# Materials-Related Courses Across Campus

Seminar Credits Student and research faculty presentations, guest and invited extramural speakers. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CBE 210; MATH 340. Definition, correlation, and estimation of thermodynamic properties; non-ideal chemical and physical equilibria. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or CHEM 346; or CHEM 474 or CBE 310. Fundamentals of polymer science: synthesis, characterization, processing of polymers. Physical properties of polymers; rheology of melts and solutions. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 461; CHEM 476.

Physical and descriptive chemistry of solids including characterization and synthetic methods. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 346; CHEM 476.

Fundamentals of polymer chemistry: synthesis, characterization, physical properties. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 571 or concurrent registration. Chemical aspects of preparation and processing of materials in electronic devices, “molecular electronics,” and nanostructured materials. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or CHEM 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding; crystallography; properties; synthesis; characterization of metals, semiconductors, and network solids. 1 unit.

Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or CHEM 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, mechanisms, properties, applications, synthesis, characterization of polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials. 1 unit.

Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or CHEM 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, synthesis, properties, characterization of carbon nanotubes, metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, and nanocomposites. 1 unit.

Prerequisite: CHEM 474.

Theory and practice of structural computations using single crystal X-ray diffraction data. 1 unit.

Prerequisite: CHEM 474. Theory and practice of determination of crystal and molecular structure by single crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310. Capillarity; interfacial thermodynamics, electrical aspects of surface chemistry, adsorbed layers. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CIVE 360. Analysis of stress and strain failure theory; selected topics in solid mechanics, plate analysis; introduction to elastic stability. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: MATH 340. Theory and application in elasticity, porous flow, heat conduction, and other engineering problems. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: CIVE 560. Analysis of stress and strain in solids emphasizing linear elasticity and plasticity; introductions to creep, viscoelasticity, and finite deformations. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CIVE 560. Fracture mechanics including linear elastic, elastic-plastic, and dynamic fracture; on ductile and cleavage fracture in metals. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: ECE 342; PH 353. Fundamentals of quantum confinement; nanostructures optical properties; fabrication and characterization. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: ECE 331 with a C- or better or MECH 344. Credit not allowed for both ECE 569 and MECH 569.

Micro-electro-mechanical processes and applications in sensors, optics, and structures. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: One course in thermodynamics. Microstructures of physically vapor-deposited films; thin-film morphological development; atomistic processes of condensation, nucleation, and growth. 3 units.

Principles and practice of ethical conduct of research. 1 unit.

Prerequisite: MATH 340 or MATH 345. Calculus of variations, perturbation methods, models of continuum, dimensional analysis, stochastic models, integral equations, diffusion. 3 units.

Prerequisite: MATH 340 or MATH 345 or MATH 530.

Second order linear PDEs, elliptic and parabolic equations, equations of math physics, separation of variables, Fourier series. 3 units.

Prerequisite: MATH 340 or MATH 345 or MATH 530. Credit not allowed for both MATH 550 and ENGR 550. Finite elements, finite differences, spectral methods, method of lines, conservation laws; stability and convergence analysis for PDEs. 3 units.

Prerequisite: MATH 369. Finite dimensional vector spaces, inner products, dual spaces, transformations, projections, adjoints, norms, eigenvalues, eigenvectors. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CS 156 or CS 160 or CS 253 or MATH 151; MATH 560. Numerical linear algebra, solving nonlinear systems, least squares, and minimization. 4 units.

Prerequisite: BC 351 or BMS 300 or BMS 500/NB 501 or BZ 310. Cell and tissue engineering concepts and techniques with emphasis on cellular response, cell adhesion kinetics, and tissue engineering design. ($, NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: CIVE 360; MECH 331. Materials aspects of advanced composite constituents and how their combination yields synergistic results. (NT-V). 3 units.

Prerequisite: MECH 331 or MECH 431. Credit not allowed for both MECH 531 and BIOM 531. Selection of structural engineering materials by properties, processing, and economics; materials for biomedical and biotechnology applications. (NT-O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: MECH 331. Credit not allowed for both MECH 532 and BIOM 532. Failure mechanisms from materials viewpoint with emphasis on use in design. Fracture, creep, fatigue, and corrosion. (NT-V/O). 3 units.

Prerequisite: ECE 331 with a C- or better or MECH 344. Credit not allowed for both MECH 569 and ECE 569. Micro-electro-mechanical processes and applications in sensors, optics, and structures. (NT-O). 3 units.

Physiological and medical systems analysis using engineering methods including mechanics, fluid dynamics, control electronics, and signal processing. 3 units.

Prerequisite: MECH 331. Credit not allowed for both MECH 573 and BIOM 573. Structure-function relationships of natural biomaterials; application to analysis of biomimetics. 3 units.

Prerequisite: CIVE 560. Stress distribution near cracks; energy criteria for fracture; design criteria; fracture toughness testing. (NT-T). 3 units.

Prerequisite: PH 361; PH 451. Crystal structures and bonding, electronic levels and vibrations, dielectric, optical and magnetic properties, quasiparticles, superconductivity. 3 units.

Prerequisite: PH 531. Electronic band structure and conduction phenomena; cohesive energy; lattice dynamics and thermal properties; metals; insulators; semiconductors. 3 units.

Prerequisite: PH 462; PH 531; PH 652. Second quantization; electrons; phonons; electron-phonon interaction; superconductivity; magnetism; spin waves; density-functional methods; symmetry. 3 units.