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Courses - Fall 2016
ENMA
Engineering, Materials Department Site
ENMA150
Materials of Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
The discovery of new materials has shaped history and built civilizations. The utilization, properties and production techniques of materials from the Bronze Age up through modern times and into the future will be traced. These materials are explained by considering their atomic structure, the binding forces between atoms and their arrangement, and how controlling the structure controls the materials properties.

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ENMA180
Materials Science and Engineering: The Field and the Future
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Overview of the profession and the components of the Materials Science and Engineering program. Students will become familiar with the departmental faculty, areas of specialization within MSE, professional society student chapter, research opportunities and other resources available to students.
ENMA300
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH241.
Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Also offered as: ENME382.
Credit only granted for: ENMA300 or ENME382.
Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Materials selection in engineering applications.
ENMA312
Experimental Methods in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Corequisite: ENMA460.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction and light scattering; optical microscopy; thermal conductivity and expansion; electrical measurements; heat capacity; computational materials design.
ENMA362
(Perm Req)
Mechanical Properties
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Overview of Mechanical Behavior, Elastic Behavior, Dislocations, Plastic Deformation, Strengthening of Crystalline Materials, Composite Materials, High Temperature Deformation of Crystalline Materials, Permanent Deformation of Noncrystalline Materials, Tensile Fracture at Low Temperatures, Engineering Aspects of Fracture, High Temperature Fracture, Fatigue, and Experimental determination of Mechanical Properties including Hardness of Metals and Strength of Metals, Polymers, Ceramics and Composites.
For ENMA majors only.
ENMA425
Introduction to Biomaterials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENMA300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Also offered as: BIOE453.
Credit only granted for: BIOE453, ENMA489W, or ENMA425.
Formerly: ENMA489W.
Examination of materials used in humans and other biological systems in terms of the relationships between structure, fundamental properties and functional behavior. Replacement materials such as implants, assistive devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, drug delivery systems, biosensors, engineered materials such as artificial skin and bone growth scaffolds, and biocompatibility will be covered.
ENMA440
Nano Plasma Processing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA440, ENMA489P, ENMA640, or ENMA698P.
Formerly: ENMA489P.
Sustaining mechanisms of plasmas are covered, especially low-pressure electrical gas discharges, fundamental plasma physics, sheath formation, electric and magnetic field effects, plasma-surface interactions in chemically reactive systems, plasma diagnostic techniques and selected industrial applications of low pressure plasmas.
ENMA441
(Perm Req)
Characterization of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department; and senior standing.
Credit only granted for: ENMA489T or ENMA441.
Formerly: ENMA489T.
Techniques to characterize the properties of materials whose characteristic dimensions range from nanometers to macroscopic. These include conventional crystalline and noncrystalline materials, with a special attention to materials of current technological interest. The course will include recent results from the scientific literature.
ENMA460
Physics of Solid Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Materials Science program.
Also offered as: PHYS431.
Credit only granted for: ENMA460 or PHYS431.
Classes of materials; introduction to basic ideal and real materials' behavior including mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical responses of materials; importance of microstructure in behavior. One application of each property will be discussed in detail.
ENMA462
(Perm Req)
Smart Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA462 or ENMA489B.
Formerly: ENMA489B.
A fundamental understanding will be provided as it relates to the following topics: ferroic materials, ferromagnets, ferroelectric materials, shape memory alloys and multiferroic materials that are simultaneously ferromagnetic and ferroelectric. The ferroic properties will be discussed on an atomic, nano- and micro-scales so that actual and potential applications on those scales become clear. Examples of those applications will be presented.
ENMA466
(Perm Req)
Advanced Materials Fabrication Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA465; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
This course allows students an opportunity to study advanced materials systems in depth through a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments. Students will be trained in materials processing and characterization techniques. Each student will fabricate materials and devices in our state-of-the-art nanofabrication clean room facility (Fablab), as well as evaluate them using a variety of characterization techniques.
ENMA471
(Perm Req)
Kinetics, Diffusion and Phase Transformations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENMA461.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Fundamentals of diffusion, the kinetics of reactions including nucleation and growth and phase transformations in materials.
ENMA475
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Diffraction Techniques in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246, PHYS270, and PHYS271.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA475 or ENMA489M.
Formerly: ENMA489M.
This course looks at the advanced methods of x-ray scattering/diffraction available thanks to the more powerful sources available to us. The availability of these sources enables us to study liquid crystals, polymers, nanomaterials, quasiorganized materials (including nano) and disordered materials.
ENMA484
Fundamentals of Finite Element Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA484 or ENMA489F.
Formerly: ENMA489F.
A brief review of mechanical behavior of materials, introduction to Finite Element Modeling (FEM), and procedures for predicting mechanical behavior of materials by FEM using computer software (at present ANSYS). The FEM procedures include, setting up the model, mesh generation, data input and interpretation of the results.
ENMA487
Capstone Preparation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Materials Science program; and senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
In preparation for the senior level design course, students will do background research and develop white papers from which teams will form around short listed design projects. The projects should focus on a society, industry, military or technological based problem in Materials Science and Engineering leading to a design and strategy to address the problem in the following course, ENMA 490. The course will include written and oral presentations of the white papers and team proposals.
ENMA489A
Selected Topics in Engineering Materials; Introduction to Computational Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENMA495
(Perm Req)
Polymeric Engineering Materials I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Study of polymeric engineering materials and the relationship to structural type. Elasticity, viscoelasticity, anelasticity and plasticity of single and multiphase materials. Emphasis is on polymetric materials.
ENMA499
Senior Laboratory Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENMA626
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENRE600.
Credit only granted for: ENMA626, ENMA698M, ENMA698R, or ENRE600.
Formerly: ENMA698M and ENMA698R.
Advanced failure mechanisms in reliability engineering wiil be taught from a basic materials and defects point of view. The methods of predicting the physics of failure of devices, materials, components and systems are reviewed. The main emphasis will be given to basic degradation mechanisms through understanding the physics, chemistry, and mechanics of such mechanisms. Mechanical failures are introduced through understanding fatigue, creep and yielding in materials, devices and components. The principles of cumulative damage and mechanical yielding theory are taught. The concepts of reliability growth, accelerated life testing, environmental testing are introduced. Physical, chemical and thermal related failures are introduced through a basic understanding of degradation mechanisms such as diffusion, electromigration, defects and defect migration. The failure mechanisms in basic material types will be taught. Failure mechanisms observed in real electronic devices and electronic packaging will also be presented. Problems related to manufacturing, and microelectronics will be analyzed. Mechanical failures are emphasized from the point of view of complex fatigue theory.
ENMA640
Advanced Nano Processing of Materials with Plasma
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA440, ENMA489P, ENMA698P, or ENMA640.
Formerly: ENMA698P.
Plasmas are used to control the micro-and Nanoscale level structure of materials including patterning at the micro-and nanoscale level using plasma etching techniques. The course establishes the scientific understanding required for the efficient production of nano-structure using plasma techniques.
ENMA650
(Perm Req)
Nanometer Structure of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA460; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
The basic concepts required for understanding nanostructured materials and their behavior will be covered. Topics covered include the structural aspects of crystalline and amorphous solids and relationships to bonding types, point and space groups. Summary of diffraction theory and practice. The reciprocal lattice. Relationships of the microscopically measured properties to crystal symmetry. Structural aspects of defects in crystalline solids.
ENMA660
(Perm Req)
Thermodynamics in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: ENMA650.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Thermodynamics of engineering solids. Thermal, diffusional and mechanical interactions in macroscopic systems. Systems in thermal contact, systems in thermal and diffusive contact, systems in thermal and mechanical contact.
ENMA662
Advanced Smart Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENMA662 or ENMA698W.
Formerly: ENMA698W.
This course will cover the three ferroic materials, ferromagnetic, ferroelectric, and ferroelastic (also known as Shape Memory Alloy, SMA) as well as materials that are simultaneously ferromagnetic and ferroelectric etc. Their similarities and differences will be identified and their atomic level and crystal structure examined. Phase transformations are very important and will be treated in some detail. Applications, e.g. permanent magnets, electronic magnetic materials, digital storage elements, actuators and sensors as well as SMAs for vision glasses, self-adjusting valves and the like will be covered.
ENMA681
(Perm Req)
Diffraction Techniques in Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Advanced methods of x-ray scattering/diffraction available thanks to the more powerful sources available to us. The availability of these sources enables us to study liquid crystals, polymers, nanomaterials, quasiorganized materials (including nano) and disordered materials. We will consider scattering/diffraction from the electronic level and build up to the molecular level.
ENMA684
Advanced Finite Element Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA684 or ENMA698I.
Formerly: ENMA698I.
A brief review of mechanical behavior of materials, introduction to Finite Element Modeling (FEM), and procedures for predicting mechanical behavior of materials by FEM using computer software (at present ANSYS). The FEM procedures include, setting up the model, mesh generation, data input and interpretation of the results.
ENMA688
Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENMA698
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA698A
Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Computational Materials Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENMA797
Independent Study
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course is designed to provide students with a directed independent study course in order to prepare the scholarly paper required for the master's degree without thesis degree option.
ENMA799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.