Jennifer Weiser

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

ChE 211: Materials Science for Chemical Engineers

Materials Science for Chemical Engineers

Class meeting times:

Wednesday     9-11 AM in room 503

Thursday         3-4 PM in room 503


 Ch 110 – General Chemistry

Text and other requirements

Required textbook: Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach by Callister and Rethwisch (5th ed.) ISBN# 978-1-119-12764-2 (e-text) or 978-1-119-12764-3 (loose leaf bound).

Course overview:

This course is designed to introduce the basic principles underlying the behavior of materials.

The course provides the scientific foundation for an understanding of the relationships among material properties, microstructure, and the behavior of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Students will develop a vocabulary for the description of materials and explore how atomistic properties influence larger scale morphology and macroscopic behavior.

 This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Materials Science (Chapter 1 – all sections)
  • Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding (Chapter 2 – all sections)
  • Metals and Ceramics (Chapter 3 – 3.1-3.11, 3.14, 3.17-3.19)
  • Polymers (Chapter 4 – all sections)
  • Imperfections in Solids (Chapter 5 – 5.1-5.5, 5.7-5.8)
  • Diffusion (Chapter 6 – all sections EXCEPT 6.6)
  • Mechanical Properties (Chapter 7 – all sections EXCEPT 7.12)
  • Failure (Chapter 9 – all sections)
  • Phase Diagrams (Chapter 10 – 10.1-10.11)
  • Optional topics include, but are not limited to: Thermal Properties, Corrosion, Case Studies, Economics, etc.