Materials Engineering

Courses

MATE 500 Structure and Properties of Metals 3.0 Credits

Covers crystallography, crystal defects, dislocation mechanisms, phase transformations, recovery and recrystallization, diffusional processes, and strengthening mechanisms.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 501 Structure and Properties of Polymers 3.0 Credits

Covers step and free radical polymers, copolymerization, molecular weight characteristics, polymer morphology, thermodynamics, viscoelasticity, yielding and crazing, and Boltzmann and T-T superpositions.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 502 Structure and Properties of Ceramic and Electronic Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers bonding; crystal structure; defects; diffusion; electrical conductivity; and mechanical, electrical, dielectric, magnetic, and thermal properties.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 503 Introduction to Materials Engineering 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introductory overview of materials science and engineering at the graduate level. The fundamental linkages between processing, structure and properties will be addressed with emphasis on micro- and nano-structural impacts on properties.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 504 The Art of Being a Scientist 2.0 Credits

This course will provide incoming graduate students with the knowledge to become proactive, empowered graduate students. Reading assignments will highlight examples of student situations and though classroom discussions and in class activities the students will gain an understanding of their ethical and societal responsibilities, the importance of communication and the tools to access and plan their academic and career goals.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 505 Phase Equilibria 3.0 Credits

Covers thermodynamic concepts of phase equilibria, including unary, binary, and ternary systems; pressure effects; and relationships between phase diagrams and structure.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 507 Kinetics 3.0 Credits

Covers nucleation phenomena in homogeneous and heterogeneous metallic and ceramic systems, strain energy analysis, composition fluctuation analysis, growth and solution kinetics of second phases, coarsening processes, martensitic transformations, and crystallization of glass.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 510 Thermodynamics of Solids 3.0 Credits

Covers classical thermodynamics, introduction to statistical mechanics, solution theory, thermodynamics of interfaces and crystal defects, and phase diagrams and reaction equilibrium.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 512 Introduction to Solid State Materials 3.0 Credits

This course is a graduate level introduction to solid-state materials. The effects of crystal structure and bonding on properties will be discussed. Quantum theory of solids will be used to elucidate the electronic transport, magnetic, dielectric and optical properties of solid state materials.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 514 Structure, Symmetry, and Properties of Materials 3.0 Credits

Structure–property relationships form a cornerstone for performance-engineering in nearly all materials. Condensed matter systems, including inorganic or organic materials, are defined by their internal structure—the distribution of atoms, defects, and large scale domains with preferred microstructures. This class aims to familiarize materials science students with the real space and k-space structural description of both ideal (defect free) and realistic (imperfect) crystalline materials and the properties derived from the underlying point and transitional symmetry.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 503 [Min Grade: C]

MATE 515 Experimental Technique in Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers electron microscopy techniques, scanning transmission and Auger analysis, x-ray diffraction, x-ray wavelength dispersive and energy dispersive analysis, thermal analysis, statistics and error analysis, and design of experiments.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 516 Computational Techniques in Materials 3.0 Credits

In the past few decades, computational materials modeling and simulation tools have become an essential component to modern materials design, development, and deployment. This course will teach the basics of a broad range of materials modeling and simulation approaches, with emphasis on the first-principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) and computational thermodynamics approach (the CALPHAD approach). Teaching contents will be organized to be practice-oriented. There will be lots of hands-on experience with using the modeling software to study the structural, mechanical, electronic, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties of materials. Please note that computer programing knowledge is NOT a prerequisite.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 525 Introduction to Composite Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers classification and definition of composite materials; properties of fibers, matrices, and their interfaces; structural geometry of reinforcing materials; formation and testing of composites; and properties and analysis of composite materials.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 530 Solidification Processing I 3.0 Credits

Covers principles of solidification processing, heat flow during solidification, thermodynamics and kinetics of nucleation and growth, solute redistribution, interfacial stability and morphology, transport phenomena: continuum treatments and structural effects, and rapid solidification.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 535 Numerical Engineering Methods 3.0 Credits

Covers numerical solution of non-linear equations, linear systems, and integration of ordinary differential equations. Introduces finite differences and finite elements. Provides a user's perspective of finite elements, element selection, convergence, and error estimation. Applications to heat transfer, diffusion, stress analysis, and coupled problems. Maple and ABAQUS (a commercial non-linear finite element program) are used in this course. A term project using ABAQUS is required. Emphasis is placed on materials engineering examples.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 536 Materials Seminar Series 1.0 Credit

MSE hosts visitors from materials and materials-related academic departments, national laboratories and industry to visit and interact with students and to present a seminar. Students will interact with visitors. Lectures on other selected topics: safety and health, ethics in science & engineering research, and writing and presentation skills.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 12 times for 12 credits

MATE 540 Polymer Morphology 3.0 Credits

Covers crystallography, crystallization, single crystals, bulk crystallization, orientation, amorphous polymers, and experimental techniques.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 541 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques 3.0 Credits

This course covers fundamentals of electron optics, electron-specimen interaction, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Elastic (high resolution and in situ TEM) and inelastic scattering techniques (energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron energy loss speciroscopy) are reviewed. An introduction to scanning electron microscopy ( SEM), focused ion beam (FIB), and sample preparation is provided.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 542 Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Materials 3.0 Credits

This course encompasses the nuclear fuel cycle, including extraction, enrichment, transmutation in a nuclear reactor, reprocessing, waste processing, repository performance, materials for nuclear reactors, mechanical and thermal performance will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 543 Thermal Spray Technology 3.0 Credits

Thermal spray technology and coatings provides "solutions" to a large number of surface engineering problems - wear, corrosion, thermal degradation. This course will [i] be of interest and use to students majoring in materials, mechanical, chemical, electrical & environmental engineering; [ii] provide a thorough grounding and understanding of thermal spray processes, their principles and applications; [iii] integrate this knowledge with practical engineering applications and current industrial surfacing practice.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 544 Nanostructured Polymeric Materials 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to address the role of polymer science in Nanotechnology. Topics that will be covered include block copolymer templated self assembly, polymer thin and thick films, LBL, self assembly, soft lithography and polymer nanocomposites.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 501 [Min Grade: C]

MATE 545 Fracture of Polymeric Materials 3.0 Credits

Theoretical strength; defects; brittle fracture;fracture surfaces; fracture mechanics; creep failure; fatigue failure; environmental stress cracking; composite failure; crazing; impact and high-speed failure.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 560 Powder Metallurgy I 3.0 Credits

Covers commercial and near-commercial methods of powder making, material and process variables, atomization mechanisms, powder properties and characterization, powder compaction, and properties in the green state.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 563 Ceramics 3.0 Credits

This course deals with the structure and bonding of ceramics. The fundamental role of point defects on electric and diffusional properties is discussed. Sintering, both solid and liquid phase, is explored. What affects strength, creep, subcritical crack growth and fatigue of ceramics is elucidated. Glasses and their properties are examined.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 565 Crystal Mechanics I 3.0 Credits

Covers crystal plasticity, texture development, continuum aspects of dislocations, interaction and intersection of dislocations, dislocation multiplication, dislocations in crystalline solids, and dislocation boundaries and configurations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 570 Materials Processing I 3.0 Credits

Covers metal deformation processes: slab and deformation work analyses; slip line theory; and upper bound analysis applied to upsetting, drawing, extrusion, rolling, and deep drawing.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE 572 Materials for High Temperature and Energy 3.0 Credits

This graduate level introduction to high temperature materials and materials used for energy applications, deals with metals and ceramics that are used in systems that produce or store energy, such as power generation facilities, solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, photovollaics, thermoelectric generators and supercapacitors.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 576 Recycling of Materials 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the selection criteria for recycling component materials. Recycling involves both reusing materials for energy applications and reprocessing materials into new products.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 582 Materials for Energy Storage 3.0 Credits

The course will address principles of operation of electrochemical energy storage devices and describe materials used in those devices.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 583 Environmental Effects on Materials 3.0 Credits

Environmental degradation is explored with focus on electrochemical corrosion reactions in metals and alloys due to atmospheric, aqueous, chemical or elevated temperature exposure. In addition, high temperature degradation of ceramics and degradation of polymers due to exposure to heat, light and chemicals will be addressed. The role of these environmental effects during service and the impact on performance and reliability will be explored.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 585 Nanostructured Carbon Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers advanced carbon materials ranging from diamond to fullerenes and nanotubes. Structure, properties and applications will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 602 Soft Materials 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the field of Soft Materials to senior undergraduate and graduate students. Topics that will be covered include Polymers, Gels, Colloids, Amphiphiles and Liquid Crystals.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 603 Advanced Polymer Characterization 3.0 Credits

This class covers advanced polymer characterization methods that are related to the structure and properties of polymeric materials. Focus will be devoted to scattering and microscopy techniques. X-ray/Neutron scattering and diffraction will be discussed to understand polymer crystalline and nanostructure. Various polymer microscopy techniques such as electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and polarized light microscopy will be discussed. Advanced polymer thermal analysis such as modulated differential scanning calorimetry and chip calorimetry will be covered to understand metastability of polymeric materials. The class will discuss how to use this suite of characterization tools to design experiments for targeted applications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: MATE 501 [Min Grade: C]

MATE 604 Principles of Polymerization I 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the underlying principles which govern the synthesis of macromolecules and methodologies to control polymer structure. Chemical reactions, kinetics, polymerization parameters, and statistics involved in step-growth, chain-growth, and controlled/living polymerizations will be reviewed. The impact of different polymerization strategies and formulations will be discussed as they relate to polymer molecular weight, functionality, and dispersity, along with their influence on macromolecular architecture and structure.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 605 Computer Simulation of Materials and Processes I 0.0-4.0 Credits

Simulation of equilibrium and transport properties of materials by Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 610 Mechanical Behavior of Solids 3.0 Credits

Covers stress and strain, three-dimensional nomenclature, hydrostatic and deviatoric stresses, isotropic and anisotropic elasticity and plasticity, viscoelasticity, crack growth, and fracture.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 651 Advanced Polymer Processing 3.0 Credits

Covers continuum mechanics; heat transfer; application to extrusion, calendering, coating, injection molding, film blowing, rotational molding, and fiber spinning; powder processing; design; and equipment selection.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 661 Biomedical Materials I 3.0 Credits

This course covers biocompatibility; implantable devices; survey of materials properties; corrosion;; cardiovascular applications; orthopedic applications; kidney dialysis; artificial heart and lung devices.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 662 Biomedical Materials II 3.0 Credits

This course covers phase equilibria; strengthening of materials; dental cast alloys; denture base materials; adhesives and sealants; porcelain and glasses; dental materials laboratory.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 702 Natural Polymers 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to natural and biomimetic polymers with an interdisciplinary view of biology, chemistry and macromolecular science. An understanding of natural building blocks and methods by which nature carries out polymer synthesis and modification reactions is coupled with insights into DNA; structural proteins; polysaccharides; and a wide variety of renewable resources.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 501 [Min Grade: C]

MATE 897 Research 1.0-12.0 Credit

Hours and credits to be arranged.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MATE or major is MSE.

MATE 898 [WI] Master's Thesis 1.0-12.0 Credit

Hours and credits to be arranged. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MATE or major is MSE.

MATE 998 Ph.D. Dissertation 1.0-12.0 Credit

Hours and credits to be arranged.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MATE or major is MSE.

MATE I599 Independent Study in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I699 Independent Study in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I799 Independent Study in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I899 Independent Study in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I999 Independent Study in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T580 Special Topics in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T680 Special Topics in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T780 Special Topics in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T880 Special Topics in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T980 Special Topics in MATE 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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