Description: Undergraduate Class. Experimental investigations of electronic, optical and magnetic properties of engineering materials, emphasizing the fundamental relationship between structure and properties. Students will be expected to analyze the results of these experiments and to prepare a series of Laboratory reports that not only present your findings but also clearly outline the principles and concepts being addressed. The ability of the students to develop their on set-up for experiment materials will be exercised and evaluated. Writing skill will be developed and critically commented by the instructor. EMS 264: Transport Phenomena in Materials Processes
Description: A graduate course in kinetics of materials processes. The objective is to address the phenomenological and atomistic mechanisms of transport processes in materials and study the applications to heat treatment, chemical and physical vapor deposition, crystal growth, bonding, sintering, coarsening and phase transformations. EMS 289D: Field Assisted Sintering
Description: Graduate Class. This course introduces the basic concepts of Electric Field Assisted Sintering (FAST), which is extensively used to synthesize ceramic and metal microstructures with high density, nanosized grains, and often unique physical properties. In this course we discuss the fundamentals of sintering, the current models to explain FAST, and the advanced techniques to study mechanisms of sintering. The course is a self-study class with weekly discussions based on chapters assigned for reading. The goals of this course are: (1) detailed discussion about assisted sintering; (2) teaching of proper scientific review practices.