Teaching

MSCI 533 – COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS MODELING
Credits: 3
Physico-chemical principles augmented by ever-advancing computation technology have become a tool for explaining rich materials properties, designeing nano-structures and their possible functionality. This course overviews basic quantum principles of materials sturcture, and a hierarchy of approximations broadly used in computational models. This includes classical mutli-body potentials, tight-binding approximations, electronic density functional theory methods, etc. Graduate version of MSCI 433. Additional work required.
College: School of Engineering
Department: Materials Science
MSCI 506 – PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS
Credits: 3
Survey of the electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics based upon elementary band theory concepts. Required for materials science and engineering majors. Not offered every year.
College: School of Engineering
Department: Materials Science