4058, Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity (Spring 2023, TUM)

Rated very good (1 out of 6)

Elementary theory of dislocations; plastic behavior of single and polycrystals, strengthening mechanisms, including work hardening, boundary strengthening, solid-solution hardening, particle strengthening, and creep mechanisms. Derivation of fundamental concepts, discussion of model implications and limitations, and connecting microscopic mechanisms to macroscopic material strengthening.

MSE406, Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Fall 2015-2019, UIUC)

Rated as excellent by students for five consecutive years since 2015.

Fundamentals of elastic, viscoelastic and plastic deformation of materials; composite behavior; elementary theory of dislocations; strengthening mechanisms; creep, fracture, and toughening; and fundamentals of thermal behavior (heat capacity, thermal expansion, conductivity, and the effects of thermal stresses). Connecting underlying microscopic mechanisms to macroscopic material behavior, with the goal of controlling or coping with such behavior.

MSE441, Metals Processing (Spring 2018, 2020, UIUC)

Rated as excellent by students in 2020.

Melt, mechanical, thermal, powder, and surface processing of metals. Extraction of metals, joining of metals, metal composites, and metal recycling. Relationships between the processing of metals, the microstructures that are produced, and the behavior of metal components.

MSE529, Hard Materials Seminar (2019-2020, UIUC)

MSE595, Materials Colloquium (2015-2018, UIUC)

MPhy5704, Material physics at the nanoscale (Fall 2013, 2014, University of Göttingen)

Fundamentals of nanomaterials, size-effects and special size-scaling effects in mechanical, thermomechanical and physical properties. Transitions from classical bulk to small-scale response and special methods for nanomaterial characterization. Application of these concepts to material selection in environments of reduced physical dimensions.