MSE 226 Engineering Materials (3 0 3) / 5 ECTS

The electrical, optical, thermal and magnetic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Particular attention is given to the characteristics of semiconductors. Significant effort will be made to link the materials to their applications. For instance, Light emitting diodes are used as examples of light absorption and emission. Material selection, and design criteria are also discussed and economics, environmental and societal issues in materials science and engineering are given at the end.