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List of Graduate Level Courses

Group A
MME 511 Transport Phenomena
MME 512 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
MME 513 Computational Fluid Mechanics
MME 514 Incompressible Fluid Dynamics
MME 515 Introduction to Parallel Computing for Engineers: Architectures,
Algorithms and Applications
MME516 Renewable Energy Technology
MME517 Solar Energy Systems
MME 521 Computer-Controlled Systems
MME 522 Multivariable Feedback Control
MME 523 Signal Processing
MME 524 Modelling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
MME 531 Continuum Mechanics
MME 532 Advanced Mechanics of Vibration
MME 533 Biomedical and Industrial Applications of Engineering Acoustics
MME 534 Topics in Biomedical Ultrasound
MME 535 Medical Diagnostic Imaging
MME 536 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance
MME 538 Physiological Foundations for Engineers
MME 541 Manufacturing Process Automation
MME 542 Introduction to Robotics
MME 611 Statistical Theory and Modelling of Turbulent Flow
MME 621 Advanced Engineering Controls
MME 622 Non-Linear Dynamics
MME 623 Advanced Multi-Body Dynamics
MME 631 Non-Linear Acoustics
 
Group B
MME 553 Surface Engineering
MME 554 Characterization Techniques of Bulk and Nano-Materials
MME 555 Polymers in Medical Applications
MME 556 Fundamentals of Ceramics
MME 557 Polymer nanocomposites
MME561 Laser and their Applications
MME 562 Semiconductor Processing Technology
MME 563 Materials Physics
MME564 Nanomechanics
MME565 Physical Principles, Design and Fabrication of MEMs
MME 566 Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Nanodevices
MME567 Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Conversion
 
Course Descriptions
It is anticipated that some minor amendments to the course offerings and content summaries provided here may occur in an effort to further improve the MME curriculum. After the number, name and description of each course, there is an indication of any necessary prerequisites.
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are credited with 8 ECTS.
 
MME 501-4 Graduate Seminar I-IV (1 ECTS)
Course must be continued over multiple semesters.
Obligatory participation of the students enrolled in the M.Sc. graduate programme of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in all graduate seminars organised by the Department for four semesters. Open to M.Sc. students who must give a seminar on a topic that could be related to their research interests. .
 
MME 505 Independent Study
Graduate work on an independent academic project of the student's choice with consent of the advisor. May include theoretical, computational, experimental or combined work, relevant to a fundamental issue with applied and/or educational impacts. Includes preparation of comprehensive documentation and a presentation of the work to the MME Department. Open to M.Sc. students only as an elective.
 
MME 601-4 Graduate Seminar I-IV (ECTS vary)
Course must be continued over multiple semesters.
Obligatory participation of the students enrolled in the Ph.D. graduate program of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in all graduate seminars organised by the Department for four semesters. Open to Ph.D. students only. During Seminars
MME601-MME603 (1 ECTS each) students must give a seminar on a topic that could be related to their research interests.
In MME 604 (5 ECTS), besides the compulsory participation in all seminars during the 4th semester, students must submit a written report (no more than 20 pages) and an oral presentation on a topic relevant to those presented in the MME department. The topic chosen by the students need not be directly related to their research interests.
 
MME 605 Independent Study
Graduate work on an independent academic project of the student's choice with consent of the advisor. May include theoretical, computational, experimental or combined work, relevant to a fundamental issue with applied and/or educational impacts. Includes preparation of comprehensive documentation and presentation of the study to the MME Department. Open to Ph.D. students only as an elective.
 
MME 701-704 Thesis Research I-IV (M.Sc.) (ECTS vary)
Programme of graduate research leading to the defence and writing of M.Sc. thesis. Open to M.Sc. students only.
 
MME 800 Comprehensive Examination
 
MME 801-804 + 820-829 Thesis Research I-VIII (Ph.D.) (ECTS vary)
Programme of graduate research leading to the defence and writing of Ph.D. thesis. Open to Ph.D. students only.
 
MME 809-816 Thesis Writing I-VIII (Ph.D.) (ECTS vary)
 
MME 511 Transport Phenomena
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Conservation laws, with an emphasis on the similarities between the different mechanisms for the transport of heat, mass and momentum. Theory of molecular transport. Diffusion phenomena in stationary, flowing and unsteady processes. Mass diffusion in chemically reacting, multiphase and multi-component systems. Computational techniques. Selected special topics and applications may include turbulent convective flows, combustion and materials processing.
 
MME 512 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Thermodynamic analysis of engineering systems, emphasizing systematic methodology for application of basic principles. Introduction to availability analysis. Thermodynamics of gas mixtures and reacting systems. Modern computational equations of state. Thermodynamics of condensed phases, including solutions. Thermodynamics of biological systems.
 
MME 513 Computational Fluid Mechanics
(Prerequisites: knowledge of a computer language and advanced level courses in transport phenomena and continuum mechanics)
This course is devoted to the numerical solution of partial differential equations encountered in engineering sciences. Finite difference and finite element methods are introduced and developed in a logical progression of complexity. These numerical strategies are used to solve actual problems in a number of actual engineering problems. Computer exercises are required to illustrate the concepts discussed in class.
 
MME 514 Incompressible Fluid Dynamics
(Prerequisites: fundamentals of thermodynamics and mechanics, knowledge of advanced mathematics, undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics)
An introduction to graduate level fluid dynamics including dimensional analysis, Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions, flowlines, conservation equations, governing equations of viscous fluid motion, exact solutions of Navier-Stokes and Euler equations, unsteady flows, laminar boundary layer theory, turbulence, separation, Stokes flow, vorticity dynamics, potential flow and surface flows.
 
MME 515 Introduction to Parallel Computing for Engineers: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Parallel architectures design, examples of parallel computers, fundamental communication operations, performance metrics, parallel algorithms for sorting, matrix problems, graph problems, fast Fourier transforms, dynamic load balancing, types of parallelisms, parallel programming paradigms, message passing programming in MPI, shared-address space programming in threads. Focus areas may cover unstructured mesh applications, turbulence and combustion, nanofluidics and molecular dynamics, industrial applications, climate modelling, atmospheric and oceanic global simulation, and interdisciplinary applications.
 
MME 516 Renewable Energy Technology
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The energy problem and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) - Historical development of energy technologies & current status: energy sources and energy consumption (worldwide, Europe, Cyprus) - Towards a sustainable energy future - The development of renewable energy in Europe and the world - RES in Cyprus - Short and long term prospects of RES (world, Europe, Cyprus) - Methods of analysis and prolexis: Wind potential - Solar radiation - Biomass - Hydroelectric resources - Sea waves / ocean currents - Wind - Passive & Active solar systems - bioclimatic architecture - Photovoltaics - Small hydroelectric - Geothermal Energy - Hydrogen - fuel Cells
 
MMK 517 Solar Energy Systems
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The course focuses in characteristics of solar systems and the potential for exploitation of solar radiation for passive and thermal production. Introduction to passive and active solar systems. Analysis of solar collectors and systems for hot water, space heating, heating of swimming pools and industrial facilities. Converting thermal energy into cooling for solar air-conditioning of buildings and basic principles of thermal power stations.
 
MME 521 Computer-Controlled Systems
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Focus on design and control of mechanical systems, employing digital computers as real-time controllers. Mathematical difference models, Z-transforms, and sampled control techniques in the frequency and time domain. Design of discrete-time controllers by conversion from continuous-time or directly. Students use graphical programming (Matlab/Simulink) and instrumentation software (LabVIEW) to programme their control strategies developed in simulation, and to interface with hardware sensors and actuators in laboratory exercises: monitoring and control of meteorological signal station, computerized electrocardiograph monitor, controlled separation vessel in a chemical plant, and illumination control system for machine vision.
 
MME 522 Multivariable Feedback Control
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course extends basic undergraduate courses on control to multi-input multi-output linear systems. Concepts such as state space representation, controllability, observability, multivariable frequency response functions, zeros and poles are introduced. Design of controllers by pole and zero placement. Robustness as a means of dealing with uncertainty. Matlab course projects for modelling and controlling real case multivariable processes.
 
MME 523 Signal Processing
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The aim of this course is to introduce students to modern signal processing techniques currently used to (a) decipher complicated processes in engineering and biological systems; (b) detect damage and monitor the health of engineering components and bio-engineering systems and; (c) characterise the intricacies of time-varying and non-linear systems. Techniques of signal analysis and synthesis based on Fourier Transform, Hilbert transform, time – frequency distributions, wavelet transform, and multi-resolution analysis are introduced through examples taken from the disciplines mentioned above.
 
MME 524 Modelling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The idea behind this course is to use a unified approach to abstracting real mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems into proper models in graphical and state equation form to meet engineering design and control system objectives. The emphasis is not on the mechanics of deriving equations but rather on understanding how the engineering task defines the modelling objectives that determine what modelling assumptions are appropriate. The bond graph language, which is a graphical power topology of a dynamic system, is taught to help students easily represent models of multi-energy domain systems. This then allows causality, as well as system analysis tools, to be used to determine the correctness of the modelling assumptions. Project-like problem sets are required to reinforce the theoretical concepts presented in the lecture. A final project on a topic of the student's research area will reinforce the concepts taught in this course.
 
MME 531 Continuum Mechanics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Emphasis on the distinction between general principles that apply to all deforming materials and the specific constitutive assumptions that are made when modelling material behaviour. The course includes a brief review of the necessary mathematics and then proceeds to the kinematics of deformable media, the concepts of stress and stress transformations, and the general balance laws. The remaining course examines general constitutive theory and constitutive relations for selected materials that relate to structural, fluid dynamics, materials processing and materials handling. Also covered are exact solutions for bending and torsion: thick-walled pressure vessels, rotating disks, stress functions for two- and three-dimensional problems and bending and torsion of non-symmetric beams.
 
MME 532 Advanced Mechanics of Vibration
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Engineering structures, in response to impact, wind, imbalance and any other load of time-varying nature, vibrate. This course aims to familiarise students with techniques of modelling and analysing both theoretically and experimentally vibrating structures. Topics offered: simple harmonic motion and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, derivation of equations of motion of systems with coupled coordinates using generalized coordinates and Langrange's equations, forced vibration analysis of multi-degree of freedom systems, theoretical and experimental determination of mode shapes, vibration analysis of continuous systems and introduction to structural modification as a means of controlling vibration levels. A combined experimental and computational course project.
 
ΜΜE 533 Biomedical and Industrial Applications of Engineering Acoustics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course is an introduction to physical acoustics for engineering and science majors. It gives the physical basis for problems found in many engineering applications including biomedical ultrasound, room acoustics, noise control, and sonar. This course covers: plane waves in fluids, transient and steady-state reflection and transmission, refraction, strings and membranes, rooms, absorption and dispersion, spherical and cylindrical waves, radiation from baffled piston, and medical ultrasound arrays. The course includes laboratory sessions on ultrasound beams with usage of related equipment such as function generator, digital oscilloscope, power amplifier, and micropositioners. Sound pressure level measurements for noise control are also taken with an SPL meter.
 
MME 534 Topics in Biomedical Ultrasound
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course covers a variety of topics and applications in medical ultrasound and is targeted to engineers and students of natural sciences. Topics covered are: nonlinear acoustics, harmonic generation and shock waves; parametric array; medical imaging, nonlinear imaging techniques; bubble dynamics, cavitation, nonlinear equations of motion of spherical oscillating bubbles; thermal and mechanical applications of ultrasound in medicine; ultrasound-enhanced drug delivery.
 
MME 535 Medical Imaging - Diagnostic Ultrasound
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course covers the basic science and physics of diagnostic ultrasound. A short introduction to the relevant acoustics needed for ultrasound imaging is given first. It includes reflection and transmission, refraction, acoustic impedance, sound beams, arrays, beamforming, ultrasound propagation through tissue and blood, attenuation, scattering, and nonlinear properties of tissues. The current equipment technology is presented and explained. The following modes of imaging are covered: M-mode, B-mode, Doppler, Harmonic Imaging, and 3D imaging. Emphasis is also placed on ultrasound contrast agents and specifically imaging and quantification of tumor angiogenesis. The course includes a laboratory component that covers some of the topics above. In laboratory exercises, students use a modern diagnostic ultrasound scanner and also observe clinical examinations.
 
MME 536 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course is designed for graduate students and senior undergraduates who seek an in-depth knowledge in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It focuses on the principles and physics of nuclear magnetic resonance, imaging processing and reconstruction, hardware systems and instrumentation. It requires prior knowledge of simple and advanced mathematics, linear systems and image processing, as well as basic knowledge of electrical circuits. Integral to understanding such a diagnostic modality is some basic knowledge of radiography and physiology of major organ systems such as the cardiovascular and neurovascular, for which reference is made. The course will introduce students to some advanced imaging techniques and novel methods of MRI. The course covers the fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance, pulse sequences and image contrast, signal, noise and resolution, hardware and spectroscopy, the molecular environment and relaxation and spectroscopy and spectroscopic/multinuclear imaging. Advanced topics discussed include cardiac imaging, parallel imaging, frequency selective techniques, flow encoding, angiography, diffusion, elastography and MRI.
 
MME 538 Physiological Foundations for Engineers
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course recognizes and quantifies the role of electro-mechanical phenomena and manufacturing processes in biological organisms from the cellular to the organ level. Thermal, electro-mechanical, fluid-mechanical control mechanisms and their interrelations and interdependence with synthetic and regenerative mechanisms are discussed and evaluated in cells, tissues, organs and the human body through consideration and discussion of principles of physiology. At this level, the course attempts to introduce students to the design and implementation of medical devices, implants, prosthetics, exercise equipment and other biomedical engineering devices. Practical exercises include, among others, the design of an electrocardiogram, a pacemaker, drug infusion systems, etc.
 
MME 541 Manufacturing Process Automation
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
In-depth study of the physical dynamics in the wider spectrum of manufacturing processes, assessing their potential for automation. Review of classical background in thermodynamics, fluids and mechanics together with dynamic systems and controls, in the context of analysis and design for automation of individual manufacturing processes. Modelling and control issues examined in comparative studies of metal cutting, forming, bulk deformation, joining, welding, casting, and sintering in processing of ceramic, semiconductor and composite material processing. Emphasis on new technologies such as rapid prototyping, microelectronics fabrication and nano-manufacturing, as well as on advanced, nonlinear, adaptive and multivariable control algorithms. Use of simulation (Matlab/Simulink) to assess and optimize the performance of processing systems. Research directions are explored through taxonomy of manufacturing processes, suggesting redesign for automation. Students integrate and demonstrate control of a process experiment in the laboratory, such as part inspection station, automated bottle labelling robotic cell, thermal control of welding with infrared feedback, or automated assembly with machine vision. They also undertake the complete, real-world design of an automated plant such as a bakery.
 
MME 542 Introduction to Robotics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Broad review of theoretical and practical aspects of robotic manipulators and locomotion automata. Historical introduction to robotics through the arts and primitive technology, and anatomical and physiological analogies to the human body providing the context for principal concepts. Arm/leg configurations, statics, kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning, control and navigation are examined together with hardware technology (end effectors, sensors, and machine vision), programming and applications. Current research directions in robotics are identified, as well as applications in modern industry, reinforced by illustrative videos. Emphasis on hands-on programming of a tabletop assembly robot with a vision system and walking robot prototypes in the laboratory. Robot demonstration projects in applications of the students' interest: building structures with block elements, navigating mazes and assembling puzzles, searching for parts with a variety of sensors, playing table games, checkers, pool and mini-golf against the robot, and graphically simulating the motion of an arm or mobile robot platform on the computer.
 
MME 553 Surface Engineering
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Surface Engineering is an enabling technology encompassing surface treatment and thin film and coating deposition. Engineering a surface can substantially improve the wear and corrosion resistance of structural components to give enhanced component lifetime and material protection. The substrates involved may be metallic, ceramic or polymeric and the coating or treatment layers employed equally diverse. The processes involved range from traditional, well established techniques (e.g. painting, electroplating and galvanising), to more technologically demanding coating technologies and surface treatments (e.g. physical and chemical vapour deposition, ion implantation and laser treatment) which have benefited from recent innovations. Thus the mechanical/materials engineer is faced with a multitude of options when needing to select and specify a treatment to engineer the surface of a component or structure. This course will introduce and explore these options
 
MME 554 Characterization Techniques of Bulk and Nano-Materials
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The course is designed to develop an understanding of materials characterization techniques used in materials science and engineering. Diffraction techniques: X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction. Microscopic techniques: Optical, Electron, Atomic Force Microscopy. Spectroscopic techniques: Vibrational, Visible and Ultraviolet, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Electron Spin Resonance, X-ray, Electron spectroscopies. Other techniques: thermal, electrical, mechanical, magnetic characterization. The course includes demonstrations and/or lab experiments.
 
MME 555 Polymers in Medical Applications
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Polymers – introduction. Polysiloxanes in biomedical applications. Biodegradable polymers. Polymers in dental and maxillofacial applications. Medical applications of hydrogels. Polymers in therapeutic applications. Polymeric nanofibers in biomedical and biotechnological applications. Polymer-stabilized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. Polymers in artificial joints. Blood contacting polymers. Polymer-carbon nanotube composites in medical applications.
 
MME 556 Fundamentals of Ceramics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Bonding in ceramics – Structure of ceramics – Effect of chemical forces and structure on physical properties – Thermodynamics and kinetics – Defects in ceramics – Diffusion and electrical conductivity – Sintering and grain growth – Phase equilibria – Mechanical, thermal, dielectric and optical properties.
 
MME557 Polymer nanocomposites
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Introduction in polymer nanostructured materials. Overview of different types of nanoparticles introduced within polymer matrices. Selecting the proper polymer-nanoparticle system for specific applications. Synthetic methods towards the fabrication of polymer-based nanocomposites. Characterization of polymer nanomaterials. Properties of polymer nanocomposites/polymer nanostructured materials. Current nanotechnology commercial applications and future directions
 
MME 561 Lasers and their Applications
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
In science fiction movies during the 1950s, monsters were often portrayed that could emit lethal rays of light from their eyes, but until the invention of the laser, such concentrated and powerful energy beams were only fantasy. Nowadays it is possible to modify, probe or destroy matter using the highly focused radiation from energy sources known as lasers. Lasers are part of everyday tasks, such as reading grocery prices, measuring the size of a room, playing music on compact disks and printing or copying paper documents. Lasers also play a key role in modern production processes; they can contribute to improving products, conserving raw materials and opening up new opportunities. Laser welding is used by the automotive industry and lasers are used in computer chip manufacturing. They are used and developed just as successfully in other application areas such as medicine. This course will give an introduction to lasers and their huge field of applications.
 
MME 562 Semiconductor Processing Technology
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Semiconducting crystals – Crystals and crystallographic planes – Crystal of silicon – Wafer preparation – Compound semiconductors – Thermal oxidation and nitridation – Silicon dioxide and interface SiO2-Si – Growth of thin films – Chemical vapor deposition – Physicochemical processes of growth – Physical vapor deposition – Lithography – optical lithography – Techniques for improving resolution – Electron beam lithography – X-ray lithography – Ion beam lithography – Control of purity and etching – Purity processes – Etching – ion implantation – Fundamentals – Energy losses – Destruction of crystal and activity of dopants – Diffusion – Point defects – Fick's laws – Non-constant diffusion coefficient – Diffusion in polycrystalline Si – Diffusion in insulators – Diffusion sources – Gettering in Si – Contact and interconnect technology – Contact metallization – Multimetal dielectrics – Metallic interconnects – Interlevel dielectrics – Multilevel metals – Reliability.
 
MME 563 Materials Physics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Atomic structure and chemical bonding – Crystal lattice and symmetry – Bonds and structure – Scattering experiments – Defects – Point, Linear and Planar – Thermal properties – Phonons – Heat capacity – Thermal expansion – Phonon thermal conductivity – Free electrons in solids – Jellium model – Fermi statistics – Specific heat in metals – Thermionic emission – Electronic bandstructure – Nearly free electron approximation – Tight binding approximation – Density of states – Magnetism – Paramagnetism – Diamagnetism – Ferromagnetism – Antiferromagnetism – Motion of electrons and transport phenomena – Effective mass – Electrical conductivity in metals – Thermoelectric phenomena – Wiedemann-Franz law – Superconductivity – Fundamental phenomena – BCS theory –Dielectric properties – Absorption of electromagnetic radiation - Ferroelectricity – Excitons – Semiconductors – Data for a number of important semiconductors – Intrinsic semiconductors – Contacts (p-n junction and metal-semiconductor Schottky contact) – Heterostructures and superlattices – Important semiconductor devices.
 
MME 564 Nanomechanics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
The operating environment of nanostructures is completely different from that of their macroscale counterparts. For example, responses to thermal fluctuations, and for certain scales to quantum potentials, contribute to their positional uncertainty. This course aims to:
(1) introduce students to nanotechnology and emphasize its great potential and applications by providing different examples.
(2) provide the basic classical, statistical and quantum mechanics and thermodynamics required to characterize nano-mechanical devices.
(3) explain the function of different equipment used in visualization of nano-devices. Students will be given the opportunity to have practical contact with an Atomic Force Microscope.
 
MME 565 Physical Principles, Design and Fabrication of MEMs
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course is intended to provide in-depth knowledge of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs) by emphasizing the relevant physical principles, design and fabrication. A historical overview is given first, followed by a discussion of the relevant length scales, market analysis and motivation.
Simple MEMs devices are described, e.g. switches, comb drives, pressure sensors with emphasis on the transduction principles (i.e., mechanical, electrostatic, thermal, piezoelectric) to offer in-depth understanding of device operation and issues pertaining to design and fabrication. Detailed attention is then given to the fabrication of MEMs using standard integrated circuit (IC) processing technology. In particular the various types of lithography, i.e., photolithography, electron beam lithography, soft lithography etc., are covered, along with thin film deposition, wet and dry etching methods. Surface and bulk micromachining are also explained together with hot embossing and micro-molding. Finally, issues pertaining to assembly, packaging and reliability are covered. Having developed an understanding of basics, IntelliSuite is introduced in the context of MEMs CAD with the aim of using it in the remainder of the course which is strongly focused on advanced MEMs. These include: RF MEMs, Piezo MEMs, MOEMs, MagMEMs, BioMEMs, Ì-Fuel Cell MEMs. Laboratory practice involves the design, analysis and simulation of MEMs devices using Intellisuite and the fabrication of one MEMs device using the clean room facility, i.e., mask aligner, electron beam lithography, wet bench for chemical etching, sputtering, etc.
 
MME 566 Advanced Semiconductor Photovoltaic Devices
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Introduction to semiconductors, Si, Ge III-Vs etc and crystal growth methods such as MBE, CVD etc. Intrinsic, n-type and p-type; Basics of carrier transport, Hall effect, resistivity , photoconductivity, The infinite quantum well, Derivation of 3D DOS, Fermi Dirac Statistics, expressions for carrier concentration and law of mass action. Temperature dependence of carrier density and mobility, scattering mechanisms. Energy band diagrams, Fermi level, temperature dependence of Fermi level. The p-n junction in equilibrium , under forward and reverse bias in the dark and upon illumination; The p-n junctions as photovoltaic device, open circuit voltage, short circuit current, efficiency, fill factor, I- V characteristic, fabrication of p-n junction. Derivation of 2D DOS, the finite quantum well, AlGaAs/GaAs heterojunction, modulation doping. Derivation of 1D DOS , quantum wires and nanowires, the VLS growth method, Si nanowire p-n junctions, axial and core-shell, nanowire device fabrication. Quantum dots or nanoparticles , 0D DOS , badngap tuning, applications in quantum dot sensitized solar cells. Energy downconversion.
 
MME567- Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Conversion
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
This course deals with materials and technologies for energy production, storage and conversion, as well as for sensors used for monitoring of pollutant emissions. Devices that will be considered include solar cells, fuel cells, batteries and electromechanical sensors. The main part of the course refers to thermodynamic, kinetic and electrochemical concepts, as well as material properties critical for designing such devices
 
MME 611 Statistical Theory and Modelling of Turbulent Flow
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Averaging and correlations, vorticity and vortex stretching, and the energy cascade. Reynolds stresses; introduction to transport equations. Length scales and spectra; "universal" scaling of small eddies. Introduction to computational methods; DNS, LES, RANS. Introduction to modelling methods; local equilibrium, stress-transport, eddy-viscosity and structure-based. Topics on complex flows; strongly rotated turbulence, magnetohydrodynamic turbulence; astrophysical turbulence.
 
MME 621 Advanced Engineering Controls
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)
Comprehensive overview of advanced control algorithms and tools essential to mechanical engineering and manufacturing research: Formal energy-based modelling methods (linear and bond graphs), multivariable optimal control and observation, nonlinear systems and control algorithms, in-process parameter identification and adaptive control, time-varying systems and robust control, and distributed-parameter systems and controls. The course is based on case studies of theoretical methods with practical applications, and includes analysis by computer simulation and design projects applied to the students' own research.
 
MME 622 Non-Linear Dynamics
(Prerequisites: simple undergraduate engineering mathematics; familiarity with linear ordinary differential equations and linear algebra)
The course introduces the basic theory of non-linear dynamics and emphasizes its applicability to mechanical and biological systems. Topics studied include simple non-linear models, fixed points, their characterization, and stability. Dynamical system reduction: the centre manifold and normal forms. Bifurcation as a means to chaotic behaviour. Frequency response function of the Duffing oscillator and its use in modelling the non-linear vibrations of a buckled beam, memory recall and mood switches. Reconstruction of non-linear dynamics from experimental observations using delay coordinates.
 
MME 623 Advanced Multi-Body Dynamics
(Prerequisites: intermediate dynamics and vibrations, English)
This course will study the motion of rigid bodies in three-dimensional space. The kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies will be examined. Modern analytical rigid body dynamics equation formulation and computational solution techniques applied to mechanical multibody systems. More specifically the following topics will be covered: kinematics of motion generalized coordinates and speeds, analytical and computational determination of inertia properties, generalized forces, Kane's equations, Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations, holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, constraint processing, and computational simulation.
 
MME 631 Non-Linear Acoustics
(Prerequisites: instructor's consent)This course will introduce nonlinear acoustics, the study of intense sound waves for which linear acoustics is not applicable. Nonlinear acoustics is pertinent to many areas including biomedical ultrasound, underwater acoustics, noise control, and enhancement of industrial processes. The course covers: distortion and shock formation in finite amplitude waves; harmonic generation and spectral interactions; absorption and dispersion; radiation pressure; acoustic streaming; weak shock theory; numerical modelling; diffraction of intense sound beams; parametric arrays; bubble dynamics; nonlinear imaging techniques.