Aims/Description: This module introduces the principles of materials selection and design, materials modelling and the structure-composition-property relationships in a wide variety of technologically important materials. Topics include; energy, environmental and societal considerations in materials selection and design; materials modelling over different length scales; corrosion and degradation of materials; structure, property composition relationships in all major classes of materials including structural and functional ceramics; magnetic materials; glasses; composites; optical materials; coatings; biomaterials and nuclear materials.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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