Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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MSE 2060

This course covers the atomic and molecular structure of crystalline and noncrystalline materials as well as selected analytical techniques for structural interrogation. Selected topics include, basic ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MAE 3130MSE 5860

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10458MSE 2060  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Robinson, R

  • 10459MSE 2060  DIS 201

    • T
    • Robinson, R

  • 10460MSE 2060  DIS 202

    • R
    • Robinson, R

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CHEME 5862ENGRD 2620MSE 5862

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10291MSE 2620  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Van Dover, R

    • F
    • Van Dover, R

  • 10292MSE 2620  LAB 401

    • M
    • Thompson, M

  • 11249MSE 2620  LAB 402

    • W
    • Thompson, M

  • 11505MSE 2620  LAB 403

    • F
    • Thompson, M

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 11358MSE 2900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11000MSE 2920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

MSE 3040

Phenomenological and atomistic theories of diffusion in metals, alloys, ionic compounds, semiconductors and polymers. Introduction to general transport theory and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Kinetic ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5840

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10464MSE 3040  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Suntivich, J

  • 11715MSE 3040  DIS 201

    • M
    • Suntivich, J

MSE 3050

Examines the electronic, magnetic, and dielectric properties of materials, including an understanding of the atomic level interactions that give rise to these properties. Topics include: use of tensors ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5850

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10466MSE 3050  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Schlom, D

  • 10467MSE 3050  DIS 201

    • F
    • Schlom, D

MSE 3070

Introduces design in the context of real-world materials challenges as explored through reverse engineering. Students examine the materials, design, and cost constraints of a variety of technological products ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 12048MSE 3070  LEC 001

    • W
    • Umbach, C

MSE 3120

Practical laboratory covering the characterization of material, analysis of data, and proper presentation of results. Labs are based on materials from courses in kinetics, diffusion and phase transformations ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10470MSE 3120  LAB 401

    • T
    • Thompson, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10471MSE 3120  LAB 402

    • T
    • Thompson, L

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11001MSE 3120  LAB 403

    • R
    • Thompson, L

MSE 3900

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12129MSE 3900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11002MSE 3920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

MSE 4060

Second semester of two-semester senior thesis sequence. See MSE 4050 for thesis project requirements. Continued research in individual faculty groups with periodic oral and written updates. In class discussion ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10472MSE 4060  LEC 001

    • T
    • Poitras, C

MSE 4070

Introduces materials design in the context of real-world materials design projects carried out in industry. In the first portion of the course, the process of engineering design is studied in light of ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11918MSE 4070  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Murtagh, M

MSE 4100

Fundamentals of metals and modern alloy systems. Characteristics of metals: metallic bonding, elemental metals, and phase formation. Microstructure of metals and alloys: structure, defects, phase stability, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MSE 6100

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17191MSE 4100  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Baker, S

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10473MSE 4610  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Donnelly, E

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 10474MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11003MSE 4920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 10475MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-8 Credits Graded

  • 10476MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12358MSE 5150  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Petrina, P

MSE 5210

Course provides a general introduction to this diverse field including synthetic and natural polymers for engineering applications. Covers structure, order, and dynamics integrating aspects of chemistry, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17496MSE 5210  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ober, C

MSE 5410

This course will give an introduction to modern nanofabrication technologies with emphasis on integrated circuits manufacturing. Thermal budget, scaling of geometry, pitch and registry and control of parametric ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 4360

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11951MSE 5410  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Xing, H

  • 11952MSE 5410  DIS 201

    • F
    • Xing, H

MSE 5411

This course provides an introduction to nanofabrication technologies with emphasis on Si-based integrated circuits manufacturing as well as modern electronics based on GaN, 2D materials etc. The lab, primarily ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECE 4361

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12302MSE 5411  LAB 401

    • T
    • Xing, H

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECE 4361

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12303MSE 5411  LAB 402

    • W
    • Xing, H

MSE 5440

Surface and interface phenomena play a critical role in the processing and performance of advanced materials. Students and the instructor will identify topics of joint interest that build on the fundamentals ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17839MSE 5440  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Umbach, C

MSE 5710

Covers techniques used to determine the composition and structure of materials, both synthetic and biological. The aim is a level of understanding that allows students to choose suitable methods, to appreciate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BME 5710

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17202MSE 5710  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Watson, C

MSE 5720

An introduction to state-of-the-art computational methods in materials research with an emphasis on the atomic-scale and hands-on modeling using supercomputers. The course will focus primarily ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12548MSE 5720  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Benedek, N

MSE 5840

Phenomenological and atomistic theories of diffusion in metals, alloys, ionic compounds, semiconductors and polymers. Introduction to general transport theory and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Kinetic ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3040

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10465MSE 5840  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Suntivich, J

  • 11919MSE 5840  DIS 201

    • M
    • Suntivich, J

MSE 5850

Examines the electronic, magnetic, and dielectric properties of materials, including an understanding of the atomic level interactions that give rise to these properties. Topics include: use of tensors ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3050

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10468MSE 5850  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Schlom, D

  • 10469MSE 5850  DIS 201

    • F
    • Schlom, D

  • 12603MSE 5850  DIS 202

MSE 5860

This course covers the atomic and molecular structure of crystalline and non-crystalline materials as well as selected analytical techniques for structural interrogation. Selected topics include: basic ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MAE 3130MSE 2060

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12259MSE 5860  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Robinson, R

  • 12268MSE 5860  DIS 201

    • T
    • Robinson, R

  • 12269MSE 5860  DIS 202

    • R
    • Robinson, R

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CHEME 5862ENGRD 2620MSE 2620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11851MSE 5862  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Van Dover, R

    • F
    • Van Dover, R

  • 11852MSE 5862  LAB 401

    • M
    • Thompson, M

  • 11853MSE 5862  LAB 402

    • W
    • Thompson, M

  • 11854MSE 5862  LAB 403

    • F
    • Thompson, M

MSE 6010

Chemistry of materials with an emphasis on concepts of general applicability and modern developments in the materials field. The transition from atoms to molecules is developed by applying group theoretical ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11251MSE 6010  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Wiesner, U

MSE 6040

This class covers the fundamental of kinetics in material with the focus on the microstructure. We will discuss the motion of atoms and molecules by diffusion, motion of dislocations and interfaces, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17197MSE 6040  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Singer, A

MSE 6050

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECE 4070

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12050MSE 6050  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Jena, D

MSE 6100

Fundamentals of metals and modern alloy systems. Characteristics of metals: metallic bonding, elemental metals, and phase formation. Microstructure of metals and alloys: structure, defects, phase stability, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MSE 4100

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17192MSE 6100  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Baker, S

MSE 6210

This course is aimed at the broad community of chemists and engineers interested in the synthesis, structure, characterization, and application of extended solids. We will focus on the unique challenges ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEM 6070

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16661MSE 6210  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Milner, P

MSE 8000

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-12 Credits Graded

  • 10477MSE 8000  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Suntivich, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 11252MSE 8010  SEM 101

    • R
    • Suntivich, J

MSE 8020

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10478MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Suntivich, J