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MATERIALS SCIENCE (MATS)
College of Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
 
MATS 1001 - Advances in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
(1.0 cr; =[CHEN 1001]; Prereq-=: ChEn 1001; Recommended for [chemical engineering, materials science/engineering] majors; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to chemical engineering, materials science/engineering. Practical examples of important advances in both fields. Design problems, career opportunities. Lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises.



MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CHEM 1021, MATH 1272, PHYS 1301W, CSE student; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Structure-property relationships of engineering materials. Atomic structure and bonding. Crystal structures. Imperfections in solids. Strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms. Phase transformations. Heat treatment/control of microstructures. Materials selection/design. Integrating properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.



MATS 2002 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials Laboratory
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[2001 or &2001], IT student; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Lab experiments dealing with mechanical properties of engineering materials. Elastic modulus, tensile strength, creep, impact strength, fracture.



MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MatS upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Fundamental thermodynamic concepts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Laws. Behavior of gases, liquids, solids. Phase diagrams. Reaction equilibria involving gases, condensed phases. Use of computer-based thermodynamic program(s). Electrochemistry.



MATS 3002 - Mass Transport and Kinetics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4001, CE 3101, [MATH 2373 or equiv], upper div MatS; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Mass transport in solids: solid state diffusion, Fick's laws, defects/diffusion mechanisms. Mass transport in fluids: fluid flow, diffusion with convection, mass transfer. Kinetics of chemical reactions and phase transformations. Computer-based problems illustrating applications.



MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CHEM 1021, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1302, CSE student; fall, spring, every year)
Builds progressively from electrons to atoms to bonding to crystal structures. Defects, X-ray diffraction, phase diagrams. Microstructure as basis for understanding mechanical/electrical properties. Metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites.



MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Structure of metals/alloys. Crystal structure/defects (point defects, dislocations, grain boundaries). Microstructure. Properties of metals, especially mechanical properties.



MATS 3013 - Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3011, [CHEM 4502 or PHYS 2303], [upper div MatS or ChEn] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Electronic/magnetic properties of solids. Simple band theory of solids. Free electron theory of conductivity/transport. Optical/dielectric response functions. Elementary theory of magnetism. Electronic devices. Superconductivity. Computer-based problems to illustrate applications.



MATS 3041 - Industrial Assignment I
(2.0 cr; =[CHEN 3041]; Prereq-MatS upper div, completion of required courses in MatS program through fall sem of 3rd yr, GPA of at least 2.80, regis in co-op program; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Industrial work assignment in engineering co-op program. Formal written report.



MATS 3045 - Materials Science and Engineering Industrial Internship
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial internship, three to eight months. Requirements for grade are a proposed plan approved by supervisor and Faculty Internship Co-op Coordinator (FI/CC), and report describing engineering work completed, signed by industrial supervisor prior to submission to faculty internship co-op coordinator.



MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, MatS upper div] or %; A-F only, fall, every year)
Characterization of structure of engineering materials by optical/electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopic method, related methods. Crystallography, defects, microstructure, macromolecular structure. Specimen preparation, data collection/analysis, maintaining laboratory notebook.



MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3801, 4013, MatS upper div] or %; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Characterization of properties of engineering materials. Mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal properties. Relationship between properties, materials structure. Specimen preparation. Data collection/analysis, including statistical analysis. Laboratory notebook/report writing.



MATS 4041 - Industrial Assignment II
(2.0 cr; =[CHEN 4041]; Prereq-3041, completion of required courses in MatS program through fall sem of 4th yr, GPA of at least 2.80, registration in co-op program; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Industrial assignment in engineering co-op program. Application of materials science principles to engineering design problems in an industrial work environment. Formal written report.



MATS 4212 - Ceramics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, [4001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Crystal structures, non-crystalline (glass) structures, microstructure. Ceramic phase relationships: binary/ternary diagrams. Ceramic properties: thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical. Computer applications.



MATS 4214 - Polymers
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, [4001 or CHEN 4101], [upper div MatS or ChEn]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous state. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties.



MATS 4221 - Materials Performance
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3012, AEM 3031; A-F only, fall, every year)
Thermal/mechanical processing to control properties/other applications. Analysis of costs/performance, failure in metallurgical structures by use of fracture mechanics methodology.



MATS 4223W - Polymer Laboratory (WI)
(2.0 cr; =[CHEM 4223W, CHEN 4223W]; Prereq-4214 or CHEM 4214 or CHEM 4221 or MATS 4214 or #; spring, every year)
Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of polymers. Free radical, condensation, emulsion, anionic polymerization. Infrared spectroscopy/gel permeation chromatography. Viscoelasticity, rubber elasticity, crystallization.



MATS 4301W - Materials Processing (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4212, [4214 or &4214]; A-F only, spring, every year)
Casting, solidification and plastic forming of metals. Powder processing, forming operations, sintering of ceramics. Processing of thermoplastic/thermoset polymers. Computer applications of data collection/reduction.



MATS 4400 - Senior Design Project
(3.0 cr; =[MATS 4402]; Prereq-Sr MatS major; A-F only, spring, every year)
Work in teams to apply expertise in materials science/engineering toward a specific project. With mentor from industry or faculty member guidance, each team defines a problem/follows design steps that culminate in a product design.



MATS 4401 - Senior Design Thesis I
(2.0 cr; Prereq-=: 4400; MatS senior, %, GPA of at least 3.00, project approval by faculty adviser; A-F only, fall, every year)
First semester of a 2-semester thesis project. Research and design work directed by faculty member in Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Written reports are due at midsemester and end of semester. At least one research presentation must be given.



MATS 4402 - Senior Design Thesis II
(2.0 cr; =[MATS 4400]; Prereq-4401; A-F only, spring, every year)
Second of 2-semester thesis project. Students continue thesis design project, write thesis, and give final presentation. Lecture portion meets concurrently with 4400.



MATS 4511W - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-MatS 3011 or #, upper div CSE or grad; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, theory of aqueous corrosion, theory of high temperature oxidation; specific topics include general corrosion, passivation, pitting, galvanic protection/corrosion, environmental degradation of mechanical properties, corrosion of electronic components, growth of oxide scales by diffusion, materials selection and design. Computers used to collect lab data.



MATS 4512 - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion
(4.0 cr; Prereq-MatS 3011 or #, upper div CSE or grad; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, theory of aqueous corrosion, theory of high temperature oxidation; specific topics include general corrosion, passivation, pitting, galvanic protection/corrosion, environmental degradation of mechanical properties, corrosion of electronic components, growth of oxide scales by diffusion, materials selection and design. Computers used to collect lab data.



MATS 4591 - Independent Study in Materials Science
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Upper div mat sci; OPT No Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Library, theoretical, laboratory or design studies of scientific or engineering topics in materials science for an individual student. Course content and credits by arrangement with professor. Design credits available if arranged with professor. May be used for upper division Honors Program experience if arranged with professor.



MATS 4593 - Directed Study in Materials Science
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-upper div MatS; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
This course can take two forms: (a) Library, theoretical or design studies of scientific or engineering topics in materials science for an individual or a small group of students. Course content and credits by arrangement with professor. Design credits available if arranged with professor. (b) Special topics course offered only once, e.g., by a visiting professor.



MATS 4594 - Directed Research in Materials Science
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Upper div mat sci; OPT No Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research studies of scientific or engineering topics in materials science for an individual or small group of students. Course content and credits by arrangement with professor. Design credits available if arranged with professor. May be used for upper division Honors Program experience if arranged with professor.



MATS 5353 - Electron Microprobe Theory and Practice
(3.0 cr; =[ESCI 5353]; Prereq-[One yr chem, one yr physics] or #; spring, offered periodically)
Characterizing solid materials with electron beam instrumentation, including reduction of X-ray data to chemical compositions.



MATS 5517 - Electron Microscopy
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Transmission electron microscope, scattering and diffraction, electron sources, lenses, apertures and resolution, specimen preparation, diffraction patterns, kikuchi diffraction, planar defects, strain fields, high resolution imaging, X-ray spectrometry.



MATS 5518 - Imaging and Diffraction in the Scanning Electron Microscope
(1.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Theory/practice of scanning electron micrscopy. Classroom sessions cover how instrument works, best-use practices. Practical sessions allow students to hone skills.



MATS 5519 - Basic Transmission Electron Microscopy
(1.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Theory/practice of transmission electron microscope. Classroom sessions cover how instrument works, best-use practices. Practical sessions allow students to hone skills.



MATS 5520 - Basic Analytical Electron Microscopy
(1.0 cr; Prereq-5518, 5119; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Theory/practice of analytical electron microscopy. Classroom sessions cover techniques, best-use practices. Practical sessions allow students to hone skills.



MATS 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering
(3.0 cr; =[CHEN 5531]; Prereq-MatS 3011 or #, upper div CSE or grad; fall, offered periodically)
Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Topics include electrochemical mass transfer electrokinetics, thermodynamics of cells, modern sensors, formation of thin films and microstructured materials. Computer-based problems will be assigned.



MATS 5771 - Colloids and Dispersions
(3.0 cr; =[01474]; Prereq-Physical chemistry; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Preparation, stability, coagulation kinetics, or colloidal solutions. DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena. Properties of micelles, other microstructures.



MATS 8001 - Structure and Symmetry of Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MatS and ChEn majors must take this course for a grade; fall, every year)
Comprehensive description of structure of materials, including metals, semiconductors, organic crystals, polymers, and liquid crystals. Atomic and molecular ordering, influence of intermolecular forces on symmetry and structure. Principles of scattering and use of X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction.



MATS 8002 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
First three laws of thermodynamics, free energy, equilibrium constants, fugacity and activity relationships, solution models, order-disorder transitions, phase transitions. Elementary statistical mechanics. Applications to materials systems, including surface energies, multicomponent equilibria, reaction kinetics, mass transport, diffusion.



MATS 8003 - Electronic Properties
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Basic physical theory of bonding in metals, alloys, and semiconductors. Review of modern physics, statistical physics, and solid state physics. Structure of matter emphasizing electronic processes. Techniques for predicting and understanding electronic structure of solids. Transport theory, elementary theory of magnetism, and superconductivity.



MATS 8004 - Mechanical Properties
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Defects in crystalline materials, including point defects, dislocations, and grain boundaries. Structure and movement of defects related to mechanical behavior of materials. Tools used to understand crystals and crystallography.



MATS 8005 - Dislocations and Interfaces
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Structure and properties at an advanced level. Influence of bonding and crystallography on structures of dislocations cores. CSL and DSCL theory of grain boundaries and of structures of phase boundaries in heterojunctions including thin film epilayers. Effect of defects on electrical, optical, magnetic, and superconducting behavior of materials.



MATS 8114 - Structure and Symmetry in Soft Materials
(2.0 cr; Prereq-8001 or equiv or #; A-F or Aud)
Molecular interactions, packing, symmetry operations/structure. X-ray/neutron scattering in soft materials, including organic/liquid crystals, amphiphiles, and polymers.



MATS 8115 - Electron Microscopy of Soft Matter
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Materials science/engineering or chemical engineering grad major or #; A-F or Aud)
Operation principles of transmission electron microscope (TEM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). How these instruments are applied in study of soft materials (e.g., liquid, semi-liquid material systems). Unique specimen preparation techniques, low image contrast, electron-beam radiation-damage, limited signal-to-noise ratio. TEM /SEM digital imaging.



MATS 8204 - Computational Methods and Applications to Problems in Materials Science and Engineering
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student, knowledge of programming languages such as Fortran; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Implementation of computational methods/applications to numerical problems in materials science and engineering. Emphasizes implementation to applications.



MATS 8211 - Physical Chemistry of Polymers
(4.0 cr; =[CHEM 8211, CHEN 8211]; Prereq-Undergrad physical chem or #; spring, every year)
Introduction to polymer physical chemistry. Chain conformations; thermodynamics of polymer solutions, blends, and copolymers; light, neutron, and X-ray scattering; dynamics in dilute solutions and polymer characterization; dynamics of melts and viscoelasticity; rubber elasticity, networks, and gels; glass transitions; crystallization.



MATS 8212 - Solid State Reaction Kinetics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8002)
Reactions between ceramic solids in terms of transport mechanisms. Thermodynamics of point defects in binary and ternary ionic solids, diffusion in the bulk and along line and surface defects, chemical and electrochemical potential gradients, reactions at interfaces, practical examples drawn from oxidation and solid/solid reactions of ceramics.



MATS 8213 - Electronic Properties of Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud)
Band theory studied by tight binding, pseudopotential, K.P. and KKR techniques. Optical and transport properties. Experimental techniques for characterizing electronic properties, including photoemission, Auger spectroscopy, and optical spectroscopy. Microelectronic materials, metal-semiconductor, and other interface phenomena.



MATS 8214 - Electronic Properties and Applications of Organic Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud)
Introduction to current and prospective applications of organic materials in electronic, electroluminescent, and photoconductive devices. Bonding, electronic structure, charge carriers, transport mechanisms, luminescence, and photoconductivity in molecular crystals and conducting polymers.



MATS 8215 - Electronic Ceramics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud)
Electronic properties of ceramics; electronic and ionic conduction; dielectric behavior; ferroelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, and electroptic properties. Relationships between structure (crystal structure, microstructure) and properties. Introduction to applications (e.g., capacitors, sensors, actuators.



MATS 8216 - Contact and Fracture Mechanics
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Theories of indentation contact and fracture resistance emphasizing structure/property relationships. Surfaces, thin film interfaces, coatings, and bulk behavior. Theoretical basis and experimental techniques for measuring mechanical behavior at the nano-scale. Lab exercises.



MATS 8217 - Advanced Electron Microscopy
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5517; A-F or Aud)
Theory/application of scanning/transmission electron microscopy.



MATS 8218 - Thin Film Growth and Epitaxy
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Principles of epitaxial growth. Growth models, thermodynamics, kinetics, homoepitaxial growth, continuum models of homoepitaxial growth, models of heteroepitaxial growth, surfaces, interfaces, defects, coincident lattices, experimental methods of growth, characterization.



MATS 8219 - Science of Porous Media
(3.0 cr; =[CHEN 5103, CHEN 8103]; A-F or Aud)
Geometry and topology of porous materials. Fundamentals of flow, transports, and deformation in them. One- and two-phase Darcy flows, convective dispersion in microporous materials. Relations of macroscopic properties and behavior to microscopic structures and mechanisms. Nanoporous materials. Examples from nature and technology.



MATS 8221 - Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
(4.0 cr; =[CHEM 8221, CHEN 5221, CHEN 8221, MATS 5221, CHEM 4221]; Prereq-[Undergrad organic chemistry course, undergrad physical chemistry course] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Condensation, radical, ionic, emulsion, ring-opening, metal-catalyzed polymerizations. Chain conformation, solution thermodynamics, molecular weight characterization, physical properties.



MATS 8223 - Electronic Structure of Solids: Basic Theory and Practical Calculations
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student; [[knowledge equiv to [undergrad solid state physics or quantum chemistry courses], experience with Unix system] recommended; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Theoretical and computational methods for electronic structure calculations of solids. Lab experience with popular free software for electronic structure calculations, Quantum ESPRESSO distribution.



MATS 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



MATS 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



MATS 8666 - Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; % for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
TBD



MATS 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



MATS 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



MATS 8993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)



MATS 8994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)



MATS 8995 - Special Topics
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
New or experimental courses offered by department or visiting faculty.



 
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