MATSCIE 593 - Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Electrochemistry Applications and Engineering
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Materials Science Engineering (MATSCIE)
Department: CoE Materials Science and Engineering
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3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


Special topics of interest to graduate students; and, possibly, undergraduate students.


MATSCIE 593 - Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Note: This course will serve to give students exposure to applications of electrochemistry in the production of chemicals and metals, energy storage, sensors, and material protection (i.e., controlling corrosion). Part of the course will discuss basic electrochemistry concepts, so a background in electrochemistry is not required, but a majority of the course will focus on applications, and electrochemical techniques, e.g., electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, which can be used to understand charge transfer, double layer formation and capacitance, and solution resistances. In addition, some of the practical aspects of research electrochemistry will be discussed, including applying fundamental concepts to research. The engineering behind electrochemical reactor design will also be covered, including touching on the economics and performance metrics for industrial systems, and future avenues in electrochemical processes.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 9:00AM - 10:30AM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Note: Thermodynamics, kinetics and properties of amorphous solids. Formation of atomic and molecular amorphous solids from the gas, liquid and solid phases; thermodynamic and kinetic stability; experimental characterization techniques; theoretical and numerical modeling of the atomic structure and mechanical and electrical properties; recent research results.
019 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Note: Battery Basics - The electrification of society is proceeding at an extremely rapid pace. There are insufficient numbers of people trained in battery technologies to meet the growing need for individuals with the basic knowledge needed to serve society at entry level positions and above. This course is designed to provide, initially, basic understanding of battery design, assembly, and testing to entry level indi-viduals. As time goes on, an advanced level of sophistication will be implemented based on learning from this first course. As envisioned, lectures provided will enable individuals to acquire basic knowledge that can eventually be used to qualify for a practical course in battery assembly and testing.

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