Advanced Materials Characterization

The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) offers a 12-credit certificate program to train engineers in the characterization of advanced materials that are crucial to creativity, innovation and product analysis and quality control in the globally competitive economy. The certificate program builds competency in the analysis of advanced materials systems related to understanding compositions and physical properties of materials, data analysis, sample preparation methods, and basic operation of spectroscopy, chromatography, and microscopy equipment. The program aims to teach scientists and engineers analysis, decision-making, optimization, verification and validation of materials systems.

Required Courses: IMS 5301, 5302, 5303, and 5304.

The certificate is offered by the Institute of Materials Science, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering.