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Courses - Spring 2022
ENMA
Engineering, Materials Department Site
ENMA165
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Programming with Python
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENEE140 or ENMA165.
Introduces concepts of computer programming using Python from the point-of-view of engineers and scientists (as opposed to computer science). Students will learn the fundamentals of writing and implementing code, and exposed to practical aspects of programming as may be relevant to their studies and careers in the materials field. Topics/activities of note include data management and analysis, laboratory-related scripting, simple automation, and introduction to computational materials concepts.
ENMA201
Bigger, Faster, Better: The Quest for Absolute Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENMA201 or ENMA289A.
Formerly: ENMA289A.
The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with applied science and engineering concepts necessary to understand technological advances, breakthroughs and world-leading achievements that have shaped our present lives and will impact our future. The political, economic, and personal driving forces behind selected technological transformations, societal contexts, and conflicts that are inherent in unsustainable technology will also be covered.
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.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Cross-listed with 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.
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 for 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.
ENMA436
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Quantum Materials and Devices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA460 and ENMA461 .
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Jointly offered with: ENMA636.
Credit only granted for: ENMA436 or ENMA636.
Quantum materials and devices are an emerging field in materials engineering and physics which offer new approaches to electronics and photonics. This course serves as an introduction to quantum materials and their applications in quantum technologies. It will teach concepts needed to understand the quantum mechanical properties of materials and connect their fundamental properties to quantum device applications. Topics will include low-dimensional materials, strongly correlated electron systems, topology in solids, and light-matter interactions
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)
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in the Engineering: Materials Science program or Physics program.
Cross-listed with: PHYS431.
Credit only granted for: ENMA460 or PHYS431.
Additional information: Materials Engineering students take ENMA460 and Physics students take 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: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
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.
ENMA472
Additive Manufacturing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Materials Science program.
Credit only granted for: ENMA472 or ENMA672.
Additive manufacturing approaches for metals, ceramics and polymers will be explored in terms of manufacturability and how processing parameters affect microstructure and properties. The course will include projects, including a Terrapin Works project to design and build a part, to develop an understanding of the current state of additive manufacturing, its future promise and its limitations.
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.
ENMA486
Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Materials Science program.
Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields. The lectures are presented by scientists and engineers from academia, national laboratory, US government, etc., in the format of seminars.
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.
ENMA490
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.
ENMA499
(Perm Req)
Senior Laboratory Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENMA620
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ENMA636
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Quantum Materials and Devices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA650 and ENMA660 .
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Jointly offered with: ENMA436.
Credit only granted for: ENMA436 or ENMA636.
Quantum materials and devices are an emerging field in materials engineering and physics which offer new approaches to electronics and photonics. This course serves as an introduction to quantum materials and their applications in quantum technologies. It will teach concepts needed to understand the quantum mechanical properties of materials and connect their fundamental properties to quantum device applications. Topics will include low-dimensional materials, strongly correlated electron systems, topology in solids, and light-matter interactions.
ENMA645
(Perm Req)
Advanced Liquid Crystals and Other Monomeric Soft Matter Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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
(Perm Req)
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.
ENMA672
Additive Manufacturing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (ENGR: MS/PhDMaterials Science and Engineering (Doctoral); ENGR: MS/PhDMaterials Science and Engineering (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: ENMA472 or ENMA672.
Additive manufacturing approaches for metals, ceramics and polymers will be explored in terms of manufacturability and how processing parameters affect microstructure and properties. The course will include projects, including a Terrapin Works project to design and build a part, to develop an understanding of the current state of additive manufacturing, its future promise and its limitations.
ENMA685
Advanced Electrical and Optical Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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
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: S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.