CMI Education Partner: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, offers courses in several areas:


Materials Science and Engineering curriculum

Online list can be found at http://mse.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-courses

http://soe.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/imce/pdfs/MSE%20curriculum-01-09-2015.pdf

  • 635:204 Materials Processing: The methods and techniques of producing ceramic raw materials from mined ores are investigated with an emphasis on the fundamental processes of liberation and separation, and the engineering of these materials to suit specific ceramic processes and applications. Types of raw materials and their application, mining methods, and control parameters are considered broadly. Emphasis is placed on modern beneficiation technology. Ceramic raw materials for advanced ceramics are studied and discussed in the context of their predominantly chemical origin. Important properties of both chemical and mineral raw materials are examined with respect to processing and property requirements. Recovery and utilization of wastes, raw material blending, and the use of previously unusable materials are discussed in the context of the characterization and reformulation concept.
  • 635:212 Physics of Material:  This course extends the coverage of structure-processing-property relationships and emphasizes properties. It includes an introduction to thermal processes and thermal properties, as well as optical properties.
  • 635:305 Materials Micro processing:  Batch Preparation and Organic Additives . Prerequisite 150:204 This course will equip the student with a fundamental understanding of the processing steps, which precede forming. In order to accomplish this, both the processes and additional fundamental not covered in other courses must be discussed. Such fundamental topics include powder processing, rheology and organic and colloidal chemistry. The role of these fundamental processes in forming is stressed by a detailed discussion of casting methods.
  • 635:309 Characterization of materials: Interactions of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and ions with matter and their application in x-ray diffraction and x-ray, IR, UV, electron and ion spectroscopies in the analysis of materials. Additional, non-spectroscopic analytical techniques are also covered.
  • 635:314 Strength of Materials: The mechanical behavior of ceramics is discussed with emphasis on brittle behavior at room temperature and the transition to a limited plasticity regime at high temperatures. The interplay of basic deformation mechanisms with microstructural features and the implication for design and processing of ceramics are considered.
  • 635:361 Materials Science and Engineering of polymers: Theoretical and practical consideration of dielectric loss, ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, and semiconductivity in ceramic systems (glass, crystal, glass-crystal composites). Variation of properties with composition, structure, temperature, and frequency.
  • 635:362 Physical Metallurgy: This course focuses on the principal materials fields that are satisfied by metals and alloys. The topics covered by this course go well beyond those covered in Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 14-635:203. These topics include crystallography, phase equilibria, alloy crystal chemistry, and traditional and advanced metal and alloy processing. The relationship between structure -properties-performance will be discussed in detail. These relationships will be used to understand the criteria for process selection, which include Risk assessment, product liability, failure analysis and prevention, and environmental impact.

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Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate Level

MSE Concentration : Energy Conversion and Storage

Course list can be found at http://catalogs.rutgers.edu/generated/nb-ug_0507/pg21149.html

  • 11:375:322 Energy Technologies and its Environment Impact: Environmental consequences of energy utilization (transportation, space heating, etc.) and the production of power; the indirect effects of the isolation, purification, and transportation of primary energy resources.
  • 14:635:405 Solar Cell Design and Processing: This course will cover principles of photovoltaic solar cells and build from that foundation to discuss how these principles guide solar cell design.  Significant time will be devoted to the wide variety of processing methods that are utilized for making different kinds of solar cells.  Lecture format with occasional hands-on, in-class activities to emphasize solar cell design.  Design contest to emphasize current/voltage trade-offs encountered in solar cell optimization and the role that processing choices can play in improving system efficiency.
  • 14:322:402 Sustainable Energy: choosing among options

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Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Course list can be found at http://sol.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-courses

http://soe.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/imce/pdfs/Curriculum%20-%20Civil%202014.pdf

  • 155:201 Chemical Engineering Analysis I: Introductory course. Mass and energy balances, recycle and bypass calculations. First Law of Thermodynamics and application to closed and open systems. Formulation of simple chemical equilibria. Analysis and solution of mass and energy balance problems for complex processes.
  • 155:307 Chemical Engineering Analysis: Introduction to modeling and simulation techniques in the analysis of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Application of numerical methods for the solution of complex chemical process problems. Development and use of PC-computer software for the analysis and solution of engineering problems.
  • 155:407 Processing & Properties of Materials: Atomic/molecular level structure of fundamental materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.  Properties, such as mechanical properties, are understood in terms of the microstructure of materials. Focus is placed on the relationship between the structure and the properties of materials.
  • 155:324 Design of Separation Process: Application of mass transfer theory to the design and analysis of chemical engineering separation processes. Distillation, liquid extraction, gas absorption, and other separation processes. Computer software for the design and analysis of various separation processes.
  • 155:422 Process Simulation and Control: Modern simulation techniques and automatic control theory as applied to process dynamics of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Use of analytical methods and computer software for solving complex problems. Structure and design of closed-loop, computer-controlled processes. Discussion of safety engineering in the final process of control design.

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Geology Courses in School of Art and Science

Course list can be found at http://geology.rutgers.edu/academic-programs-in-geological-sciences/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-courses

  • Fundamentals of Mineralogy and Petrology  01:460:210 (4) Systematics of rock-forming minerals. Description, geologic setting, and origin of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
  • Fundamentals of Sedimentary Geology 01:460:211 (4) Interpretation of sedimentary rocks; their relation to depositional environment and processes. Analysis of sedimentary sequences in time and space. Principles of correlation.
  • Mineralogy 01:460:301 (4) Chemistry, crystal structure, optical properties of minerals, and minerals as records of processes that shaped the Earth and extraterrestrial bodies. Laboratory: identification of minerals in hand specimen, thin section, electron microprobe and scanning electron microscope.
  • Petrology 01:460:302 Origin of Earth’s crust and mantle through the study of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Laboratory: hand specimens and thin sections of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
  • Introduction to Geochemistry 01:460:304 (4)
  • Low and high temperature geochemistry, element distribution, geochemical structure of the Earth, Laboratory exercises include sample materials, preparation techniques, mass spectrometry, data collection, reduction and interpretation.
  • Ore Deposits 01:460:402 (3) Geochemistry, mineralogy, and origin of ore deposits. Physical- chemical, ore-forming processes and their relation to geologic environment.

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