General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

MASE 511 / INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Differences between the small molecules and macromolecules, different groups of polymers under addition and condensation polymers; thermosets and thermoplastics, basic structural features and the related properties: backbone , pendant group, intermolecular interactions, intramolecular interactions, diluents, crosslinking, block copolymers. Also discusses supramolecular structures, blends, composites and IPNs; free volume, packing, energy of mixing, crystallization, Flory-Huggins, Flory-Fox equation.

MASE 515 / MATERIALS SCI AND ENG I (STRUCTURE, SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION)
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Crystal structures, Synthesis methods, determination of crystal structures; imperfections, defects in metals and ceramics, vacancies, substitutional and interstitial impurities, dislocation defects in ionic solids, Phase diagrams.

MASE 516 / MATERIALS SCI AND ENG II (PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS)
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Electrical properties of materials, band theory of solids, electrical conductivity, metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics; magnetic phenomena, ferromagnetism and diamagnetism, superconductors; optical properties of materials, refractive index, dispersion, absorption and emission of light, nonlinear optical properties, Mechanical Properties of solids, Deformation and strengthening mechanisms of materials.

MASE 517 / ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

An examination of the laws of thermodynamics, application of thermodynamics to the properties of gases, liquids and solids, solutions, phase and chemical equilibria. Kinetic theory of gases, introduction to statistical thermodynamics. The rates of chemical reactions, rate laws, molecular motion in gases, and liquids, diffusion. Molecular interactions.

MASE 518 / ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This advanced course will help students to understand fundamental methods used for materials characterization. Students will learn principles and applications of detectors and amplifiers, optical spectroscopy, electron and scanning probe microscopy, X-ray diffraction, fluorescence and spectroscopic methods, surface analysis techniques. Students will be able to use the knowledge in the broad area of materials research. By the end of the course, the students will be able to choose appropriate methods for characterizing each specific type of materials and to treat and analyze the data obtained by such techniques.

MASE 522 / VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Materials behavior using phenomenological and microstructure-based approaches. Topics include

MASE 532 / STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF POLYMERS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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 SYSTEMS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MASE. 510 and MASE. 511

Block copolymers, polymer blends and composites; design, preparation, properties and applications of multicomponent polymeric materials; phase separation in polymeric systems; structure-property relations in multicomponent polymers.

MASE 538 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 301 or consent of the instructor

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 ôhands-onö experience with nanostructures.

MASE 540 / SURFACE AND INTERFACE PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Interaction forces in interfacial systems; fluid interfaces; colloids; amphiphilic systems; interfaces in polymeric systems & polymer composites; liquid coating processes.

MASE 542 / BIOMATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

MASE 544 / NANOPARTICLE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Size related properties of nanoparticles; synthetic strategies, main characterization tools, stabilization, surface functionalization and technological applications.

MASE 550 / SELECTED TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MASE 570 / MICRO AND NANOFABRICATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 202 or consent of the instructor

Fabrication and characterization techniques for micro and nano electro mechanical systems, MEMS & NEMS (including: microlithography; wet & dry etching techniques; physical & chemical vapor deposition processes; electroplating; bonding; focused ion beams; top-down approaches - electron-beam lithography, SPM, soft lithography - ; bottom-up techniques based on self-assembly). Semiconductor nanotechnology. Nanotubes & nanowires. Biological systems. Molecular electronics.

MASE 571 / SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING METHODS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction, material properties, crystal growth, epitaxy, ion implantation, cleaning, wet etching, photolithography, non-optical lithography, plasma processing, dry etching, metal deposition, diagnostic techniques.

MASE 590 / SEMINAR
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

A series of lectures given by faculty or outside speakers. Participating students must also make presentations during the semester.

MASE 595 / MS THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Independent research

MECH 541 / MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction to composites; composite manufacturing processes; transport equations for composite processing; process modeling; review of numerical methods and programming in MATLAB; advanced thermoplastic- and thermoset-matrix fiber-reinforced composites; liquid composite molding processes; designing, modeling, simulation and hands-on manufacturing of composite parts using resin transfer molding (RTM) and vacuum infusion (VI) processes; on-line control and data acquisition.

MECH 543 / COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING AND AUTOMATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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. Fundementals of industrial robotics.

MECH 562 / MICRO AND NANOFABRICATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 202 or consent of the instructor

Fabrication and characterization techniques for micro and nano electro mechanical systems, MEMS & NEMS (including: microlithography; wet & dry etching techniques; physical & chemical vapor deposition processes; electroplating; bonding; focused ion beams; top-down approaches - electron-beam lithography, SPM, soft lithography - ; bottom-up techniques based on self-assembly). Semiconductor nanotechnology. Nanotubes & nanowires. Biological systems. Molecular electronics.

TEAC 500 / TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

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 / ACADEMIC WRITING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

The following objectives will be met through extensive reading, writing and discussion both in and out of class.Build a solid background in academic discourse, both written and spoken. Improve intensive and extensive critical reading skills. Foster critical and creative thinking. Build fundamental academic writing skills including summary, paraphrase, analysis, synthesis. Master cohesiveness as well as proper academic citation when incorporating the work of others.