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ME 412: Engineering Functional Analysis and Finite Elements (CME 356)

Concepts in functional analysis to understand models and methods used in simulation and design. Topology, measure, and integration theory to introduce Sobolev spaces. Convergence analysis of finite elements for the generalized Poisson problem. Extensions to convection-diffusion-reaction equations and elasticity. Upwinding. Mixed methods and LBB conditions. Analysis of nonlinear and evolution problems. Prerequisites: 335A,B, CME 200, CME 204, or consent of instructor. Recommended: 333, MATH 171.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 413: Quantum Confinement Structures: Physics and Fabrication

Quantum mechanics principles and the thermodynamics of confinement structures. Focus is on potential applications such as solar cells and catalysis. Student presentations. Lab demonstrations. Prerequisite: background in quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 414: Solid State Physics for Mechanical Engineering Experiments

Introductory overview of principles of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics and solid-state physics. Provides graduate Mechanical Engineering students with the understanding needed to work on devices or technologies which rely on solid-state physics. (Alternate years, not offered summer 2012).
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 417: Total Product Integration Engineering

For students aspiring to be product development executives and leaders in research and education. Advanced methods and tools beyond the material covered in ME 317: quality design across global supply chain, design for robustness, product development risk management, Monte Carlo simulation and product financial analysis, and decision analysis. Small teams or individuals conduct a practical project that produces a case study or enhancement to existing development methods and tools. Enrollment limited to 12. Prerequisites: 317A, B
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Beiter, K. (PI)

ME 420: Applied Electrochemistry at Micro- and Nanoscale

Applied electrochemistry with a focus on energy conversion and storage. Basic concepts of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and first principal calculations are presented, of which today's fundamentals of electrochemical energy conversion/storage are built. Conventional as well as advanced Li battery concepts/systems and their applications will be a main subject area. intercalation and conversion cathode and anode material families will be introduced and electrochemical function/challenges for energy storage of these materials will be highlighted. Conventional electrolyte materials such as carbonate based liquid electrolyte system and advanced solid-state material will be a topic in class.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 421: European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar

Lessons from real-world experiences and challenges in European startups, corporations, universities, non-profit research institutes and venture finance organizations. Speakers include entrepreneurs, leaders from global technology companies, university researchers, venture capitalists, legal experts, senior policy makers and other guests from selected European countries and regions. Geographic scope encompasses Ireland to Russia, and Scandinavia to the Mediterranean region. Enrollment open to undergraduates and graduates in any school or department at Stanford.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit


This course will provide insight into designing MEMS based devices for use in commercial/consumer and automotive sensor applications. Topics to be covered in this MEMS sensor design course will include electromechanical modeling/simulation, compensation for cross-wafer and wafer-to-wafer fabrication variations in a high volume semiconductor manufacturing facility, design for extreme environments (drop shock, temperature, etc.), and some discussion of the unique challenges with respect to consumer and automotive sensor markets. Student teams will develop a MEMS sensor/transducer design (capacitive 3-axis accelerometer), electro-mechanical system model (Matlab based), fabrication process flow with manufacturing analysis (Excel based) in response to a provided design specification sheet.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ME 440: Electronic States and Transitions In Quantum Confined Structures

Summary of selected quantum mechanical concepts with focus on phenomena related to charge separation and transfer. The physics and thermodynamics of excitons described and related to experimental observations. The energy state of electrons as function of confinement size and strength. Presentations include on electron tunneling, measuring the density of electronic states, dielectric behavior of materials, Bose Einstein condensation of quasi particles, and excitons in quantum wells and dots.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ME 450: Advances in Biotechnology

Guest academic and industrial speakers. Latest developments in fields such as bioenergy, green process technology, production of industrial chemicals from renewable resources, protein pharmaceutical production, industrial enzyme production, stem cell applications, medical diagnostics, and medical imaging. Biotechnology ethics, business and patenting issues, and entrepreneurship in biotechnology.
Terms: not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 451A: Advanced Fluid Mechanics Multiphase Flows

Single particle and multi-particle fluid flow phenomena, mass, momentum and heat transfer, characteristic time and length scales, non-dimensional groups; collection of dispersed-phase elements: instantaneous and averaged descriptions for multiphase flow, Eulerian-Eulerian and Lagrangian-Eulerian statistical representations, mixture theories; models for drag, heat and mass transfer; dilute to dense two-phase flow, granular flows; computer simulation approaches for multiphase flows, emerging research topics. Prerequisites: graduate level fluid mechanics and engineering mathematics, and undergraduate engineering mechanics and thermodynamics.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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