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Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Mines Building, Room 131
(520) 621-6070

Professors Donald R. Uhlmann, Head, Paul D. Calvert, William G.
Davenport, Louis J. Demer (Emeritus), J. Brent Hiskey, Kenneth A.
Jackson, Kenneth L. Keating (Emeritus), W. David Kingery, David
C. Lynch, Thomas M. Morris (Emeritus), Daniel J. Murphy
(Emeritus), David R. Poirier, Srini Raghavan, Sigmund L. Smith
(Emeritus), Richard A. Swalin, Terry T. Triffet (Emeritus),
Michael C. Weinberg

Associate Professors Dunbar P. Birnie, III, Pierre A. Deymier

Assistant Professors Brian D. Fabes, Supapan Seraphin, Brian J.J.
Zelinski

Materials science is the science of the structure, properties and
behavior of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and
composite materials. The materials scientist strives to expand
knowledge of the properties of existing materials and to develop
new materials.

Materials engineering emphasizes the fundamental knowledge
necessary to select, process, and apply materials for societal
needs. The materials engineer strives to transform materials for
practical use.

More than one-fourth of all scientists and engineers are involved
in the science or engineering of materials, indicating that
almost every field in science and engineering uses materials.
Recognizing the importance of materials in nearly every aspect of
technology, the University of Arizona has committed its resources
to expanding the Department of MSE. A wide range of courses,
covering the many facets of MSE, is now offered at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels.

The department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science in
Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Science with a major
in materials science and engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
with a major in materials science and engineering.

110. Solid State Chemistry (4) I II Fundamental principles of the
chemistry of condensed states of matter including metals,
polymers, molecular solids and ceramics. 4ES. P, CHEM 103a.

195. Colloquium
b. Materials Science and Engineering (1) (Identical with ENGR
195b)

222. Introduction to Materials Science (3) I Introduction to the
structure of materials and how structure influences properties.
Elementary crystallography, crystal chemistry, and microstructure
effects are covered. Examples are taken from all classes of
materials: metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, glasses,
and composites. 3ES. P, 110 or CHEM 103b, and MATH 125b; or
consult department before enrolling.

224. Materials and Energy Balances in Materials Processing (3) II
Analysis of materials processing using material and energy
balance computations. Stoichiometry, nonreacting and reacting
systems, first law of thermodynamics, degree of freedom analysis.
Applications to the processing of conventional and new materials.
3ED. Field trip. P, CHEM 103b or MSE 110; ENGR 101.

240. Thermodynamics of Materials (4) I Introduction to the laws
of thermodynamics, entropy, free energy, and the concept of
equilibrium as applied to materials for conventional and advanced
technological applications. 4ES. P, MATH 125b or consult
department before enrolling.

251. Social Constraints on Engineering (3) I Influence of
consumers, organizations, state and national governments and
international treaties on engineering in the USA, Japan and
selected other nations. (Identical with ANTH 251 and ENGR 251)

255. Materials Science in Modern Society (3) I Selection and use
of materials. Recycling, conservation and disposal. Energy
consumption and materials. How current developments may change
the way we live. 3ES. (Identical with ENGR 255)

256. Laboratory for Materials Science (1) I Laboratory exercises
involving materials. This laboratory accompanies 255. 1ES. CR,
255. (Identical with ENGR 256)

257. Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects (3) II
The methods, content and practice pertinent to the study of art
and archaeology. Materials science provides one of the keys for
interpreting objects in their historical and cultural context.
3ES. (Identical with ANTH 257 and ENGR 257)

258. Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects
Laboratory (1) II Laboratory exercises involving the materials
science of art and archaeological objects. 1ES. (Identical with
ANTH 258 and ENGR 258)

260. Structure and Properties of Materials I (4) II Principles of
structure and structure-property relationships in materials. 4ES.
P, 222.

331R. Fundamentals of Materials for Engineers (3) I II Scientific
principles which underlie and relate the behavior and properties
of materials to their engineering applications. 3ES. P, PHYS
103a; CHEM 103a or CR.

331L. Engineering Materials Laboratory (1) I II Fundamental
laboratory techniques for the evaluation of properties and
behavior of materials for engineering applications. 1R, 2L. 1ES.
P, 331R or CR.

360R. Structure and Properties of Materials II (3) I Principles
of structure and structure-property relationships in materials
with emphasis on mechanical properties. 2ES, 1ED. P, 260.

360L. Materials Laboratory (1) I Laboratory experiments on
physical, electrical and optical properties of materials. 1ES. P,
CR, 360R.

380. Kinetic Processes in Materials (3) II Application of
principles of thermodynamics and transport to kinetic processes
in materials, including diffusion, phase transformations, and
phenomena which impact microstructure development. 3ES. P, 240,
409.

395. Colloquium
a. Structure/Properties (1) II P, 360.

405. Advanced Extractive Metallurgy (3) II Hydrometallurgy:
physical chemistry and kinetics of hydrometallurgical processes
including leaching, solvent extraction and metal recovery;
flowsheet design and optimization. Pyrometallurgy: analysis,
control and optimization of pyrometallurgical processes. 3ED.
Field trip. P, 380. May be convened with 505.

409. Transport Phenomena (3) I Principles of momentum, energy and
mass transport, as applied to materials processing. 3ES. P, 240,
MATH 254. May be convened with 509.

411. Mineral Processing (3) I (Identical with MN E 411) May be
convened with 511.

412. Physical Chemistry of Materials (3) I Physical and chemical
topics of interest to material scientists including surface
chemistry, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. 3ES. P, 240.
May be convened with 512.

423. Electrochemistry in Materials Science (3) I Principles and
applications of electrochemistry in materials science with
emphasis on charge-transfer reactions at electrode-solution
interfaces; including electrodeposition, electroforming,
electroless plating. 2.5ES, 0.5ED. P, 240. May be convened with
523.

424. Physics and Chemistry of Ceramic Materials (3) II Ceramic
crystal structures, crystal chemistry, phase equilibria and
sintering theory. 3ES. P, 260 or consult department before
enrolling. May be convened with 524.

431. Science and Technology of Magnetic Recording Materials (3) I
Magnetic properties of materials, materials for magnetic
recording, technology of magnetic recording. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, a
basic course in chemistry or materials science. May be convened
with 531.

434. Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials (3) I 1993-94
Properties of semiconducting materials as related to crystal
structure, interatomic bonding and defect structures. 3ES. P,
PHYS 116. (Identical with ECE 434 and OPTI 434).

435. Corrosion and Degradation (3) II The science of corrosion
and degradation reactions and its application to engineering
problems. 3ES. P, 331R; 412 or CHEM 480b or CR. (Identical with
CH E 435 and ENGR 435) May be convened with 535.

440. Thermodynamics of Condensed Phases (3) I Advanced treatment
of the principles of thermodynamics with application to
electronic and optical materials; emphasis on solutions, defect
chemistry and modeling of multicomponent systems. 3ES. P, 240.
May be convened with 540.

442a-442b. Materials Engineering Design (2-2) Application of
engineering design principles to materials applications and
processes. 442a: Product and Process Design. 442b: Cost and
Economic Analysis. 442a: 2 ED. 442b: 2 ED. P, 360. May be
convened with 542a-542b.

444. Design Competition (3) II Students utilize their
undergraduate experience in formulating and developing a
materials design project which they present and defend before a
review panel. 3ED. P, 442a. May be convened with 544.

452. Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials (3) II Introduction
to the nondestructive testing and evaluation  of the various
classes of engineering materials. Methods considered include leak
detection, penetrant, electromagnetic, radiographic, ultrasonic,
electrical, electronic, eddy current, acoustic emission, and
thermal. 2R, 3L. 2ES, 1ED. P, 331R or 360, or CR. May be convened
with 552.

455. Physical Metallurgy and Processing of Steel (3) I
Equilibrium and nonequilibrium transformations and phases,
effects of alloy elements on important transformations in steel,
isothermal transformation diagrams and continuous cooling
diagrams. Processing aspects include heat treating, heat transfer
during cooling and quenching, segregation effects, and surface
hardening techniques. 2R, 3L. 1ES, 2ED. P, 331R or 380; 409 or
AME 442. May be convened with 555.

457. Integrated Circuit Laboratory (3) I II (Identical with ECE
457) May be convened with 557.

460. Materials Science of Polymers (3) II Introduction to
physical properties of polymers. Microstructure, crystallization,
rheology, relaxation and mechanical properties. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P,
331R or 360R. May be convened with 560.

461. Biological and Synthetic Materials (3) II 1993-94 Structural
materials in biology include fibers (tendon and silk), rubber
(elastin), composites (bone) and ceramics (teeth and shells).
Their properties are compared with synthetics. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P,
CHEM 103a. May be convened with 561.

462. Structure and Properties of Polymers (3) I 1994-95 Topics of
intensive current development in polymer science. In each case,
the relation between molecular structure, morphology and
properties will be explored. Shows how polymers can be designed
and tuned to have the properties needed to fulfill specialized
functions. Topics include high modulus fibers, nonlinear optical
properties, conducting polymers and resins for composite
materials. 1.5ED, 1.5ES. P, 460. May be convened with 562.

465. Microelectronic Packaging Materials (3) II Design of
microelectronic packaging systems based on the electrical,
thermal and mechanical properties of materials. Chip, chip
package, circuit board and system designs are considered. 3ED.
(Identical with ECE 465) May be convened with 565.

470. Technology of Polymers and Ceramics (3) I Processing and
properties of polymers and ceramics in a wide range of
technological applications. Discussion of patent literature. 3ED.
P, 260 or 331R. May be convened with 570.

471. The Formation and Structure of Glass (3) I The glass
transition, Kauzmann's paradox, kinetic theory of glass
formation, physics and chemistry of glass making, glass
structure, thermal properties. 3ES. P, 260. May be convened with
571.

479. Culture and Materials Technology (3) I (Identical with ANTH
479) May be convened with 579.

480. Experimental Methods for Microstructural Analysis (3) II An
introduction, through a combination of lectures and laboratory
experiences, to both established and new techniques for
microstructural characterization of materials. 3ES. May be
convened with 580.

485. Technological Forecasting (3) I Introduction to basic
forecasting technologies which include causal models, trend
extrapolation, growth curves, relevance trees and other models.
2ES, 1ED. P, MATH 125b or knowledge of calculus. (Identical with
ENGR 485) May be convened with 585.

486. Technology and Society (3) I The evolution of our
technological civilization will be discussed with emphasis on
possible future models of technological organizations and on the
changing roles of the scientist and engineer. 1ES, 2ED.
(Identical with ENGR 486) May be convened with 586.

488. Scanning Electron Microscopy (3) I Theoretical and practical
aspects of electron-beam microanalysis. Lab emphasizes projects
and independent research using scanning electron microscopy and
energy dispersive X-ray analysis. 2R, 3L. 3ES. Field trips.
Consult department before enrolling. (Identical with ENGR 488)
May be convened with 588.

489. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials (3) I
Transmission electron microscopy in materials characterization.
Specimen preparation; instrumental techniques; interpretation of
micrographs and diffraction patterns, micro- and nano-analysis in
transmission electron microscopy. 2R, 3L. 3ES. P, 480 or consult
department before enrolling. May be convened with 589.

501. Planning for Discovery: Problem Selection and Proposal
Preparation (3) II Generation and organization of ideas into an
effective research program. Problem selection, research planning,
research proposal preparation and presentation. (Identical with
ENGR 501)

502. Research Proposal Preparation (3) I Organization and
planning of a specific research initiative in consultation with a
potential advisor, to expedite the selection and definition of a
dissertation topic. (Identical with ENGR 502)

503. Applied Surface Chemistry (3) I Fundamentals of surface
phenomena, characterization of solid-vapor, solid-liquid and
liquid-vapor interfaces, applications in ceramics, electronic and
biomedical materials processing. P, a basic course in physical
chemistry.

505. Advanced Extractive Metallurgy (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 405. Graduate-level requirements include a
mathematical model. Field trip. P, 380. May be convened with 405.

509. Transport Phenomena (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 409. Graduate-level requirements include either a
term paper or computer model. P, 240, MATH 254. May be convened
with 409.

510. Thermodynamic Characterization of Materials (3) I Advanced
treatment of thermodynamics as applied to materials. Special
topics include surfaces, interfaces, phase transformations. P,
240.

511. Mineral Processing (3) I (Identical with MN E 511) May be
convened with 411.

512. Physical Chemistry of Materials (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 412. Graduate-level requirements include a
research paper or project. May be convened with 412.

523. Electrochemistry in Materials Science (3) I For a
description of course topics, see 423. Graduate-level
requirements include a special project. P, 240. May be convened
with 423.

524. Physics and Chemistry of Ceramic Materials (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 424. Graduate-level
requirements include an advanced topic term paper. P, 260 or
consult department before enrolling. May be convened with 424.

531. Science and Technology of Magnetic Recording Materials (3) I
For a description of course topics, see 431. Graduate-level
requirements include a term paper. P, a basic course in chemistry
or materials science. May be convened with 431.

532. Solid-Fluid Reactions (3) I (Identical with CH E 532)

533. Imperfections in Solids (3) I Nature and behavior of
imperfections in metal, ceramic, and semiconductor crystals and
polycrystalline aggregates, and their effects on various
properties. P, 360.

534. Advanced Topics in Electronic Materials (3) [Rpt./2] 1994-95
Topics to be selected from ferroelectrics, opti-electronics, wave
guides, and semiconductor materials (Identical with ECE 534 and
OPTI 534)

535. Corrosion and Degradation (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 435. Graduate-level requirements include a term
paper. P, 331R; 412 or CHEM 480b or CR. (Identical with CH E 535)
May be convened with 435.

536. Advanced Microstructural Characterization by Transmission
Electron Microscopy (3) I Theory and applications of high-
resolution transmission electron micropscopy, nanodiffraction,
energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and electron energy loss
spectroscopy for characterizing microstructural and chemical
features of solids. 2R, 3L. P, 480,489.

540. Thermodynamics of Condensed Phases (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 440. Graduate-level requirements include a
term paper. P, 240. May be convened with 440.

542a-542b. Materials Engineering Design (2-2) For a description
of course topics, see 442a-442b. Graduate-level requirements
include defense of the design project before the student's
research committee. May be convened with 442a-442b.

544. Design Competition (3) II Students utilize their research
experience in formulating and developing a materials design
project which they present and defend before a review panel. Team
design and research is emphasized. Graduate-level requirements
include defense of the design project before the student's
research committee. May be convened with 444.

551. Atomistic Computational Techniques in Materials Science (3)
II Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques; classical and
quantum dynamical models; application to calculation of materials
properties (structural, thermodynamic, transport, electronic
properties).

552. Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 452. Graduate-level
requirements include a term paper. P, 331R or 360, or CR. May be
convened with 452.

553. Mechanical Properties of Materials (3) II 1994-95 Creep,
fatigue, yielding, and fracture of materials. Emphasis on the
effects of microstructure and bonding on the strength of metals,
ceramics, glasses, and polymers. P, MATH 254, CHEM 103a.

554. Electronic Packaging Principles (3) I II (Identical with ECE
554)

555. Physical Metallurgy and Processing of Steel (3) I For a
description of course topics, see 455. Graduate-level
requirements include a research term paper or computer model. 2R,
3L. P, 331R or 380; 409 or AME 442. May be convened with 455.

557. Integrated Circuit Laboratory (3) I II (Identical with ECE
557) May be convened with 457.

560. Materials Science of Polymers (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 460. Graduate-level requirements include
additional computational and written exercises. May be convened
with 460.

561. Biological and Synthetic Materials (3) II 1993-94 For a
description of course topics, see 461. Graduate-level
requirements include additional computational and written
exercises. May be convened with 461.

562. Structure and Properties of Polymers (3) I 1994-95 For a
description of course topics, see 462. Graduate-level
requirements include additional computational and written
exercises. May be convened with 462.

565. Microelectronic Packaging Materials (3) II For a description
of course topics, see 465. Graduate-level requirements include an
additional term paper. (Identical with ECE 565) May be convened
with 465.

570. Technology of Polymers and Ceramics (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 470. Graduate-level requirements include
the writing and presentation of an additional term paper. May be
convened with 470.

571. The Formation and Structure of Glass (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 471. Graduate-level requirements include a
research paper or project. May be convened with 471.

572. Kinetics Processes in Materials Science (3) II Survey of the
kinetics of fundamental processes of importance in materials
science. Chemical reaction rate theory of activated processes,
diffusion and diffusion controlled processes, kinetics of
nucleation and growth, JMA theory, precipitation kinetics, rates
of gas-solid reactions, adsorption, and relaxation phenomena. P,
510 required; 409/509 recommended.

579. Culture and Materials Technology (3) I (Identical with ANTH
579) May be convened with 479.

580. Experimental Methods for Microstructural Analysis (3) II For
a description of course topics, see 480. Graduate-level
requirements include an additional term paper. May be convened
with 480.

585. Technological Forecasting (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 485. Graduate-level requirements include an
additional term paper. May be convened with 485.

586. Technology and Society (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 486. Graduate-level requirements include an
additional term paper. May be convened with 486.

588. Scanning Electron Microscopy (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 488. Graduate-level requirements include
additional lab work. Consult department before enrolling. May be
convened with 488.

589. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials (3) I For a
description of course topics, see 489. Graduate-level
requirements include an additional term paper and presentation.
P, 480 or 580, or consult department before enrolling. May be
convened with 489.

595. Colloquium
a. Materials (1) [Rpt./5] II

602. Modern Methods in Materials Science (2) [Rpt./4 units] II
Discussion of several recent theoretical methods or experimental
techniques which have been applied to the study of materials.
Topics vary from year to year.

652. Statistical Thermodynamics in Materials Science (3) I
Introduction to classical and quantum statistical thermodynamics
as applied to materials science. Electronic properties of metals
and  semiconductors; phase transformations. P, 510 or other
classical thermodynamics course.

 


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