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||Intercultural skills||Communication 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||Ultrafast spectroscopy||Learn real-time observation of phonons with ultrashort laser pulses|
|Class 2||Elelctronic structures and materials design of oxide semiconductors||Learn electronic structures specific to oxides with strong ionicity which will be required to design new functional materials|
|Class 3||intermolecular interactions at biointerfaces||Understand intermolecular interactions to explain various interfacial phenomena such as adsorption, self-assembly, waterproof, etc.|
|Class 4||Materials design and exploration of optoelectronic semiconductors||Learn materials design concepts and exploration methods to achieve required functionalities for optoelectronic semiconductors.|
|Class 5||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 6||Novel enegry hervester and green materials using functional thin films||Understand energy hervestes.|
|Class 7||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 8||Catalysts and Material Science||To understand advanced inorganic catalyst materials and their environment-friendly chemical process.|
|Class 9||Phase transition and functionality of materials||Study the phase transitions in materials and the relationship with the functionality of materials|
|Class 10||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 11||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 12||Single nanoscale materials and devices||Fabrication methods of single nanoscale materials and their devices|
|Class 13||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 14||Bionedical engineering based on magnetic nanoparticles||Learn biomedical engineering using magnetic fields and nanoparticles|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Text book specified by the instructor.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written quiz and on the status of submission thereof.