomaterials for light absorption, exciton transfer, charge transfer and catalysis (e.g., water splitting). Particularly, molecular and semiconductor-based materials design will be compared with natural photosystems in terms of functionality of multiscale architectures.

  • MS684 Principles of Semiconductor Devices

    This course covers the basic physics, operation principles, and processes of semiconductor devices. This course provides the thinking tools for materials scientist to develop or improve the device characteristics, which are closely related to materials science such as structures, bulk defects, interface defects, thermodynamics, and kinetics.

  • MS685 Physics of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

    In this course, physics of magnetism and application of magnetism will be the two major topics to be covered. Basic concepts of magnetism, magnetic units, origin of magnetism in materials and magnetization processes of magnetic materials under DC and AC magnetic fields will be lectured on. Also magnetic anisotropy, magnetostriction and magnetic domains will be intensively covered. Lastly, engineering applications of magnetic materials in electromagnetic equipment, permanent magnets and external magnetic recording devices for computer application engineering will be discussed in the course.

  • MS686 Photovoltaic Materials

    This course covers the principles of Solar cells, Efficiency measurement, Cell fabrication, Process simulation, selection of various materials for solar cells, and solar cell characteristics. This course enhances basic understanding and deepen specialty in solar cells.

  • MS696 Special Topics in Advanced Materials I

    This course surveys, in depth, emerging technologies and advanced fields in materials science and their applications at graduate levels. This course offers guest lectures by staff and visiting specialists; this series forms a content that is integrated and on important aspects of the field.

  • MS697 Special Topics in Advanced Materials II

    This course surveys, in depth, emerging technologies and advanced fields in materials science and its applications at graduate levels. This course offers guest lectures by staff and visiting specialists; this series forms a content that is integrated and on important aspects of the field.

  • MS698 Special Topics in Advanced Materials III

    This course surveys, in depth, emerging technologies and advanced fields in materials science and its applications at graduate levels. This course offers guest lectures by staff and visiting specialists; this series forms a content that is integrated and on important aspects of the field.

  • MS960 Research in Materials Science and Engineering (Master)

    This course is for the master's degree thesis based on independent research work performed by the candidate in the laboratory of the advising professor.   

  • MS980 Research in Materials Science and Engineering (Doctorate)

    This course is for the doctor's degree thesis based on independent research work performed by the candidate in the laboratory of the advising professor.   

  • MS966 Seminar (Master)

    This course is a weekly seminar for graduate students currently enrolled in the MS & E program. Students present seminars on current topics in materials research with discussion and critique from seminar participants.

  • MS986 Seminar (Doctorate)

    This course is a weekly seminar for graduate students currently enrolled in the MS & E program. Students present seminars on current topics in materials research with discussion and critique from seminar participants.

  • MS998 Practicum in Materials Science and Engineering I

    The objective of this course is to apply basic knowledge obtained from classes to the industrial onsite and to understand various aspects of fundamental principles. This class consists of about 40 hours in a week and its main contents lie with obtaining practical knowledge of materials science and engineering on research and development activities of industry, new materials production, and sales.

  • MS999 Practicum in Materials Science and Engineering II

    The objective of this course is to apply basic knowledge obtained from classes to the industrial onsite and to understand various aspects of basic principles. This class is the second series of Practicum in chemical and biomolecular engineering having at least 80 hours in 2 weeks or more than 2 weeks. Its main contents lie with obtaining practical knowledge of materials science and engineering on research and development activities of industry, new materials production, and sales.