MSE 2610 (ENGRD 2610, MSE 5861) – Mechanical Properties of Materials: From Nanodevices to Superstructures

Examines the mechanical properties of materials (e.g., strength, stiffness, toughness, ductility) and their physical origins. Explores the relationship of the elastic, plastic, and fracture behavior to microscopic structure in metals, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials. Discusses effects of time and temperature on materials properties. Emphasizes considerations for design and optimal performance of materials and engineered objects.

Offered: Fall


MSE 6040 – Kinetics of Reactions in Condensed Matter

This class covers the fundamental of kinetics in material with the focus on the microstructure. We will discuss the motion of atoms and molecules by diffusion, motion of dislocations and interfaces, morphological evolution due to capillary and applied mechanical forces, and phase transformations. This course if intended for graduate students.

Offered: Spring