MATSCI 100:
Undergraduate Independent Study
Independent study in materials science under supervision of a faculty member.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 13

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI)
MATSCI 143:
Materials Structure and Characterization
Students will study the theory and application of characterization techniques used to examine the structure of materials at the nanoscale. Students will learn to classify the structure of materials such as semiconductors, ceramics, metals, and nanotubes according to the principles of crystallography. Methods used widely in academic and industrial research, including Xray diffraction and electron microscopy, will be demonstrated along with their application to the analysis of nanostructures. Prerequisites: E50 or equivalent introductory materials science course. (Formerly 153)
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 150:
Undergraduate Research
Participation in a research project.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 36

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Feigelson, R. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI)
MATSCI 156:
Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries: Materials for the Energy Solution (EE 293A, ENERGY 293A)
Operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. The scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. Basic physics and chemistry of solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries. Performance issues, including economics, from the ideal device to the installed system. The promise of materials research for providing next generation solutions. Undergraduates register in 156 for 4 units; graduates register in 256 for 3 units. Prerequisites: MATSCI 145 and 152 or equivalent coursework in thermodynamics and electronic properties.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 158:
Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life (BIOE 158, CHEMENG 160)
The relationships between molecular structure, morphology, and the unique physical, chemical, and mechanical behavior of polymers and other types of soft matter are discussed. Topics include methods for preparing synthetic polymers and examination of how enthalpy and entropy determine conformation, solubility, mechanical behavior, microphase separation, crystallinity, glass transitions, elasticity, and linear viscoelasticity. Case studies covering polymers in biomedical devices and microelectronics will be covered. Recommended: ENGR 50 and Chem 31A or equivalent.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 161:
Energy Materials Laboratory (MATSCI 171)
A material that is currently being used in a cutting edge energy related device such as a solar cell, battery or smart window will be thoroughly characterized throughout the quarter. Fabrication techniques could include electroplating, spin coating and thermal evaporation. There will be an emphasis in this course on characterization methods such as scanning electron microscopy, xray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical microscopy, fourpoint probe measurements of conductivity, visible absorption and reflection spectroscopy and electrochemical measurements (cyclic voltammetry). Devices will be fabricated and their performance will be tested. In this Writing in the Major course, students will put together all of the data they collect during the quarter into a final paper. Undergraduates register for 161 for 4 units; graduates register for 171 for 3 units. Prerequisites: MATSCI 143 or equivalent course in materials characterization
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 162:
XRay Diffraction Laboratory (MATSCI 172, PHOTON 172)
Experimental xray diffraction techniques for microstructural analysis of materials, emphasizing powder and singlecrystal techniques. Diffraction from epitaxial and polycrystalline thin films, multilayers, and amorphorous materials using medium and high resolution configurations. Determination of phase purity, crystallinity, relaxation, stress, and texture in the materials. Advanced experimental xray diffraction techniques: reciprocal lattice mapping, reflectivity, and grazing incidence diffraction. Enrollment limited to 20. Undergraduates register for 162 for 4 units; graduates register for 172 for 3 units. Prerequisites: MATSCI 143 or equivalent course in materials characterization.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 171:
Energy Materials Laboratory (MATSCI 161)
A material that is currently being used in a cutting edge energy related device such as a solar cell, battery or smart window will be thoroughly characterized throughout the quarter. Fabrication techniques could include electroplating, spin coating and thermal evaporation. There will be an emphasis in this course on characterization methods such as scanning electron microscopy, xray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical microscopy, fourpoint probe measurements of conductivity, visible absorption and reflection spectroscopy and electrochemical measurements (cyclic voltammetry). Devices will be fabricated and their performance will be tested. In this Writing in the Major course, students will put together all of the data they collect during the quarter into a final paper. Undergraduates register for 161 for 4 units; graduates register for 171 for 3 units. Prerequisites: MATSCI 143 or equivalent course in materials characterization
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 172:
XRay Diffraction Laboratory (MATSCI 162, PHOTON 172)
Experimental xray diffraction techniques for microstructural analysis of materials, emphasizing powder and singlecrystal techniques. Diffraction from epitaxial and polycrystalline thin films, multilayers, and amorphorous materials using medium and high resolution configurations. Determination of phase purity, crystallinity, relaxation, stress, and texture in the materials. Advanced experimental xray diffraction techniques: reciprocal lattice mapping, reflectivity, and grazing incidence diffraction. Enrollment limited to 20. Undergraduates register for 162 for 4 units; graduates register for 172 for 3 units. Prerequisites: MATSCI 143 or equivalent course in materials characterization.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 194:
Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
The principles of heterogeneous equilibria and their application to phase diagrams. Thermodynamics of solutions; chemical reactions; nonstoichiometry in compounds; first order phase transitions and metastability; thermodynamics of surfaces, elastic solids, dielectrics, and magnetic solids. Undergraduates register for 194 for 4 units; graduates register for 204 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
MATSCI 195:
Waves and Diffraction in Solids (MATSCI 205, PHOTON 205)
The elementary principals of xray, vibrational, and electron waves in solids. Basic wave behavior including Fourier analysis, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Examples of wave systems, including electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations. Diffracted intensity in reciprocal space and experimental techniques such as electron and xray diffraction. Lattice vibrations in solids, including vibrational modes, dispersion relationship, density of states, and thermal properties. Free electron model. Basic quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics including FermiDirac and BoseEinstein statistics. Prerequisite: MATSCI 193/203 or consent of instructor. Undergraduates register for 195 for 4 units; graduates register for 205 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
MATSCI 200:
Master's Research
Participation in a research project.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 115

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Chang, F. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Feigelson, R. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Qin, J. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Robertson, C. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Senesky, D. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)
MATSCI 205:
Waves and Diffraction in Solids (MATSCI 195, PHOTON 205)
The elementary principals of xray, vibrational, and electron waves in solids. Basic wave behavior including Fourier analysis, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Examples of wave systems, including electromagnetic waves from Maxwell's equations. Diffracted intensity in reciprocal space and experimental techniques such as electron and xray diffraction. Lattice vibrations in solids, including vibrational modes, dispersion relationship, density of states, and thermal properties. Free electron model. Basic quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics including FermiDirac and BoseEinstein statistics. Prerequisite: MATSCI 193/203 or consent of instructor. Undergraduates register for 195 for 4 units; graduates register for 205 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
MATSCI 230:
Materials Science Colloquium
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
MATSCI 299:
Practical Training
Educational opportunities in hightechnology research and development labs in industry. Qualified graduate students engage in internship work and integrate that work into their academic program. Following the internship, students complete a research report outlining their work activity, problems investigated, key results, and any followon projects they expect to perform. Student is responsible for arranging own employment. See department student services manager before enrolling.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Fuller, G. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Spakowitz, A. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)
MATSCI 300:
Ph.D. Research
Participation in a research project.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 115

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Butte, M. (PI);
Cai, W. (PI);
Chang, F. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Feigelson, R. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Gu, W. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Hwang, H. (PI);
Jaramillo, T. (PI);
Kanan, M. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lee, Y. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
Martinez, T. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nilsson, A. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Noerskov, J. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Pop, E. (PI);
Prakash, M. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Qin, J. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Senesky, D. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Spakowitz, A. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Suzuki, Y. (PI);
Tang, S. (PI);
Toney, M. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Xia, Y. (PI);
Yang, F. (PI);
Zheng, X. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)
MATSCI 301:
Engineering Energy Policy Change
Government policy profoundly affects all aspects of the energy ecosystem, including its supply, distribution, storage and utilization. Policy decisions also influence the pace and focus of innovation of new technologies, including through governmentfunded research and development programs. This course will equip graduate students, who have strong science and engineering backgrounds, with a basic ability to understand and shape the ideation and implementation of sound energy policy. Building on case studies of both aspirational and reactive US energy policymaking, students will design their own policy proposals for new, ambitious and achievable goals that advance a sustainable and prosperous future.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 320:
Nanocharacterization of Materials
Current methods of directly examining the microstructure of materials. Topics: optical microscopy, scanning electron and focused ion beam microscopy, field ion microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and microanalytical surface science methods. Emphasis is on the electronoptical techniques. Recommended: 193/203.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
MATSCI 331:
Atombased computational methods for materials
Introduction to atombased computational methods for materials with emphasis on quantum methods. Topics include density functional theory, tightbinding and empirical approaches. Computation of optical, electronic, phonon properties. Bulk materials, interfaces, nanostructures. Molecular dynamics. Prerequisites  undergraduate quantum mechanics.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 358:
Fracture and Fatigue of Materials and Thin Film Structures
Linearelastic and elasticplastic fracture mechanics from a materials science perspective, emphasizing microstructure and the micromechanisms of fracture. Plane strain fracture toughness and resistance curve behavior. Mechanisms of failure associated with cohesion and adhesion in bulk materials, composites, and thin film structures. Fracture mechanics approaches to toughening and subcritical crackgrowth processes, with examples and applications involving cyclic fatigue and environmentally assisted subcritical crack growth. Prerequisite: 151/251, 198/208, or equivalent. SCPD offering.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 382:
Biochips and Medical Imaging (EE 225, SBIO 225)
The course covers stateoftheart and emerging biosensors, biochips, imaging modalities, and nanotherapies which will be studied in the context of human physiology including the nervous system, circulatory system and immune system. Medical diagnostics will be divided into biochips (invitro diagnostics) and medical and molecular imaging (invivo imaging). Indepth discussion on cancer and cardiovascular diseases and the role of diagnostics and nanotherapies.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 399:
Graduate Independent Study
Under supervision of a faculty member.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Cargnello, M. (PI);
Chang, F. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)
MATSCI 400:
Participation in Materials Science Teaching
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 13

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI)
MATSCI 801:
TGR Project for MS Students
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Appel, E. (PI);
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Robertson, C. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Tang, S. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)
MATSCI 802:
TGR Dissertation for Ph.D Students
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Bao, Z. (PI);
Barnett, D. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Bravman, J. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Cai, W. (PI);
Chang, F. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (PI);
Chueh, W. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Cui, Y. (PI);
Dai, H. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Feigelson, R. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Frank, C. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Goodson, K. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Heilshorn, S. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Jaramillo, T. (PI);
Kanan, M. (PI);
Lee, T. (PI);
Lee, Y. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
Martinez, T. (PI);
McGehee, M. (PI);
McIntyre, P. (PI);
Melosh, N. (PI);
Musgrave, C. (PI);
Nilsson, A. (PI);
Nishi, Y. (PI);
Nix, W. (PI);
Pianetta, P. (PI);
Pinsky, P. (PI);
Plummer, J. (PI);
Prinz, F. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Salleo, A. (PI);
Saraswat, K. (PI);
Sinclair, R. (PI);
Spakowitz, A. (PI);
Stebbins, J. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Suzuki, Y. (PI);
Tang, S. (PI);
Toney, M. (PI);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Xia, Y. (PI);
Yang, F. (PI);
Zheng, X. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)