This course gives an overview of the current status and outlook of several topics in materials science. Students will learn the fundamentals and applications in a variety of fields in materials science. The course also encourages students to develop critical thinking skills by taking a global view of materials science.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the following concepts:
energy harvester, phase transitions, catalysis, oxide semiconductors, eco-energy materials, biomass based-plastics, materials dynamics, ultra precision thin-film-growth techniques, biomedical applications, biointerfaces, computational science, nanomaterials, nano-scale magentism and spintronics, heterogeneous catalysts
cutting-edge materials science
|✔ Specialist skills
|Critical thinking skills
|✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills
Each class gives an overview of different topics in materials science, including the fundamentals and applications .
|Novel enegry hervester and green materials using functional thin films
|Understand energy hervestes.
|Phase transition and functionality of materials
|Study the phase transitions in materials and relationship with the functionality of the materials
|Catalysts and Material Science
|Study advanced inorganic catalyst materials, Environment-friendly chemical process.
|Electronic structures and materials design of oxide semiconductors
|Understand the electronic structures of oxides to establish guiding principles for designing new semiconductors
|Novel electronic and eco-energy materials by control of atomic-scale morphology and structure
|Study about advanced nano-/atomic-scale technology to develop novel electronic and energy materials.
|Production strategy and material property of biomass based-plastics
|Understand the types and characteristics of biomass-based plastics and learn about applications according to material properties.
|Materials dynamics using ultrashort pulse laser
|To study a technique which monitor atomic motions and phase-transition dynamics in condensed matter and able to explain it.
|Ultra precision thin-film-growth techniques and functional nanomaterials/devices
|Study the thin-film layer-by-layer epitaxy techniques and their functional nanomaterials/devices.
|Biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter
|Understand biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter.
|Intermolecular interaction at biointerfaces
|Understand interactions in water to explain phenomena such as adsorption, waterproof, etc.
|Design and exploration of new materials based on advanced computational science
|Understand the prediction of material properties based on recent computational science and its applications to materials design and exploration.
|Electrical properties of nanomaterials and their devices
|Understand single-electron effect and electron transport mechanism on nanomaterials.
|Nano-scale magnetism and its application to spintoronics and multiferroics
|Understanding unique magnetic properties at a nano-scale region.
|Materials design of earth abundant heterogeneous catalysts
|Study the role of heterogeneous catalysts in various chemical reactions and the design guidelines of highly functional catalysts.
Text book specified by the instructor.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written quiz and on the status of submission thereof.