MSAE S9309 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.

MSAE S9900 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.

MSAE E3010 FOUNDATIONS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. 3.00 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; introduction to polycrystals and disordered materials; noncrystalline and amorphous structures; grain boundary structures, diffusion; phase transformations; phase diagrams, time-temperature transformation diagrams; properties of single crystals: optical properties, electrical properties, magnetic properties, thermal properties, mechanical properties, and failure of polycrystalline and amorphous materials

Fall 2022: MSAE E3010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3010 001/13718 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Uris Hall
Ismail Noyan 3.00 11/35

MSAE E3012 LABORATORY IN MATERIALS SCI I. 3.00 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 2022: MSAE E3012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3012 001/13719 M 1:00pm - 5:00pm
467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Ismail Noyan 3.00 4/35

MSAE E3013 LABORATORY IN MATERIALS SCI II. 3.00 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

Spring 2023: MSAE E3013
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3013 001/13199  
Ismail Noyan 3.00 4/35

MSAE E3103 ELEMENTS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. 3.00 points.

MSAE E3104 LAB IN MATERIALS SCIENCE. 3.00 points.

MSAE E3111 THERMO/KINETIC THRY/STAT MECH. 3.00 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 2022: MSAE E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3111 001/14973 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
William Bailey 3.00 16/35

MSAE E3141 PROCESSING-METLS/SEMICONDUCTRS. 3.00 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-CERAMICS & POLYMERS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2022-23 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. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: senior standing.
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 2022: MSAE E3156
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3156 001/13721  
Yuan Yang 3.00 7/35

MSAE E3157 DESIGN PROJECT. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: senior standing.
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 2023: MSAE E3157
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 3157 001/13208  
Yuan Yang 3.00 5/35

MSAE E3900 UNDERGRAD RES IN MATERIALS SCI. 0.00-4.00 points.

0 to 4 pts.

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

MSAE E4090 NANOTECHNOLOGY. 3.00 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

Fall 2022: MSAE E4090
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4090 001/13722 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Yuan Yang 3.00 44/50

MSAE E4100 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. 3.00 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

MSAE E4101 STRUCTRL ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS. 3.00 points.

MSAE E4102 SYNTHESIS & PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. 3.00 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

Spring 2023: MSAE E4102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4102 001/13236 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
829 Seeley W. Mudd Building
James Im 3.00 5/50

MSAE E4105 Ceramic Nanomaterials. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1404) or equivalent undergraduate thermodynamics
Ceramic nanomaterials and nanostructures: synthesis, characterization, size-dependent properties, and applications; surface energy, surface tension and surface stress; effect of ligands, surfactants, adsorbents, isoelectric point, and surface charges; supersaturation and homogenous nucleation for monodispersity

MSAE E4200 THEORY CRYSTALLIN MAT: PHONONS. 3.00 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4100) or instructor's permission.
Phenomenological 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, selection 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, ferroelectricty. Illustrated using both minimal model Hamiltonians in addition to accurate Hamiltonians for real materials (e.g., Graphene)

Fall 2022: MSAE E4200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4200 001/13733 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Chris Marianetti 3.00 21/60

MSAE E4201 MATERIALS THERMODYN/PHASE DIAG. 3.00 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 2023: MSAE E4201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4201 001/13246 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Renata Wentzcovitch 3.00 5/50

MSAE E4202 KINETICS OF TRANSFORMATIONS. 3.00 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 2023: MSAE E4202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4202 001/13252 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
James Im 3.00 4/50

MSAE E4203 THEORY CRYSTALL MAT: ELECTRONS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: MSAE E4100 and MSAE E4200 Or Instructor's Permission
Phenomenological theoretical understanding of electrons in crystalline materials. Both translational and point symmetry employed to block diagonalize the Schrödinger 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. Illustrated using both minimal model Hamiltonians in addition to accurate Hamiltonians for real materials

MSAE E4206 ELEC & MAGNETIC PROP OF SOLIDS. 3.00 points.

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 2022: MSAE E4206
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4206 001/13736 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
William Bailey 3.00 27/60

MSAE E4207 LATTICE VIBES & CRYSTAL DEFCTS. 3.00 points.

MSAE E4215 MECH BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3103)
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 2023: MSAE E4215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4215 001/13258 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Katayun Barmak 3.00 7/60

MSAE E4250 CERAMICS & COMPOSITES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Fall 2022: MSAE E4250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4250 001/13737 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Siu-Wai Chan 3.00 13/35

MSAE E4260 ELECTROCHEM MATLS & DEVS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (MSAE E3010) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.
Overview of electrochemical processes and applications from perspectives of materials and devices. Thermodynamics and principles of electrochemistry, methods to characterize electrochemical processes, application of electrochemical materials and devices, including batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrochemical sensor, focus on link between material structure, composition, and properties with electrochemical performance

Spring 2023: MSAE E4260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 4260 001/13265 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Yuan Yang 3.00 10/50

MSAE E4301 MATERIALS SCIENCE LABORATORY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
General experimental techniques in materials science, including X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopies, atomic force microscopy, materials synthesis and thermodynamics, characterization of material properties (mechanical, electrochemical, magnetic, electronic). Additional experiments at discretion of instructor

MSAE E4990 SPEC TOPICS:MATERIAL SCI & ENGIN. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
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

MSAE E4999 SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP. 1.00-3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Internship and approval from advisor must be obtained in advance.
Only for master's 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. May not be taken for pass/fail or audited

MSAE E6085 COMP ELEC STRUCT-COMPLX MTRS. 3.00 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

MSAE E6091 MAGNETISM. 3.00 points.

Lect. 3.Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E4206) and (APPH E6081) or equivalent.
Types of magnetism. Band theory of of ferromagnetism. Magnetic metals, insulators, and semi-conductors. Magnetic nanostructures: ultra-thin films, superlattices, and particles. Surface magnetism and spectroscopies. High speed magnetization dynamics. Spin electronics

MSAE E6100 TRANSMISSION ELEC MICROSCOPY. 3.00 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)

MSAE E6229 ENERGY/PART-BEAM PROCES-MATRLS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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 2022-23 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. 3.00 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 2023: MSAE E6251
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 6251 001/13275 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Siu-Wai Chan 3.00 0/35

MSAE E6273 MATERIALS SCIENCE REPORTS. 0.00-6.00 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 E8235 SELECTED TPCS IN MATERIALS SCI. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

MSAE E9000 MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM. 0.00 points.

0 pts.

Speakers from universities, national laboratories, and industry are invited to speak on the recent impact of materials science and engineering innovations

MSAE E9301 DOCTORAL RESEARCH. 0.00-15.00 points.

0-15 pts.

Prerequisites: The qualifying examination for the doctorate.
Required of doctoral candidates

Fall 2022: MSAE E9301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9301 007/20449  
Simon Billinge 0.00-15.00 3/10
Spring 2023: MSAE E9301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MSAE 9301 001/13088  
William Bailey 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 002/13089  
Katayun Barmak 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 003/13090  
Simon Billinge 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 006/14771  
Oleg Gang 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 008/13092  
James Im 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 009/13093  
Chris Marianetti 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 011/13094  
Renata Wentzcovitch 0.00-15.00 0/10
MSAE 9301 012/13095  
Yuan Yang 0.00-15.00 0/10

MSAE E9309 DOCTORAL RESEARCH PROPOSAL. 0.00-3.00 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

MSAE E9800 DOCTORAL RESEARCH INSTRUCTION. 3.00-12.00 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

MSAE E9900 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. 0.00 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

MSAE S4999 SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP. 1.00 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.