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: ;
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: ;
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
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

UG Reqs: WAYAQR, 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 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, Sum

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 196:
Defects in Crystalline Solids (MATSCI 206)
Thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of 0D (point), 1D (line), and 2D (interface and surface) defects in crystalline solids. Influences of these defects on the macroscopic ionic, electronic, and catalytic properties of materials, such as batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, and memorystorage devices. Prerequisite: MATSCI 193/203. Undergraduates register for 196 for 4 units; graduates register for 206 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (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 204:
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.Offered online for grad students in summer quarter, while an inperson course for grads and undergrads will be available in winter quarter 2019.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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 206:
Defects in Crystalline Solids (MATSCI 196)
Thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of 0D (point), 1D (line), and 2D (interface and surface) defects in crystalline solids. Influences of these defects on the macroscopic ionic, electronic, and catalytic properties of materials, such as batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, and memorystorage devices. Prerequisite: MATSCI 193/203. Undergraduates register for 196 for 4 units; graduates register for 206 for 3 units.
Terms: Win

Units: 34

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 230:
Materials Science Colloquium
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
MATSCI 256:
Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries: Materials for the Energy Solution
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.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 34

Grading: Letter or Credit/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: ;
Bao, Z. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (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);
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 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);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (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);
Hong, G. (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
Public policy and economic decisions profoundly affect all aspects of the energy ecosystem, including its supply, distribution, storage and utilization. These decisions can also influence the pace and focus of innovation of new technologies, including through governmentfunded research and development programs or regulatory efforts. 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 and, related economic, policy. Building on case studies of both aspirational and reactive U.S. energy policymaking, students will design their own policy proposals for new, ambitious and achievable moonshot goals that advance a sustainable and prosperous future. In particular, students will choose a moonshot goal designed to reduce U.S. (and/or global) transportationrelated emissions. These proposals may focus on specific mobility technologies (e.g., new zeroGHG liquid fuels), lead to transformation of mobility systems (e.g., integration of widescale automation into the transportation sector), or reduce emissions in another way altogether (e.g., moving manufacturing closer to consumption through 3d printing). Students will also be introduced to gunshot scenarios, moments of energy crisis that require robust response and can create openings for dramatic change to the energy ecosystem.
Terms: Win

Units: 2

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 321:
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Image formation and interpretation. The contrast phenomena associated with perfect and imperfect crystals from a physical point of view and from a formal treatment of electron diffraction theory. The importance of electron diffraction to systematic analysis and recent imaging developments. Recommended: 193/203, 195/205, or equivalent.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATSCI 323:
Thin Film and Interface Microanalysis
The science and technology of microanalytical techniques will be discussed. We consider ways to characterize the structural, compositional, morphological, electronic, optical, mechanical, and magnetic properties of surfaces and interfaces. We will talk about different types of surface analytical techniques that rely on the use of electrons, photons, ions, and sharp tips to learn about different aspects about surfaces. We also discuss strategies on how to combine such techniques to gain a more complete and quantitative picture of a surface. We will also describe the inner workings and design of the hardware involved in analyzing surfaces.n*Prerequisite: some prior exposure to atomic and electronic structure of solids
Terms: Win

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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: not given this year

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);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Cargnello, M. (PI);
Chang, F. (PI);
Chidsey, C. (PI);
Cho, K. (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);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (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);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bent, S. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Boxer, S. (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);
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);
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);
Wang, S. (PI);
Wong, H. (PI);
Xia, Y. (PI);
Yang, F. (PI);
Zheng, X. (PI);
Frank, D. (GP)