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MAT E201 Materials Science I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the science of materials from the standpoint of the relationships between atomic, molecular and crystal structure to material properties. Atomic bonding, crystal structure and crystal imperfections. Structures of metallic, non-metallic and composite materials. Diffusion, electrochemical and corrosion properties; strengthening mechanisms, mechanical properties and failure; electrical conductors, semiconductors, and dielectrics; thermal, magnetic, and optical properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or consent of Department.

MAT E202 Materials Science II Course Page

Description: An introduction to the science of materials relating their mechanical, thermal, electronic, and chemical properties to atomic, molecular, and crystal structure. Ceramic and metallic crystals, glasses, polymers, and composite materials. Multi-phase materials, phase transformations, and strengthening processes. Laboratories include mechanical properties of materials, microstructure, heat treatment of steel, and hands on design experiments. Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or consent of Department.

MAT E202A Materials Science II Course Page

Description: An introduction to the science of materials relating their mechanical, thermal, electronic, and chemical properties to atomic, molecular, and crystal structure. Ceramic and metallic crystals, glasses, polymers, and composite materials. Multi-phase materials, phase transformations, and strengthening processes. Laboratories include mechanical properties of materials, microstructure, heat treatment of steel, and hands on design experiments. Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or consent of Department.

MAT E202B Materials Science II Course Page

Description: An introduction to the science of materials relating their mechanical, thermal, electronic, and chemical properties to atomic, molecular, and crystal structure. Ceramic and metallic crystals, glasses, polymers, and composite materials. Multi-phase materials, phase transformations, and strengthening processes. Laboratories include mechanical properties of materials, microstructure, heat treatment of steel, and hands on design experiments. Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or consent of Department.

MAT E204 Materials Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of thermodynamics in Materials Engineering. Review of thermodynamic functions. First, second and third laws. Reaction equilibria, stability diagrams. Solution thermodynamics applied to materials processes. Phase relations, free energy-composition diagrams, binary phase diagrams, and introduction to ternary phase diagrams. Electrochemistry. Experimental methods and estimation of thermodynamic data. Prerequisite: CH E 243. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 340 or 301.

MAT E211 Characterization of Materials Course Page

Description: Techniques for characterization of materials. Elements of crystallography. Optical microscopy and image analysis, diffraction techniques, electron microscopy, surface science techniques, wet chemical techniques, non-destructive characterization, emerging techniques. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or consent of Department.

MAT E221 Powder Fabrication and Processing Course Page

Description: Characteristics of particles including size, shape, textures, surface area and surface charges, etc. Top-down and bottom-up techniques of particle synthesis. Powder fabrication techniques for minerals, metals and ceramics. Particle separation techniques based on size and type. Stability of particulate dispersions, Consolidation. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or consent of Department.

MAT E301 Materials Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of thermodynamics in materials engineering. Review of thermodynamic functions. First, second and third laws. Reaction equilibria, stability diagrams. Solution thermodynamics applied to materials processes. Phase relations, free energy-composition diagrams. Electrochemistry. Experimental methods and estimation of thermodynamic data. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 340 or 204. Prerequisite: CH E 243.

MAT E335 Phase Transformations I Course Page

Description: Atomic mechanisms of solid state diffusion and diffusion in multicomponent and multiphase systems. Thermodynamics of mass transfer, and microstructure evolution in liquid-solid and vapor-solid transformations. Interfaces in crystals, interphase boundaries and phase shapes. Applications in solidification processes, casting, welding, vapour deposition and sputtering methods. Prerequisites: MAT E 211, and 204 or 301.

MAT E336 Phase Transformations II Course Page

Description: Diffusional and diffusionless solid state transformations. Applications in: alloy heat treating, surface treatment, and ceramics. Prerequisite: MAT E 335.

MAT E341 Applied Electrochemistry Course Page

Description: Electrochemical reactions, equilibrium electrode potentials, cell potentials and Pourbaix diagrams. Electrochemical reaction kinetics, Butler-Volmer Model, polarization and Tafel equations. Electrochemical measurements including linear polarization resistance and monitoring. Metal recovery from solutions, electroplating, electrowinning, electroless plating. Batteries, fuel cells. Prerequisite: MAT E 301 or 204, or CH E 343.

MAT E345 Corrosion, Oxidation, and Degradation Course Page

Description: The environments materials experience in service. Theory of corrosion. The eight forms of corrosion. Corrosion measurements, protection, coatings, materials selection, and designing for corrosion. High temperature oxidation and its control. Degradation of non-metallic materials. Prerequisites: MAT E 201 or 202, and MAT E 341.

MAT E351 Mechanical Properties Course Page

Description: Stress/strain relationships and tensile testing. Dislocation theory, twinning and plastic deformation. Strengthening mechanisms. Fundamentals of fracture, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanics and fracture testing. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, MAT E 211, and MAT E 335.

MAT E361 Materials Engineering Laboratory I Course Page

Description: Experimental data processing and report writing. Materials processing, characterization, and testing. Particle size reduction and separation. Prerequisites: MAT E 211 and STAT 235.

MAT E362 Materials Engineering Laboratory II Course Page

Description: Technical report writing. Advanced materials processing, characterization, and testing. Stability of particulate dispersions. Prerequisites: MAT E 361.

MAT E390 Introduction to Nano and Functional Materials Course Page

Description: Nano dimensions; examples of nano and functional materials; classical mechanics and limitations; quantum effects at the nanoscale; band theory; band diagrams for metals, insulators, semiconductors; surface effects at the nanoscale; surface crystallography; formation of nanostructures; microstructural characterization of nano and functional materials. Prerequisite: MAT E 201 or MAT E 202.

MAT E461 Materials Engineering Laboratory III Course Page

Description: Advanced technical report writing. Integration of materials characterization and testing techniques for problem solving. Integration of materials processing techniques for process development. Prerequisite: MAT E 362.

MAT E464 Materials Process Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Engineering design concepts in materials processing. Cost estimation. Project planning and scheduling. Plant safety and hazards analysis. Selected project design examples. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 365. Prerequisites: CME 265 and MAT E 204 or 301. Corequisites: CH E 314, ENG M 310 or 401, and ENGG 404.

MAT E465 Materials Design Project Course Page

Description: Team materials design projects. Feasibility study and detailed materials design including: selection of materials and manufacturing processes; cost analysis; safety, social, and environmental considerations; failure modes; and microstructural specifications. Projects will require students to exercise creative and critical thinking, decision making, and demonstrate integration of Materials Engineering practice and synthesis of technical knowledge rather than simply analyse existing designs. Prerequisites: ENGG 404, MAT E 336, 345, 351 and 464.

MAT E466 Special Topics in Materials Engineering Course Page

Description: An advanced treatment of selected Materials Engineering topics of current interest. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

MAT E470 Process Dynamics Course Page

Description: The study of diffusion, mass transfer and reaction kinetics in materials process engineering. The fundamental equations governing mass transfer are applied to study the rate of metallurgical processes. The use of dimensional analysis in scale-up of reactors and mixing in batch and continuous processes is also presented. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 440. Prerequisites: MAT E 204 or 301, and CH E 312. Corequisite: CH E 314.

MAT E471 Ceramics Course Page

Description: Structure, processing, characterization, properties and application of ceramic materials and glass. Ceramic raw materials. Crystal chemistry and physics. Glassy state. Crystal defects, nonstoichiometry, diffusion, phase diagrams. Powder preparation, ceramic fabrication. Characterization of ceramic powders and components. Thermal, mechanical and electrical properties. Traditional and recent applications. Prerequisite: MAT E 341 or consent of instructor.

MAT E474 Performance of Materials Course Page

Description: Behaviour of materials in service, such as wear and tribology, creep, fatigue, fracture, corrosion, oxidation, other environmental effects, and their interactions and synergies. Failure analysis and surface engineering concepts. Case studies will be used to illustrate principles and synthesize knowledge. Prerequisites: MAT E 336 and 345.

MAT E476 Microalloyed Steels Course Page

Description: The physical metallurgy and processing of microalloyed steels and the associated microstructure/processing/property relationship. Usage of microalloyed steels in pipelines including design, forming and welding. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 489. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

MAT E491 Solid State Physics of Materials Course Page

Description: Band theory of materials. Semiconductors and dielectric materials, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics, magnetic and superconducting materials. Semiconductors, doping, p-n junctions, solar cells. Low and high Tc superconducting materials, processing and properties. Thermoelectric materials and Seebeck, Thomson, and Peltier effects.

MAT E494 Nanostructured Materials Course Page

Description: Fabrication and application of 1D, 2D, and 3D nanostructured materials. Nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, thin films, and nanocomposites. Optical, electrical, and mechanical properties and characterization techniques. Co-requisite: MAT E 390 or 490.

MAT E495 Nanomaterials and Biomedical Applications Course Page

Description: Survey of nanostructured materials, including processing techniques, properties (mechanical, physical and chemical), characterization, and characterization tools. Introduction to biomedical applications of nanomaterials for diagnosis, therapy and medical implants. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained in MAT E 458. Prerequisite: CH E 243 or equivalent, or consent of instructor

MAT E630 Special Topics in Process Metallurgy Course Page

Description: Topics of current interest related to process metallurgy, such as welding, process analysis, mathematical modelling and simulation, metal extraction from secondary sources, iron and steel making, physical chemistry of molten systems and production of industrial minerals.

MAT E640 Advanced Materials Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Advanced topics in core fundamentals of materials thermodynamics. Thermodynamic laws, statistical thermodynamics, reaction equilibria, phase diagrams, solutions, changing standard states, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics of surfaces. Prerequisite: MAT E 204 or 301, or consent of Instructor.

MAT E645 Electrochemical Processes Course Page

Description: Aqueous, molten and solid electrolytes: thermodynamics, structure, transport properties. Applications of conductivity measurements. Electrodes: types, reactions, potential. Electrochemical cells. Applications of EMF measurements. Electrical double layer, electrode kinetics, overpotential. Chlor-alkali industry, electrometallurgy, electrolysis of water, electroplating. Electrochemical energy conversion: primary and secondary batteries, fuel cells. High temperature applications. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

MAT E662 Fracture of Materials Course Page

Description: Theoretical strength of solids, Griffith crack theory, mechanisms of brittle and ductile fracture, the ductile to brittle transition, fatigue and creep fracture, environmental effects on fracture. Prerequisites: MAT E 358 or consent of Instructor. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit has already been obtained in MAT E 462.

MAT E665 Materials Applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy Course Page

Description: Fundamental principles of electron scattering and of the transmission electron microscope, space group theory and application to crystal structure determination, electron diffraction theory, crystallography of precipitation and of defects, TEM imaging theory and application to materials analysis, analytical electron spectrometry. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or consent of Instructor.

MAT E666 Materials Applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy Course Page

Description: Principles and design of the scanning electron microscope, electron beam-specimen interactions, image formation, x-ray microanalysis in the scanning electron microscope, specimen preparation, application to materials analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

MAT E669 Nano Functional Materials Course Page

Description: Band theory and solid state properties. Thin film growth at the nanoscale. Semiconductors and dielectric materials, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics. Semiconductors, doping, p-n junctions, solar cells. Thermoelectric materials and the Seebeck, Thomson, and Peltier Effects. Optical and electrical property measurement.

MAT E673 Welding Metallurgy Course Page

Description: Weld thermal cycles; fusion zone solidification; phase transformations, heat affected zone phenomena; cracking during welding; ferrous and non-ferrous weldments.

MAT E680 Advanced Ceramics Course Page

Description: Important ceramic materials and products, processing, typical properties. Structure: binary and ternary compounds, crystalline silicates, glass. Point defects, nonstoichiometry, defect reactions, dislocations. Diffusion, electrochemical transport, examples. Thermal and mechanical properties, thermal shock resistance, electrical conduction. Applications: solid electrolytes, energy conversion systems, refractories, electronics. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit has already been obtained in MAT E 471.

MAT E689 Advanced Processing of Microalloyed Steels Course Page

Description: Advanced processing and metallurgy of microalloyed steels for pipelines. Steelmaking, casting, microstructural development during thermomechanical processing, pipe fabrication, mechanical and chemical properties and in service performance. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.

MAT E694 Advanced Topics in Materials Engineering Course Page

Description: An advanced treatment of materials engineering topics of current interest to staff and students.