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Courses - Spring 2018
ENMA
Engineering, Materials Department Site
ENMA289A
Bigger, Faster, Better: The Quest for Absolute Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
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.
ENMA301
(Perm Req)
Modern Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA180; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Five topical areas will be presented, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
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.
ENMA412
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
ENMA414
Introduction to Solid State Ionics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA414 or ENMA489W.
Formerly: ENMA489W.
Solid State Ionics is the study of point defects in crystalline and non-crystalline solids; defect equilibria and transport; the influence of chemical and electric potentials, interfaces, and association; and the application of ionically conducting solids in solid-state electrochemical transducer systems and devices.
ENMA421
(Perm Req)
Design of Composites
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA421 or ENMA489A.
Formerly: ENMA489A.
Fundamentals of design, processing and selection composite materials fo structural applications will be covered. The topics include a review of all classes of materials, an in-depth analysis of micro and macro mechanical behavior including interactions at the two-phase interfaces, modeling of composite morphologies for optimal microstructures, material aspects, cost considerations, processing methods including consideration of chemical reactions and stability of the interfaces, and materials selection considerations.
ENMA425
(Perm Req)
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.
ENMA426
(Perm Req)
Reliability of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA426 or ENMA489R.
Formerly: ENMA489R.
Students are taught the basic degradation mechanisms of materials, through the understanding of the physics, chemistry, mechanics of such mechanisms. Mechanical failure mechanisms concentrate on fatigue, and creep. Chemical failure mechanisms emphasize corrosion and oxidation. Physical mechanisms such as diffusion, electromigration, defects and defect migration, surface trapping mechanisms, charge creation and migration are also included.
ENMA445
(Perm Req)
Liquid Crystals and Structured Soft Materials
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: ENMA445 or ENMA489L.
Formerly: ENMA489L.
Elective course on the properties and behavior of liquid crystals and related soft materials, and their relationship to biomaterials and to applications.
ENMA460
(Perm Req)
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.
ENMA461
(Perm Req)
Thermodynamics of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Thermodynamic aspects of materials; basic concepts and their application in design and processing of materials and systems. Topics include: energy, entropy, adiabatic and isothermal processes, internal and free energy, heat capacity, phase equilibria and surfaces and interfaces.
ENMA464
Environmental Effects on Engineering Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300. Or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
Introduction to the phenomena associated with the resistance of materials to damage under severe environmental conditions. Oxidation, corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue and radiation damage are examined from the point of view of mechanism and influence on the properties of materials. Methods of corrosion protection and criteria for selection of materials for use in radiation environments.
ENMA465
(Perm Req)
Microprocessing Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA363, ENMA489B, or ENMA465.
Formerly: ENMA363.
Micro and nanoscale processing of materials. Emphasis on thin film processing for advanced technologies.
ENMA470
(Perm Req)
Materials Selection for Engineering Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA 470 or ENMA 489O.
Formerly: ENMA 489O.
Students will learn about materials classes, properties, limitations and applications and the methodology of materials selection in engineering design.
ENMA482
Introduction to Electron Microscopy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS142, PHYS122, or PHYS260.
Credit only granted for: ENMA482 or ENMA489J.
Formerly: ENMA489J.
An introduction of the basic principles of operation for modern electro microscopes. Details will be given on the construction of microscopes, their basic operation, and the types of questions that can be addressed with an electron microscope. Emphasis will be placed on a conceptual understanding of the underlying theories. Where appropriate, mathematical descriptions will be utilized. Upon completion of this course, students will be excepted to have a basic understanding sufficient to give interpretations of microscopy images and to suggest the correct tool or approach for certain research studies.
ENMA489T
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Engineering Materials; Accelerator Physics - Building the Maryland 5 MeV Cyclotron
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS270 and PHYS271; senior standing, and permission of department.
ENMA489X
Selected Topics in Engineering Materials; Physics, Material Chemistry and Device Applications at the Nanoscale
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PHYS499M. Credit granted for PHYS499M or ENMA489X.
ENMA490
Materials Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Senior standing.
Capstone design course. Students work in teams on projects evaluating a society or industry based materials problem and then design and evaluate a strategy to minimize or eliminate the problem; includes written and oral presentations.
ENMA499
(Perm Req)
Senior Laboratory Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENMA612
Advanced Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. And ENMA300; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA 412 or ENMA 612.
Overview of theadvanced fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
ENMA614
Advanced Solid State Ionics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA 614 or ENMA 698W.
Formerly: ENMA 698W.
Advanced solid state ionics is the higher level study of point defects in crystalline and non-crystalline solids; defect equilibria and transport; the influence of chemical and electric potentials, interfaces, and association; and the application of ionically conducting solids in solid-state electrochemical transducer systems and devices.
ENMA620
Polymer Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA471; or permission of instructor.
The thermodynamics, structure, morphology and properties of polymers. Developing an understanding of the relationships between theory and observed behavior in polymeric materials.
ENMA621
(Perm Req)
Advanced Design Composite Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA621 or ENMA698A.
Formerly: ENMA698A.
Fundamentals of design, processing, and selection of composite materials for structural applications are covered. The topics include a review of all classes of engineering materials, an in-depth analysis of micro and macro mechanical behavior including interactions at the two-phase interfaces, modeling of composite morphologies for optimal microstructures, material aspects, cost considerations, processing methods- including consideration of chemical reactions, stability of the interfaces and material selection.
ENMA645
Advanced Liquid Crystals and Other Monomeric Soft Matter Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENMA645 or ENMA698D.
Formerly: ENMA698D.
Elective course on the properties and behavior of liquid crystal and related soft materials, and their relationship to biomaterials and applications.
ENMA661
Kinetics of Reactions in Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA660.
The theory of thermally activated processes in solids as applied to diffusion, nucleation and interface motion. Cooperative and diffusionless transformations. Applications selected from processes such as allotropic transformations, precipitation, martensite formation, solidification, ordering, and corrosion.
ENMA671
(Perm Req)
Defects in Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Fundamental aspects of point (electronic and atomic) defects, dislocations, and surfaces and interfaces in materials. Defect interactions, defect models, and effects of zero, one and two dimensional defects on material behavior.
ENMA682
(Perm Req)
Electron Microscopy for Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA682 or ENMA698J.
Formerly: ENMA698J.
An overview of the basic principles of operation for modern electron microscopes and how they are used in modern research. Details will be given on the construction of microscopes, their basic operation, and the types of questions that can be addressed with an electron microscope. Emphasis will be placed on a conceptual understanding of the underlying theories, and how to apply these to real-world research problems. Independent study into a specific area of electron microscopy will contribute to a term paper. Upon completion of this course, student will be expected to have a basic understanding sufficient to give interpretations of microscopy images and to suggest the correct tool or approach for certain research studies.
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.
ENMA698E
Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering; Environmental Effects
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.