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Courses in CoE Macromolecular Science and Engineering
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 517 / MECHENG 517. Mechanics of Polymers I
MECHENG 511 or permission of instructor and graduate standing. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

MACROMOL 518 / CHEM 515. Organometallic Chemistry
(3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Systematic consideration of modern aspects of organometallic chemistry including main group and transition metal complexes. The structure and bonding in organometallic compounds are covered. Particular emphasis is placed on applications of homogeneous organometallic catalysis in polymer synthesis, industrial processes, and synthetic organic chemistry.

MACROMOL 530 / MATSCIE 517. Advanced Functional Polymers: Molecular Design and Applications
Consent of instructor required. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. (non-LSA credit).

Development of global perspective of interdisciplinary issues involved in functional polymers. Learn how to design, synthesize, evaluate, and analyze functional polymers.

MACROMOL 536 / CHEM 536. Laboratory in Macromolecular Chemistry
CHEM 535 or PHYSICS 418 or permission of instructor. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Experimental methods for the study of macromolecular materials in solution and in bulk state.

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.

MACROMOL 690. Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) Research Rotation
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U". (non-LSA credit).

MACROMOL 790. Faculty Activities Research Survey
Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit. (non-LSA credit).

MACROMOL 800. Macromolecular Seminar
Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit. (non-LSA credit).

MACROMOL 890. Introduction to Research Techniques
Approval of Graduate committee. Graduate standing. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). May be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits. (non-LSA credit).

MACROMOL 990. Dissertation/Precandidate
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U". (non-LSA credit).

MACROMOL 995. Dissertation/Candidate
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (8; 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U". (non-LSA credit).

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