M. TECH – MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGCenter for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green TechnologiesThe M.Tech. Materials Science and Engineering program is offered at Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham by the Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologiesestablished in May 2013, based on a grant awarded by the Ministry of Human ResourceDevelopment (MHRD). The Center has numerous ongoing research projects covering materials forfuels/energy, electricity, construction, and water.The program is designed to produce graduates that can apply fundamental knowledge ofmathematics, physics & chemistry of materials, and statistics, to model and solve problems relatedto design, synthesis, performance enhancement, and optimization of materials. Recognizing themultidisciplinary nature of the field, the teaching and project guidance will be accordingly deliveredby highly qualified, world-class faculty from various departments including, chemical engineering,chemistry, physics, & aerospace engineering.With a view towards developing both science and engineering skills, the program curriculum hasbeen framed so as to incorporate and deliver on experimental, analytical, statistical, andcomputational tools & educational components of globally accepted standards in the materialsdiscipline. The core courses include: Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials, ElectronicMaterials Science, Materials Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing,Statistical Design of Experiments, Materials Characterization Techniques, and Materials Design.While the labs cover important aspects of synthesis, testing, and characterization, the electives arestructured in such a way as to offer opportunities for acquisition of specialized and advancedknowledge in sub-disciplines such as electronic materials, biomaterials, and materials for energysystems. Students have the opportunity to pursue their projects either in-house (research in thedepartments of Chemical Engineering, Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and theCenter for Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies), or outside in reputedindustrial or R&D institutions.With a strong focus on developing research skills among the students, in frontier areas, the programincludes educational components that would make the graduates suited to, and employable in,industrial, government R&D, and academic settings, spanning diverse areas such as electronics &communications, energy, chemicals, medicine, and transportation.Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)The broad educational objectives of the MTech (Materials Science and Engineering) program are:1. To develop knowledgeable, skilled and trained human resources in the broad domain ofmaterials science and engineering who can effectively contribute towards design, development,processing, and optimization of materials for innovative applications in new products andprocesses2. To equip the graduates with knowledge and skills to gain employment in industries andconsultancies or pursue higher studies in research and academic institutions3. To equip the graduates with good technical communication skills, and promotecommunication of their ideas and knowledge via scholarly articles, patents, delivery of effectivepresentations, and/or training of co-workers and associates4. To inculcate professional values for ethical and responsible individual and teamwork,
leadership, management, self-development and lifelong learning, applied for nation building andglobal sustainable development.Program Outcomes (POs):On completion of the MTech (Materials Science and Engineering) program, the graduate will:PO1. Engineering Knowledge. Understand thoroughly the different engineeringmaterials/devices/products, their structure, properties, processes of manufacturing and modification,characterizations, design, performance analysis and optimization, and the application ofmathematical and experimental techniques for the samePO2. Problem Analysis. Identify, formulate, study, analyse engineering problems related tomaterials, their synthesis-structure-property-performance relationships, using fundamentalprinciples, mathematical and experimental toolsPO3. Design and Development of Solutions. Design and develop desired material performances,properties, structures and manufacturing/synthesis processes, for diverse applications, from boththeoretical and experimental perspectivesPO4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems. Develop research-based methodologies tosynthesize, modify, characterize and optimize materials, devices and products by applying theengineering knowledge gained, analysing the outcomes, evaluate methodologies, & synthesise theinformation to valid conclusions.PO5. Modern Tools Usage. Understand and utilize modern tools such as advanced materialssynthesis, modification and characterization techniques, modelling and simulation tools, &statistical analysis tools, and gain hands-on experience in them.PO6. Engineer and Society. Gain contextual knowledge of societal, health, safety, legal, cultural,economic and ecological issues and the consequent responsibilities in the professional practice ofmaterials science and engineering.PO7. Environment and Sustainability. Understand the impact of materials technologies in thecontext of sustainability, demonstrate the knowledge of sustainable development, & contributesustainable materials engineering solutions.PO8. Ethics. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and normsof engineering practice.PO9. Individual and Teamwork. Gain skills to function effectively as an individual as well as amember or leader in diverse teams, and especially in multidisciplinary settingsPO10. Communication. Develop effective communication skills to engage the engineeringcommunity and the society at large on complex engineering activities, specifically on understanding& writing effective reports and design documentation, making effective presentations, & give andreceive clear instructions.PO11. Project Management and Finance. Understand engineering, project and financialmanagement principles and apply them in materials engineering practice, as a member and leader inteams, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.PO12. Lifelong Learning. Understand the need for & develop the ability to engage in independentand lifelong learning in materials engineering and in the broadest context of evolution.
Proposed New Curriculum and New CoursesforMTech Materials Science & EngineeringAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, CoimbatoreCURRICULUMI TypeSubjectLTPCreditsFCFCFCFCSCSCHUMathematical Foundations for Materials ScienceEngineering MaterialsMaterials ThermodynamicsElectronic Materials ScienceMaterials Characterization TechniquesMaterials Synthesis and Characterization Lab IAmrita Values Program*CreditsII ypeSubjectLTPCreditsFCFCSCSCSCSCHUStatistical Design of ExperimentsMaterials ProcessingPhysical & Mechanical MetallurgyAdvanced MaterialsMaterials DesignMaterials Synthesis and Characterization Lab IITechnical Writing*CreditsIII sEESCPElective IElective IIMaterials Performance Analysis LabDissertationCreditsIV reditsTotal Credits141467
List of CoursesFoundation 9MS605SubjectLTPCreditsMathematical Foundations for Materials ScienceEngineering MaterialsMaterials ThermodynamicsElectronic Materials ScienceStatistical Design of ExperimentsMaterials bject 9MS61619MS617SubjectMaterials Characterization TechniquesPhysical & Mechanical MetallurgyAdvanced MaterialsMaterials DesignMaterials Synthesis and Characterization Lab IMaterials Synthesis and Characterization Lab IIMaterials Performance Analysis olymer ProcessingElectrochemistry and CorrosionCatalytic ChemistryCarbon NanomaterialsInterfacial Science and EngineeringWaste to EnergySolar EnergyEnergy Storage TechnologiesMolecular SimulationDesign for Sustainable 03-0-03-0-03-0-03-0-03333333333
SYLLABUS19MA617MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE3-0-0-3Mathematical representation of problems – Vector & Matrix Algebra: Vector spaces, Linearindependence, Basis of a space, Basics of Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues & Eigenvectors; Basics ofNumerical Analysis: Error analysis, Computations of errors of algorithms, Stiffness of algorithms,Interpolation (Lagrange approximation), Polynomial approximation and curve fitting (Newtonmethod), Numerical differentiation and integration (Trapezoidal and Simpson‟s rules); LinearAlgebraic Equations: Ax b (Gauss-Jordan and Gauss-Siedel), Numerical techniques for ODEs(Euler method, Runge-Kutta method); Partial Differential Equations: Numerical techniques forparabolic and elliptic equations – finite differencesTEXT BOOKS/REFERENCES:1. A. K. Ray and S. K. Gupta, Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Environmental Engineering,Second Edition, Cengage Learning Asia, 2003.2. E. Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Ninth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.3. V. G. Jenson and G. V. Jeffreys, Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering, SecondEdition, Academic Press, San Diego, 1978.4. M. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar and R. K. Jain, Numerical Methods for Scientific and EngineeringComputation, Fifth Edition, New Age International, New Delhi, 2008.5. P. Ahuja, Introduction to Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering, Prentice Hall India, 2010CO CodeCourse outcome statement19MSE601.1Be able to formulate mathematical problems and identify the correct numericalmethods for solving them19MSE601.2Represent systems in terms of linear algebraic equations (scalar and vector) andunderstanding the methodology of solving them, for material and conceptualreconciliation in physical systems19MSE601.3Understand and apply techniques of curve-fitting and interpolation, to aid inmathematical modelling of relationships in coordinate data19MSE601.4Identify systems where numerical differentiation and integration are required, andapply suitable methods for the same19MSE601.5Understand and apply numerical methods for solving ordinary and partialdifferential equations, for physical rate-change systems19MSE601.6Understand impact of measurement error, and apply methods for assessment ofmeasurement variation for a given systemCO E601.3333PO6PO7PO8PO9PO 10PO11PO123211233213321121
3332119MS6012ENGINEERING MATERIALS3-0-0-3Classification of Engineering Materials: Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites and Their Types;Material Structure, Bonding, Crystals: Lattice, Points, Directions, Planes – Miller Indices,Reciprocal Lattice, Crystal Systems and Bravais Lattices, Primitive and Non-primitive Cells;Crystal Defects: Point Defects, Frenkel and Schottky Defects, Line and Planar Defects, GrainBoundaries; Diffusion in Solids: Fick's 1 st and 2nd laws, Ideal solutions, Kirkendall Effect,Darkenn's Analysis, Estimation of Diffusion Coefficient; Solid Solutions, Intermetallics; CoolingCurves and Phase Diagrams: Isomorphous and Eutectic Phase Diagrams; Iron-Carbon PhaseDiagram: Cast Iron and Steels; Phase Diagrams of Non-Ferrous Metals & AlloysTEXT BOOKS/REFERENCES:1.W. D. Callister, Jr., “Materials Science and Engineering”, Sixth Edition, Wiley India, 2003.2.W. F. Smith, J. Hashemi and R. Prakash, “Materials Science and Engineering”, FourthEdition, Tata Mc Graw Hill, 2008.3.D. Askeland, P. Fulay, W. J. Wright and K. Balani, “The Science and Engineering ofMaterials”, Sixth Edition, Cengage, 2012.4.S. H. Avner, “Introduction to Physical Metallurgy”, Second Edition, McGraw Hill, 1997.5.V. Raghavan, “Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course”, Fifth Edition, PrenticeHall India, 2004.CO CodeCourse outcome statement19MS601.1Understand various types of engineering materials used in the industrial anddomestic applications19MS601.2Study the crystal structure, defects, grain boundary and diffusion effects inceramics and semiconductors; the conformations, properties of variouspolymers and composites19MS601.3Analyze the phase diagrams, heat treatment methods, structure and propertiesof metals and metal alloys19MS601.4Design and preparation of engineering materials with desirable properties forperformance improvements in systems and devicesCO CodePO1PO2PO3 PO4PO5PO6PO719MS601.13121112PO8PO9PO10PO11PO12
021MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS3-1-0-4Entropy – Statistical Meaning; Combined First and Second Laws; Physical Meaning of Entropy,Pressure, and Chemical Potential; Postulational Approach to Thermodynamics: Criteria forThermodynamic Equilibrium, Euler and Gibbs-Duhem Equations, Phase Rule, ThermodynamicPotentials, and Criteria for Stability; Solid Equilibria; Mixtures and Solutions: Raoult's and Henry'sLaws; Gibbs Free Energy of Solution; Activity Coefficients and Models; Regular Solutions, Criteriafor Phase Stability; Phase Diagrams; Reactions involving Pure Condensed Phases - EllinghamDiagrams, Effects of Phase Transformations; Phase Diagrams of Binary Systems - Isomorphous,Eutectic, and Peritectic Systems; Disorder-to-order transformations, ordered alloys,thermodynamics of point defects, surfaces, and interfaces, Glass science; First-order and othertransitions; Amorphous and Glassy materials; Thermodynamics of Nucleation; StabilityTEXTBOOKS/REFERENCES:1.D. R. Gaskell, “Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials”, Fifth Edition, Taylor &Francis, New York, 20082.A. Ghosh, “Textbook of Materials and Metallugrical Thermodynamics”, Prentice Hall India,2002.3.Y. A. Cengel and M. A. Boles, “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach”, SeventhEdition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2011.4.Y.V.C. Rao, “Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics”, Universities Press, New Delhi, 1997.5.J. P. O'Connell and J. M. Haile, “Thermodynamics: Fundamentals for Applications”,Cambridge University Press, 2005.CO CodeCourse outcome statement19MS602.1Understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics, energy & entropy, heat & work,processes, equilibrium and phase change19MS602.2Understand the fundamentals of ideal solutions, real solutions and origin ofmiscibility gap.19MS602.3Understand the origin of isomorphous and eutectic phase diagrams and apply themin manufacturing processes19MS602.4Understand thermodynamic necessity for existence of defects, predict defectformation and understand disorder-to-order transformations19MS602.5Understand the nucleation process and differentiate the homogeneous nucleationand heterogeneous nucleation in terms of free energy and kinetics.
CO CodePO PO PO PO PO51234PO PO67PO8PO9PO 10 PO11PO1221119MS602.1 332219MS602.2 3332121119MS602.3 3333121119MS602.4 3333121119MS602.5 3333121119MS603ELECTRONIC MATERIALS SCIENCE4-0-0-4Electrical Conduction in Solids – Metals, Semiconductors, Ionic Solids; Drude Model, FactorsAffecting Resistivity: Temperature and Impurities, Alloys, Mattheissen and Nordheim Rules,Resistivities of Mixed Solid Phases, Hall Effect; Basic Quantum Physics – Atomic Structure,Molecular Orbital Theory, Band Theory and Occupation Statistics in Metals and Non-Metals; FermiLevel; Conductivity of Metals; Metal-Metal Junction: Contact Potential, Seebeck and PeltierEffects; Thermocouples; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors; Temperature Dependence ofConductivity; Recombination and Trapping; Drift and Diffusion Currents; Working ofSemiconductor Devices using Band Diagrams and their Electrical Characteristics: pn junctions,Forward and Reverse Bias, BJT, MOSFET; Dielectric Properties of Materials: Polarization andPermittivity, Mechanisms of Polarization, Dielectric Properties – Dielectric Constant, DielectricLoss, Dielectric Strength and Breakdown, Piezoelectricity, Ferreoelectricity, and Pyroelectricity;Magnetic properties and Superconductivity: Magnetic moments and Magnetic Permeability, Typesof magnetism, Saturation magnetization, Magnetic domains, Soft and Hard Magnetic Materials,Superconductivity and its Origin, Giant Magneto Resistance, Josephson effect, Applications –Magnetic Recording; Optical Properties of Materials: Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion, RefractiveIndex, Snells Law, Light Absorption and Emission, Light Scattering, Luminescence, Polarization,Anisotropy, Birefringerence; Optoelectronic Properties of Materials and Optoelectronic Devices:LEDs, Solar Cells, Lasers, pin diodes, photodiodes; Thermal Properties of Materials: HeatCapacity, Thermal Expansion, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal StressesTEXTBOOKS/REFERENCES:1.S. O. Kasap, “Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices”, 2006, Third Edition, TataMcGraw Hill.2.W. D. Callister, Jr., “Materials Science and Engineering”, 2006, Sixth Edition, Wiley India.3.D. Jiles,“Introduction to the Electronic Properties of Materials”, Chapman & Hall. 1994.CO CodeCourse outcome statement19MS603.1Understand the mechanisms and models of electrical and thermal conduction inmetals semiconductors and dielectrics based on classical and quantum models19MS603.2Apply the classical and quantum models to junctions involving metals, insulators and
semiconductors, understand device designs and predict performance19MS603.3Understand the origin of polarization in dielectric materials, piezoelectricity,ferroelectricity and pyroelectricity, and apply the classical and quantum models topredict polarization19MS603.4Understand the origin of magnetism and magnetic properties of materials, andanalyse their behaviour in different applications19MS603.5Understand optical properties of materials and analyse their application inoptoelectronic devicesCO CodePO1 19MS603.5333321119MS604STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS2-1-0-3Introduction to the role of experimental design; basic statistical concepts; sampling and samplingdistribution; Testing of hypotheses about differences in means - randomized designs and pairedcomparison designs; testing of hypotheses about variances; Analysis of variance (ANOVA) – oneway classification ANOVA; analysis of fixed effects model; comparison of individual treatmentmeans; the random effects model; the randomized complete block design; Principle of LeastSquares and Linear Regression; Model assumptions and residual analysis; 2 k Factorial andFractional Factorial Designs (Plackett-Burman); concepts of coded & un-coded variables,repetition, replication, and randomization; graphical and numerical analysis; concepts ofconfounding and orthogonal contrasts; model interpretation, checking of model assumptions,predictions, and simultaneous optimization; Split-plot designs; Response Surface Methodology –central composite designs (structure, rotatability, orthogonality, types of CCD, analysis); BoxBehnken designs; Mixture designs - structure, analysis, and applications; Basics of Taguchi designsTEXTBOOKS/REFERENCES:1. D. C. Montgomery, “Design and Analysis of Experiments”, Sixth edition. New York, NewYork: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.2. Box, Hunter, and Hunter, “Statistics for Experiments”, Second edition. Wiley-Interscience,2005.3. J. Antony, “Design of Experiments for Engineers & Scientists”, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
4. Z. Lazic, “Design of Experiments in Chemical Engineering”. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2004.CO CodeCourse outcome statement19MS604.1Understand
The core courses include: Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials, Electronic Materials Science, Materials Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Statistical Design of Experiments, Materials Characterization Techniques, and Materials Design.