ME 498-SN - Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

3 undergraduate hours or 4 graduate hours. (Fall 2012 and Fall 2014)

Recommended textbook: Hornyak, G. L., Tibbals, H. F., Dutta. J., Moore, J. J., Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2009, CRC Press.

This course presents an introduction to principles, synthesis/fabrication techniques and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The course is designed to introduce fundamentals of nanoscience and to discuss contemporary topics in nanotechnology.

ME 330 - Engineering Materials

4 undergraduate hours. (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014)

Recommended textbook: William Callister and David Rethwisch, Materials Science and Enginering an Introduction, 2010, Wiley

Structures of polymers, metals, and ceramics as the basis for their mechanical behavior. Manipulation of structure through processes such as heat treatment and solidification. Mechanisms of material failure in service (yielding, fracture, fatigue, creep, corrosion, wear) and simple design techniques to avoid these failures. Strategies for material selection in design.

TAM 251 - Introductory Solid Mechanics

3 undergraduate hours. (Spring 2015)

Recommended textbook: Russell C. Hibbeler, Mechanics of Materials (9th Edition), 2013, Prentice Hall

Relationship between internal stresses and deformations produced by external forces acting on deformable bodies, and design principles based on mechanics of solids: normal stresses, shear stresses, and deformations produced by tensile, compressive, torsional, and bending loading of members; beam deflections; elastic energy and impact; multi-dimensional stress states; and buckling of columns.