Concentrations -- Customize Your Degree

The MSE program encourages our students to select an area of focus in one or more of the following areas:  Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Energy Conversion and Storage, Polymers, Electronic and Optical Materials, Packaging Materials, or in an area designed specifically to meet an individual student’s educational and career goals.  This specialization is accomplished via the selection of technical electives in the targeted area.  Speak to your faculty advisor or stop by the Department Office!

Concentration

Acceptable Courses (Choose 3)

Biomaterials – Faculty coordinators:  Professors Mann & Fabris

 

Note:  One course from each of the two groups marked with ** and v is required.

 

  • 01:119:101 General Biology I(3)**
  • 01:119:102 General Biology II(3)
  • 01:160:307 Organic Chemistry I (4)**
  • 01:694:214 Introduction to Molecular Biology Research(3)
  • 14:125:404 Introduction to Biomaterials (3)v
  • 14:635:410  Biological  Applications of Nanomaterials(3) v

 

 

Electronic and Optical -- Faculty coordinators: Professors Harrington and Safari

  • 14:635:316 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3)
  • 14:635:322 Photonic, Electronic and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3)
  • 14:635:405 Solar Cell Design and Processing (3)
  • 14:635:413 Solar Technology Venture Analysis (3)
  • 14:635:433 Optical Materials (3)
  • 14:332:466 Opto-Electronic Devices (3)
  • 12:750:305 Modern Optics (3)
  • 12:750:406 Introductory Solid State Physics (3)

 

 

Energy Conversion and Storage – Faculty coordinators: Professors Klein and Amatucci

  • 11:375:322 (F) Energy Technology and its Environmental Impact (3)
  • 14:635:405 (F) Solar Cell Design and Processing (3)
  • 14:332:402 (S) Sustainable Energy:  Choosing Among Options (3)
  • 14:635:440 (S) Electrochemical Devices (3)
  • 14:332:361 (S) Electronic Devices (pre-requisite is Principles of Electrical Engineering 14:332:222) (3)
  • 14:332:460 (S) Power Electronics (pre-requisite is Electronic Devices 14:332:361) (3)

 

 

Nanomaterials – Faculty coordinators: Professors Chhowalla and O’Carroll

  • 14:635:320 Introduction to Nanomaterials (3)
  • 14:635:322 Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Properties of Nanomaterials. (3)
  • 14:635:410  Biological  Applications of Nanomaterials (3)
  • 16:635:604 Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3)
  • 16:635:321 Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Properties of Nanomaterials. (3)

 

 

Polymers – Faculty coordinators:  Professors Lehman and Wenzel

  • 01:160:307 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • 14:635:361 Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers
  • 16:155:551 Polymer Science and Engineering
  • 14:440:301 Introduction to Packaging
  • Polymer Engineering or Science Elective (TBD)

 

 

Packaging Materials – Faculty coordinators: Professors Lehman, Kear, and Wenzel

  • 14:635:312  Glass Engineering
  • 14:635:361  Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers
  • 14:635:362  Physical Metallurgy
  • Packaging Engineering or Science Elective (TBD)