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Fall 2016-2017
* ENE 267 / MSE 287 / CEE 267 (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Materials for Energy Technologies and Efficiency

Claire E. White

An introductory course focusing on new materials that are mitigating worldwide anthropogenic CO2 emissions and associated greenhouse gases. Emphasis will be placed on how materials science is used in energy technologies and energy efficiency; including solar power, cements and natural materials, sustainable buildings, batteries, water filtration, and wind and ocean energy. Topics include: nanomaterials; composites; energy conversion processes; cost implications; life-cycle analysis; material degradation.

Sample reading list:
Ginley and Cahen, Fundamentals of Materials for Energy
Ashby, Materials and the Environment: Eco-informed Material Choice

Reading/Writing assignments:
Each week chapters from the recommended reading lists will be assigned (30-90 pages each week). There will be a midterm exam (15%) based on material covered in the first 5 weeks of the course. Graded problem sets will be due weekly (9 in total, 40%). There will be a final exam worth 35%. Class participation - 10%.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is offered for both engineering and non-engineering students. (Calculus or Thermodynamics are NOT requirements.).

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23133 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:13 Limit:60
23134 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   Andlinger Center   017   Enrolled:4 Limit:15
23135 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23136 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23137 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Andlinger Center   017   Enrolled:9 Limit:15