Engineering, Materials Science

Materials are acquired in English, primarily, with some French, German, Russian and Japanese. Some graduate students are able to use works in these languages.
 To provide the materials necessary to support the undergraduate and graduate course instruction program, the graduate thesis research program and the research activities of the Faculty.
There are no geographical limits, although most materials are acquired from the United States, Western Europe and Japan.

Almost all materials acquired are currently published. The major exceptions are replacements of lost books and the possible acquisition of periodical backfiles and some past conference proceedings.

  • Current books, either as texts or primary references. Some O.P. books are acquired as replacements for lost or stolen books.
  • Periodicals, mostly current subscriptions. If funds permit, certain backfiles will be acquired possibly back to the mid-1930's
  • Technical reports are sometimes needed.
  • Proceedings of conferences and symposia are acquired where possible.


Materials Science (A)

     Mechanical, structural, electrical, magnetic and chemical properties of solid materials, including thin films, surface science, crystalline and amorphous materials.


Metallurgy (A)

     Physical, mechanical, extractive, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, process design and raw materials.


Ceramics (A)

     Synthesis of traditional and advanced ceramics. Mechanical, structural, electrical, magnetic, optical and chemical properties of ceramics and glasses; powder systems, powder-liquid systems.


Glass Science and Technology (A)

     Structure and properties of glassy solids, amorphous metals, the technology of glass manufacture.


Other Materials (B)

     Composites, polymers, plastics.


Chemistry (B)

     Considerable material in Chemistry, especially in the chemistry of solids, high temperature chemistry and structural inorganic chemistry are required.


Physics (B)

     Considerable material in Physics, especially in the physics of solids, electron optical systems and device physics.


Solid Mechanics (B)

     Emphasis on solid fracture mechanics, metal-forming processes, plasticity and high temperature creep and fatigue.


Opto-electronic and Electronic Materials (C)

Biomaterials and Corrosion (C)

Science and Engineering