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||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.|
|Class 3||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 4||Design and prediction of new materials based on advanced computational science and materials informatics||Understand the design and prediction of inorganic materials based on modern computational and data science.|
|Class 5||intermolecular interactions at biointerfaces||Understand intermolecular interactions to explain various interfacial phenomena such as adsorption, self-assembly, waterproof, etc.|
|Class 6||Design of functional transition metal oxides and mixed anion compounds||Study about the synthesis and properties of functional transition metal oxides and mixed anion compounds.|
|Class 7||Materials development for electronics and energy harvesting by atomic-scale structural and morphological design||Study about advanced nano-/atomic-scale technology for development of novel electronic and energy materials.|
|Class 8||Phase transition and functionality of materials||Study the phase transitions in materials and the relationship with the functionality of materials|
|Class 9||Catalysts and Material Science||To understand advanced inorganic catalyst materials and their environment-friendly chemical process.|
|Class 10||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 11||Nano electrical materials and devices||Study on single-electron effect on nanomaterials and electron transport mechanism on nanodevices|
|Class 12||Ultrafast spectroscopy||Learn real-time observation of phonons with ultrashort laser pulses|
|Class 13||Toughening mechanisms of ceramics||Understanding of origin of toughness of ceramics, such as zirconia, stishovite, and silicon nitride.|
|Class 14||Electronic and optical properties of mixed anion compounds.||Study about the synthesis and opt-electronic properties of mixed anion compounds.|
Text book specified by the instructor.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written quiz and on the status of submission thereof.