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2016 SMSE EN Courses_Grad-level

NO. School / Department Course Code Course Title (Chinese) Course Title (English) Credits Lecturers Term Level (Master/PhD) Course Description
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT7001 工程材料的断裂机理 Fracture in Engineering Materials 2 Xiaofeng Zhao  Spring Master/PhD This course should give students both a basic understanding of the physics of fracture processes and the use of fracture mechanics in materials selection and product design. It emphasizes recent developments in material science and fracture mechanics. It also provides practical tools for practicing engineers. The course will be interactive and there will be periods for students to raise questions and discuss aspects of their own experimental work with the instructor.
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT26015 多尺度材料模拟与计算 Multiscale Materials Modeling and Simulation 3 Zhaohui Jin, Lingti Kong  Fall Master/PhD Multiscale materials modeling is an emerging and fast-developing discipline in recent years, due to its power for understanding materials behaviors and developing new materials on fundamental electronic, atomic, meso-scale and continuum levels. The Materials Modeling program is aimed at graduate students. The courses cover major topics on modeling methods and techniques widely used in academic research, materials engineering, as well as in industries.
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering X050526 材料热力学与动力学 Thermodynamic and Kinetics of Materials 3 Jianxin Zou Fall Master/PhD Thermodynamic and kinetics of materials is one of the major courses for graduate students with the aim of extending their knowledge on materials science and materials processes. This course deals with phenomena in materials field from thermodynamics and kinetics point of view. The thermodynamics aspect of the course includes laws of thermodynamics, solution theory and equilibrium diagrams. The kinetics aspect of the course includes diffusion, phase transformations, and the development of microstructure.
4 School of Materials Science and Engineering X050527 金属凝固原理 Fundamentals of solidification 3 Jiao Zhang Spring Master/PhD The processes of freezing and melting were present at the beginnings of the Earth and continue to affect the natural and industrial worlds. The solidification of a liquid or the melting of a solid involves a complex interplay of many physical effects. This course systematically presents the field of continuum solidification theory based on instability phenomena. An understanding of the physics is developed by using examples of increasing complexity with the object of creating a deep physical insight applicable to more complex problems. Students from applied mathematicians, engineering, physics and materials science school will all find their interests in it.
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering C291708 非线性材料本构及其在成形中的应用 Nonlinear Constitutive Models and Applications in Forming 2 Xiongqi Peng  Spring Master/PhD This graduate course aims at illuminating mechanics principles of material models. The objective of the course is for students to master the basic principles of continuum mechanics underlying material constitutive modeling, to understand some basic nonlinear material models including hyperelastic, elaso-plastic and viscoelastic etc, which will lay a theoretical foundation for their further studies on other courses related with forming of materials, including those concerning simulation of metal forming processes, design of forming processes and dies. Practical applications of these nonlinear constructive models in forming with commercial FEM software will be also provided.
6 School of Materials Science and Engineering F050524 智能高分子材料及应用 Smart Polymeric Materials and Application 2 Chuanliang Feng,Jia Pei  Fall Master/PhD As is implied in title, this course will examine physico-chemical requirements necessary to achieve stimuli-responsiveness inheterogeneous polymer networks as well as discusses recent developments and future trends.
7 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT26002 粉末材料加工和固结原理及技术 Principles and Technologies of Powder Materials Processing and Consolidation 2 Deliang Zhang,Huanan Duan  Fall Master/PhD This course teaches and leads the learning of fundamental theories and principles underlying powder materials synthesis, processing and consolidation, and the general knowledge on the related technologies. The objective of this course is to provide a platform and opportunity for postgraduate students interested in powder materials synthesis, processing and consolidation technologies to enhance their in-depth understanding for the theoretical fundamentals of the powder metallurgy processing technologies and to widen their knowledge scope. It is expected that by interactive learning, this course will inspire the students’ strong interests and imagination in developing new materials and new manufacturing technologies based on powder materials. The students who take this course need to have the basic knowledge of materials science and engineering.
8 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT26003 超分子材料及其生物医学应用 Fundamentals of Supramolecular Material and Biomedical Materials 2 Hongjing Dou,Xiuying Qiao Fall Master/PhD As is implied in title, this course will highlight the principles and fundamentals of supramolecular materials with the emphasis of their application in biomedical fields. Supramolecular science is an exciting area of science that plays a central role in bringing different disciplines together, ranging from molecular medicine to nanotechnology. Materials science based on supramolecular interactions is an emerging field, which has made important steps forward in the recent twenty years. Much afford is put into the development of supramolecular materials with true materials properties, both in solution and in the solid state. These supramolecular materials are beginning to reach the market in all kind of applications, especially in biological applications. According to the principle of biomedical materials, ideal biomaterials do not only have to fulfill the biomaterials trinity of tunable mechanical properties, regulation of the degradability and the ease for bioactivity incorporation, but also have to mimic the natural environment where the materials are brought into. Therefore, a modular, self-assembly approach using several supramolecular building blocks is an exquisite way to produce such “responsive” biomaterials which is popular in natural biological systems. As is implied in title, this course will highlight the principles and fundamentals of supramolecular materials with the emphasis of their application in biomedical fields.
9 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT26009 功能材料的物理性能 Fundamentals of Functional Materials 3 Tao Deng,Peng Tao Spring Master/PhD This course covers the fundamental theories, characterizations and applications of various physical properties of functional materials including electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties. Topics in this course illustrate the essences of optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties by applying theory of quantum mechanics. This course will help student further understand the relationship between performance and structure of functional materials. Based on the understanding of the fundamentals of functional materials, the students will grasp not only the meaning, principle, evaluation and designing method of optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials, but also the relationship between the physical properties and structures of materials. Additionally, the course will train the graduate students to study the physical properties of functional materials scientifically. The course will also offer the opportunities for students to know state-of-the-art researches in the materials science and engineering field.


No. School / Department Course Code Course Name in Chinese Course Name in English Credits Lecturers Term Level Course Description
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT202 工程导论 Introduction to Engineering 3 Xudong Yang     Spring (2) Undergrad The purpose of this course is to cultivate students' engineering consciousness and ability. Both knowledge imparting and practical operation are carried out to enhance students’ capability of engineering problem analyzing and solving. This course consists of two parts: taught lectures and practical classes. The taught lectures cover the fundamental engineering concepts and graphical languages, the relationships between engineering and science, the knowledge on the basic requirements of an engineer, communication skills, the fundamental knowledge of engineering, engineering design and manufacturing, as well as engineering project cases. In the practical classes, two impromptu design projects and a comprehensive course project are carried out to enhance the students’ consciousness of engineering, problem analyzing and solving ability and the capability of innovation.
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering S0085 职业发展(1) Professional Development (1) 1 Qi Li,Fangwei Guo  Fall (3) Undergrad The Professional Development course is provided to help students better prepare for their transition from college into either graduate school or a career by enhancing the professional development and leadership skills necessary to be successful. The course will cover topics such as: information search, PPT skills, scientific morality, and leadership and community development. 
3 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT338 材料热力学 Thermodynamics of Materials 4 Peng Zhang,Jianxin Zou  Fall (3) Undergrad This course introduces the fundamental concepts/theories on the thermodynamics of materials, from the basic concepts of enthalpy, entropy, free energy, and the basic laws of thermodynamics, to the behaviors of the systems including equilibrium, phase transformation, chemical reactions, mixing, cooling etc. Statistic mechanics is also introduced to explain the basic rules of thermodynamics from the microscopic aspect. Topics include: First, Second, and Third Law of thermodynamics, concepts of systems, Gibbs free energy, equilibrium, solution, dilute solutions, mixing, phase equilibrium, phase rules, phase diagrams, statistical mechanics, and surface phenomena. Specific applications of these basic concepts in air conditioning, battery electrodes, desalination, and metallurgy etc. are discussed.
4 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT311 材料科学基础 Fundamentals of Materials Science & Engineering 4 Qiang Guo,Guozhen Zhu  Spring (4) Undergrad Fundamentals of Materials of Science & Engineering is a compulsory core module for undergraduate students majored in materials science and engineering. The course covers the fundamentals of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials, and aims at providing the students with a thorough understanding of the processing- structure- property relationship of materials. After taking this course, the students would be expected to become capable of carrying out simple materials selection for specific engineering applications. The organization of the course is comprised of lectures, discussions, tutorials, and in-class quizzes. 
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT313 材料化学 Materials Chemistry 3 Chuanliang Feng,Huanan Duan Spring (4) Undergrad Materials chemistry is the study of the synthesis, structure, properties, and application of solid materials. Our technology-driven world is fueled by advances in materials chemistry with examples of application in areas such as microelectronics, polymers, and energy technology. This course starts with introducing fundamentals of materials (crystal structure, atomic and molecular orbitals, etc) and then the relevant concepts of several major categories of materials (polymers, metals, glasses and ceramics, semiconductors, nanomaterials). The topics span from traditional extractive metallurgy to more recent development of nanomaterials for energy applications.
6 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT312 材料物理 Physics of Materials 4 Jiajun Gu,Tao Hang

Fall

(5)

Undergrad Basic principles of modern physics and quantum mechanics as pertain to solid state physics and the physical behavior of materials on the nanometer scale. Applications to solid state materials will be emphasized on those topics including semiconductors, thermal capacity, electric conductivity, optical and electronic responses, et al. 
7 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT330 材料结构 Structures of Materials 4 Shuangxi Song,Pan Liu

Fall

 (5)

Undergrad This course illustrates quantitatively and in depth fundamental concepts of bonding, structure, microstructure that are applicable to all classes of materials, and introduces students the physical and chemical origins of bonding and structure as well as their implications for the processing and properties of materials. Specific topics include the structure of crystalline and non-crystalline solids, liquid crystals and selforganized systems, solutions and phases, imperfections in crystals, grain growth and phase transformations.
8 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT322 材料力学行为 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3 Lingti Kong,Jun Li

Fall

(5)

Undergrad The properties of materials are the responses of materials to external fields, which can be a stress field, a temperature/thermal field, an electric field, a magnetic field, or any combination of them. The response of a material to a specific external field has its distinct characteristics, yet different responses correlate with each other, enabling various functional materials. This course covers the fundamental concepts that describe/determine the mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of various materials. The roles of composition, bonding, and structure (crystalline, defects, and microstructure) in controlling and influencing the properties as well as the methods to measure/evaluate the various properties are discussed. The correlation between different properties will also be explored.
9 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT344 材料综合实验1 Materials Lab (1) 2 Qiulong Chen,Weimin Zhou,Xueyan Wu 

Fall

 (5)

Undergrad Lectures and experiments designed to introduce students to the basic skills of materials science including processing, properties, and structure with a focus on micro structural analysis and structure-property relationships. Continued as Materials Lab (2) 
10 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT332 材料物理性能 Physical Properties of Materials 2 Tao Deng,Pneg Tao  Spring (6) Undergrad This course covers the fundamental theories, characterizations and applications of various physical properties of materials including electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties.  
       Topics include: electrical conductivity and dielectric theory, electric coupling effects, ferromagnetic properties, magnetic coupling effects, optical interactions with materials, optical coupling effects, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion and thermal coupling effects. Based on the understanding of the fundamentals of these physical properties, the functional materials section introduces electrically, magnetically, optically, thermally active materials as well as their device-level and system-level applications. Specific examples from metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials will be discussed to highlight the relationship between composition, microstructure, processing, and physical properties of materials.
11 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT341 材料微观结构与化学表征 Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials 4 Lanting Zhang,Leyun Wang Spring (6) Undergrad One of the key jobs in materials research is to understand the chemistry-microstructure-property relationship of a specific matter. This requires a comprehensive knowledge of the chemical composition, crystal structure and microstructure besides the mechanical and/or physical properties. When a piece of material is available, the curiosity of human being often leads to questions such as "what" and "how". In order to answer these curiosities, a proper characterization of the materials is required, either chemically or physically. In this course, topics at an undergraduate level will cover X-ray diffraction, optical and electron microscopies, and the spectroscopy methods. Lectures will be linked to the contents in Materials Lab (1) and (2), where the techniques will be hopefully demonstrated and/or used by the student to study a material.
12 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT329 材料加工原理 Principles of Materials Processing 5 Ke Chen,Juan Liu,Mingxu Xia  Spring (6) Undergrad This Course is a compulsory subject fundamental course for the undergraduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering program. It teaches the basic principles and knowledge on the subjects of liquid solidification and casting, plastic processing and forming of solid materials, and solid state phase transformations and heat treatment of metals. It provides an opportunity for students to learn systematically and master the fundamental theoretical knowledge of materials science principles related to microstructural evolution and shape formation during the process of making metallic products by liquid casting, plastic forming and solid state phase transformations. It also involves the application of the fundamental theoretical knowledge to the industrial production practice. The course emphasizes on improving the students’ ability to solve practical problems, and raising the students interests and scientific ability in conducting research and development of new materials and new materials forming technologies. The teaching of this course will utilize English in lecturing, class discussions, tutorials, course work and assessments. The course employs a student oriented teaching approach, encourages students to do prior preparation and thinking on the course contents to be learnt and utilize the modern information technologies to create a platform and environment for teacher-student interactions.
13 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT333 材料应用与实践 Materials Applications and Practice 2 Xiaoqi Chen etc   Spring (6) Undergrad The course aims to deepen and broaden materials science and engineering education in the essential elements of applications and practices of advanced engineering materials. It advances students’ theoretical knowledge and application skills involving critical understanding of the underpinning key principles of engineering materials for demanding industrial applications.In this course, students with fundamental materials science and engineering knowledge will be introduced to various property-processing-structure-characterization based materials applications.  Topics will cover properties and selection, processing, and testing and inspection of materials in various engineering applications including metals for nuclear, marine and shipbuilding; superalloys for aerospace; materials and bio-medical applications; composites and their applications; light alloys and their applications; industrial practices.
14 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT315 材料综合实验(2) Materials Lab (2) 3 Qiulong Chen,Weimin Zhou,Xueyan Wu  Spring (6) Undergrad Students will be familiar with microstructural characterization by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectrum analysis et al. Materials processing methods will be introduced. Design, construction and operation of extended experimental projects related to the structure, properties and performance of materials will be carried out.
15 School of Materials Science and Engineering SO0086 职业发展(2) Professional Development (2) 1 Qi Li, Fangwei Guo 

Fall

(7)

Undergrad The basic purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop the necessary skills in all areas of career development. The lecturers will invite managers, directors and senior engineers from global companies to share their experience and opinions. The attended students will be asked to join in the “Self-assessment activities” (looking at skills, interests, values, and personality characteristics as they relate to career choice). The necessary employability skills (i.e. resume writing, networking, interviewing) will be also introduced.
16 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT343 材料建模与计算 Materials Modeling and Computation 3 Xiujun Han,Xiongqi Pei

Fall

(7)

Undergrad Materials Modeling and Computation aims to solve the problems in materials science and engineering by means of scientific computations based on physical models. This course covers three parts, namely, Molecular Dynamics (MD), Monte Carlo (MC), and Finite Element Method (FEM). Based on the understanding of the principles and techniques of these three methods, popular software packages such as LAMMPS and ABAQUS will be introduced and applied to solve issues in materials science and engineering.
17 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT336 生物医用材料 Biomedical Materials 3 Hongjing Dou, Jia Pei 

Fall

(7)

Undergrad This course provides an introduction to the world of biomaterials, linking the fundamental properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and natural biomaterials to the unique advantages and limitations surrounding their biomedical applications. Clinical concerns such as sterilization, surface modification, cell-biomaterial interactions, drug delivery systems, biomedical diagnosis, and tissue engineering are discussed in detail, giving students practical insight into the real-world challenges associated with biomaterials engineering. Key definitions, equations and concepts are concisely summarised, allowing students to quickly and easily identify the most important information.The course covers: surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics; characterization methodology; modification of biomaterials surfaces; quantitative assays of cell behavior in culture; biosensors and microarrays; bulk properties of implants; acute and chronic response to implanted biomaterials; drug delivery; and tissue engineering.
In this course, students will learn how to apply the knowledge from basic material courses to identify material properties that are critical formetallic, polymer and ceramic biomaterials, or their combination.  Besides, this course will teach basic physical, chemical and mechanical processes that may occur on biomaterials in use, suggest proper type of biomaterial for given applications, taking into account functions, health riskand even economic aspects. In addition, the course will cultivate the ability of designing new biomaterials and evaluating the potential of existing biomaterials.
18 School of Materials Science and Engineering MT334 复合材料 Composite Materials 3 Mingliang Wang,Jing Liu

Fall

 (7)

Undergrad It is intended that this course provides the student with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of the principles of composite materials.
The subject matter is organized into 11 chapters. The chapter 1 begins with the introduction of the conception, classification, basic properties, and design principles of composite materials. In chapter 2, the fabrication and properties of the various types of reinforcements are described with a special emphasis on microstructure-property correlations. This is followed by a chapter (Chap.3) on the three main types of matrix materials, namely, polymers, metals, and ceramics. It is becoming increasingly evident that the role of the matrix is not just that of a binding medium for the reinforcements but it can contribute decisively toward the composite performance. Furthermore, Chapter 4 discusses a general description of the interface in composites, and how the interface structures affect the composite properties. Then, a detailed description is given of some of the important types of composites, including polymer matrix composites (Chap.5), metal matrix composites (Chap.6), ceramic composites (Chap.7), and carbon fiber composites (Chap.8), for their microstructure characteristics, processing technologies and application fields. Finally, Chapter 9 has discussed the micromechanics, and Chapter 10 has involved with macromechanics of composites are described in detail. Finally, Chapter 11 has described of strength and fracture modes in composites. These three chapters are emphasizing the theme of how the (micro and macro) structures control the properties. 


Main Courses Given in English

No. COURSE NAME 中文名称 CREDITS CREDIT HOURS
1 Fracture of Engineering Materials 工程材料的断裂机理 2 32
2 Multiscale Materials Modeling and Simulation 多尺度材料模拟与计算 3 48
3 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials 材料热力学与动力学 3 48
4 Fundamentals of Solidification 金属凝固原理 3 48
5 Nonlinear Constitutive Models and Applications in Forming 非线性材料本构及其在成形中的应用 2 32
6 Smart Polymeric Materials and Application 智能高分子材料及应用 2 32
7 Principles and Technologies of Powder Materials Processing and Consolidation 粉末材料加工和固结原理及技术 2 32
8 Fundamentals of Supramolecular Material and Biomedical Materials 超分子材料及其生物医学应用 2 32
9 Properties of Functional Materials 功能材料的物理性能 3 48

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