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Materials Chemistry CHM 6372 T,TR 9:30 – 10:45 BE 3.102 Instructors: Professor Bruce Gnade, EN 4.720, (972)883-6636 gnade@utdallas.

edu Office hours: Open or by appointment GENERAL INFORMATION Materials Science examines the relationship between the properties and behavior of materials and their internal structure. The mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of crystalline and amorphous solids including metals, ceramics, synthetic polymers, and composites are treated. There is no assigned text, all course material will come from the open literature accessible via http://www.utdallas.edu/library/reference/journals.html and postings on WebCT OBJECTIVES The objective of the course if to make the students familiar with the materials science literature by critically examining recent peer reviewed publications on current topics. Current topics will be used to teach the students about modern materials deposition and characterization techniques for a broad class of materials. The students will also learn how to present information in a scientific meeting format. COURSE EVALUATION 2 group presentations 25% each with present a critical review of an assigned manuscript. The manuscripts are chosen by the instructor. The review should cover the strengths and weaknesses of the publication, as well as the potential impact the materials or publication might have. The group should cover enough background information so that a diverse audience can understand the results and the significance of the work. Paper review based on approved topics in approved journals (due 4/12) and 20 minute presentation (see schedule) (25%). Each individual student picks a topic of interest, which they will present in detail to the class. Final exam covering student presentations in class (25%). The exam will be given on the regularly scheduled exam day.

Group Presentations Assigned groups of 2 students will be issued a journal article 1 week before their scheduled presentation. The articles will have highlighted terms and concepts. The group should prepare a presentation that should involve both students and cover 2 classes (eg 1 student/class). The group may use whatever media it chooses, including the computers in BE 3.102. The presentations will be posted on WebCT but handouts are encouraged. The format will involve an interactive discussion between presenters, students and faculty. The objective is to expose the class to contemporary topics in materials chemistry while gaining an understanding of the basic principles applied in the assigned articles. Lecture Group 1 Lecture Group 2 Lecture Group 3 Lecture Group 4 Lecture Group 1 Lecture Group 2 Lecture Group 3 Lecture Group 4 1/10 and 1/17 1/19 and 1/24 1/26 1/31 and 2/2 2/7 2/9 and 2/14 2/16 2/21 and 2/23 2/28 3/2 and 3/14 3/16 3/21 and 3/23 3/28 3/30 and 4/4 4/6 4/11 and 4/13

Individual Presentations Students will present and submit a written review of an approved article of choice which highlights the accomplishments, methodologies, significance and broader impacts as well as deficiencies. ~3 students per class beginning 4/18

Academic Dishonesty: "The faulty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission of one's own work of material that is not one's own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings."