Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

MSE 1140

New technologies are urgently needed to fulfill projected global energy requirements. Materials properties typically limit the performance that can be achieved in generation, transport, and utilization ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRI 1140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11609MSE 1140  LEC 001

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  • 11610MSE 1140  LAB 401

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    • Van Dover, R

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  • 11611MSE 1140  LAB 402

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    • Van Dover, R

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  • 11612MSE 1140  LAB 403

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    • Van Dover, R

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MSE 2060

Discusses the basic elements of structure; order and disorder; ideal gas; crystals; liquids; amorphous materials; polymers; liquid crystals; composites; crystal structure; x-ray diffraction. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MAE 3130

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11050MSE 2060  LEC 001

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  • 11051MSE 2060  DIS 201

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  • 11052MSE 2060  DIS 202

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MSE 2620

Examines the electrical and optical properties of materials. Topics include the mechanism of electrical conduction in metals, semiconductors and insulators; tuning of electrical properties in semiconductors, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CHEME 5862ENGRD 2620MSE 5862

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10840MSE 2620  LEC 001

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  • 10841MSE 2620  LAB 401

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    • Thompson, M

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  • 12186MSE 2620  LAB 402

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    • Thompson, M

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  • 12614MSE 2620  LAB 403

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    • Thompson, M

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MSE 2900

This course is intended for an individual student, or small group of students, to pursue a particular project, analytical investigation, or experimental investigation outside of regular courses. The course ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12335MSE 2900  IND 601

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    • Staff

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MSE 2920

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11759MSE 2920  RSC 701

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    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 3040

Course covers kinetic effects in solidification and solid state transformations that determine structure and ultimately properties of materials. Topics include phenomenological and atomistic theories of ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5840

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11056MSE 3040  LEC 001

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  • 17189MSE 3040  DIS 201

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MSE 3050

Electronic structure of materials and connection to transport, magnetic, and dielectric properties. Wave and particle nature of electrons. Valence electron behavior in crystals, density of states, Fermi ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5850

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11058MSE 3050  LEC 001

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  • 11059MSE 3050  DIS 201

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MSE 3120

Practical laboratory covering the analysis and characterization of materials and processing. Labs are based on course material in kinetics, diffusion, and phase transformation and electronic, magnetic, ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11062MSE 3120  LAB 401

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    • Ouzounova, T

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11063MSE 3120  LAB 402

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    • Ouzounova, T

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11760MSE 3120  LAB 403

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    • Nucci, J

      Ouzounova, T

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MSE 3920

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11761MSE 3920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 4030

Laboratory course with limited lectures. Topics include the acquisition, analysis, and presentation of data; errors; experimental design; and technical writing. Emphasis is on practical laboratory skills, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12187MSE 4030  LAB 401

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MSE 4060

Proposals for thesis topics should be approved by the supervising faculty member before beginning the senior year. Approved thesis topics normally involve original experimental research in direct collaboration ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11064MSE 4060  IND 601

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MSE 4071

This course emphasizes entrepreneurial driven technology designs (forward engineering) by integrating mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering through the understanding of early stage product development ... view course details

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  • 12398MSE 4071  LEC 001

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    • Callister, J

      Feitelberg, A

      Murtagh, M

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MSE 4610

Many types of materials are used in biomedical engineering to replace or supplement natural biological systems. Interaction with blood and tissues is always of primary importance, but depending on the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11065MSE 4610  LEC 001

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MSE 4900

This course is intended for an individual student, or small group of students, to pursue a particular project, analytical investigation, or experimental investigation outside of regular courses. The course ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 11066MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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MSE 4920

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11762MSE 4920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 4950

Gives credit to students who help in the laboratory portions of select MSE courses. The number of credits earned is determined by the teaching load and is typically 1-3. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 11067MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 12 Credits Multi-Term

  • 11068MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Van Dover, R

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MSE 5020

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 12 Credits Graded

  • 11069MSE 5020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Van Dover, R

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MSE 5120

Stresses, elastic and plastic deformation, creep and anelasticity, and fracture and delamination of thin films and patterned structures. How mechanical behavior at the nanoscale deviates from the predictions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MAE 5130

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17210MSE 5120  LEC 001

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MSE 5150

Design of sustainable energy systems is a critical challenge that must be addressed in the near future. This course will focus on the analysis, design and production of renewable energy (solar, wind, nuclear, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17898MSE 5150  LEC 001

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MSE 5230

Covers general aspects of structure, order, and dynamics of soft materials. Typical representatives of this class of materials are polymers, liquid crystals, gels, and surfactant solutions. A general formalism ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17752MSE 5230  LEC 001

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MSE 5310

Covers ceramic processes and products, structure of ceramic crystals, structure of glasses, structural defects (point defects, dislocations), surfaces, interfaces and grain boundaries, diffusion in ionic ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17213MSE 5310  LEC 001

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MSE 5320

Course develops a foundational understanding of the glassy state and nature of the glass transition. Introduces phenomenology, chemistry and structure of key oxide glass families, with an emphasis on silicate ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CHEME 5320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16957MSE 5320  LEC 001

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MSE 5470

Covers basic solid state and semiconductor physics relevant for understanding electronic and optical devices. Topics include crystalline structures, bonding in atoms and solids, energy bands in solids, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECE 4070

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18313MSE 5470  LEC 001

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MSE 5550

Topics include introduction to composite materials; varieties and properties of fiber reinforcements and matrix materials; micromechanics of stiffness and stress transfer in discontinuous fiber/matrix ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17197MSE 5550  LEC 001

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MSE 5620

Examines the wide variety of mineralized materials made by biological organisms including mollusk shells, mammalian bone and teeth, silica bodies in plants, and magnetotactic bacteria. The focus is on ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BME 5620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17217MSE 5620  LEC 001

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MSE 5840

Course covers kinetic effects in solidification and solid state transformations that determine structure and ultimately properties of materials. Topics include phenomenological and atomistic theories of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MSE 3040

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11057MSE 5840  LEC 001

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MSE 5850

Electronic structure of materials and connection to transport, magnetic, and dielectric properties. Wave and particle nature of electrons. Valence electron behavior in crystals, density of states, Fermi ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: MSE 3050

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11060MSE 5850  LEC 001

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  • 11061MSE 5850  LAB 401

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MSE 5862

Examines the electrical and optical properties of materials. Topics include the mechanism of electrical conduction in metals, semiconductors and insulators; tuning of electrical properties in semiconductors, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CHEME 5862ENGRD 2620MSE 2620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18389MSE 5862  LEC 001

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  • 18390MSE 5862  LAB 401

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    • Thompson, M

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  • 18391MSE 5862  LAB 402

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    • Thompson, M

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  • 18392MSE 5862  LAB 403

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    • Thompson, M

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MSE 6010

Modern developments in materials chemistry, including symmetry aspects of chemical bonding, self-assembly, sol-gel chemistry, mesostructured and mesoporous solids, low-dimensional nanomaterials, and bioorganic ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 6040

Phenomenology and microscopic aspects of diffusion in fluids, both simple and polymeric, and in metallic, ionic, semiconductor, and polymeric solids. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17220MSE 6040  LEC 001

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MSE 6550

Topics center around micromechanical and statistical (reliability) aspects of the strength and fatigue of fibrous composites. Topics include Hedgepeth shear-lag models of stress transfer around arrays ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CEE 6760MAE 6160

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17541MSE 6550  LEC 001

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MSE 6650

Covers introductory concepts in tissue engineering, including polymeric biomaterials used for scaffolds, mechanisms of cellbiomaterial interaction, biocompatibility and foreign body response, cell engineering, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BME 6650MAE 6650

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12411MSE 6650  LEC 001

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MSE 8000

Independent research in materials science under the guidance of a member of the staff. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Graded

  • 11070MSE 8000  LEC 001

    • TBA
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MSE 8010

Lectures by visiting scientists, Cornell staff members, and graduate students on subjects of interest in materials sciences, especially in connection with new research. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12191MSE 8010  SEM 101

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MSE 8020

Short presentations on research in progress by students and staff. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11071MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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