Course Objective

This course aims to give fundamental understanding of:

  • Modern ceramic materials, their structure, properties, applications, potential uses and limitations.
  • The factors that render ceramics unique and different from other materials such as metals or polymers.
  • Bonding/structure/property relationships in ceramics.

 

Textbook

Mainly lecture notes and handouts given by the instructor

 

Reference Book

  • W. David Kingery, H. K. Bowen, Donald R. Uhlmann, Introduction to Ceramics, Wiley-Interscience, 1976
  • James S. Reed, Principles of Ceramics Processing, Wiley-Interscience, 1995
  • David W. Richerson, Modern Ceramic Engineering: Properties, Processing, and Use in Designion, CRC Press, 2005

 

Attendance

70% attendance of all lecture hours is required by the university’s regulations. Absence from a quiz or an examination will result in zero grade.

 

Grading Policy

Attendance

  5%

Homework + Quiz

15%

Midterms (I&II)

40%

Final

40%