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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 400 Crystal Chemistry (3) Principles of crystal chemistry applied to structures, structural defects and properties of organic, inorganic, intermetallic, and metallic crystals.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202, MATH 220, MATH 231, MATH 251  

MATSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials (3) Review of equilibrium thermodynamics and applications to metallurgical and material systems.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

MATSE 402 Materials Process Kinetics (3) A treatment of process kinetics including chemical reaction kinetics and momentum, energy and mass transport.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 251  

MATSE 403 (BME 443) Biomedical Materials (3) Describe properties of materials and composites and their in vivo interactions.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orCHEM 112 andMATH 230 orMATH 231  

MATSE 404 (IL) (BME 444) Surfaces and the Biological Response to Materials (3) Focus is on the special properties of surfaces as an important causative and mediating agent in the biological response to materials.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 orMATSE 112  

MATSE 409 (NUC E 409) Nuclear Materials (3) Nuclear reactor materials: relationship between changes in material properties and microstructural evolution of nuclear cladding and fuel under irradiation.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: PHYS 214  

MATSE 410 Phase Relations in Materials Systems (3) Phase rule; construction and interpretations of equilibrium diagrams; importance of nonequilibrium in materials.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 401  

MATSE 411 Processing of Ceramics (3) Principles of ceramic processing, including powder preparation and characterization, forming operations, and the basic phenomena underlying these operations.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 402  

MATSE 412 Thermal Properties of Materials (3) Generation of high temperatures, measurement of temperature, heat transfer and furnace design, thermal stability of ceramic materials, applied thermodynamics.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orMATSE 259, MATSE 401   Concurrent: MATSE 401

MATSE 413 Solid-State Materials (3) Structures of metallic, ionic, and covalent solids, amorphous materials, and surfaces; electronic structure; electronic properties of solids and their manipulation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATSE 201  

MATSE 415 Introduction to Glass Science (3) Composition, melting, fabrication, properties, and uses of glass; combinations of glass with metals and other materials.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 401, MATSE 402, MATSE 462  

MATSE 417 (E SC 417) Electrical and Magnetic Properties (3) Electrical conductivity, dielectric properties, piezoelectric and ferroelectric phenomena; magnetic properties of ceramics.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 413   Concurrent: MATSE 402

MATSE 419 Computational Materials Science and Engineering (3) Introduction to computational material science and engineering. Overview of the computational methods for materials, from atomistic to the continuum scale.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200  

MATSE 421 Corrosion Engineering (3) Industrial forms of corrosion and preventive methods, and their description in terms of basic thermodynamic and kinetic considerations.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112, PHYS 212  

MATSE 422 Thermochemical Processing (3) Physico-chemical aspects of high temperature extraction and processing of metals and alloys. Design and evaluation of processes and process options.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: MATSE 401, MATSE 402  

MATSE 425 Processing of Metals (3) Modern methods of shaping metals in liquid and solid states: casting, joining, powder and deformation processing. Design of new technology.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 402, MATSE 410  

MATSE 426 (MN PR 426) Aqueous Processing (3) A study of the chemical and engineering principles pertinent to metal processing in aqueous systems: hydrometallurgical extraction, plating, materials preparation.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: EME 301 orMATSE 401  

MATSE 427 Microstructure Design of Structural Materials (3) Phase transformations in ferrous and nonferrous metal alloys and structural ceramics; processing, structure, and property relationships; heat treatment of structural metals; microstructure development.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 259 or equivalent  

MATSE 430 Materials Characterization (3) Elements of crystallography and the characterization of crystalline and non- crystalline materials using x-ray diffraction, electron microscopic, and other instrumental techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 435 Optical Properties of Materials (3) Electromagnetic spectrum, interaction of light with materials, color, thin film optical coatings, electro-, integrated and nonlinear optics.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: MATSE 400  

MATSE 436 Mechanical Properties of Materials (3) Fundamental relationships between structure and mechanical behavior of materials.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 231, MATH 250 orMATH 251, MATSE 201 orMATSE 259, PHYS 211 orE SC 314  

MATSE 440 (E MCH 440) Nondestructive Evaluation of Flaws (3) Methods and limitations of nondestructive evaluation of mechanical flaws; optical, acoustical, electromagnetic, x-ray, radiography, thermography, and dye techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 orE MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

MATSE 441 Polymeric Materials I (3) Manufacture of industrially significant polymers together with discussion of their major chemical, physical, and mechanical properties.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 210, MATH 231  

MATSE 443 Introduction to the Materials Science of Polymers (3) Introduction to the nature and structure of high polymers. Characteristics of polymers and polymer systems.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 210, MATH 231  

MATSE 444 Solid State Properties of Polymeric Materials (3) Structure/property relationships in the bulk solid state of polymers. Characterization of bulk properties and structure.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 445 Thermodynamics, Microstructure, and Characterization of Polymers (3) The properties of individual polymer chains. Theoretical and experimental techniques pertaining to the characterization of polymeric microstructure.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 446 Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Polymers and Composities (3) The mechanical (viscoelastic) and electric properties of polymers and poly-based composites.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 447 Rheology and Processing of Polymers (3) This course deals with the fluid mechanics, rheology, and processing of polymeric materials.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 448 (CH E 442) Polymer Processing Technology (3) Basic principles of polymer melt processing are reviewed and subsequently applied to the most important industrial processing operations.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 447 orCH E 302A  

MATSE 450 (E SC 450) Synthesis and Processing of Electronic and Photonic Materials (3) The materials science of applying thin film coatings, etching, and bulk crystal growth; includes materials transport, accumulation, epitaxy, and defects.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orE SC 414H sixth semester standing  

MATSE 455 Properties and Characterization of Electronic and Photonic Materials (3) Materials characterization in general; electrical properties of crystals, contacts, films; optical properties of single phase materials, waveguide, and multilayer stacks.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orE SC 414M, E SC 314  

MATSE 460 Introductory Laboratory in Materials (1) An introduction to comparative physical properties and characteristics of various materials including mechanical, electrical thermal, and structure/ morphology.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATSE 201  

MATSE 462 General Properties Laboratory in Materials (1) An introduction to comparative physical properties of various materials including mechanical, thermal electrical properties and the measurement of said properties.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 460  

MATSE 463 Characterization and Processing of Electronic and Photonic Materials Laboratory (1) Provides experience with key processing methods for EPM materials and advanced characterization methods for EPM materials and simple device structures.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 430, MATSE 450, MATSE 455, MATSE 460   Concurrent: MATSE 450 MATSE 455

MATSE 468 Ceramics Laboratory III (1) Cermaic processing and powder characteristics.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 462  

MATSE 471 Metallurgy Laboratory I (1) A laboratory integrating experimental aspects of material contained in MATSE 402, 413, and 410, e.g. phase diagram determination, solidification micro- structures, etc.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 430  

MATSE 472 Metallurgy Laboratory II (1) Application of principles of mechanical metallurgy, pyroprocessing, corrosion and metal processing.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 410, MATSE 471  

MATSE 473 Polymeric Materials Laboratory--Synthesis (1) Principles and practices of polymerization, including condensation, free radical (bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion), ionic, and Zeigler-Natta procedures.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 474 Polymeric Materials Laboratory--Characterization (1) Principles and practices involved in determination of properties, structure and morphology, employing thermal, mechanical, spectroscopic, viscometric and computer techniques.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 475 (E SC 475) Particulate Materials Processing (3) Fundamentals of processing particulate materials including production, characterization, handling, compaction, and sintering of metal, carbide, intermetallic, and composite powders.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E SC 414 orMATSE 259  

MATSE 483 (E SC 483) Simulation and Design of Nanostructures (3) Introduction to computer simulation techniques and their applications at the physical/life sciences interface.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PHYS 214 orE SC 312, MATH 230  

MATSE 484W (IL) International Internship in Materials: Research Definition and Methodology (3) A course focused on international research, specific design and methodology, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials and Program.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: Sixth-semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering;MATSE 201, MATSE 460, MATSE 492W satisfactory completion of cultural class from Office of Education Abroad  

MATSE 485W (IL) International Internship in Materials: Experimentation and Documentation (3) A course focused on international research, specifically experimentation and documentation, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials Program.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: Seventh-semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering;MATSE 484W ; satisfactory completion of cultural class from Office of Education Abroad  

MATSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design (3) Designed to familiarize students with the literature and technology developments in the use of, and design with, materials in industrial applications.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202, MATSE 436 sixth semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering  

MATSE 493W Materials Science and Engineering Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Project (3) This course focuses on multidisciplinary industry-sponsored and community service-based design projects offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering's Learning Factory.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: MATSE 492W  

MATSE 494M Research and Design Senior Project (1-3) Continuation of a research problem in materials culminating in a bound thesis describing the work.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

MATSE 494W Research and Design Senior Project (1-3) Continuation of a research problem in materials culminating in a bound thesis describing the work.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

MATSE 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

MATSE 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

MATSE 501 Thermodynamics of Materials (3) Application of thermodynamics to materials equilibria and processes, including solution theory, electrochemical processes, capillarity, and the effect of stresses.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: MATSE 401 or equivalent  

MATSE 503 Kinetics of Materials Processes (3) Introduction to application of transition state theory and mass transfer to the kinetics of materials and mineral processes.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 250, CHEM 450;GEOSC 521 orMATSC 501  

MATSE 505 Irreversible and Statistical Thermodynamics of Materials (3) Introduction to statistical and irreversible thermodynamics as applied to chemical and materials systems.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: MATSE 401, MATSE 501 or instructor's permission  

MATSE 506 Interfacial Electrochemical Processes (3) Survey of thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals of electrochemical processes at interfaces.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

MATSE 507 (BIOE 517) Biomaterials Surface Science (3) Special properties of surfaces as an important causative and mediating agent in the biological response to materials.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

MATSE 508 (BIOE 508) Biomedical Materials (3) Properties and methods of producing metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials used for biomedical applications.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 510 (CH E 510) Surface Characterization of Materials (3) Physical and chemical principles of characterization techniques widely used in materials science, chemistry and engineering.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

MATSE 511A Powder X-Ray Diffraction (1) Compound identification, lattice parameter measurement, and other applications of the powder diffraction method.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

MATSE 511B (GEOSC 511B) Transmission Electron Microscopy (1) Principles and practice of transmission electron microscope operation. Students undertake individual projects.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

MATSE 511E Scanning Electron Microscopy (1) Principles and practice of scanning electron microscope operation. Students undertake individual projects.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

MATSE 511G Analytical Electron Microscopy (1) Modern analytical electron microscope techniques: scanning transmission electron microscopy; electron energy loss spectroscopy; energy dispersive analysis of x-rays.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: MATSE 511B  

MATSE 512 (GEOSC 512) Principles of Crystal Chemistry (3) Relation of structure to ionic size and nature; influence of pressure and temperature on structure; chemical-structural defects, crystalline solutions, phase-transitions.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 514 Characterization of Materials (3) Classical and new (microprobe, scanning microscope, magnetic resonance, and Mossbauer) techniques for the characterization of composition, structure, defects, and surfaces.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

MATSE 523 (NUC E 523) Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Plants (3) Degradation of materials performance when exposed to the combination of high temperature, neutron irradiation, and aggressive electrochemistry found in nuclear reactors.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATSE 409  

MATSE 530 X-Ray Crystallography and Diffraction (3) Reciprocal lattices and the Ewald sphere construction; crystal structure determination by powder and single crystal techniques; space groups.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 430  

MATSE 531 Transmission Electron Microscopy (3) Diffraction pattern analysis and simple contrast theory applied to the structures of materials; analytical techniques in the microscope.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

MATSE 535 Geometrical Crystallography (3) Derivation of lattices, types, point groups, and space groups; and group theory applied to crystallography and spectroscopy.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 540 Crystal Anisotropy (3) Symmetry aspects of crystals and physical properties. Matrix and tensor methods.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: PHYS 412  

MATSE 542 Polymeric Materials: The Solid State (3) Introduction to the fundamental concepts necessary to understand solid state structure and properties of polymer materials.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: MATSE 443 andMATSE 445 or equivalent  

MATSE 543 (CHEM 543) Polymer Chemistry (3) This graduate course discusses recent advances in polymer chemistry that leads to new polymeric materials with interesting structures and properties.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 441 or approval of program  

MATSE 544 Computational Materials Science of Soft Materials (3) Pursue applications of computational modeling methods to soft materials; explore use of these methods to different research areas.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

MATSE 545 (E E 545) Semiconductor Characterization (3) Physical principles and experimental methods used to characterize the electrical, optical, structural and chemical properties of semiconductor materials.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

MATSE 547 Thermophysical Properties of Ceramics (3) Heat capacity, heat of fusion, thermal conductivity, and thermal expansion in relation to macroscopic measurements and basic atomic concepts applied to ceramic materials.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 548 Dielectric and Other Electroceramics (3) Preparation and properties of ceramic semiconductors, dielectrics, and magnetic materials.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 552 Sintering of Ceramics (3) Design and interpretation of ceramic microstructures through an understanding of the physics and chemistry of sintering and grain growth.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 411  

MATSE 555 (PHYS 555) Polymer Physics I (3) Introduction to the fundamental concepts needed to understand the physics applicable to polymer melts, solutions and gels.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

MATSE 560 (MN PR 507) Hydrometallurgical Processing (3) Fundamental physico-chemical factors underlying the aqueous extraction and recovery of metals and nonmetals from ores, minerals, and scrap metal.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 426  

MATSE 562 Solid to Solid Phase Transformations (3) Mechanisms and rate-determining factors in solid-phase reactions in metals; diffusion processes, nucleation theory, precipitations from solid solution, eutectoid decomposition and order-disorder phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 563 (E MCH 534) Micromechanisms of Fracture (3) Mechanisms of fracture and their relationship to loading conditions, environment, flow behavior, processing history, and microstructure.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: E SC 414M  

MATSE 564 (E MCH 535) Deformation Mechanisms in Materials (3) Deformation of crystalline/amorphous solids and relationship to structure; elastic, viscoelastic and plastic response over a range of temperatures and strain rates.
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: E SC 414M orMATSE 436  

MATSE 565 Metals in Electronics (3) Processing and performance of metals in electronics, covering electrical resistivity, metal film deposition, metal/semiconductor contacts, interconnects, and electronic packaging.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

MATSE 570 (EME 570) Catalytic Materials (3) Preparation and characterization of solid catalytic materials and the relationships between their surface, defect, and electronic properties and catalytic activity.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 or similar course in chemical materials or energy sciences and engineering  

MATSE 575 Functional Polymeric Materials (3) In-depth discussions of structure/property relationships in functional polymers and modern concepts of structural design of polymers.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

MATSE 580 Computational Thermodynamics (3) The integration of fundamental principles and advanced computational approaches in the thermodynamics of materials, including hands-on computation, theory and application.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: MATSE 501 or equivalent  

MATSE 581 Computational Materials Science II: Continuum, Mesocale Simulations (3) This course will focus on computational techniques and fundamentals of phase transformation simulations on the continuum, mesocale level.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: MATSE 501 andMATSE 503  

MATSE 582 Materials Science and Engineering Professional Development (1) This course covers ethical conduct of research, pathways of professional development and strategies and tools for research.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

MATSE 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

MATSE 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 602 Supervised experience in college teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised assistance with the teaching program in metallurgy.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

MATSE 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

MATSE 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

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