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1001  Energy Resources in a Sustainable World (3) Cross listed as ENVST 1001, GEOG 1001, GEO 1001. Fulfills Physical/Life Science Exploration.
   Energy is an important resource at all levels of social development. Course examines the dependency of societies on energy resources and the interaction between social goals, technology, economics, environmental concerns, and energy resources. Fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewable energy resources are discussed. Natural laws, the scientific method, and the application of technology are presented in the context of energy production and efficiency of utilization. Environmental pollution and energy conservation are stressed. Importance of energy resources in sustaining the world population, improving the quality of life, and assisting developing countries is also discussed.

1610  Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy (2)
   Introduction to mineral resources, extraction methods and plant practices. Basic principles and operations of extractive metallurgy. Historical perspective of processing of metallic materials.

1620  Introduction to Physical Metallurgy (2)
   Basic principles of chemistry and physics applied to structure of materials, especially metals and alloys. Phase diagrams, physical and mechanical behavior of solids.

3015  Global Influence of Metals (3) Fulfills International Requirement & P/L Sci Exploration.
   Metals influence everyone everyday. They provide the foundation for modern technology. We would live with Stone Age technology if we had no metal. They influence international trade, technology, defense, art, monetary exchange, politics, and economics. Countries around the world rely on each other for metal resources and technology. This course explores the interdependent international influence of metals in the development of science and technology and the establishment of global economics and sustainability. This course will consist primarily of lectures with some discussions, demonstrations, and activities.

3070  Statistical Methods in Earth Sciences and Engineering (3) Recommended Prerequisite: College Algebra. Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning (Statistics/Logic).
   Probability density functions, fundamental sampling distributions, one- and two-sample estimation problems. Selected examples from mining, geology, metallurgy,and meteorology will be used to illustrate statistical methods. Lab exercises will use examples from earth sciences and engineering.

3220  Material and Energy Balances (2) Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 1220 and MATH 1210. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Conservation of mass and energy. Basic thermophysics and thermochemistry. Computation of material and energy flows in chemical, metallurgical, and combustion processes. Applications to process engineering.

3500  Fluid Flow (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3220 and MATH 2250. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Momentum transfer in Newtonian fluids. Flow in pipes and channels. Interaction between fluids and particles. Flow of slurries in horizonal and vertical pipelines. Pumps. Fluidized beds. Non-Newtonian fluids. Measurement of flow rate and fluid density.

3530  Experimental Techniques in Metallurgy (2) Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 1220.
   One laboratory period. Laboratory fee assessed. Principles and practice involved in qualitative as well as quantitative materials characterization by optical, mechanical testing, X-ray, spectroscopic and electron microscopic techniques. Laboratory sessions involve experiments on the basis of instruments and subject materials discussed in lectures.

3620  Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria (4) Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 1220 and MATH 2250. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Application of thermodynamic data to predict stable phases in aqueous and high-temperature systems. Construction and use of partial pressure diagrams, Eh-pH diagrams, temperature-composition diagrams in related mineral and metallurgical systems. Activities and equilibria in slag-metal and gas-metal systems.

4990  Undergraduate Seminar (0.5)
   Required of all undergraduate students in metallurgical engineering.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3)
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree

5055  Microsystems Design and Characterization (3) Cross listed as ME EN 5055, CH EN 5659, MSE 5055, ECE 5225. Prerequisite: ME EN 5050 and ECE 5211 or MSE 5211 and upper division undergraduate status in engineering.
   Meets with ME EN 6055, BIOEN 6423, ECE 6225, MET E 6055, MSE 6055, CH EN 6659. Third in a 3-course series on Microsystems Engineering. This course generalizes microsystems design considerations with practical emphasis on MEMS and IC characterization/physical analysis. Two lectures, one lab per week, plus 1/2 hour lab lecture. Must also register for ME EN 6056 (0-credit lab with fees).

5210  Nuclear Materials: Processing, fabrication, use and disposal (3) Prerequisite: Introductory level metallurgy or materials science course.
   Meets with MET E 6210. The course will provide an in-depth coverage of the metallurgy of the materials used in the nuclear reactor core, power generation, reprocessing, transport, and waste disposal systems.

5240  Principles and Practice of Transmission Electron Microscopy (3) Prerequistie: Engineering/College Physics Course or permission of instructor.
   Meets with MET E 6240. The course will cover the basic principles of electron diffraction in materials and the operation of transmission electron microscope. Hands on experience with preparation of samples of various materials and structures in a TEM will be provided in laboratory sessions to illustrate the principles and practice of various TEM techniques. The course will consist of 2 lecture sessions and 1 laboratory session per week.

5260  Physical Metallurgy I (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Phase transformations in metals and alloys: Elementary physical chemistry of phases, phase diagrams and phase rule application, diffusion in solids, structure of interfaces, nucleation and growth, solidification, pearlitic, bainitic,massive and order-disorder transformations, precipitation, elementary treatment of martensitic transformation, iron-carbon system, and heat-treatment of steels. Laboratory sessions illustrate principles developed in lectures.

5270  Powder Metallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620 and 5260.
   Powder preparation, rapid-solidification processing principles, powder characterization, theory of compaction,sintering, full-density processing, powder metallurgy component design, compact characterization, application of powder metallurgy processing to structural, electrical, magnetic, and biomedical components. The laboratory sessions are a integral part of the course. Participation by students is mandatory. The credit hour for the laboratory portion is 1.0. Laboratory schedule and location will be determined during the semester.

5280  Magnetic Materials and Devices (3)
   To provide an in-depth understanding of the magnetism, processing and characterization of magnetic materials, and structure property-performance relationships in magnetic materials used in a number of engineering devices/applications. This course meets with Met E 7280.

5290  Principles and Practice of Nanoscience and Technology (3) Prerequisite: Introductory level metallurgy or materials science course.
   Meets with MET E 6290. The course will cover the principles of material behavior and synthesis at the nanoscale, and its application to a wide range of industrial and biotechnology applications. A historical development and an overview of the nanotechnology is first provided followed by treatment of the basic physics of behavior at the nanoscale. This is followed by (i) synthesis of particle and structure at the nanoscale using vapor phase, physical vapor deposition, commination and electrochemical approaches for use in metallurgical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, medical, electronic, ceramic, agricultural, and other applications, (ii) processing and mechanical behavior of nano-scale structures, (iii) electrochemical synthesis and characterization in nanostructures including micro-/nano-machining, (iv) magnetism at the nanoscale and principles and fabrication of nanoscale magnetic devices, (v) biochemical processing, and (vi) Nanoscale characterization using AFM, STM, MFM, TEM and other techniques.

5320  Materials Engineering and Environment (2)
   Materials Engineering and Environment will focus on the life cycles of materials including materials selection, materials processing, materials use, and recycling and their impact on environments measured by energy consumption and carbon footprint. By examining the relationships between materials and energy and environment impact, students will gain knowledge as well as skills for conducting eco audit, analyzing eco data, and making environmentally informed decisions with regard to materials selection and processing.

5450  Mechanical Metallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Stress and strain analysis, Mohr's circle, yield criteria, elastic and plastic deformation, deformation of single and polycrystals, dislocations, strengthening mechanisms, fatigue, creep and fracture of metals. Also involves a design problem of material selection for gas-turbine blades on the basis of mechanical property requirements.

5600  Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3) Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 1220.
   Basic principles of corrosion, including forms and mechanisms of corrosion; corrosion evaluation using electrochemical, microscopic, and other tools; minimization theory, prediction, practice, and economic assessment.

5610  Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (3) Prerequisite: MET E 3620, CH EN 3853 or equivalent.
   Meets with MET E 6610. Fuel cells hold the promise of providing clean energy for many applications. In this course, the theory, practice technology of proton exchange membrane fuel cells will be presented. Topics to be covered are fuel cell electrochemistry, thermodynamics and mass transfer and cell design, construction and operations. Additionally, stack and system design will be discussed for various applications.

5660  Surfaces & Interfaces (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620 and CHEM 3060.
   Capillarity, films on liquids, Gibbs adsorption, surface spectroscopy, electrical phenomena at interfaces, solid surfaces, wetting, nucleation.

5670  Mineral Processing I (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 2250 and MET E 3500. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Particulate technology, particle size distribution, sizing methodology, size reduction and classification processes, solid-liquid separation methods.

5680  Mineral Processing II (3) Prerequisite: MATH 2250. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Sampling, particle characterization, separation of particulate materials. Physics, chemistry, and engineering design applied to gravity, magnetic, electrostatic and froth flotation separations.

5690  Process Engineering Statistics (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3070.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Advanced statistical methods applied to solve engineering problems and to analyze massive experimental database. One-factor experiments, simple, and multiple linear regression, statistical quality control and response surface method.

5700  Hydrometallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Laboratory fee assessed. Laboratory sessions every other week. Thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals of commercially important metal utilization, extraction, recovery, refining, and removal processes in aqueous media.

5710  High-Temperature Chemical Processing (4) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Fundamentals of commercially important nonferrous and ferrous pyrometallurgical extraction. Thermodynamics and kintetics of high-temperature processes.

5739  Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 to 4) Cross listed as PHYS 5739. Prerequisite: PHYS 2220 and CHEM 1220.
   The SEM: capabilities, advantages and limitations. Electron sources, electron optics and detectors. Components of the electron microscope, their principles of operation and failure modes. Image quality, optimization and interpretation. Decision tree and analytical strategies for microscopy. Review of atomic physics and characteristic x-ray emission. Principles and operation of instrumentation for elemental analysis by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, discussion of pitfalls and strategies. Low vacuum, ESEM and Focused Ion Beam. Lectures are based on lab exercises.

5750  Rate Processes (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 3150. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Treatment of heat and mass transfer problems in metallurgical engineering. Interaction of chemical kinetics, and transport processes in metallurgical reactions.

5760  Process Synthesis, Design, and Economics (4) Recommended Prerequisite: MG EN 5170 and MET E 5260 and 5670 and 5700 and 5710. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Metallurgical process synthesis, flowsheet development, and associated economic analysis.

5770  Electrometallurgy (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620.
   Principles of electrodeposition and electrowinning, including modern practices.

5780  Metals Processing (2.5) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620 and 5260 and 5450.
   Primary and secondary metal-shaping processes: casting and solidification of metals, powder metallurgy, machining and joining of metals. Emphasis will be on process design. Laboratory illustrates principles developed in lecture.

5790  Metal Failure Analysis (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620.
   Metal-failure analysis, metal-failure modes. Methods and procedures of analysis.

5800  Special Topics in Metallurgical Engineering (0.5 to 3)

5830  Senior Project (0.5 to 3)
   Senior students investigate research or design problem and submit report or thesis.

5910  Selected Topics (1 to 4)
   Lectures or seminars on topics of current interest.

6055  Microsystems Design and Characterization (4) Cross listed as BIOEN 6423, MSE 6055, ECE 6225, ME EN 6055, CH EN 6659.
   Meets with ME EN 5055, ECE 5225, MET E 5055, MSE 5055, CH EN 5659. Third in a 3-course series on Microsystems Engineering. This course generalizes microsystems design considerations with practical emphasis on MEMS and IC characterization/physical analysis. Two lectures, one lab per week, plus 1/2 hour lab lecture. Must also register for ME EN 6056 (0-credit lab with fees). Graduate students only. Extra work required.

6210  Nuclear Materials: Processing, fabrication, use and disposal (3) Prerequisite: Introductory level metallurgy or materials science course.
   Meets with MET E 5210. The course will provide an in-depth coverage of the metallurgy of the materials used in the nuclear reactor core, power generation, reprocessing, transport, and waste disposal systems.

6240  Principles and Practice of Transmission Electron Microscopy (3) Prerequistie: Engineering/College Physics Course or permission of instructor.
   Meets with MET E 5240. The course will cover the basic principles of electron diffraction in materials and the operation of transmission electron microscope. Hands on experience with preparation of samples of various materials and structures in a TEM will be provided in laboratory sessions to illustrate the principles and practice of various TEM techniques. The course will consist of 2 lecture sessions and 1 laboratory session per week.

6250  Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 3150.
   Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that describe physical systems of importance in engineering. Applied vector analysis and matrix theory. Examples drawn from problems arising in fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and chemical kinetics.

6260  Physical Metallurgy I (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620.
   Phase transformations in metals and alloys. Elementary physical chemistry of phases, phase diagrams and phase rule application, diffusion in solids, structure of interfaces, nucleation and growth, solidification, pearlitic, bainitic, massive and order-disorder transformations, precipitation. Elementary treatment of martensitic transformation, iron-carbon system, and heat-treatment of steels. Laboratory sessions illustrate principles developed in lectures.

6270  Powder Metallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620 and 6260.
   Powder preparation, rapid-solidification processing principles, powder characterization, theory of compaction, sintering, full-density processing, powder metallurgy component design, compact characterication, application of powder metallurgy processing to structural, electrical, magnetic, and biomedical components.

6290  Principles and Practices of Nanoscience and Technology (3) Prerequisite: Introductory level metallurgy or materials science course.
   Meets with MET E 5290. The course will cover the principles of material behavior and synthesis at the nanoscale, and its application to a wide range of industrial and biotechnology applications. A historical development and an overview of the nanotechnology is first provided followed by treatment of the basic physics of behavior at the nanoscale. This is followed by (i) synthesis of particle and structure at the nanoscale using vapor phase, physical vapor deposition, commination and electrochemical approaches for use in metallurgical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, medical, electronic, ceramic, agricultural, and other applications, (ii) processing and mechanical behavior of nano-scale structures, (iii) electrochemical synthesis and characterization in nanostructures including micro-/nano-machining, (iv) magnetism at the nanoscale and principles and fabrication of nanoscale magnetic devices, (v) biochemical processing, and (vi) nanoscale characterization using AFM, STM, MFM, TEM and other techniques.

6300  Alloy and Material Design (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 5260 and 5450.
   Design of microstructure for control of materials properties, electronic structure and properties of metals, strengthening mechanisms, microstructural origins of strength in high-strength steels, aluminum and titanium alloys, microstructural factors controlling creep in structural alloys and composites, microstructure design of cermets.

6320  Materials Engineering and Environment (2)
   Materials Engineering and Environment will focus on the life cycles of materials including materials selection, materials processing, materials use, and recycling and their impact on environments measured by energy consumption and carbon footprint. By examining the relationships between materials and energy and environment impact, students will gain knowledge as well as skills for conducting eco audit, analyzing eco data, and making environmentally informed decisions with regard to materials selection and processing.

6350  Transport Phenomena (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 3150 and MET E 6250.
   Fundamental concepts of fluid flow and heat and mass transfer. Shell balance approach for molecular and convective transport processes. Formulation and application of general transfer equations.

6450  Mechanical Metallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620.
   Mechanical properties of metals, stress and strain analysis, Mohr's circle, yield criteria, deformation of single and polycrystals, dislocations, strengthening mechanisms, fatigue and creep of metals. Also involves a design problem of material selection for gas-turbine blades on the basis of mechanical property requirement.

6600  Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3)
   Basic principles of corrosion, including forms and mechanisms of corrosion; corrosion prevention by cathodic protection and by coatings and materials selection; testing methods.

6610  Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (3) Prerequisite: MET E 3620, CH EN 3853 or equivalent.
   Meets with MET E 5610. Fuel cells hold the promise of providing clean energy for many applications. In this course, the theory, practice technology of proton exchange membrane fuel cells will be presented. Topics to be covered are fuel cell electrochemistry, thermodynamics and mass transfer and cell design, construction and operations. Additionally, stack and system design will be discussed for various applications.

6660  Surfaces & Interfaces (2)
   Capillarity, films on liquids, Gibbs adsorption, electrical phenomena at interfaces, solid surfaces, wetting, nucleation.

6670  Mineral Processing I (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 2250 and MET E 3500.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Particulate technology, particle size distribution, sizing methodology, size-reduction and classification processes, solid-liquid separation methods.

6680  Mineral Processing II (3) Prerequisite: MATH 2250.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Separation of particulate materials. Physics, chemistry, and engineering design applied to gravity, magnetic, electrostatic, and froth flotation separations.

6690  Process Engineering Statistics (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3070.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Advanced statistical methods applied to solve engineering problems and to analyze massive experimental database. Factorial design, response surface, methods, and statistical quality control included.

6700  Hydrometallurgy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620.
   Laboratory fee assessed. Laboratory sessions every other week. Thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals of commercially important metal utilization, extraction, recovery, refining, and removal processes in aqueous media.

6710  High-Temperature Chemical Processing (4) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620.
   Laboratory fee assessed. One laboratory period. Fundamentals of commercially important nonferrous pyrometallurgical extraction. Thermodynamics of high-temperature processes and solid-gas reaction kinetics.

6730  Flotation Chemistry (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 5680.
   Chemistry of flotation systems. Structure of water at interfaces, the hydrophobic state. Origins of surface charge and electrokinetic behavior of particles. Collector adsorption mechanisms in sulfide and nonsulfide flotation systems. Modulation of surface properties by adsorption of depressants and activators. Analysis of surface reactions from spectroscopic measurements.

6740  Solution Concentration and Purification (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 5700.
   Aqueous solution chemistry; estimation of activity coefficients and complex equilibria calculations. Application of solution chemistry to reaction kinetics and mass transfer phenomena in cementation, solvent extraction, precipitation, and adsorption reactions.

6750  Rate Processes (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 3150.
   Treatment of heat and mass transfer problems in metallurgical engineering. Interaction chemical kinetics and of transport processes in metallurgical reactions.

6760  Process Synthesis, Design, and Economics (4) Recommended Prerequisite: MG EN 5170 and MET E 5260 and 5670 and 5700 and 5710.
   Metallurgical process synthesis, flowsheet development, and associated economic analysis.

6770  Electrometallurgy (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 3620.
   Principles of electrodeposition and electrowinning, including modern practices.

6780  Metals Processing (2.5) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620 and 5260 and 5450.
   Primary and secondary metal-shaping processes: casting and solidification of metals, powder metallurgy, machining, and joining of metals. Emphasis will be on process design. Laboratory illustrates principles developed in lecture.

6790  Metal Failure Analysis (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 1620.
   Metal-failure analysis, metal-failure modes. Methods and procedures of analysis.

6800  Graduate Seminar in Metallurgical Engineering (0.5)

6970  Master's Thesis Research (1 to 9)

6980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 3)

7260  Selected Topics on Nanoparticles Science and Engineering (2) Prerequisite: Physical Metallurgy I, Powder Metallurgy.
   This course is designed to explore the unique properties and behavior of nanoparticles and the underlying fundamentals that is applicable regardless their applications. This course will start with a survey of various processes and principles for synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles. Then, the course will focus on behavior of nanoparticles with emphasis on the interactions, agglomeration, sintering and grain growth of nanoparticles. This course will depend heavily on research of most recent literature.

7270  Physical Metallurgy II (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 5260.
   Extended treatment of martensitic, bainitic, massive ferrite, pearlite, and order-disorder transformations, shape-memory effect, and case studies of important commercial alloys.

7280  Magnetic Materials and Devices (3)
   To provide an in-depth understanding of the magnetism, magnetic materials processing, and structure property-performance relationships in magnetic materials used in a number of engineering devices/applications. This course meets with 5280.

7460  Advanced Fluid-Solid Reaction Engineering (3) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 6350.
   Engineering analysis of chemical reactions between a fluid and solid by combining chemical kinetics with transport phenomena. Application to metallurgical systems. Coupled transport phenomena.

7570  Stochastic Processes and Monte Carlo Simulations (2.5)
   Theory of Markov processes leading up to birth and death processes. Application to chemical reaction, crystallization etc. The link between stochastic and deterministic processes and the genesis of the Monte Carlo method. Monte Carlo methods to solve population balance equations and to solve o.d.e. and p.d.e. encountered in process modeling.

7655  Applied Population Balance Modeling (2.5) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 5690 and 5710.
   Population balance modeling technique applied to particulate processes: crystallizer, dissolver, agglomeration, grinding, leaching, and droplet dispersion. Variants of the mode as well as analytical solution emphasized.

7670  Topics in Physical Metallurgy (2) Recommended Prerequisite: MET E 7270.
   Seminar: topics of advanced interest in current literature.

7910  Selected Topics in Metallurgy (1 to 5)

7970  Ph.D. Thesis Research (1 to 9)

7980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 3)

7990  Ph.D. Continuing Registration (0)


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