MATERIALS SCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Hilmi Volkan Demir, Ph.D., Director

Academic Staff
Courses

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The graduate program in Materials Science and Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary study and aims to develop researchers who can pursue outstanding and creative research in the diverse fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, such as nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine; atomic scale imaging; nano and microelectronics; nanotextile; nanophotonics; femtosecond lasers; spintronics; advanced materials design and manufacturing of nanofibers; nanotribology, hydrogen economy and solar energy, etc. The graduate program provides an in depth understanding of materials in nanometer scale and present an excellent training starting from the quantum theory of matter and quantum statistical thermodynamics. The graduate courses to be taken by the students have to focus on his/her thesis work.

Master of Science in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in materials science and nanotechnology, or in a related field of science or engineering such as; physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science, metallurgy, food, etc. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
MSN 517  Fundamentals of Nanoscience  3  1  3  7.5
MSN 518  Fundamentals of Nanotechnology  3  1  3  7.5
MSN 599  Master's Thesis      -  56
  Core Graduate Courses (2)      6  15
  Gradute Electives (3)      9  22.5
  MSN Graduate Seminar      -  1

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Core Courses: All 5XX or higher level MSN coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. and LAW 534.

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Core Courses: All 5XX or higher level MSN coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. and LAW 534.

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Admission: All applicants are required to have a M.S. degree with thesis in materials science and nanotechnology, or in a related field of science or engineering such as; physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science and metallurgy, food, etc. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  24
MSN 517  Fundamentals of Nanoscience  3  1  3  7.5
MSN 518  Fundamentals of Nanotechnology  3  1  3  7.5
MSN 699  Ph.D. Thesis      -  140
  Core Graduate Courses (3)      9  22.5
  Gradute Electives (2)      6  15
  MSN Graduate Seminar      -  1

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Core Courses: All 5XX or higher level MSN coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. and LAW 534.


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