Introduction to Materials Physics
This course talks about the physics questions in materials science, for the purpose of enabling students to achieve a basic knowledge about the fundamental physics issues in materials science, hence establishing a sound background in future scientific research and practical work.
Materials Chemistry addresses chemistry-based materials from structure, preparation vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field in a concise format. This course is a foundation course for the second year undergraduates with the Materials Science and Engineering major and an elective course for the first year graduates from various material subjects. It includes the basic knowledge and principles of the materials chemistry, as well as the developments of new functional materials.
Thermodynamics of Materials
Treatment of the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to equilibrium and the properties of materials. Provides a foundation to treat general phenomena in materials science and engineering, including chemical reactions, magnetism, polarizability, and elasticity. Develops relations pertaining to multiphase equilibria as determined by a treatment of solution thermodynamics. Develops graphical constructions that are essential for the interpretation of phase diagrams. Treatment includes electrochemical equilibria and surface thermodynamics. Introduces aspects of statistical thermodynamics as they relate to macroscopic equilibrium phenomena.
"In this course, I will introduce the fundamental physics knowledge of semiconductor, including the states of electrons in semiconductor, carrier transport properties, equilibrium statistics of carriers, pn junction, MIS structure, metal-semiconductor contact, and heterojunction etc. After studing this course, the students should master the fundamental physics knowledge of semiconductor, especially the I-V characteristics of various structures, including pn junction, MIS structure, metal-semiconductor contact, and heterojunction etc., and can apply these knowledges to practical semiconductor device application. "
Solid State Physics
This course teaches fundamental knowledge and theory in solid state physics, helping students to understand basic concepts and analyze problems, and providing a solid background in their preparation for research, advanced study, or future career. It covers the following contents: classification of solids, lattice structure, lattice vibration, thermodyamic properties of crystals, defects in solids, phase transitions, free-electron theory, band theory, electron motion under electric and magnetic fields in solids, transport properties of solids. This course also introduces some active and important areas in condensed matter physics, such as semiconductors, surface physics, disordered systems, low-dimensional systems, and mesoscopic physics.
Structural chemistry is a main basic course for undergraduates in College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering. With electronic configuration and geometry as the two main lines, structual chemistry systematically teaches three types of theory and structure: the theory of quantum mechanics and atomic structure, chemical bond theory and molecular structure, lattice theory and crystal structure. And give students the basic knowledge in three aspects: quantum chemistry, symmetry and crystal chemistry. These are of great help for the students to build up microstructure concepts and master modern characterization methods.
Principles of Chemical Engineering
This course introduces the basic principles of the chemical engineering and involved equipments,including fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, chemical reaction kinetics and dynamics.
Physical Chemistry I introduces the basic principles of the physical properties of gases, chemical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics. Emphasis is placed on the energy transfer in the chemical reactions, the direction and limitation of spontaneous change, the connection between the molecular energy level and the thermodynamic properties of matter and also the application of thermodynamics in the phase diagram and chemical equilibrium. Physical Chemistry II introduces the basic concepts and theories in three specific fields: (1) kinetics of chemical reactions; (2) transport process and electrochemistry; (3) interface and colloid science.
This course provides systematic knowledge of chemical analysis introducing basic titration methods (acid-base, coordination, redox titration) and gravimetric analysis, and basic knowledge of statistics analysis.
Mechanics of materials
"Upon the completion of the course the student should be
• Calculate the principal stresses and strains in a loaded
• Solve problems using stress transformation and Mohr’s
• Apply Hooke’s law for plane stress and plane strain
• Calculate stresses in thin walled spherical or cylindrical
• Calculate the stresses produced by combined axial,
bending and torsional loads"
Computational Material Science and Engineering
"Advances in computing power and in computational methodology make materials simulation and design indispensable. Simulation not only can provide essential understandings for existing experiments, but also can disclose and predict the structure and properties of new materials. This course is designed to introduce some basic methods and theories for computational materials science
and engineering, and to enhance students’ ability and to widen their visions in material design and engineering research. "
Fundamentals of Material Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science
The fundamental of materials science is one of the important basic subjects designed for the major of materials science and engineering, and associated with the knowledge of materials physics, physical chemistry and materials thermodynamics. We expect that the students can grasp the basic theories and experimental skills of materials science after learning this course.
Inorganic and Nonmetallic Materials: Science and Technology
This course will introduce inorganic nonmetallic materials, including their basic concepts and common theory, professional knowledge and critical points related to areas of materials manufacturing and study. Main contents contain: materials manufacturing and processing techniques and principles involved during those processes; structures, properties and fabrication methods of typical traditional materials such as oxides, carbides, nitrides, glass, ceramics, cements and concretes; manufacturing of low-dimensional materials such as powders and thin films. At the same time, combining the up-dated recent progress in new materials study and development, cover typical new materials, new theory, and new research breakthroughs in the field, in particular on recent new carbon nanomaterials that have stimulated tremendous interest in the materials and nanotechnology fields, for example, carbon nanotubes and graphene. This course will introduce the synthesis techniques, structural characteristics, physical and chemical properties of those new carbon nanomaterials, and their potential applications in areas related to electronic devices, renewable energy resources and environmental protection. Through learning this course, students should understand the basic manufacturing principles and processing techniques of inorganic nonmetallic materials, characteristics and features of those engineering processes, gain a relatively thorough knowledge covering the materials structure and properties, fabrication methods, and potential applications, and in addition some new materials and related new techniques
Materials Science and Engineering Experiments
This lab course includes the synthesis and preparation of materials, analyses of materials compositions and structures, and characterization of physical and chemical properties. It involves in experiments of performance testing of optoelectronic devices, phase transition and other related contents.
Metallic Materials Science and Engineering
Metallic material is one of the most widely used materials, with a long history and a well-established system. This course is set up on the basis of high education major requirements of materials science and engineering, and metallic materials and engineering, and metallurgy, and focus on the knowledge of the principle of metallic materials, and will refer to the following contents: ferrous materials, non-ferrous materials, metallic functional materials, new kind of metallic materials, and the process technology of metallic materials. On the one hand, the alloying principle of steel, including the effects of alloying elements, the interaction between iron and carbon, the effect of alloying element during the phase transformation, effect of alloying elements on the mechanical property improvements, and the performance of various alloying steels. Following the line of composition-technology-microstructure-property-application, various materials such as molding steel, special steel, casting iron, aluminum, copper, titanium and magnesium alloys will be taught. Secondly, the new functional metallic materials such as magnetic alloys, composite, shape memory alloys will be illustrated. Finally, the process of metallic materials will be depicted, including the casting, plastic formation and welding technologies, etc.
Modern Techniques for Materials Analysis
The course consists of three parts: X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy analysis and other microanalyses (electron microprobe, ion microprobe, low-energy electron diffraction, Auger electron spectrometer, field-ion microscope, scanning tunnel microscope,atomic force microscope,X-ray photoelectron spectrometer, etc.). The main contents includephysical fundamentals for X-ray diffraction, principles of X-ray diffraction and its applications in materials research, fundamentals for electron optics, principles for electron diffraction and contrast imaging of thin crystal films, structures and applications of transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope as well as other common surface microanalysis methods.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
This class deals with the fundamental conception and connotation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and the related physical knowledge. The preparation, characterization of the structural and the physical and chemical properties of hot nanomaterials contribute the main aspects of the class. In addition, the potential applications of nanomaterials will also be discussed.
Polymer materials science and engineering
The target of this class is to induce the students to comprehensively understand polymer from the viewpoints of chemistry, physics and materials. First, polymerization methods and processes such as step growth, radial, ionic and coordination are introduced to help the students to know how to prepare macromolecules from monomers. Second, polymer physics including chain and aggregation states, mechanical and electrical performances are presented to give a basic way to know polymer structures. Then, polymer engineering is proposed from blending modification and polymer processing to commercial applications. Finally, novel functional polymer materials like conductive, liquid-crystalline and photosensitive polymers are introduced.
Fiber Materials Science