339 Light Metals
mechanical properties of light metals such as aluminum, beryllium,
magnesium and titanium through alloying and processing. In depth
analysis of strengthening mechanisms and resulting physical
properties. Review of typical casting, deformation, powder metallurgy
and machining processes applied to these materials. Recent commercial
applications in the construction, packaging, aerospace and automotive
industries. Prerequisite: MAT 206 or consent of the instructor.
345 Powder Metallurgy
powder fabrication and characterization methods. Powder processing
including powder compaction, theory of compacting, press and
die design, sintering, and hot consolidation. Microstructure
and properties of sintered metals and their relationship to
processing conditions. Industrial applications. Emerging powder
metallurgy technologies. Prerequisite: MAT 206 or consent of
314 Metal Forming Processes
metallurgy and mechanics of metal forming processes. Yield criteria.
Workability. Friction and lubrication. Engineering analysis
and forging, extrusion, wire and tube drawing, rolling, sheet
forming and other processes. Recent developments in metal forming.
Prerequisite: MAT 214 or consent of instructor.
325 Inorganic Biomaterials
Fabrication methods for biomedical implants and devices. Selection of metals and ceramics with specific bulk and surface physical as well as chemical properties. The role of materials chemistry and microstructure. Biocompatibility. Case studies (dental and orthopedic implants, stents, nonporous ceramic filters for kidney dialysis). Prerequisites BioE 110 or MAT 33, or consent of instructor.
327 Industrial Project
to a small group of seniors and graduate students selected by
the department from those who apply. Three full days per week
are spent on development projects at the plant of an area industry,
under the direction of a plant engineer and with faculty supervision.
329 Industrial Project
be taken concurrently with Mat 327. Course material is the same
as Mat 327.
240 Research Techniques
Study and application of research techniques in materials science and engineering. Research opportunities, design of experimental programs, analysis of data, presentation of results. Selection of research topic and preparation and defense of research proposal. Restricted to a small number of students selected by the department from those who apply.
291 Undergraduate Research
of research techniques to a project in materials science and
engineering selected in consultation with the faculty. Normally
preceded by MAT 240.
develop an interactive presentation to teach middle or high
school students about Materials Science and Engineering. The
student is responsible for developing a presentation that will
tie into the high/middle school curriculum and for stimulating
interests in engineering. The student will observe the science
class, create his/her presentation, and then present it to the
instructor at Lehigh before presenting it in the classroom.
This service-learning class gives students exposure to teaching
and to working on independent projects.
206 Processing and Properties of Metals
production and purification of metals, their fabrication, and
control of their properties. Includes topics such as precipitation
hardening, hot and cold working, and casting. Prerequisite:
MAT 205, MAT 216.
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Institute for Metal Forming is working closely with industrial
groups and individual companies as well as trade organizations,
including Aluminum Extruders Council, Tube and Pipe Association,
Brazilian Aluminum Association (ABAL) promoting training for
their technical staff. Professor Misiolek has given several
short courses in various locations in the US and Brazil attracting
participants from the US, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico,
The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and South Africa. These
usually one-day events are designed to update technical personnel
on changes taking place in the industry and on new research
techniques used for process and product optimization. These
events are very often followed by multi-day workshops at Lehigh
with extensive demonstrations in university laboratories.