Descriptions of Courses
- MS211 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
This course covers atomic bonding, crystal structures, crystal defects, diffusion, phase diagrams and microstructures, mechanical and electromagnetic properties of metals, ceramics, semiconductors and polymers.
- MS212 Thermodynamics of Materials
This course introduces the essential features of zeroth, first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics and their application to materials, statistical interpretation of entropy, and experimental techniques used to measure thermodynamic functions. Furthermore, this course deals with surface phenomena and considers their application not only to hydrostatic system, but also to magnetic, dielectric, piezoelectric and mechanical systems.
- MS311 Phase Transformation and Microstructure Evolution
The objective of this course is to provide juniors in MS&E with the concepts and models which are required to understand the formation and evolution of microstructures in both the crystalline solids and thin films. The topics include: thermodynamics of solid solutions, phase equlibria, diffusion equations and solution, interdiffusion, surface diffusion, surface energies and thin film formation, interface structures and energies, interface energies and equilibrium shapes, grain growth and recrystallization, solidification and crystal growth; homogeneous and inhomogeneous nucleation in solids, growth and overall transformations kinetics, spinodal decomposition and coarsening, massive transformations, ordering transformations, martensitic transformations, transformation kinetics in thin films, surface kinetics processes, grain formation and evolution, thin film stresses, epitaxial growth, solid phase amorphization and crystallization, and thin film reactions.
- MS321 Advanced Materials Lab I
This course is organized to give the basic theories and concepts through the introductory experiments about the phase diagrams and material characteristics. Tensile test for mechanical properties, electrical transport phenomena for electrical properties are included. Safety, technical writing, experimental design and error analysis are also introduced.
- MS322 Advanced Materials Lab II
This course introduces how to tailor the properties and performance of materials by modifications in compositions and microstructures through synthesis and processing. Also, general microfabrication technologies, in which photo-lithography, diffusion of dopant, Si oxidation, and thin film deposition are included, are introduced on the basis of term projects.
- MS213 Crystallography and Diffraction
This course deals with chemical bonds, atomic packing as a consequence of bond type, crystal structures by atomic packing, lattice and symmetry in crystals, reciprocal lattice and Ewald sphere. Principles and applications of optical, X-ray, and electron diffraction to crystal structure characterization, laboratory for basic techniques of optical, X-ray, and electron diffraction are covered.
- MS214 Applications of Thermodynamics to Materials Science and Engineering
This subject aims to establish an in-depth understanding of the chemical phenomena occurring at the materials exposed to the high temperature, which provides a capability to design a new materials and an optimum high temperature material-process. Especially, the knowledge obtained in this course can help to predict the equilibrium phase and composition of materials at a given state.
- MS215 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
This course introduces to sophomores the concept of dislocations and to understand the role of dislocations on mechanical properties of materials. Topics include: application of principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics to brittle fracture and to fatigue crack propagation and reviews elasticity theory, elements of plasticity, and strengthening mechanisms.
- MS216 Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
This course will offer the opportunities to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of various materials such as metals, semiconductors, and insluators, This purpose of this course is to understand electron's behavior in solid, band structures of materials, general properties of semiconductours and their devices, and oricin of magneitc properties.
- MS310 Quantum Chemistry for Materials Scientists
Understanding quantum chemistry is a necessity for materials scientists. This course covers wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation, the hydrogen model, molecular orbitals, symmetry of molecules, spectroscopy, and basic principle of characerization of solid materials.
- MS331 Nanomaterials Science & Technology
This course covers the techniques for patterning materials at the nanometer length scale. Topics include: nanostructure, self-assembly, nanoimprint lithography, scanning probe lithography, organic semiconductors, nanopatterning, atomic layer deposition, nanoelectronics, colloidal crystals, mesostructures, circuits and programmable assembling DNA.
- MS340 Polymer Materials
The course is to collect and organize understanding of the relationships between structure, properties and applications of polymer materials. The major polymer properties such as processability, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, acoustic, chemical and surface properties will be discussed from various aspects of polymer structures.
- MS354 Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals
This course is designed to provide undergraduate students in materials science and engineering an introduction to degradation of metals and alloys at both low and high temperatures. The fundamentals of electrochemistry and electrode kinetics pertinent to metallic corrosion, corrosion control, gas-metal reactions, and mechanisms and kinetics of oxidation are presented. Topics include: Introduction to corrosion and oxidation, review on electrochemistry, pourbaix diagrams, corrosion kinetics, mixed potential theory, passivity, predicting corrosion behavior, corrosion rate measurements, galvanic corrosion, localized corrosion, stress, corrosion, hydrogen damages, corrosion prevention, mechanisms and kinetics of oxidation, alloy oxidation, other metal gas reactions. Prerequisites : MS214 and MS215
- MS360 Mechanics of Materials
Basic topics of mechanics of materials are covered including: concept of stress and strain, axial loading, torsion, bending and shear. Stress and strain transformation, bending of beam and shaft, combined loading will be included. Some of current development in mechanics of materials are also discussed.
- MS371 Structure and Properties of Engineering Alloys
This course presents the relationship between phase transformations, microstructures and the mechanical properties of metals and alloys. Applications to alloy design, processing, and heat-treatment are included. A consideration is made of mostly mechanical properties, structural stability, grain size, interstitial and subsitutional solutes, precipitates and second-phase particles.
- MS381 Introduction to Solid State Physics
This course teaches all the physical phenomena in solids from the point of wave concepts. It covers the lattice vibrations, electromagnetic waves, and electron waves. The importance interaction between those waves are emphasized. The wave theories are applied to explain the solid-state phenomena such as specific heat, thermal conduction, electron transport and scattering, light scattering, light transmission and reflection, and ionic polarization.
- MS412 Material Design and Manufacturing Process
This subject is intended to provide senior engineering students, who are interested in the materials science and engineering, with a general and practical understanding of the materials design and manufacturing process. This course deals with the topics of decision making, optimization, availability, planning, statistical approach, reliability and quality control. To understand these topics, the students are asked to practice design and manufacturing a specific system. Also, since computers are becoming very important in the design field, the role of computers in materials design will be introduced.
- MS415 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Concerning present and projected needs, this course provides a strong intuitive and analytical foundation for dealing with solid state devices. Emphasis is placed on developing a fundamental understanding of the internal working of the most basic solid state device structures, such as silicon based, metal-semiconductor contact, PN junction, MOS capacitor, bipolar transistor, and MOSFET.
- MS421 Introduction to Ceramics
This course covers broad area of physical properties of ceramics. Topics include: crystals and crystal structure of solids, defects, interfaces, material transport, phase equilibria, sintering, thermal, mechanical, optical, and electrical properties of ceramics.
- MS424 Circuits and Electronics for Materials Science and Engineering
This course aims to cultivate understanding of basic properties of electric circuit elements and their interconnections, which form the basis for designing and analyzing complex electronic systems. Fundamental concepts and laws are emphasized so that students can apply them to real devices in materials science and engineering research.
- MS425 Introduction to Biomaterials
The objective of this course is to provide basic concepts in biochemistry, structures and properties of key biological polymers, and interactions between biomolecules with environments. This course will also introduce properties and characterization methods for various biomaterials.
- MS431 Nano-Biomaterials
This class introduces the systematic study of the interactions between biomolecules and synthetic materials. Topics include non-covalent biomolecular interactions, biodegradable polymers, hydrogels, biological interfaces, tissue engineering, and gene therapy.
- MS481 Semiconductor Processing
Basic VLSI processing technologies such as crystal growth, doping, ion implantation, thin film deposition, lithography, etching, and interconnection and also electronic packaging technologies will be studied.
- MS482 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering
This course is primarily designed to cover contemporary and advanced topics in materials science and engineering and introduces undergraduates to related novel theories and applications.
- MS490 Research in Materials Science and Engineering
This course is an individual research in consultation with the thesis advisor for the B.S. thesis.
- MS495 Individual Study
This course is an extended participation in work of a research group. This course includes independent study of literature and direct involvement in group's research.
- MS496 Seminar
This course is composed of weekly seminars for undergraduate students interested in materials science and engineering. Students present seminars on current topics in materials research with discussion and critic from seminar participants.