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

MIE 201 - Introduction to Materials Science

F2014, F2015, F2016, F2017, F2018, F2019, F2020, S2021, F2021, F2022, F2023

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

S2015, S2016, F2016, S2019, F2019, S2021, S2023

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 611 - Advanced Materials Characterization

S2014, S2016, S2018, S2020, S2022, S2024

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 (F2013)

MIE 398T - Engineering Teaching Assistant Practicum (S2017)

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