MSAE E3010 Introduction to Materials Science, I. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Introduction to quantum mechanics: atoms, electron shells, bands, bonding; introduction to group theory: crystal structures, symmetry, crystallography; introduction to materials classes: metals, ceramics, polymers, liquid crystals, nanomaterials; properties of single crystals: optical properties, electrical properties, magnetic properties, thermal properties, mechanical properties.

Fall 2018: MSAE E3010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3010 001/74655 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Simon Billinge 3 12/35

MSAE E3011 Introduction to Materials Science, II. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3010)

Introduction to polycrystals and disordered materials; noncrystalline and amorphous structures; grain boundary structures, diffusion; phase transformations; phase diagrams, time-temperature- transformation diagrams; properties of polycrystalline and amorphous materials: mechanical properties and failure, the Drude model of electrical properties, thermal properties; corrosion; materials selection for engineering design.

Spring 2019: MSAE E3011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3011 001/63091 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Renata Wentzcovitch 3 6/11

MSAE E3012 Laboratory in Materials Science, I. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3010) MSAE E3010.

Measurement of electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties of single crystals. Single crystal diffraction analysis, polarized light microscopy, and infrared microscopy in Si single crystals, written and oral reports.

Fall 2018: MSAE E3012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3012 001/66147 M 12:30pm - 5:00pm
287 Engineering Terrace
Yuan Yang 3 6/35

MSAE E3013 Laboratory in Materials Science, II. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3011) MSAE E3011.

Metallographic sample preparation, optical microscopy, quantitative metallography, hardness and tensile testing, plastic deformation, annealing, phase diagrams, brittle fracture of glass, temperature and strain-rate dependent deformation of polymers; written and oral reports. This is the second of a two-semester sequence materials laboratory course. MSAE E3103x Elements of materials

Spring 2019: MSAE E3013
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3013 001/25242 M 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Yuan Yang 3 6/35

MSAE E3111 Thermodynamics, kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

An introduction to the basic thermodynamics of systems, including concepts of equilibrium, entropy, thermodynamic functions, and phase changes. Basic kinetic theory and statistical mechanics, including diffusion processes, concept of phase space, classical and quantum statistics, and applications thereof.

Fall 2018: MSAE E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3111 001/73423 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Irving Herman 3 13/35

MSAE E3141 Processing of metals and semiconductors. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3103) or equivalent.

Synthesis and production of metals and semiconductors with engineered microstructures for desired properties. Includes high-temperature, aqueous, and electrochemical processing; thermal and mechanical processing of metals and alloys; casting and solidification; diffusion, microstructural evolution, and phase transformations; modification and processing of surfaces and interfaces; deposition and removal of thin films. Processing of Si and other materials for elemental and compound semiconductor-based electronic, magnetic, and optical devices.

MSAE E3142 Processing of ceramics and polymers. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3103) or MSAE E3103 or the equivalent.

Established and novel methods involved in the processing of polymers and ceramics. The fundamental aspects of the structure and properties of polymers and ceramic materials; strategy in the preparatory, synthesis,, and processing methods for obtaining them. Topics include polymer synthesis, elastomers, thermoplastics, thermoset materials, design and molding processes. Ceramics: inorganic glasses and composites, materials production and principle inorganic chemistry. Processing methodology, conditioning, drying, forming, sintering, and microstructure development. Relevant aspects of transport phenomena, colloid and sol-gel science, contemporary issues in modern polymer and ceramic processing.

MSAE E3156 Design project. 3 points.

Prerequisites: senior standing.

May be repeated with the permission of the undergraduate adviser. E3156: a design problem in materials science or metallurgical engineering selected jointly by the student and a professor in the department. The project requires research by the student, directed reading, and regular conferences with the professor in charge. E3157: completion of the research, directed reading, and conferences, culminating in a written report and an oral presentation to the department.

Fall 2018: MSAE E3156
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3156 001/27602  
Simon Billinge 3 8/35

MSAE E3157 Design project. 3 points.

Prerequisites: senior standing.

May be repeated with the permission of the undergraduate adviser. E3156: a design problem in materials science or metallurgical engineering selected jointly by the student and a professor in the department. The project requires research by the student, directed reading, and regular conferences with the professor in charge. E3157: completion of the research, directed reading, and conferences, culminating in a written report and an oral presentation to the department.

Spring 2019: MSAE E3157
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3157 001/66348  
Simon Billinge 3 7/35

MSAE E3900 Undergraduate research in materials science. 0 points.

0 to 4 pts.

This course may be repeated for credit, but no more than 6 points of this course may be counted toward the satisfaction of the B.S. degree requirements. Candidates for the B.S. degree may conduct an investigation in materials science or carry out a special project under the supervision of the staff. Credit for the course is contingent upon the submission of an acceptable thesis or final report.

Fall 2018: MSAE E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3900 001/60753  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 002/60280  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 003/14905  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 004/60255  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 005/68997  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 006/24764  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 007/64112  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 008/16593  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 009/15960  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 010/13564  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 012/68864  
Yuan Yang 0 2/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3900 001/28648  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 002/13461  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 003/11739  
Simon Billinge 0 1/10
MSAE 3900 004/24182  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 005/69486  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 006/72973  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 007/22281  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 008/74558  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 009/76012  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 010/71312  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 011/61767  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 0/10
MSAE 3900 012/62356  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE E4090 Nanotechnology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (APPH E3100) and (MSAE E3111) or their equivalents with instructor’s permission.

The science and engineering of creating materials, functional structures and devices on the nanometer scale. Carbon nanotubes, nanocrystals, quantum dots, size dependent properties, self-assembly, nanostructured materials. Devices and applications, nanofabrication. Molecular engineering, bionanotechnology. Imaging and manipulating at the atomic scale. Nanotechnology in society and industry. Offered in alternate years. 

Spring 2019: MSAE E4090
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4090 001/29073 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Shalom Wind 3 22/60
MSAE 4090 V01/27463 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Shalom Wind 3 3/35

MSAE E4100 Crystallography. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (PHYS UN1403) and (APMA E2101) or equivalent.

A first course on crystallography. Crystal symmetry, Bravais lattices, point groups, space groups. Diffraction and diffracted intensities. Exposition of typical crystal structures in engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, and semiconductors. Crystalline anisotropy.

Fall 2018: MSAE E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4100 001/19662 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Katayun Barmak 3 44/60
MSAE 4100 V01/11399 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Katayun Barmak 3 6

MSAE E4101 Structural analysis of materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3111) or or corequisite: MSAE E3103 or the instructor's permission.

Geometry of crystals, basic diffraction theory. X-ray diffraction. Techniques and theory of electron microscopy. Analysis of crystal structures and orientations. Microstructure characterization and analysis of crystalline defects.

MSAE E4102 Synthesis and Processing of Materials. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3011) or MSAE E3011 or equivalent or instructor’s permission.

A course on synthesis and processing of engineering materials. Established and novel methods to produce all types of materials (including metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and composites). Fundamental and applied topics relevant to optimizing the microstructure of the materials with desired properties. Synthesis and processing of bulk, thin-film, and nano materials for various mechanical and electronic applications.

Fall 2018: MSAE E4102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4102 001/17272 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Siu-Wai Chan 3 42/40

MSAE E4132 Fundamentals of polymers and ceramics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3111) or instructor's permission.

The science and engineering of polymer, ceramic and composite inorganic materials. Fundamental aspects of structure, processing and properties. Polymers: classification, synthesis, elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosets; ceramics: Crystal structure, morphology, classification, oxides, nitrides, carbides, silicates. Electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical properties. Common and advanced technological applications, electrical/optical devices, catalytic and environmental applications.

MSAE E4200 Theory of Crystalline Materials: Phonons. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4100) or instructor's permission.

Theoretical understanding of vibrational behavior of crystalline materials; introducing all key concepts at classical level before quantizing the Hamiltonian. Basic notions of Group Theory introduced and exploited: irreducible representations, Great Orthogonality Theorem, character tables, degeneration, product groups, section rules, etc. Both translational and point symmetry employed to block diagonalize the Hamiltonian and compute observables related to vibrations/phonons. Topics include band structures, density of states, band gap formation, nonlinear (anharmonic) phenomena, elasticity, thermal conductivity, heat capacity, optical properties, ferroelectricity. Illustrated using both minimal model Hamiltonians in addition to accurate Hamiltonians for real materials (e.g. Graphene). 

Fall 2018: MSAE E4200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4200 001/28387 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Chris Marianetti 3 48/56

MSAE E4201 Materials Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3011) or equivalent or instructor's permission.

Review of laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic variables and relations, free energies and equilibrium in thermodynamic system. Statistical thermodynamics. Unary, binary, and ternary phase diagrams, compounds and intermediate phases, solid solutions and Hume-Rothery rules, relationship between phase diagrams and metastability, defects in crystals. Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces, effect of particle size on phase equilibria, adsorption isotherms, grain boundaries, surface energy, electrochemistry. 

Spring 2019: MSAE E4201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4201 001/63370 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Katayun Barmak 3 45/60
MSAE 4201 V01/18552 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Katayun Barmak 3 2

MSAE E4202 Thermodynamics and reactions in solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4201)

Review of thermodynamics, irreversible thermodynamics, diffusion in crystals and noncrystalline materials, phase transformations via nucleation and growth, overall transformation analysis and time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagrams, precipitation, grain growth, solidification, spinodal and order-disorder transformations, martensitic transformation.

Spring 2019: MSAE E4202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4202 001/65253 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
James Im 3 37/60
MSAE 4202 V01/69589 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
James Im 3 1

MSAE E4203 Theory of Crystalline Materials: Electrons. 3 points.

Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: MSAE E4100 and MSAE E4200 Or Instructor's Permission

A phenomenological theoretical understanding of electrons in crystalline materials. Both translational and point symmetry are employed to block diagonlize the Schrodinger equation and compute observables related to electrons. Topics include nearly free electrons, tight-binding, electron-electron interactions, transport, magnetism, optical properties, topological insulators, spin-orbit coupling, and superconductivity. The course is illustrated using both minimal model Hamiltonians in addition to accurate Hamiltonians for real materials.

Spring 2019: MSAE E4203
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4203 001/70711 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Chris Marianetti 3 9/30
MSAE 4203 V01/60677 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Chris Marianetti 3 0/60

MSAE E4206 Electronic and magnetic properties of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1401) and (PHYS UN1402) and (PHYS UN1403) or equivalent.

A survey course on the electronic and magnetic properties of materials, oriented towards materials for solid state devices. Dielectric and magnetic properties, ferroelectrics and ferromagnets. Conductivity and superconductivity. Electronic band theory of solids: classification of metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Materials in devices: examples from semiconductor lasers, cellular telephones, integrated circuits, and magnetic storage devices. Topics from physics are introduced as necessary.

Fall 2018: MSAE E4206
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4206 001/25342 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
William Bailey 3 54/55
MSAE 4206 V01/19095 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
William Bailey 3 6

MSAE E4215 Mechanical behavior of structural materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3103)

Recommended preparation: a course in mechanics of materials. Review of states of stress and strain and their relations in elastic, plastic, and viscous materials. Dislocation and elastic-plastic concepts introduced to explain work hardening, various materials-strengthening mechanisms, ductility, and toughness. Macroscopic and microstructural aspects of brittle and ductile fracture mechanics, creep and fatigue phenomena. Case studies used throughout, including flow and fracture of structural alloys, polymers, hybrid materials, composite materials, ceramics, and electronic materials devices. Materials reliability and fracture prevention emphasized.

Spring 2019: MSAE E4215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4215 001/17173 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
William Bailey 3 48/60
MSAE 4215 V01/17336 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
William Bailey 3 1

MSAE E4250 Ceramics and composites. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3142) and (MSAE E3013) or instructor's permission.
Corequisites: MSAE E3142,MSAE E3013

The course will cover some of the fundamental processes of atomic diffusion, sintering and microstructural evolution, defect chemistry, ionic transport, and electrical properties of ceramic materials. Following this, we will examine applications of ceramic materials--specifically ceramic thick and thin film materials in the areas of sensors and energy conversion/storage devices such as fuel cells, and batteries. The coursework level assumes that the student has already taken basic courses in the thermodynamics of materials, diffusion in materials, and crystal structures of materials.

Spring 2019: MSAE E4250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4250 001/14786 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Siu-Wai Chan 3 18/60

MSAE E4260 Electrochemical Materials and Devices: From Structure to Performance. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (MSAE E3010) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

An overview of electrochemical processes and applications from perspectives of materials and devices. Thermodynamics and principles of electrochemistry, methods to characterize electrochemical processes, applications of electrochemical materials and devices, including batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrochemical sensors, with a focus on the link between material structure, composition and properties with electrochemical performance.

MSAE E4301 Materials science laboratory. 1-3 points.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Materials science laboratory work so conducted as to fulfill particular needs of special students.

Fall 2018: MSAE E4301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4301 001/21547  
Yuan Yang 1-3 18/21

MSAE E4990 Special topics in Materials Science and Engineering. 1-3 points.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

This course may be repeated for credit. Topics and instructors change from year to year. For advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in engineering, physical sciences, and other fields.

Fall 2018: MSAE E4990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4990 001/29480 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Siu-Wai Chan 1-3 30/45

MSAE E4999 Supervised Internship. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Internship and approval from advisor must be obtained in advance.

Only for masters students in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics who may need relevant work experience as part of their program of study. Final report required. This course may not be taken for pass/fail or audited.

MSAE E6081 Solid state physics, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (APPH E3100) or equivalent. Knowledge of statistical physics on the level of MSAE E3111 or PHYS GU4023 strongly recommended.

Crystal structure; reciprocal lattices; classification of solids; lattice dynamics; anharmonic effects in crystals; stress and strain; classical electron models of metals; and periodic, nearly periodic, and more advanced analysis of electron band structure.

MSAE E6082 Solid state physics, II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E6081) or instructor's permission.

Semiclassical and quantum mechanical electron dynamics and conduction; dielectric properties of insulators; semiconductors; defects; magnetism; superconductivity; low-dimensional structures; and soft matter.

MSAE E6085 Computing the Electronic Structure of Complex Materials. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (APPH E3100) or equivalent.

Basics of density functional theory (DFT) and its application to complex materials. Computation of electronics and mechanical properties of materials. Group theory, numerical methods, basis sets, computing, and running open source DFT codes. Problem sets and a small project.

Spring 2019: MSAE E6085
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6085 001/29356 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Renata Wentzcovitch 3 1/35

MSAE E6091 Magnetism and magnetic materials. 3 points.

Lect. 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4206) and (APPH E6081) or equivalent.

Types of magnetism. Band theory of ferromagnetism. Magnetic metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Magnetic nanostructures: ultrathin films, superlattices, and particles. Surface magnetism and spectroscopies. High speed magnetization dynamics. Spin electronics. Offered in alternate years.

MSAE E6100 Transmission Electron Microscopy. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Theory and practice of transmission electron microscopy (TEM): principles of electron scattering, diffraction, and microscopy; analytical techniques used to determine local chemistry; introduction to sample preparation; laboratory and in-class remote access demonstrations, several hours of hands-on laboratory operation of the microscope; the use of simulation and analysis software; guest lectures on cryomicroscopy for life sciences and high resolution transmission electron microscopy for physical sciences; and, time permitting, a visit to the electron microscopy facility in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Spring 2019: MSAE E6100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6100 001/73538 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Katayun Barmak 3 2/6

MSAE E6120 Grain boundaries and interfaces. 3 points.

Lect: 2.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Suggested background: basic knowledge of materials science, dislocations and point defects. The course gives an overview of the classic approaches in studying grain boundaries. Topics include boundary geometry and structure, boundary interactions with crystal defects, boundaries as short-circuit diffusion paths, applications of boundary concepts to interfaces, and roles of grain boundaries in material properties and in kinetic phenomena in polycrystalline materials.

MSAE E6221 Introduction to dislocation theory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4215) or a course in theory of elasticity, or instructor's permission.

Point and line imperfections. Theory of dislocations. Relation between imperfections and structure-sensitive properties.

MSAE E6225 Techniques in x-ray and neutron diffraction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4100)

Crystal symmetry, diffraction, reciprocal space and Ewald sphere construction, radiation sources, analytical representation of diffraction peaks, diffraction line broadening, Fourier analysis of peak shape, texture analysis, diffraction analysis of stress and strain, diffraction analysis of order-disorder thermal diffuse scattering, small angle scattering, instrumentation in diffraction experiments, error analysis.

MSAE E6229 Energy and particle beam processing of materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4202) or MSAE E4202 or the instructor's permission.

Laser-, electron-, and ion-beam modification of materials to achieve unique microstructures and metastable phases for electronic and structural applications. Fundamentals of energy deposition and heat flow during laser- and electron-beam irradiation. Atomic displacement processes in ion-irradiated materials. Beam-induced microstructural evolution, crystallization, surface alloying, rapid solidification, and metastable phase formation. Review of current industrial applications.

MSAE E6230 Kinetics of phase transformations. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4202) or MSAE E4202 or the instructor's permission.

Principles of nonequilibrium thermodynamics; stochastic equations; nucleation, growth, and coarsening reactions in solids; spinodal decomposition; eutectic and eutectoid transformations.

MSAE E6251 Thin films and layers. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Vacuum basics, deposition methods, nucleation and growth, epitaxy, critical thickness, defects properties, effect of deposition procedure, mechanical properties, adhesion, interconnects, and electromigration.

Spring 2019: MSAE E6251
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6251 001/61646 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Siu-Wai Chan 3 13/35

MSAE E6273 Materials science reports. 0 points.

0 to 6 pts.

Prerequisites: Written permission from instructor and approval from adviser.

Formal written reports and conferences with the appropriate member of the faculty on a subject of special interest to the student but not covered in the other course offerings.

Summer 2018: MSAE E6273
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6273 001/82279  
Katayun Barmak 0 2/10
MSAE 6273 002/83529  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 003/84031  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 5/10
MSAE 6273 004/85530  
Yuan Yang 0 6/10
MSAE 6273 005/66647  
Irving Herman 0 1/10
Fall 2018: MSAE E6273
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6273 001/64640  
William Bailey 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 002/16465  
Katayun Barmak 0 3/10
MSAE 6273 003/24994  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 004/17323  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 005/73202  
OLEG GANG 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 006/25081  
Irving Herman 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 007/28531  
James Im 0 5/10
MSAE 6273 008/64036  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 009/69296  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 010/10489  
Richard Osgood 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 011/76361  
Aron Pinczuk 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 012/15515  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 014/60604  
Yuan Yang 0 3/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E6273
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6273 001/10863  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 002/28675  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 003/70806  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 004/63371  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 005/60303  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 006/10572  
OLEG GANG 0 1/10
MSAE 6273 007/24236  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 008/24534  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 009/65624  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 010/75241  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 011/63835  
0 0/10
MSAE 6273 012/68775  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 013/28894  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 0/10
MSAE 6273 014/29945  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE E8235 Selected topics in materials science. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

This course may be repeated for credit. Selected topics in materials science. Topics and instructors change from year to year. For students in engineering, physical sciences, biological sciences, and related fields.

Spring 2019: MSAE E8235
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 8235 001/60636  
Payel Das 3 1/25

MSAE E9000 Materials science and engineering colloquium. 0 points.

0 pts.

Speakers from industry are invited to speak on the recent impact of materials science and engineering innovations.

MSAE E9259 Research topics in materials science and metallurgical engineering. 1 point.

Lect: 1.

Discussion of a group of technical papers related to a topic of current research interest.

MSAE E9260 Research topics in materials science and metallurgical engineering. 1 point.

Lect: 1.

Discussion of a group of technical papers related to a topic of current research interest.

MSAE E9301 Doctoral research. 0 points.

0-15 pts.

Prerequisites: The qualifying examination for the doctorate.

Required of doctoral candidates.

Fall 2018: MSAE E9301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9301 001/16359  
William Bailey 0 1/10
MSAE 9301 002/60913  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 003/16106  
Simon Billinge 0 1/10
MSAE 9301 004/21783  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 005/68575  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 006/13643  
Irving Herman 0 1/10
MSAE 9301 007/11698  
James Im 0 2/10
MSAE 9301 008/27982  
Chris Marianetti 0 1/10
MSAE 9301 009/11334  
Ismail Noyan 0 1/10
MSAE 9301 010/15233  
Richard Osgood 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 011/74186  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 013/18550  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E9301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9301 001/73456  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 002/23478  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 003/13975  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 004/64209  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 005/27823  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 006/72317  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 007/68568  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 008/21664  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 009/22297  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 010/16784  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 011/75513  
0 0/10
MSAE 9301 012/10914  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 013/21528  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 0/10
MSAE 9301 014/63603  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE E9309 Proposal of Research for the Doctorate. 0 points.

0 to 3 pts.

A written report prepared by the prospective doctoral candidate defining the proposed research for the dissertation, and oral defense of the proposal at the time of the qualifying examinations.

Fall 2018: MSAE E9309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9309 001/77098  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 002/62175  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 003/61993  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 004/23930  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 005/12648  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 006/24919  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 007/73885  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 008/71811  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 009/17709  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 010/67008  
Richard Osgood 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 011/17889  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 013/77455  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E9309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9309 001/72819  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 002/62818  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 003/17182  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 004/74139  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 005/63295  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 006/64942  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 007/27009  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 008/27267  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 009/65501  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 010/67291  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 011/67965  
0 0/10
MSAE 9309 012/15682  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9309 013/16461  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 0 points.

3, 6, 9 or 12 pts

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in M.S.E. E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

Fall 2018: MSAE E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9800 001/15458  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 002/27118  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 003/61643  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 004/23009  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 005/13641  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 006/11037  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 007/77591  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 008/63888  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 009/74685  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 010/71360  
Richard Osgood 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 011/14856  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 013/20397  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9800 001/69290  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 002/24957  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 003/24918  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 004/29728  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 005/20682  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 006/26803  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 007/69961  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 008/62249  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 009/18211  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 010/16657  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 011/71300  
0 0/10
MSAE 9800 012/11724  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 013/16341  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 0/10
MSAE 9800 014/75611  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

0 pts.

A candidate for the doctorate may be required to register for this course every term after the course work has been completed, and until the dissertation has been accepted.

Fall 2018: MSAE E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9900 001/64814  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 002/63193  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 003/24619  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 004/18741  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 005/17100  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 006/13113  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 007/68073  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 008/72616  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 009/26666  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 010/65877  
Richard Osgood 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 011/24042  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 013/25469  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10
Spring 2019: MSAE E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9900 001/25068  
William Bailey 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 002/62442  
Katayun Barmak 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 003/25623  
Simon Billinge 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 004/62028  
Siu-Wai Chan 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 005/28293  
Alexander Gaeta 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 006/16111  
OLEG GANG 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 007/62561  
Irving Herman 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 008/17945  
James Im 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 009/64219  
Chris Marianetti 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 010/63201  
Ismail Noyan 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 011/17960  
0 0/10
MSAE 9900 012/73950  
Aron Pinczuk 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 013/76971  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0 0/10
MSAE 9900 014/27833  
Yuan Yang 0 0/10

MSAE S4999 Supervised Internship. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Internship and approval from advisor must be obtained in advance.

Only for masters students in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics who may need relevant work experience as part of their program of study. Final report required. This course may not be taken for pass/fail or audited.

MSAE S6273 Materials science reports. 0 points.

0 to 6 pts.

Prerequisites: Written permission from instructor and approval from adviser.

Formal written reports and conferences with the appropriate member of the faculty on a subject of special interest to the student but not covered in the other course offerings.

MSAE S9301 Doctoral research. 0 points.

0-15 pts.

Prerequisites: The qualifying examination for the doctorate.

Required of doctoral candidates.

MSAE S9800 Doctoral research instruction. 0 points.

3, 6, 9 or 12 pts

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in M.S.E. E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.