Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022

     

MSNE 614 901 (CRN: 13587)

SPECIAL TOPICS II

Long Title: SPECIAL TOPICS II
Department: Materials Science & NanoEng
Instructor: Swaminathan, Venkataraman
Meetings:
9:00AM - 9:50AM MWF FULLY ONLINE (22-AUG-2022 - 4-NOV-2022) 
9:00AM - 9:50AM MWF MCA 210 (7-NOV-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 4
Enrollment data as of: 5-FEB-2023 2:19AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: "Quantum materials for disruptive technologies". Quantum materials currently represent a fast-growing area of research in materials science. Many known materials such as Heusler alloys and thermoelectric materials are now studied under the purview of quantum materials to exploit their potential in quantum information science. Many new topological materials (e.g., NaZnBi, MnBi2Te4) are being identified with exotic properties offering the potential for new applications. Perovskites have emerged as the promising solar cell material and as a replacement for the traditional silicon based solar cells. New functional materials, tailored to the applications, will be discovered using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Topological design of layered materials, such as the core-shell architectures, will be a new tool to leverage topology-property relationships and discover new applications or as an upgrade for existing designs. In this course we will examine the emerging materials for applications in diverse areas such as energy, electronics, health, quantum information science. An important component of the course would be to expose students to design material solutions to invent new applications and/or to innovate for disruptive technologies. This will be a 3-credit hour course. Repeatable for Credit. Repeatable for Credit.