MSE 421 Diffusion in Solids (2-2) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Diffusion equations; Fick’s first and second law, solution for variable D. Atomic theory of diffusion; Random Movement and the diffusion coefficient, Random walk problem. Diffusion in a concentration gradient; Kirkendall effect, Darken’s analysis, phenomenological equations, Diffusion in multiphase binary systems and variation of D in binary systems. Diffusion in non-metals.

MSE 422 Powder Metallurgy (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Introduction to the powder metallurgy processes and its industrial applications. Principles of the P/M. Powder manufacturing techniques. Powder characterization, properties of metal powders and their testing. Metal powder production techniques. Compaction techniques and densification mechanisms. Sintering theory. Solid state, Liquid phase and activated sintering. Sintering furnaces and atmospheres. Finishing operations. Powder metallurgy product characterization techniques. Relationships between processing, structure, properties and performance.

MSE 425 Joining of Materials (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Classification of welding and other joining processes of various types of materials. Structural (metallic, ceramic, plastic, composite) joining: welding, soldering, brazing, diffusion bonding, adhesive bonding. Principle, joint design, operation and application of different joining types. Electronic joints: wave and reflow soldering; wire, flip-chip and wafer bonding. Bio-joints: hip and knee implants; Nano-joints: nano tubes; wires; fibers and composites. Characterization of joints.

MSE 426 Thermal Processing of Materials (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Property changes due to heat treatment. Iron-carbon system. Solubility. Austenitizing, transformation of austenite, Microstructure development. Microstructure-property relationship. I-T and C-T diagrams, annealing, normalizing, hardening, CCR (critical cooling rate). Actual cooling rate, quenching media, size and mass effect. Hardenability and applications of hardenability data in plain carbon and alloy steels. Tempering. Secondary hardening, temper embrittlement, austempering. Case hardening (flame&induction hardening, carburizing, nitriding, etc.). Formation and effect of residual stresses, application of martempering.

MSE 427 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials and Devices (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

This course will introduce the concept of electrons in solids. Specifically, it will describe how electrons interact with each other, electromagnetic radiation and the crystal lattice to give the material its inherent electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Semiconductors, metals, insulators, polymers and superconductors will be discussed. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism.

MSE 428 Materials for Biomedical Applications (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

This course is intended to give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics related to biomedical materials selection and design. Structure-property relationships of biomedical materials and their interaction with biological systems will be addressed. Applications of the concepts developed include blood-materials compatibility, biomimetic materials, hard and soft tissue-materials interactions, drug delivery, tissue engineering and biotechnology.

MSE 430 Glass Technology (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

A survey of the nature of the vitreous state with detailed consideration of structural and kinetic theories of glass formation. Composition-structure-property relationships are emphasized to illustrate how glass compositions can be designed to fulfill a particular set of product requirements. Processes for “post-forming” treatments which further tailor properties are also presented.

MSE 429 Failure Analysis (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Failure analysis is the science of unraveling why a product failed unexpectantly. The results of the failure analysis may be used to design a better product, or as evidence in litigation. This course will cover the proper methodology for investigating a failure, the common failure modes of structures and machines, fractography, the procedure for writing a failure analysis report, and the legal implications.

MSE 434 Key Innovation for Future: Nanotechnology (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

This course is to show the variety of applications, especially in rapidly developing nanotechnology. The lesson that could be of interest to students outside technical or technical field of nanotechnology will be presented after a short introduction to the different applications of nanotechnology. Furthermore, economic trends in the world of nanotechnology and nanotechnology-oriented industry/business interactions will be discussed.