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Materials Science and Materials-Related Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at All Levels

MIE 201 - Introduction to Materials Science

Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 - Spring 2021

This course introduces and motivates the relationship between the structure of materials and their respective mechanical, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties. We cover the fundamentals of engineering materials such metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites, and ultimately the proper materials selection or design for optimal performance.

MIE 302 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I

Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

Here important mechanical properties of materials engineering such as yield strength and fracture toughness are experimentally investigated to identify proper materials selection and design. Skills emphasized include: experimental technique, statistical analysis of data, report writing, and oral presentation.

MIE 597 / 697 MC - Advanced Materials Characterization

Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2020

This course covers the fundamental principles behind characterization approaches such as electron microscopy/spectroscopy, x-ray spectroscopy, diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and synchrotron techniques.  Lectures and student-led in-class discussions are supplemented by four lab demonstrations of the techniques. Skills emphasized include: Proper instrumentation sue, report writing, critical and constructive scientific reading and analysis.

Previous Courses

MIE 590C / 609 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Fall 2013)

MIE 398T - Engineering Teaching Assistant Practicum (Spring 2017)

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