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Materials SCience GRADUATE COURSES 

ESM 501: TEACHING AND MENTORING TECHNIQUES

Introduction to basic pedagogical technique. Discussion of the various phases of teaching, including preparation, classroom technique, student evaluation. Problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Fall, 1 credit, S/U grading

 

ESM 508: IMPACT OF MATERIALS ON ENVIRONMENT

This course will focus on several concepts underlying the impact of materials on the environment and various methods of minimizing them, More specifically this course will explore the concepts of air and water pollution associated with product manufacturing, various concepts of hazardous materials impact on human health, several topics of sustainable developments and selected methods of contaminated water and air treatment. Additionally this course will be addressing the issues of how to minimize the environmental pollution by product substitution and by decreasing the energy input into materials production. It will also give an overview of the concepts of green chemistry, green engineering and industrial ecology. 

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 511: THERMODYNAMICS OF SOLIDS

Current knowledge regarding the thermodynamic properties of condensed phases is discussed. The thermodynamic treatment of ideal, regular, and real solutions is reviewed. Estimation of reaction-free energies and equilibria in condensed phase reactions such as diffusion, exidation, and phase transformations; thermodynamic analysis of phase equilibrium diagrams. 

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 512: STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS

The structure of solids can be studied using X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction techniques. Topics covered are coherent and incoherent scattering of radiation, structure of crystalline and amorphous solids, stereographic projection and crystal orientation determination, and the concept of reciprocal vector space. Laboratory work in X-ray diffraction is also included.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 513: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

A unified approach for all solid materials will be used with regard to the correlation between microstructure and their macroscopic mechanical properties. The course deals with various testing techniques for delineating mechanical properties of materials, considering elasticity, anelasticity, plasticity, dislocation theory, cohesive strength, fracture, and surface wear. Attention is given to strengthening mechanisms for solids, metals, ceramics, and polymers.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 522: IMPERFECTIONS IN CRYSTALS

The characteristics of point defects in metals, semiconductors, and ionic solids are described, and the thermodynamics of point defects is developed. Dislocation theory is introduced and the structures of internal boundaries are described. Finally, interactions between lattice imperfections are discussed, with emphasis on plasticity and fracture.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 537: CELLULAR INTERACTIONS

This course is intended to introduce cellular and biological concepts and principles for graduate students in chemical engineers related to their research projects that involve cellular interactions with materials as possible scaffolds in bioengineering.  This course may be counted as either CSE 370 or ESM 537

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 562: TRADITIONAL FOSSIL FUELS

The course will focus on the original and history of traditional fossil fuels, coal, petroleum and natural gas.  Discuss mining methods and the role of fossil fuels play in the post-industrial revolution era.  A comparison of the three fossil fuels with respect to their energy content, CO2 output and associated environmental impact tied to global warming.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 575: THE MATERIAL WORLD

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

 

ESM 599: RESEARCH

Fall, 1-12 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

ESM 695: GRADUATE INTERNSHIP

Fall, 1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

 

ESM 696: SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit. Permission required by professor.

 

ESM 697: MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM

Fall, 0-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit. Required for all ESM students.

ESM 698: PRACTICUM IN TEACHING

 

Fall, 0-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

ESM 699: DISSERTATION RESEARCH ON CAMPUS

Fall, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

 

ESM 700: DISSERTATION RESEARCH OFF CAMPUS - DOMESTIC

Fall, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

ESM 701: DISSERTATION RESEARCH OFF CAMPUS - INTERNATIONAL

Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX. International students who are in their home countries are not covered by the mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home countries are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by other insurance plans they must file waivers by the second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if the other plans are deemed comparable. All international students must receive clearance from an International Advisor.

Fall, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

 

ESM 800: FULL TIME SUMMER RESEARCH

May be repeated for credit.

 

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