The following list shows Advanced Elective Courses in nanoscience available to Ph.D. students. Courses are offered either at NC A&T State University or at UNCG, as indicated. Ph.D. students should take 700-level courses or above however, in some cases, courses on the student’s topic of interest are only offered at 600-level. If that’s true, students may take appropriate 600 and 700 level courses, from the Disciplinary Foundation Courses list, after discussing their choice with the student’s program adviser. The goal of the Advanced Electives Courses is to ensure that students will have substantial depth of understanding in their area of interest and enable them to effectively carry out advanced nanoscience research.

Advanced Nanoscience Electives

Chemistry

Description

Credit Hours

University

CHE-632:

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Current research activities in the analytical area, primarily for first-year graduate students. Four areas emphasized: chemical equilibrium, spectroscopy, separations, and electrochemistry.

(3:3)

UNCG

CHE-641:

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

Group theory, its applications, and other topics in advanced inorganic chemistry.

(3:3)

UNCG

CHE-661:

Advanced Physical Chemistry I

Selected topics in quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics will be developed with attention to methods of application.

(3:3)

UNCG

Computational Science

Description

Credit Hours

University

CSC-640:

Software Engineering

Organization and scheduling of software engineering projects and structured software design. Specification methods, metrics, software engineering tools, design, prototyping, version control, and testing.

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-653:

Advanced Theory of Computation

Computability theory: Church-Turing thesis (Turing machines, variants, other models); decidability (decidable and undecidable problems for automata and grammars, the halting problem); reducibility (undecidability of mathematical truth).

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-656:

Foundations of Computer Science

Introduces the mathematical foundations that support advanced studies in computer science including computer programming and the analysis of algorithms.

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-671:

Advanced Database Systems

Modern database models. User interface and operations. Applications design. Introduction to multi-database systems: interoperability and data integration. Selected topics of current interest.

(3:3)

UNCG

Engineering

Description

Credit Hours

University

CHEN-655:

Nanostructured Materials and Engineering Applications

This course reviews and analyzes modern chemical engineering material processing technologies. Chemical vapor deposition, crystallization, electrochemical deposition, electroplating and supercritical fluid-based processing techniques for the production of nanostructured materials are discussed. This course also covers the effects of parameters (such as lattice structure, material composition, nucleation, crystal growth phenomena, chemical bonding, etc.) on the catalytic, electronic, optical and physical properties of metallic and ceramic materials.

(3:3)

NC A&T

ELEN-805:

Thin Film Technology for Device Fabrication

This course will focus on the preparation and properties of thin film electronic materials (dielectrics, metals, epitaxial layers). Topics will include: basic vacuum technology; theories of condensation, nucleation and growth of thin films; deposition techniques (chemical vapor deposition, vaporization, sputtering); epitaxial growth of semiconductor materials (molecular beam epitaxy, vapor phase epitaxy, liquid phase epitaxy); and applications of the deposition processes to the fabrication of hetero-structure devices.

(3:3)

NC A&T

ELEN-614:

Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods

This course presents the various processes utilized in the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits. Oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, and epitaxial processes will be discussed. Limits on device design and performance will be considered.

(3:3)

NC A&T

Mathematics

Description

Credit Hours

University

MAT-546:

Partial Differential Equations with Applications

Fourier integrals, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials and their applications. Existence and uniqueness of solutions to boundary value problems.

(3:3)

UNCG

MAT-624:

Numerical Mathematics

Functional analytic treatment of computation, approximation, optimization, interpolation, smoothing equations, linear systems, differential equations. Emphasis on the mathematical development and analysis of numerical techniques.

(3:3)

UNCG

MAT-695:

Real Analysis

Lebesque measure; the Lebesque integral; differentiation and integration, the classical Banach spaces; metric spaces, topological spaces, compact spaces; Banach spaces, measure and integration, measure and outer measure; the Daniell integral; mappings of measure spaces.

(3:3)

UNCG

STA-651:

Mathematical Statistics

Requisite mathematics; distribution and integration with respect to a distribution. Theory of random variable and probability distributions. Sampling distributions, statistical estimation, and tests of significance. Random processes. Numerical examples.

(3:3)

UNCG

Nutrition

Description

Credit Hours

University

NTR-625:

Gene Expression and Protein Metabolism

Integration of cell biology and protein metabolism in relation to gene expression and regulation of enzyme activity in mammalian cells. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-626:

Energy, Carbohydrate, Lipid Metabolism

Analysis of energy intake and metabolism; carbohydrate and lipid absorption, transport, and tissue-specific utilization. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-627:

Antioxidants and Bioactive Food Components

Metabolism and function of selected bioactive food components, such as flavonoids, stanols and sterols, anthocyanins, carotenoids, polyphenolics, indole-3-carbinol. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-628:

Vitamins and Minerals

Metabolism functions of selected vitamins. Regulation of selected trace metals emphasizing nutrient-gene interactions. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

Physics

Description

Credit Hours

University

PHYS-615:

Electromagnetic Theory I

This course is an advanced study of electromagnetic phenomena which covers : electromagnetic properties of matter; propagation, radiation, and absorption of electromagnetic waves; simple radiating systems, special relativity; co-variant electrodynamics; radiation by moving charges.

(3:3)

NC A&T

PHYS-620:

Quantum Mechanics I

This is an advanced study of quantum theory which covers the fundamental concepts and formulations: theory of measurement with application to simple physical systems, operator formalism, symmetries and invariance, system of identical particles, angular momentum and the theory of spin, variational and perturbation approximation technique, time-dependent perturbation theory and radiation, scattering theory with applications.

(3:3)

NC A&T

PHYS-630:

Statistical Mechanics

This course covers fundamentals of classical and quantum statistical mechanics: statistical ensembles and distributions functions, non-interacting particles, ideal Fermi and Bose system, treatment of interacting systems, phase transitions, approaches to collective phenomena.

(3:3)

NC A&T

PHYS-737:

Physics of Solids

This is an advanced study of the physics of solids with applications to metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Topics include electronic structures, dynamics of electrons in solids, transport properties, optical properties, magnetic properties, and superconductivity.

(3:3)

NC A&T

Technology

Description

Credit Hours

University

ECT-614:

Microelectronics Fabrication Technology

This course provides basic lab works on processes as wafer preparation, oxidation, photolithography, doping and deposition used in semiconductor device fabrication. Wafer test equipments, measurement/evaluation techniques, as well as clean room microcontamination control and operation/safety practices are taught through industry field trips and hands-on experiments. Economics and industrial production control issues are examined. Students project on simple mask-making, and fabricating a working transistor-based IC.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-651:

Principles of Robotics

This course emphasizes the study of robotics principles and logic control manipulators towards the total integration into a flexible manufacturing system.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-674:

Study of Automation and Control Systems

This course emphasizes the study of automation and control system to include application of PLC, CAD, CAM, CNC, sensors and robotics to simulate a total computer integrated manufacturing (CIM environment).

(3:3)

NC A&T

MSIT-673:

Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis

Study of work measurement and method analysis towards establishing work standards and measuring productivity in industries.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MSIT-779:

Statistical Research in Industrial Technology

This course introduces the concepts and methods of statistics, which include descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences, linear and multiple regressions, auto and cross correlation, and nonparametric statistical methods. The course also emphasizes the applications of the statistics to the research and development in industrial technologies, which include research design, data collection and analysis, proposal development and reports.

(3:3)

NC A&T

TRAN-727:

Global Supply Chain Management

This course addresses issues in global supply chain management. Some topics addressed are international sourcing, evaluating international suppliers, outsourcing, financial management issues, relationship management, information management, and selecting international carriers. The course relies on cases to understand and solve problems in global supply chain management.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-760:

Advanced MFG Process /Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-770:

Managing a Total Quality System

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-780:

Reliability Testing and Analysis

(3:3)

NC A&T