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Courses - Spring 2019
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.
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.
Credit only granted for: BIOE453, CHBE457, or ENMA425.
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.
ENMA430
Nanosized Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS431 or ENMA460; and (CHEM231 or CHEM481).
Credit only granted for: ENMA430 or ENMA489G.
Formerly: ENMA489G.
Practical aspects of nanoscale materials fabrication and utilization will be covered. It presents various approaches for the synthesis of nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, and discusses the unique properties observed in these structures and devices made with them.
ENMA445
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.
ENMA463
Macroprocessing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Processing of modern, bulk engineering materials. Raw materials, forming, firing, finishing and joining. More emphasis on metals and ceramics than polymers.
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.
ENMA481
Introduction to Electronic and Optical Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Electronic, optical and magnetic properties of materials. Emphasis on materials for advanced optoelectronic and magnetic devices and the relationship between properties and the processing/fabrication conditions.
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
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENMA487.
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.
Class meets in Clark Hall Innovation lab, Bay area 5 and 6.
ENMA496
Processing and Engineering of Polymers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
A comprehensive analysis of processing and engineering techniques for the conversion of polymeric materials into useful products. Evaluation of the performance of polymer processes, design of polymer processing equipment, effect of processing on the structure and properties of polymeric materials.
ENMA499
(Perm Req)
Senior Laboratory Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
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
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
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.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
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.
ENMA685
Advanced Electrical and Optical Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENMA685 or ENMA698F.
Formerly: ENMA698F.
Students become familiar with basic and state of the art knowledge of some technologically relevent topics in materials engineering and applied physics, including dielectric/ferroelectric materials, magnetic materials, superconductors, multiferroic materials and optical materials with an underlying emphasis on the thin film and device fabrication technology. Fundamental physical properties and descriptions of different materials and their applications are included. Discussion will include new developments in the fields.
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.
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
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ENMA899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.