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Thermodynamics of Solids

The first and second laws of thermodynamics are taught, to understand the concepts of entropy and free energy. Also, thermodynamic approaches to multicomponent systems are included. Extending these concepts, behaviors of interfaces and surfaces are analyzed and explained. Finally, defects of solids are discussed in terms of thermodynamic equilibrium and reactions.

Phase Transformation of Solids

Thermodynamic reviews and interpretations are taught, to understand the relationship between phase equilibrium and transformation. In addition to that, mass transport and interfacial activity are major subjects, to make up consist the fundamentals of phase transformation. As case studies, solidification,and long- and short-range diffusive transformations including spinodal decomposition process are taught.

Diffusion in Solids

Mechanisms and the concepts of diffusivity are taught as a major mass transport channel operated in most solids. Analysis of many engineering problems related to diffusion is given by solving differential equations depending on mass transport characteristics such as diffusivity,and initial and boundary conditions. Finally, abnormal diffusion behaviors and diffusion in ionic compounds are taught.

Seminar I

Presentation and Discussion of recent topics of materials science and engineering. Some lectures cover intelligence properties, presentation skills and technical writing.

Seminar II

Presentation and Discussion of recent topics of materials science and engineering. Some lectures cover intelligence properties, presentation skills and technical writing.

Seminar III

Presentation and Discussion of recent topics of materials science and engineering. Some lectures cover intelligence properties, presentation skills and technical writing.

Crystal Structure and Defects

Based on atomic bonding theory, and space lattice model, crystal structure of various materials is taught. Also, from point defects to 3-D defects, structure as well as their efftcs on the materials mechanical, electrical, magnatic, thermal and optical properties are discussed.

Structure and Defects in Solids

This course treats in detail elementary crystallography and structural imperfections in solids. Topic included are ; Derivation of lattice geometry, symmetry theory, crystal systems, space lattices, point groups, space groups, stereographic projection, and reciprocal lattices. As for defects (point, line and planar defects) in real materials are dicussed 

Electron Microscopy

Covers basic principles and applications of transmission, scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis used in the characterization of engineering materials. Electron optics, electron diffraction, contrast and image formation. are also covered


Nanomaterials is a field which takes a materials science-based approach to nanotechnology. It studies materials with morphological features on the nanoscale, and especially those which have special properties stemming from their nanoscale dimensions. This course is designed to introduce important concepts and fundamental properties of nanomaterials and will provide basic knowledge on the synthesis, properties and applications of nanostructured materials. This course will cover the introduction to nanomaterials (nanocrystals, nanowires, nanotubes, nano thin films, and porous nanostructures), and typical synthetic methods, structural/physical characterizations, and device applications of special nanomaterials.

Physics of Solids

Physic of Solids is the key to approaching various materials' characteristics such as electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties. With firm understanding of the properties and structures of electrons, bonding, crystal structure and energy band formations are discussed. Also, results of electron transport and reactions with lattice acoustic wave (phonon) in solids such as electrical conduction, magnetism and thermal behaviors are taught.

Advanced Chemistry of Solids

This course is designed to introduce electrochemistry mainly based on materials science. Electrochemistry is a branch of chemistry that studies chemical reactions which take place in a solution at the interface of an electron conductor (a metal or a semiconductor) and an ionic conductor (the electrolyte), and which involve electron transfer between the electrode and the electrolyte or species in solution. This course will cover the principles of materials/electrochemistry such as redox reactions, electrochemical cells, and applications to batteries. In addition, the basic concepts of electrochemical capacitors and electrodepositions will be introduced.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials-advanced

Lecture on the atomistic deformation behavior, mechanical properties and fracture of materials

Bonding Engineering

Basic theoretical backgrounds of various bonding techniques such as welding, brazing and joning are taught. Also, engineering points of view are given.


Starting from basic solidification theories, solid-liquid phase transformation processes of single as well as multi component systems are taught. For example, dendritic growth, solid/liquid interface structure and solidified morphology are main themes.

Advanced Surface Treatment

Characteristics of solid surfaces are taught in terms of differences between physical and chemical states of surface and inner atoms. Not only pure but also muticomponent materials are discussed.

Advanced Ceramic Processing

Topics to be covered are powder synthesis/characterization, chemical processing, diffusion, grain growth, development of microstructures, solid state and liquid phase sintering, relation between micro/nanostructure and properties, characterization of ceramic materials, and quality control.

Engineering of Thin Film Materials

Thin film processing has become one of the most important key technologie in industry as well as science. Vacuum deposition technologies including principles and equipment are taught. Later, thin film formation mechanisms are discussed in terms of thermodynamics and phase transformation theories so that technologies of processing controls are understood. Finally, measurement techniques concerning thickness, adhesion and various material properties are taught.

Processing of Electronic Materials

Processes of semiconductors to fabricate electrical and, optical devices are the main subjects. Most of those devices have identical engineering goals such as to be thin, light, small and short. To achieve this goal, lithography, etching, ion implantation, diffusion, single crystal and epitaxy techniques are taught.

Advanced Optical Materials

Bssic theories of physics related to light-materials interactions such as optics and electromagnetism are taught. Especially, electronic band structures, various optical constants, photon absorptions, and luminescences of semiconductors are some of the main topics. Finally, principles of optoelectronic devices such as photodiode, LED and lasers are discussed.

Advanced Metallic Materials

Lectures are focused on the manufacturing, structure, properties and applications of newly emerging metallic materials including metallic glass and nano metals.

Advanced Composite Materials

Composite materials consist of two or more materials of completely different characteristics and combine the properties of the constituents. This course lectures on the manufacturing processes, structures and properties of various composites designed for both structural and functional applications.

Advanced Electronic Ceramic Materials

This course covers the properties and processing of a wide range of electronic ceramic materials; insulators, conductors, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics and superconductors. Also, it will cover their properties, characterization, fabrication, materials design and applications and summarize the latest trends and advances in the field, and explores important topics such as ceramic thin film, functional device technology, and thick film technology.




Advanced Engineering Ceramic Materials

This course is designed to provide an understanding of properties, processing and applications of engineering ceramics.
Topics for study will be selected from the following:

  1. 1. Thermal and mechanical properties of engineering materials.
  2. 2. Ceramic Composites.
  3. 3. Processing including with environmentally friendly materials process.
  4. 4. Characterization and NDT.
  5. 5. Materials design and selection for applications.
Adnvanced Sensor Materials

This course is designed to provide an understanding of sensor materials and recent advanced sensor topics.
Topics for study will be selected from the following:

  1. 1. Gas sensors
  2. 2. Pressure sensors
  3. 3. Fluid sensors
  4. 4. Thermal sensors
  5. 5. Bio-medical sensors
  6. 6. Optical sensors
  7. 7. Chemical sensors
  8. 8. Micro machining and MEMS packaging
Electronic Materials

Reviews of physics and properties of semiconductor devices are given. Also, applications of those devices are major subjects. As applications, electrical, magnetic and optical fields are selected. Also, energy harvesting and energy storage type applications and devices are taught.

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