Polymers and Soft Materials

ENG BE 504

An introduction to soft matter for students with background in materials science, chemistry and physics. This course covers general aspects of structure, properties, and performance polymers, polymer solutions and gels. Emphasis is on chain behavior, local chemical interactions and mechanical behavior across multiple size scales. Topics include forces, energies, kinetics in material synthesis, growth and transformation; methods for preparing synthetic materials; formation assembly, phase behavior, and molecular ordering of synthetic soft materials; structure, function, and phase transitions; multiscale models of polymer mechanical behavior; techniques for characterizing the structure, phase and dynamics of soft materials; application of soft materials in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Meets with ENG ME 504 and ENG MS 504; students may not receive credit for both. 4 cr

FALL 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 CAS 326 TR 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Mts w/ENG ME504
Mts w/ENG MS504
Mts w/GRS PY744

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