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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||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 .
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Novel enegry hervester and green materials using functional thin films||Understand energy hervestes.|
|Class 2||Phase transition and functionality of materials||Study the phase transitions in materials and relationship with the functionality of the materials|
|Class 3||Catalysts and Material Science||Study advanced inorganic catalyst materials, Environment-friendly chemical process.|
|Class 4||Electronic structures and materials design of oxide semiconductors||Understand the electronic structures of oxides to establish guiding principles for designing new semiconductors|
|Class 5||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.|
|Class 6||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.|
|Class 7||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.|
|Class 8||Ultra precision thin-film-growth techniques and functional nanomaterials/devices||Study the thin-film layer-by-layer epitaxy techniques and their functional nanomaterials/devices.|
|Class 9||Biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter||Understand biomedical applications using magnetic nanoparticles as an energy converter.|
|Class 10||Intermolecular interaction at biointerfaces||Understand interactions in water to explain phenomena such as adsorption, waterproof, etc.|
|Class 11||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.|
|Class 12||Electrical properties of nanomaterials and their devices||Understand single-electron effect and electron transport mechanism on nanomaterials.|
|Class 13||Nano-scale magnetism and its application to spintoronics and multiferroics||Understanding unique magnetic properties at a nano-scale region.|
|Class 14||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.