MSE 613: Simulation and Modeling in MSE I

This course will introduce the fundamental theoretical concepts behind the density functional theory (DFT), such as the Hohenberg theorems, Kohn-Sham equations, and exchange-correlation functionals and will have a big practical component, with examples and in-class projects of the different applications. Ultimately, based on research needs, the student should be able to use DFT technique from this course for their doctoral research problems.


MSE 360/367: Principles of Ceramic Materials

This course focuses on the basic physical, chemical, and mathematical principles of ceramic materials and their corresponding applications. Emphasis is placed on structure/microstructure-property relationship. This course will introduce crystallography on several important ceramic materials, e.g. fluorite and perovskite, and discuss fundamental principle governing their observed properties.