Electrochemical Science and Engineering Graduate Minor

Admission Requirements

Any graduate student enrolled at Penn State in a related field of study may be admitted to the Electrochemical Science and Engineering graduate minor.

Minor Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements for minors in Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-600 Research Degree Policies and GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies.

The doctoral minor will consist of no fewer than five 3-credit courses (15 credits) of integrated or articulated work in electrochemical science and engineering, related to but different from, that of the major, drawn from the two lists (500-level courses and 400-level courses) below, with a preponderance of courses at the 500 level. A minimum of 6 credits must be at the 500 level for the doctoral minor.

500-level Courses
EME 541Electrochemical Science and Engineering Fundamentals3
CHEM 524Electroanalytical Chemistry3
ESC 501Solar Cell Devices3
CHE/MATSE 510Surface Characterization of Materials3
CHE 528Colloidal Forces and Thermodynamics3
MATSE 560/MNPR 507Hydrometallurgical Processing3
MATSE 501Thermodynamics of Materials3
MATSE 503Kinetics of Materials Processes3
400-level Courses
EGEE 420Hydrogen and Fuel Cells3
EGEE 437Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems3
EGEE 441Electrochemical Engineering Fundamentals3
EME 407Electrochemical Energy Storage3
ESC 455Electrochemical Methods Engineering and Corrosion Science3
MATSE 421Corrosion Engineering3
ME 403Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Engines3

The master’s minor will consist of no fewer than two 3-credit courses (6 credits) of integrated or articulated work in electrochemical science and engineering, related to but different from, that of the major, drawn from the two lists above. A minimum of 3 credits must be at the 500 level for the master’s minor.

A student enrolled in this graduate minor must receive a grade of B- or better in all minor courses.

A representative from the Graduate Faculty in the graduate minor (i.e., a “Minor Field Member”) must be appointed to the dissertation committee of each student enrolled in the doctoral minor in Electrochemical Science and Engineering.

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Contact

Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Mort D Webster
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Serguei Lvov
Program Contact

Serguei Lvov
207 Hosler Building
University Park PA 16802
sxl29@psu.edu
(814) 863-8377

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