The following courses have been pre-approved as IMSE electives and are being offered for the Spring 2017 semester:
Chem 543 Physical Properties of Quantum Nanostructures
This course will explore the physical properties of semiconductor nanomaterials with dimensions that are small enough to give rise to quantum-confinement effects. These effects strongly influence the electronic structures, absorption/emission behavior, and charge-carrier dynamics within quantum wells, rods, wires, dots, and nanotubes. The course begins with an overview of the electronic structure of bulk semiconductors. The theoretical and experimental bases for quantum-confinement effects, which are of considerable fundamental and applied interest, will then be developed. A significant emphasis will be placed on the optical absorption and photoluminescence properties of semiconductor quantum nanostructures. Recent advances and observations as reported in the literature will be emphasized throughout the semester. Prerequisites: Chem 461 and Chem 465, or permission of the instructor. While the course is steered to graduate students in the Chemistry Department, Chemistry undergraduate students, graduate or undergraduate students in Physics, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science may also find this course valuable.
CHEM 578 Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
A course dealing with the quantum and classical description of the nuclear magnetic resonance of an isolated system of two spin-1/2 nuclei. The design of pulsed NMR spectrometers and the Fourier analysis of time-dependent observable magnetization in 1 and 2 dimensions are treated in detail, NMR relaxation in liquids and solids is included phenomenologically. Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry or permission of the instructor.
EECE 418 Principles of Surface and Colloid Science
Interfacial phenomena play key roles in such industrial operations as emulsification, catalysis, and detergency. Introduction to principles of surface science. Particular attention to describing the nature of the liquid/gas, liquid/liquid, solid/liquid, and solid/gas interfaces. Specific topics include methods of measuring surface tension, interfacial adsorption, surface area and particle size determinations, dispersion stabilization/flocculation, emulsification, and wetting. Prerequisite: EECE 203 or permission of instructor. (Prior to FL2015, this course was numbered: E63 480.)
EECE 420 Properties of Materials
A detailed look at the mechanical, chemical, and surface properties of materials. Topics include elastic properties; plastic deformation; viscoelastic behavior; chemical resistance; corrosion resistance; and the electromagnetic properties of metal, plastic, ceramic, and composite systems. Prereq: EECE 305. (Prior to FL2015, this course was numbered: E63 476.)
EECE 502 Advance Thermodynamics in EECE
The objective of this course is to understand classical thermodynamics at a deeper level then is reached during typical undergraduate work. Emphasis will be placed on solving problems relevant to chemical engineering materials science. Prerequisite: E63 ChE 320 or E44 203 or equivalent.
ESE 531 Nano and Micro Photonics
This course focuses on theory, design, fabrication and application of photonic materials and micro/nano photonic devices. Interaction of light and matter, propagation of light in waveguide, nonlinear optical effect and optical properties of nano/micro structure, the device principles of silicon-based waveguide, filter, photodetector, modulator and laser devices. Prerequisite: ESE 330.
MEMS 5603 Materials Characterization Techniques I
An introduction to the basic theory and instrumentation used in transmission electron, scanning electron, and optical microscopy. Practical laboratory experience in equipment operations, experimental procedures, and material characterization.
MEMS 5605 Mechanical Behavior of Composites
Analysis and mechanics of composite materials. Topics include micromechanics, laminated plate theory, hydrothermal behavior, creep, strength, failure modes, fracture toughness, fatigue, structural response, mechanics of processing, nondestructive evaluation, and test methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
MEMS 5609 Electronic Materials Processing
This course covers 'unit processes' for manufacturing semiconductor chips. Topics include: crystal growth and doping of wafers, oxidation and diffusion, ion implantation, deposition, etching, cleaning and lithography. Processes are described with key concepts derived from science & engineering and process integration is covered for devices such as transistors and light emitting diodes. Nano processing concepts are highlighted in the end to provide students with practical and advanced knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing. Prereq: undergraduate engineering mathematics, materials science and basic electronics or instructor's permission. 3 units
MEMS 5612 Atomistic Modeling of Materials
This course will provide a hands-on experience using atomic scale computational methods to model, understand and predict the properties of real materials. It will cover modeling using classical force-fields, quantum-mechanical electronic structure methods such as density functional theory, molecular dynamics simulations, and Monte Carlo methods. The basic background of these methods along with examples of their use for calculating properties of real materials will be covered in the lectures. Atomistic materials modeling codes will be used to calculate various material properties. Prerequisites: MEMS 3610 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Physics 550 Solid State Physics II
Band magnetism and local moments, Ising models, electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions, superconductivity.