EDUCATION

Fall 2020

EMS 172L – Smart Materials Laboratory (3 credits) 30 students

Course Description: Experimental investigation of electronic, optical and magnetic properties of engineering materials, emphasizing the fundamental relationship between microstructure and properties as well as the influence of rate processes on the evolution of the microstructure and properties.

Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)

Teaching Assistant: Meghna Srivastava

♦ Lecture: Remote-Asynchronous

♦ Office hours: Mon 4pm - 5pm. Remote

Spring 2019
ENMA301 – Modern Materials Engineering (3 credits) 45 students
Course Description: This course is presented as five topical areas, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Yunsheng Liu
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 10:45am. SPH (bldg. #255), room 3102
♦ Office hours: Tue and Thurs 11am – 12pm. CHE, room 2123


Spring 2018
ENMA412(612) and CHBE468J – (Advanced) Fundamentals of Solar Cells (3 credits) 26 students
Course Description: Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 5pm – 6:15pm. AJC, room 2121
♦ Office hours: Thurs 1 – 3pm. CHE, room 2123


Fall 2017
ENMA688 – Seminar in Materials Science & Eng.
 (1 credit) 30 students
Course Description: Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu) and Prof. Gary Rubloff
♦ Seminar: Fri 1:00 – 2:00 pm – CHE, room 2108.


Spring 2017
ENMA301 – Materials for Emerging Technologies
 (3 credits) 38 students
Course Description: This course is presented as five topical areas, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Ian Robinson
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 10:45am. SPH (bldg. #255), room 3102
♦ Office hours: Thurs 11am – 1pm. CHE, room 2123


Fall 2016
ENMA312 – Experimental Methods in Materials Science
 (3 credits) 9 students
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction and light scattering; optical microscopy; thermal conductivity and expansion; electrical measurements; heat capacity; computational materials design.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Eugene Ostrovskiy
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 3106
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Wed 1:00-2:00pm – CHE, room 2123


Spring 2016
ENMA301 – Materials for Emerging Technologies
 (3 credits)  41 students
Course Description: This course will be presented as five topical areas, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 10:45am – HBK (bldg. #147), room 0115
♦ Office hours: Thurs 11:00am-12:00pm – CHE, room 2123


Spring 2015
ENMA412 – Fundamentals of Solar Cells
 (3 credits) New course in MSE 14 students
ENMA612 – Advanced Fundamentals of Solar Cells (3 credits) Graduate level, new course in MSE
Course Description: Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
♦ Lecture: Mon, Wed 3:30pm – 4:45pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 0108
♦ Office hours: Fri 2:00-3:00pm – CHE, room 2123


Fall 2014
ENMA312 – Experimental Methods in Materials Science
 (3 credits) 10 students
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction and light scattering; optical microscopy; thermal conductivity and expansion; electrical measurements; heat capacity; computational materials design.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Chen Gong (cgong1@umd.edu)
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 3106
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Wed 1:00-2:00pm – CHE, room 2123

ENMA688 – Seminar in Materials Science & Eng. (1 credit)  33 students
Course Description: Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
♦ Seminar: Fri 1:00 – 2:00 pm – CHE, room 2108.


Fall 2013
ENMA310 – Materials Lab I: Structural Characterization
 (3 credits) 21 students
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; diffraction (X-ray, TEM, optical); scanning techniques (SEM, AFM); optical microscopy; vibrational spectroscopy.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant:: Christopher Wolfram (chriswolfram@gmail.com)
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – PLS (bldg. #036, Plant Science Building), room 1168
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Tue 3:30-4:30pm, Thurs 11am-12pm – CHE, room 2123