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MATS 411. Introduction to Material Science and Nanotechnology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, lattice vibrations, defects and dislocations, mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials. Theoretical and application of nanostructured materials, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, and nano-magnetism.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) CHEM 211; PHYS 235; MATH 222
Semester Offered: Fall


MATS 412. Solid State Materials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of theoretical principles of solids including; metals, semiconductors, insulators, magnetic, crystalline and amorphous solids, physical, chemical, and electronic properties, and interdependence of atomic and molecular arrangements.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 414. Polymeric and Composite Materials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Chemical, physical, mechanical and interfacial properties of a diverse range of materials: polymers, metals, glasses and ceramics. Impact of structure and composition of materials on the fabrication, rheology and processing of materials and its correlation to its properties mentioned above.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATH 311
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 511. Introduction to Material Science and Nanotechnology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, lattice vibrations, defects and dislocations, mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials. Theoretical and application of nanostructured materials, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, and nano-magnetism.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) CHEM 211; PHYS 235; MATH 222
Semester Offered: Fall


MATS 512. Solid State Materials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of theoretical principles of solids including; metals, semiconductors, insulators, magnetic, crystalline and amorphous solids, physical, chemical, and electronic properties, and interdependence of atomic and molecular arrangements.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 514. Polymeric and Composite Materials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Chemical, physical, mechanical and interfacial properties of a diverse range of materials: polymers, metals, glasses and ceramics. Impact of structure and composition of materials on the fabrication, rheology and processing of materials and its correlation to its properties mentioned above.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATH 311
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 615. Polymeric and Composite Materials Laboratory

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Synthesis, structure-properties relationships, processing and fabrication of diverse range of materials are explored through a series of hands-on experiments. Experiments dealing with materials processing technology, mechanical, rheological and environmental characterization of materials. Lab.
Prerequisites: Prereq.: C or better (not C-) MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATS 414 or MATS 514 or concurrent registration; MATH 311
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 621. Materials Characterization Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Macrostructure and Microstructure of bulk and surface properties, interactions, material types, and modeling. Methods of materials characterization including microstructural analysis, microchemical characterization, and scanning probe microscopy techniques.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511
Semester Offered: Fall


MATS 623. Bulk Materials Characterization Techniques Laboratory

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Application and identification of bulk and surface structure, macrostructural, and microstructural analysis of metals, metal oxides, and mixed-materials using microstructural analysis, microchemical characterization, and scanning probe microscopy techniques. Lab.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATS 621 or concurrent registration
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 625. Surfaces and Thin Films Characterization Techniques Laboratory

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Application and identification of surface structure, adsorbates, impurities, defects, and surface reactivity on single crystals, thin films, and amphorous solids of metals, metal oxides, and mixed-materials using ultra-high vacuum techniques for surface microstructural analysis, microchemical characterization. Lab.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATS 621, MATS 641 or concurrent registration
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 631. Electronic and Optical Materials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theories and applications of electronic and optical materials including topics such as semiconductor devices. linear dielectric materials, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, and pyroelectrics, classical propagation, interband absorption, excitons, luminescence, molecular materials, liquid crystals, and nonlinear optics.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511 and MATS 412 or MATS 512
Semester Offered: Fall


MATS 641. Surfaces, Thin Films, and Vacuum Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical and experimental application of static and dynamic behavior of clean and adsorbate-covered solid surfaces, thin films, and interfaces related to surface structure, adsorbates, impurities, defects, and surface reactivity using ultra-high vacuum techniques for surface microstructural analysis.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511, MATS 621, MATS 625 or concurrent registration
Semester Offered: Spring


MATS 695. Capstone Experience

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Culminating project. Student will develop, perform, and report (in written and oral format) on an individual project related to content of the program courses. An alternative project is a research paper demonstrating proficiency and integration of at least 3 courses, demonstrating knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisites: C or better (not C-) in MATS 411 or MATS 511
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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