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Graduate Courses

PRISM faculty teach a number of interdisciplinary courses in the field of "Materials Science & Engineering" (MSE). These courses include the following:

MSE 501 Introduction to Materials (MAE 561/CEE 561)
MSE 502 Phase Transformations in Materials
MSE 504 Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulation in Statistical Physics & Materials Science (CHM 560/PHY 512/CBE 520)
MSE 505 Characterization of Materials
MSE 513 Introduction to Nanotechnology (CHM 511/MAE 516)
MSE 515 Random Heterogeneous Materials (APC 515)

Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBE 503 Advanced Thermodynamics (MSE 521)
CBE 520 Molecular Simulation Methods
CBE 526 Surface Science: Processes and Probes (MSE 526/CHM 527)
CBE 531 Synthesis and Processing of Ceramic Matrix Composites
CBE 533 Introduction to the Mechanics and Dynamics of Soft Living Matter (MSE 523)
CBE 542 Polymer Viscoelasticity (MSE 524)
CBE 543 Structure and Properties of Complex Fluids
CBE 550 Physics of Polymeric Glasses

CHM 503 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics (MSE 514/MAE 516)
CHM 522 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE 513 Introduction to Finite-Element Methods

Electrical Engineering
ELE 541 Electronic Materials (MSE 510)
ELE 545 Electronic Devices
ELE 547B Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics - Subwavelength Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
ELE 548 Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics - Physics & Technology of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
ELE 553 Nonlinear Optics (MSE 553)
ELE 555 Selected Topics in Optics and Optical Electronics
ELE 556 Modern Quantum Devices: Physics and Applications
ELE 561 Fundamentals of Nanophotonics

Energy and the Environment
ENE 506 Synchrotron and Neutron Studies of Materials (MSE 586/MAE 536/CEE 506/CBE 566)

GEO 501 Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Materials (MSE 541)
GEO 507 Topics in Mineralogy and Mineral Physics - Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials at High Pressure (MSE 547)
GEO 543 Rock Fracture

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE 521 Optics and Lasers (MSE 561)
MAE 534 Energy Storage Systems
MAE 564 Structural Materials (MSE 564)

PHY 505 Quantum Mechanics
PHY 506 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (MSE 576)
PHY 511 Statistical Mechanics
PHY 525 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics
PHY 536 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics II (MSE 577)

The following courses will be accepted with approval of both the home department and the PRISM program director:

CHM 407 Inorganic Chemistry: Structure and Bonding
CHM 408 Inorganic Chemistry II
CHM 409 Structural Solid State Chemistry
GEO 419 Physics and Chemistry of Earth's Interior