A lecture course covering introductory concepts of electromagnetics and the properties of light, including basic optical phenomena including refraction, reflection, absorption, and dispersion based on electromagnetic theory.
A review of fundamental continuum mechanics, microstructural defects, plastic deformation theories in single- and poly-crystalline materials, and strengthening mechanisms, as well as multi-scale design and processing.
An overview of various aspects of gene transcription, including prokaryotic and eukaryotic RNA polymerases, general transcription factors, transcription mechanism, and post-transcriptional modification.
A lecture course on nanomaterial characterization and chemical analysis, including instrumentation development, and the imagining and probing of structural, chemical, electrical, and optical characterizations at nanometer scale.
An overview of the physical and mechanical properties of metals and alloys including crystallography and microstructural analysis, and statistical mechanics and dislocation theory to explain plastic deformation.
A lecture course on the application of mass transfer principles to separation processes and unit operations, including flash distillation, continuous column distillation, absorption, stripping, and liquid-liquid extraction.
An overview of solids state devices, including crystal properties, growth of semiconductors, atoms, electrons, energy bands, charge carriers in semiconductors, excess carriers in semiconductors, and junctions.
Further analysis of solid state electronic devices, including application of junctions, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, optoelectronic devices, integrated circuits, negative conductance microwave devices, and power devices.