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Courses in CoE Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Macromolecular Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that provides the academic and research basis for studies in the science and technology of synthetic and natural macromolecules. Such large molecules exhibit unusual and specific properties as compared to small molecules and a large field has developed in unraveling the scientific foundations of this behavior, both in the synthetic and the biological areas.
Macromolecular Science (MACROMOL)
MACROMOL 410 / BIOMEDE 410 / MATSCIE 410. Design and Applications of Biomaterials
MATSCIE 220 or 250 with a grade of C- or better; or graduate standing. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Biomaterials and their physiological interactions. Materials used in medicine/dentistry: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, resorbable, smart, natural materials. Material response/degradation: mechanical breakdown, corrosion, dissolution, leaching, chemical degradation, wear. Host responses: foreign body reactions, inflammation, wound healing, carcinogenicity, immunogenicity, cytotoxicity, infection, local/systemic effects.

MACROMOL 412 / CHE 412 / MATSCIE 412. Polymeric Materials
MATSCIE 220 or 250, and CHEM 210 with a grade of C- or better; or graduate standing. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

The synthesis, characterization microstructure, rheology, and processing of polymeric materials. Polymers in solution and in the liquid, liquid-crystalline, crystalline, and glassy states. Engineering and design properties, including viscoelasticity, yielding, and fracture. Forming and processing methods. Recycling and environmental issues.

MACROMOL 512 / CHE 512 / MATSCIE 512. Polymer Physics
Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical science. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

MACROMOL 514 / MATSCIE 514 / MFG 514. Composite Materials
MATSCIE 350 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. F.

MACROMOL 538 / CHEM 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules
CHEM 215/216, and CHEM 230 or 260. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. F.

MACROMOL 559 / CHE 559 / MATSCIE 559. Foundations of Nanotechnology II
Senior or graduate standing. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will cover the synthesis and processing of nano-sized metal, metal oxide, and semiconductor powders. It will also include organic/inorganic and nanobiomaterials. Emphasis will be on particle properties and their use in making nanostructured materials with novel properties.

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