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Fall 2017-2018
* MSE 302 (STL)   na, npdf

Laboratory Techniques in Materials Science and Engineering

Rodney D. Priestley
James C. Sturm
Nan Yao

A hands-on introduction to the use of laboratory techniques for the processing and characterization in materials science. Structure-property relations will be explored through experiments in mechanical, optical, biological and electronic properties. The underlying theories and lab techniques will be explained in weekly lectures. The goal of the course is for students to develop a solid understanding of material properties and the common techniques used in research, as well as to gain valuable practice in oral and written presentation.

Sample reading list:
T. Tanaka, Experimental Methods in Polymer Science
Callister, Jr., Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
Ashby and Jones, Engineering Materials
Hummel, Understanding Materials Science, History, Properties, App 2e
Reed-Hill and Abbaschian, Physical Metallurgy Principles

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading per week: 10-20. There will be approximately 10 short laboratory reports. There will also be a final oral presentation based on a literature review.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Lab Reports - 70%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MSE 301 or MAE 324 or CEE 364. Enrollment in this course is restricted with preference given to Certificate candidates. This course is required for students wishing to obtain a Materials Certificate..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20871 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:15 Limit:28
20870 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:10 Limit:14
20872 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:5 Limit:14