Program Description An
interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of
material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior,
processing and computational modeling; with emphasis on practical
laboratory experience.
Research areas of interest
- Nanostructured materials
- Photonics & laser materials
- Polymeric materials & composites
- Fuel cells & hydrogen storage materials
- Processing & device applications
- Protein biochemistry & biotechnology
- Micro-optics & micro-nano system technologies
Faculty and Research Areas
Chemical and Biological Engineering- Can Erkey ; Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials, Supercritical Fluids, Catalysis, Fuel Cells
- Burak Erman ; Polymeric Solids and Liquids; Rubber Elasticity; Biopolymers
- Halil Kavakli ; Biological Clock, Photoreceptors, Starch Biosynthesis
Chemistry- A. Levent Demirel ; Nanostructured Materials; Surface & Interface Properties
- Mehmet
Somer; Binary and Ternary Nitrides of Metals and Nonmetals,BN, AlN and
Si3N4 Ceramics; Nanostructured Oxides, Sulphides and Fluorides;
Intermetallic Compounds
- Iskender Yilgor ; Polymer Synthesis, Structure-Property Relationships
- H. Funda Yagci Acar ; Synthesis and Applications of Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials, Polymer Synthesis, Structure-Property Relations, Biomaterials
- Ersin Yurtsever ; Stability and Thermodynamics of Nanostructures
- Ugur Unal ;
Synthesis and Applications of Nano size inorganic materials, Functional
inorganic Layered Materials, Electrochemical, Photochemical
Applications of Inorganic Materials (Solar Cells, Water Splitting,
Photocatalytic Applications, Nano Cells)
- Ozgur Birer; Spectroscopy, Nanomaterials, Bio-surfaces
Electrical Engineering- Hakan Urey ; Microsensors and Microactuators;Nanomagnetic Materials
Mechanical Engineering- Erdem Alaca ; Micro and Nanofabrication, MEMS-based Biosensors, Materials Behaviour, Engineering Mechanics
- Demircan Canadinc ;
Materials Behavior, Multi-scale Experimental and Computational
Mechanics of Materials, Mechanically Active Materials, Ultra-fine
Grained Materials, Biomaterials, High-Strength Steels
- Ismail Lazoglu ; Manufacturing Automation, Process Modeling/Optimization/Monitoring/Control
- Mehmet Sayar ;
Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulation of Soft-condensed Matter,
Polymer Physics, Polyelectrolytes, Liquid Crystals, Biologically
Inspired Materials, Mechanics of Single Molecules
- Murat Sozer ; Manufacturing of Composite Materials
Physics- Nihat Berker ; Equilibrium
and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics; finite-size, interface, and
quantum effects in constrained and driven, magnetic and
soft-condensed-matter systems.
- Tekin Dereli ; Geometrical Dynamics of Nanotubes
- Alper Kiraz ; Nano-Optics, Single Molecule Microscopy
- Ozgur Mustecaplioglu ; Optical Properties of Semiconductors
- Alphan Sennaroglu ; Photonic and solid-state materials, Spectroscopy, Femtosecond Optics
- Ali Serpenguzel ; Optoelectronic Materials and Microphotonic Devices
Curriculum Required core course(s):MATH 503 Applied Mathematics
Elective courses (3 credit each):MASE 510 Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
MASE 511 Introduction to Polymer Science
MASE 522 Vibrational Spectroscopy
MASE 530 Materials Behaviour
MASE 532 Statistical Mechanics of Polymers
MASE 534 Rubber Elasticity
MASE 536 Multicomponent Polymeric Systems
MASE 538 Intermolecular and Surface Forces
MASE 540 Surface & Interface Properties of Materials
MASE 542 Biomaterials
MASE 544 Nanoparticle Science and Technology
MASE 550 Optical Spectroscopy of Materials and Devices
MASE 570 Micro and Nanofabrication
MASE 571 Semiconductor Processing Methods
MATH 504 Numerical Methods
MATH 506 Numerical Methods II
MECH 541 Manufacturing of Advanced Engineering Materials
MECH 543 Computer Integrated Manfucturing and Automation
MECH 546 Machine Tools in Manufacturing
MECH 552 Introduction to Biomechanics
MECH 561 Mechanics of Condensed Matter
PHYS 509 Condensed Matter Physics I
PHYS 510 Condensed Matter Physics II
ECOE 521 Photonics and Lasers
ECOE 522 Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems
ECOE 525 Photonic Materials & Devices
Courses
are selected by the students from the above list and from other courses
not listed here in accordance with their areas of specialization and
subject to the approval of their advisors. In addition, each student
has to take a seminar course, MASE 590 Seminar. Students also register
for the thesis course.
- MASE 590 Seminar
- MASE 596 PhD Thesis
- TEAC 500 Teaching Experience
Students
who have TA assignments must take TEAC 500: Teaching Experience during
the semesters of their assignments. Students must also take ENGL 500:
Graduate Writing course.
Course Descriptions Math 503 Applied Mathematics Review
of Linear Algebra and Vector Fields: Vector Spaces, Eigenvalue
Problems, Quadratic Forms, Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem.
Sturm-Liouville Theory and Orthogonal Polynomials, Methods of Solution
of Boundary Value Problems for the Laplace Equation, Diffusion Equation
and the Wave Equation. Elements of Variational Calculus.
MASE 510 Synthetic Polymer Chemistry Introduction
to polymers (nomenclature, tacticity, molecular weight, physical state,
properties & applications); Synthesis of polymers and
macromolecular structures: step growth polymerization, chain growth
polymerization; polymer reactions. Pre-requisite: At least one semester of organic chemistry or Chem 307.
MASE 511 Introduction to Polymer Science Differences
between the small molecules and macromolecules, thermosets and
thermoplastics, and structure-property relationships in polymers.
Introduces main polymer families. Also discusses supramolecular
structures, blends, composites and IPNs. Pre-requisite: Consent of the
instructor.
MASE 522 Vibrational Spectroscopy Molecular
symmetry, group theory, reducible and irreducible representation,
character tables, introduction to vibrational spectroscopy, Raman
effect, infrared absorption, selection rules, pure rotational
spectroscopy, normal modes, prediction and interpretation of the
vibrational spectra of polyatomic species.
MASE 530 Materials Behaviour Materials
behavior using phenomenological and microstructure-based approaches.
Topics include plasticity, fracture, fatigue and micromechanics.
MASE 532 Statistical Mechanics of Polymers Statistical
mechanics of the single chain, configurational averages, polymer
solution statistics and thermodynamics, dilute and concentrated polymer
solutions, the bulk state of polymers, critical phenomena and phase
equilibria; numerical techniques for polymeric systems.
MASE 534 Rubber Elasticity Classical
theories of rubber elasticity, elasticity of the single chain,
intermolecular effects, effects of entanglements, relationships between
stress and strain, swelling of networks, critical phenomena and phase
transitions in gels, thermoelastic behavior of elastomers,
computational aspects.
MASE 536 Multicomponent Polymeric Materials Block
and segmented copolymers, polymer blends and composites; design,
preparation, properties and applications of multicomponent polymeric
materials; phase separation in polymeric systems;
structure-morphology-property relations in multicomponent polymers.
Prerequisite: Chem 410, Mase 510, Mase 511.
MASE 538 Intermolecular and Surface Forces Intermolecular
forces which govern self-organization of biological and synthetic
nanostructures. Thermodynamic aspects of strong (covalent and coulomb
interactions) and weak forces (dipolar, hydrogen bonding).
Self-assembling systems: micelles, bilayers, and biological membranes.
Computer simulations for “hands-on” experience with nanostructures. Prerequisites: CHEM 301 or consent of the instructor.
MASE 540 Surface & Interface Properties of Materials Fundamental
physico-chemical concepts of surface and interface science; interaction
forces in interfacial systems; surface thermodynamics, structure and
composition, physisorption and chemisorption; fluid interfaces;
colloids; amphiphilic systems; interfaces in polymeric systems &
polymer composites; liquid coating processes.
MASE 542 Biomaterials Materials
for biomedical applications; synthetic polymers, metals and composite
materials as biomaterials; biopolymers, dendrimers, hydrogels,
polyelectrolytes, drug delivery systems, implants, tissue grafts,
dental materials, ophthalmic materials, surgical materials, imaging
materials.
Pre-requisite: At least one semester of organic chemistry or the consent of the instructor.
MASE 544 Nanoparticle Science and Technology Size
related properties of nanoparticles; synthetic strategies, main
characterization tools, challenges and solutions, surface
functionalization, technological applications and current trends.
Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.
MASE 550 Optical Spectroscopy of Materials and Devices Absorption
and emission of light, transition probabilities, lifetimes, spontaneous
and radiationless transitions, natural linewidth, spectroscopic
instrumentation, detection of light, lasers as spectroscopic light
sources, fundamentals of lasers, nonlinear optical mixing techniques.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
MASE 570 Micro and Nanofabrication Fabrication
and characterization of MEMS & NEMS. Topics include
microfabrication, microlithography; etching techniques, physical &
chemical vapor deposition processes; nanofabrication, top-down
approaches, electron-beam lithography, SPM techniques, soft
lithography; bottom-up techniques based on self-assembly.
MASE 571 Semiconductor Processing Methods Introduction,
material properties, crystal growth, epitaxy, ion implantation,
cleaning, wet etching, photolithography, non-optical lithography,
plasma processing, dry etching, metal deposition, diagnostic techniques.
Math 504 Numerical Methods I Review
of Linear Algebra: linear spaces, orthogonal matrices, norms of vectors
and matrices, singular value decomposition. Projectors, QR
Factorization Algorithms, Least Squares, Conditioning and Condition
Numbers, Floating Point Representation, Stability, Conditioning and
Stability of Least Squares, Conditioning and Stability Analysis of
Linear Systems of Equations.
Math 506 Numerical Methods II Numerical
Solution of Functional Equations, the Cauchy Problem and Boundary Value
Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations. Introduction to the
Approximation Theory of One Variable Functions. Finite - difference
Methods for Elementary Partial Differential Equations. Monte Carlo
Method and Applications.
MECH 541 Manufacturing of Advanced Engineering Materials Advanced
engineering material manufacturing processes. Metals: material removal,
addition, change of form. Plastics and composites: injection molding,
compression molding, extrusion, sheet forming, tow placement,
pultrusion, liquid molding, filament winding, autoclave. Similarities
/differences of processes, advantages/disadvantages of processes,
proper selection of manufacturing process, applications from
industries, issues and their solutions, on- and off-line control.
Prerequisite: MECH 301and MECH 306 or consent of the instructor.
MECH 543 Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Automation Product
realization systems from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Computer Aided
Manufacturing (CAM). Manufacturing Automation. Modern sensors in
manufacturing. Computer control of manufacturing systems. Computer
Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools. Machining processes. Rapid
prototyping. Fundamentals of industrial robotics.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
MECH 546 Machine Tools in Manufacturing Mechanics
of metal cutting. Static and dynamic deformations in machining. Chatter
vibration and stability issues. Design and analysis of Computer
Numerical Control (CNC) systems. Machine tool drives. Feedback devices.
Electrical drives. State-space model of feed drive control system.
Digital position control system design. Sensor-assisted intelligent
machining. Hardware and software machining modules. Applications and
projects.
Prerequisite: MECH 304 and MECH 306 or consent of the instructor.
MECH 552 Introduction to Biomechanics Applications
of mechanics to biological systems; basic principles of mechanics
(force-moment, stress-strain, work, energy, rigid body dynamics),
analysis of human movement, musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue
mechanics, motor control system, sports biomechanics, and
rehabilitation engineering.
Prerequisite: MECH 201 or consent of the instructor.
MECH 561 Mechanics of Condensed Matter Definition
of stress, strain and motion. Constitutive equations describing the
mechanical and thermal behavior of elastic and viscoelastic materials.
Relationships between macroscopic and microscopic stress and strain.
Micromechanics of defects. Observables at the macroscopic and
microscopic length scales in plasticity, fracture and fatigue.
Prerequisite: MECH 201 and MECH 202 or consent of the instructor.
PHYS 509 Condensed Matter Physics I Free
electron theory of metals. Crystal lattices. Reciprocal lattice.
Classification of Bravais lattices. X-ray diffraction and the
determination of crystal structures. Electrons in a periodic potential.
Tight binding method. Band structures. Semi-classical theory of
conduction in metals. Fermi surface. Surface effects.
PHYS 510 Condensed Matter Physics II Classification
of solids. Theory of harmonic crystals. Phonons and phonon dispersion
relations. Anharmonic effects in crystals. Phonons in metals.
Dielectric properties of insulators. Semiconductors. Diamagnetism and
paramagnetism. Electron interactions and magnetic structure. Magnetic
ordering. Superconductivity.
ECOE 521 Photonics and Lasers Review
of electromagnetism; electromagnetic nature of light, radiation,
geometrical optics, Gaussian beams, transformation of Gaussian beams;
electromagnetic modes of an optical resonator, interaction of light
with matter, classical theory of absorption and dispersion, broadening
processes, Rayleigh scattering, quantum theory of spontaneous and
stimulated emission, optical amplification, theory of laser
oscillation, examples of laser systems, Q switching and mode locking of
lasers.
Prerequisite: ELEC 206 or consent of the instructor.
ECOE 522 Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems Introduction
to Microsystems, MEMS and its integration with optics; microfabrication
and process integration; MEMS modeling and design; actuator and sensor
design; mechanical structure design; optical system design basics;
packaging; optical MEMS application case studies; scanning systems
(retinal scanning displays, barcode scanners); projection display
systems (DMD and GLV); infrared imaging cameras; optical switching for
telecommunications.
Prerequisite: ELEC 321 or consent of the instructor.
EOCE 525 Photonic Materials and Devices Survey
of the properties and applications of photonic materials and devices;
semiconductors; photon detectors, light emitting diodes, noise in light
detection systems; light propagation in anisotropic media, Pockels and
Kerr effects, light modulators, electromagnetic wave propagation in
dielectric waveguides, waveguide dispersion; nonlinear optical
materials, second harmonic generation, Raman converters.
Prerequisite: ELEC 206 or PHYS 302
MASE 590 Seminar A
series of lectures given by faculty or outside speakers. Participating
students must also make presentations during the semester.
MASE 596 Ph.D. Thesis Independent research towards Ph.D. degree.
TEAC 500 Teaching Experience Provides
hands-on teaching experience to graduate students in undergraduate
courses. Reinforces students' understanding of basic concepts and
allows them to communicate and apply their knowledge of the subject
matter.
ENGL 500 Graduate Writing This
is a writing course specifically designed to improve academic writing
skills as well as critical reading and thinking. The course objectives
will be met through extensive reading, writing and discussion both in
and out of class. Student performance will be assessed and graded by
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory